I proposed to start a new community for Magik programmers but Robert Cartaino closed it with a announcement that GE Smallworld questions are welcome in GIS community but GENS is a much wider area and gis does not covers it completely. Will other GIS members downvote questions about OMS, SW Schematics, ......? I think they will since it would be considered irrelevancy
It is my perception that in the last few days we have started to see quite a few questions that have been further from "mainstream" GIS than usual.
GIS is a very broad topic as you can see from the discussion we are having at How should we describe GIS Stack Exchange on its Tour page?
I am only superficially familiar with Smallworld GIS which can make it hard to say whether I think the type of questions you seek to ask are on-topic or not, but I think that at least some of them may be.
As you and others start to ask questions further from the "mainstream" of GIS, I strongly recommend that you take the time to ensure that terms/abbreviations that you use are already in use here (just search for them), and if not, always define or link to definitions of them.
You are likely to find poorly framed questions on unfamiliar topics get downvoted more often than those with which we are more familiar, but I think the onus is on you to convince the community that your questions have relevance to the broad topic of GIS by asking very well framed questions.