This site is called programmers.stackexchange, while the FAQ states that this site is about "conceptual questions about software development".
Since a large number of people never read the FAQ, or don't read it before posting, this means we have a community of people that think the site is about Programmers, but a team of moderators that try and maintain a site on "conceptual questions about software development".
This causes a large number of unhappy people who don't understand why their questions, or other questions they think are good, get closed, downvoted, etc
So my suggestion is to either rename the site to something that matches it's FAQ, like
softwaredevelopment.SE, or change the FAQ so that this site is about Programmers, not software development only.
Personally, I hate the suggestion of renaming the site. I want to participate in a site about programmers, not software development. But as long as the site is called one thing, and the FAQ states another, we're never going to be at peace.
I have been told by a few different users to create separate specific requests to try and implement these changes, so
- Here's the proposal to change the FAQ so it matches the site name
- Here's the proposal to change the site name to match the FAQ
Since posting this, I have learned the history behind the site scope change, and doubt SE will ever allow it to go back to simply being a Q&A site for programmers to get answers from other programmers
So please, change the name of the site to something that better reflects the site's scope to stop the number of frustrated and confused users we have posting bad and off-topic questions.