A while back I made a suggestion to either rename the site to match the FAQ, or change the FAQ so it matches the site name to help clear up a lot of the confusion I see over what P.SE is for. That question was asked to see if this idea had any support, and I believe it does judging by the 25 upvotes it currently has, and the other questions which were pointed out that ask the same thing.
The site name is the first, and often only, piece of information a user has to judge our site on. Since we can't change the site's name, this question is to ask what kind of changes can we make to the FAQ to make it accurately reflect the site name, without going back to the mindless fun this site began as?
I see a lot of confusion over the scope of P.SE, and I think this recent MSO comment sums up what I've seen:
no one recommends Programmers anymore because it's unclear what the site's scope is and some of its users disagree strongly with what others of its users think the site's scope entails
My suggestions are below. I wanted to post them all together in one answer since they I feel the suggestions make the most sense if you read them in order, but ultimately decided to separate them so we can comment, evaluate, and vote on each suggestion individually.
I feel this would go a long ways towards making the site scope match the site name, and clear up the confusion caused by the current differences. In addition, I am hoping this will help reconcile users from both sides of the site scope argument.
Please review and vote on the suggestions, or add your own.