Most of the questions that we have downvoted and closed as off-topic on the Japanese Language Stack Exchange site have violated one (or more) of the following guidelines.
- No Resource Questions
- No Study-method Questions
- No Direct Translations
- No Tech Support Questions
- No Purely Cultural Questions
- No Questions that violate other StackExchange guidelines
Note that almost none of these are beyond debate on meta. If a strong majority that opposes any one of these rules emerges, these will be modified. I would ask, however, that users who disagree with any of these rules please open a seperate meta thread to discuss their objections, and keep this proposed FAQ entry relatively focused. (We can make a link from here to the discussion thread)
Also note that none of these are offtopic in the Japanese SE chatroom, and we welcome conversations about all of these topics in that environment.