Why have we burdened ourselves with the phrase "for advanced users"? I see many problems with this:
- Do we have a definition for "advanced"?
- Why would we want to keep "beginner" users out of this site? Are we really two different communities?
- This distinction is being used to justify distro-specific SE sites, which is a dangerous precedent.
Because we don't have a clear definition of "advanced", and don't actively kick out "beginner" questions, the "for advanced users" phrase is totally inaccurate.
Discouraging any level of user from participating in this SE hurts the entire site.
After spending a lot of time on this SE, I would expect many "beginners" would become "advanced" and help out other n00bs. This natural growth will be a lot harder if we actively segregate our community.
I am worried that the "for beginner users" argument will result in a SE for each distro (that's the argument that worked for the Ubuntu SE), when so little of what we discuss here is distro-specific, and what is distro-specific can easily be tagged as such.