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Are we ready to say what's on topic?

My proposal is that we remove all three paragraphs of apologies and hedging quoted in the question, and replace them with the following: We interpet ‘literature’ in a broad sense, including written,...
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Is it time to update the tour page, or at least the example question?

Example question As noted by @Hamlet in comments, there are currently no possibilities available for an example question for this site. Let's keep monitoring this Data.SE query so that we can spot if ...
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Let's choose an example question for the Tour (restrictions can be lifted)

Proposal: Why does the Iliad start "in the middle"? An interesting question (especially for those who know the Troy story from retellings but haven't read the original Iliad) with two ...
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Are questions asking to critique the OP's work on topic?

Since Writing SE quite straightforwardly list Requests to critique your work in their list of questions that aren't allowed there, why don't we just follow suit? Tagging it on to a topic we are ...
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Let's choose an example question for the Tour (restrictions can be lifted)

Proposal: What does "Maybe it's a Big Horse I'm Morporkian" mean? A nice meaning question, and both answers are very short (the only reason Spagirl's goes over is the links, which is ...
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Let's choose an example question for the Tour (restrictions can be lifted)

A few weeks ago I updated the site settings here to allow more options for the mods to choose from for the tour page. I raised the post body length to 800 characters and enabled blocks so that quotes ...
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Let's choose an example question for the Tour (restrictions can be lifted)

Proposal: Why was/is James Joyce's writing revolutionary for its time? The question is very brief and contains no "crazy formatting"; it has exactly two answers. The answers are clearly ...
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2 votes

Let's choose an example question for the Tour (restrictions can be lifted)

Proposal: Earliest second-person novel A very short simple question, which is work-agnostic: not about any specific author or piece of literature, nor even any specific language. Maybe this is a good ...
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1 vote

Let's choose an example question for the Tour (restrictions can be lifted)

Proposal: What is the symbolism of Atticus killing the mad dog? This is nicely on-topic, the question is terse, and there are two decent short-ish answers*, though both have formatting. Mary's comment ...
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