I have a question about the usage of an English term and I finally decide to ask on ELU (English Language Usage). I provide some prelimirary research:
1) the origin of the term,
2) usage evidence as suggested by Google Books,
3) some usage examples from current online articles of the term in question.
My interest is on if, how and where the term is becoming more commonly used and its usage vs other synonyms or closely related terms.
The question attracts a few answers, of which one provides hard evidence about the trend in usage of the term vs other closely related terms, somewhat confirming my initial impression
The result of all this is a shower of downvotes and closevotes because the question apparently is not within the scope of ELU site.
Can anyone help understand what exactly is not within ELU scope. On which sites, according to close voters, should questions about usage of English terms be asked on SE?