A recent question asked about family relatedness and relationship status combination of people: Is the former adviser to the prime minister Dominic Cummings related by marriage to Andrew Wakefield?
This has of course quite the number of issues: current events 'celebreties', present tense phrasing, the genealogy angle, lack of prior research…
But the asker justified this question primarily as being on-topic —
because our guidance help page [on-topic] allegedly said: 'It's OK, as:'
History Stack Exchange is for historians and history buffs. If you have a question about:
Cultures and historical practices
Factual current political history questions
While to me it seems to be more than obvious that this wouldn't include the questions about 'whether the latest TikTok-starlet is dating a newly famous rapper who's a chart debutant now', the OP reacted quite negatively to such an objection —
and members of the community were quick enough to give an answer to this off-topic questions,
even with very fast votes complementing it even onto the Hot Network Questions list.
This phrasing on [on-topic] seems to invite misunderstandings?
Even if that may now sound hard to believe, but:
We may need to change this and clarify the scope.
It should go with saying: 'with famous people we do not mean those usually on the cover of current magazines. Or really "Famous people from history"/Famous historical people"?
(The same seems to apply for the formula 'Factual current political history questions'. Please comment whether that warrants another Meta post or can be fixed in one go.)