This question is prompted by the following question:
So, this is the question about IIT Kanpur and its initiative about why it is providing Hindu sacred texts. This question looks like a question solely about an institution which provides some literature of Hinduism. Not asking resources it provides or nothing. I voted to close the question saying the following.
It should go to IIT Kanpur" means you should ask this question to IIT rather than here. It is a way of saying. Not redirecting. This is not about Ramayana, Mahabharata etc., it is about a content of a website or a service provided by an institute. There are hundreds of websites which provide Hindu literature. That doesn't mean we can ask questions about the website's content. How will we answer their intent? It gives speculations in the answers. If it is about a source used in the answers, Hinduism Meta is the right one tagging sources-and-citations.
Then it was closed by a moderator. Then after sometime, it was reopened again without any major edits.
The justification provided by the OP was
We don't redirect Qn-s or interpretations on Ramayana & Mahabharata to Valmiki & Vyasa! This Qn is for general availability. The news link I posted just gives an overall info, mainly for general audience. I want to know, how will it help "Hinduism" as such. What is the intent behind such service. Most of the people here use same IIT's sacred-texts for various translations, so this Qn is quite well rooted for this site.
So, following that way and the question is now reopened, can we ask about websites or institutions?
Why is this question reopened? Are questions about the plans and initiative of websites which provide resources of Hinduism? There are hundreds of websites which provide resources of Hinduism e.g., Archive.org, indianscriptures.com etc., (Some of them are here. Use them for later use in the answers :-)).
Can I post a question like following?
Why did indianscriptures.com change their design? Why was it down for a few days?
Why did an institute chose to provide some sources? What is the intention behind this move?
On a side note, they also give chance for speculations in the answer which makes primarily opinion based too.
Some other points to consider:
It may also give chance to speculations in the answer. Such questions are closed as primarily opinion based.
In the second edit to the question, the OP said how the initiative could be helpful for the site. The questions which are helpful to the site should be asked on meta and not on main site. So, it is off-topic in this way too.
The question gives a link to an article which provides link to the website of the institution and also gives the list of scriptures provided by the institution and also some words of the institute officials. So, the question is already answered in the question itself.
Should such questions be on-topic? Shouldn't they be off-topic because they are not directly about Hinduism? Why is this question reopened?