How do people here feel about someone asking questions about local customs in their own city or country. I mean what if I ask a question about a custom in my own city that I am genuinely curious about and it's a question that has nothing to do with my personal travels. Though it could be useful to other people who wish to travel to my city or country? I frequently see questions in the HNQ sidebar about a custom in my country that I am curious to know the answer to.
1I think the general rule on SE is that it's only the content that matters, not who asks it, so if your question would be on topic for a visitor to ask, it's fine. Otherwise, all we'd achieve would be to force you to lie and pretend to be a visitor, or to write something unnecessary or torturous that doesn't add to the site like "My [cousin/godfather/nemesis] might visit me, and they might ask [your question here]. As their host, what would I tell them?" or something like that...– user56reinstatemonica8Nov 17, 2016 at 16:13
@pnuts are you thinking of meta.travel.stackexchange.com/questions/3522/… ? Separate non-meta question: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/12847/…– Andrew GrimmNov 20, 2016 at 0:46
I think this is fine as long as it is, as you note, truly likely to be of interest to others who will travel to your city or country as a short-term visitor.
Questions about local that are generally only applicable to locals/long-term residents will generally be off-topic, though they might be salvageable if enough explanation is given to explain their relevance to travel.
In short, this is travel.stackexchange, not worldcultures.stackexchange, and there should be a reasonable relationship to travel. If you've got one, ask away!