Have you read the first presentation of this site, in the About page??
This is a free, community driven Q&A for electronic hardware hacking enthusiasts.
Isn't what many people here try to avoid???
No, I hadn't read it. Thanks for pointing that out.
We try to keep our scope amicable to both experts in electrical and electronics engineering and to enthusiasts. The experts would probably like to avoid seeing 100 versions of "My electronic gadget X broke, here's some fuzzy pictures of a burned spot on the PCB, how do I fix it?" and "I'm a software guy, how do I get my Arduino to blink an LED?". The enthusiasts would like to ask the above questions, and they'd like to get responses to more difficult questions from the experts. The experts might even, once in a while, like to ask and answer rigorous reverse engineering problems.
At present, our problem is that the enthusiasts outnumber the experts 10 to 1, and don't seem to be interested in making room for the experts. If we allow that to happen, the site will become a Yahoo! Answers clone, with questionable advice being proffered by people who don't really know what they're doing, and upvoted by others who don't know what's going on. That would be a tragedy.
The text in the /about page was provided by Stack Exchange (or Littlebird Electronics, way back in the day?). Community mods don't have the ability to edit this.
We do, however, have the ability to edit the FAQ. Its first sentence (used to) read similarly to the /about page:
This site is for electronics hardware hacking enthusiasts...
I've changed this to read:
This site is for electronics and electrical engineering professionals, students, and enthusiasts.
I suggest that the /about page be modified similarly. I submit
This is a free, community driven Q&A for electronics and electrical engineering professionals, students, and enthusiasts.
as the new text.