Since there is often confusion on this site as to which Ubuntu derivatives are actually on topic, why not explicitly list them on the Help page? Instead of:

We welcome questions about:

Using and administering Ubuntu, including official Ubuntu derivatives.

Something like:

We welcome questions about:

Using and administering Ubuntu, including official Ubuntu flavors:

  • Edubuntu
  • Ubuntu GNOME
  • Kubuntu
  • Ubuntu Kylin
  • Lubuntu
  • Mythbuntu
  • Ubuntu Studio
  • Xubuntu
  • Ubuntu Touch

My understanding of the scope of AU is that anything not in that list is off topic. Since that is only 8 items that don't change very often, it shouldn't be too hard to maintain (he said, safe in the knowledge that maintaining it is not his job anyway).

Note: This question was modified following the suggestion made in the comments by @Seth and a discussion we had in chat. See the edit history for the original version.

  • I'll look at this when I get home.
    – Seth
    Mar 8, 2014 at 20:04
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    Okay, so I'm looking at something like this (leaving the link). What do you think of that? I also like the idea of manually listing them all.
    – Seth
    Mar 9, 2014 at 1:14
  • @Seth I edited the question combining the two: both listing and using flavors. What do you think?
    – terdon
    Mar 9, 2014 at 1:36
  • Very good. I'll apply this later.
    – Seth
    Mar 9, 2014 at 18:46

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I've gone ahead and made the changes. Wanna double check and make sure I didn't miss anything?

  • Perfect! Thanks. One minor nit, perhaps a <br> between the first sub-element (Edubuntu) and the flavors line?
    – terdon
    Mar 9, 2014 at 20:28
  • Hm yes, the preview shows a break there, but the rendered page doesn't have one. Odd. Fixed now.
    – Seth
    Mar 9, 2014 at 20:36
  • Yeah, I've noticed a similar bug. Apparently it boils down to server-side vs client-side markdown rendering since the preview is rendered on the client while the final is rendered on the server. Thanks again!
    – terdon
    Mar 9, 2014 at 20:38

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