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The page "What topics can I ask about here?" mentions "Greasemonkey scripts".

My question: Is there some publicly available information about the decision process of mentioning "Greasemonkey scripts"?

Why I ask: I'd like to understand the decisions/discussions that went into defining the scope of this site.

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They are first mentioned here: Are questions about browsers accepted as long as they are related to using a web application?. I wasn't there at the time, but it seems a logical extension from bookmarklets.

Of course, questions about programming a Greasemonkey script are a better fit for Stack Overflow, and if it's more of a generic JavaScript / HTML / CSS problem I'd definitely consider them off-topic. An exception might be made if the problem can be solved by 'intricate' knowledge of the web application being scripted.

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Maybe you should learn what was the process followed to create Web Applications. This should take you to learn about https://area51.stackexchange.com/, then to https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/57?phase=definition


Besides the link provided in [the other answer](https://webapps.meta.stackexchange.com/a/4745/88163), other links were "greasemonkey" is mentioned in the context of the site scope

The criteria that I apply is

  • If the question is about a user-script that is centered on modify / interact with an specific web application the question might be on-topic

  • If the question is exclusively about the web browser extension (i.e. how to install / uninstall it) the question is off-topic and might be migrated to Super User.

  • If the question is about HTML/CSS/JavaScript and it's not centered on an specific web application it might be migrated to Stack Overflow

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  • Both questions you linked to were asked after Greasemonkey scripts were mentioned here. However, I ask what has lead to that mention, i.e. what happened before. – root Jul 9 at 7:49
  • @root please edit your question to clarify that you are looking only the initial discussion(s). – Rubén Jul 9 at 16:03

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