Are questions seeking links to resources ever on-topic? To give an example, I was once active on GEnie and want to know whether any of the forums ("Round tables") and software archives have been preserved. Would such a question be on-topic?
Would such a question be on-topic?
I'd say 98% not.
The 2% can be hit if you give it a twist to ask for information beyond just linkage - and eventually producing the linkagge as part of a good answer. Asking for facts about. As an example, wording above question not about some backup/preservations, but the fate of these round tables beyond the closing of Genie may be such a request.
As so often in live it's about the angle an issue is viewed. A positive, focused and thought thru aproach can bypass many checks.