I posted this question earlier today about the name/brand of specific stack exchange sites, and was asking if it is confusing to new users to have a name/brand based on the target audience instead of the actual content of the site.
I thought this would be the perfect place to ask, since you guys are experts on user experience, and thought most users here have the added benefit of not being closely tied with the sites in question, so would be able to provide objective opinions on the matter. I even checked in chat before posting the question, and was told it would be on-topic here.
The question was closed as too localized, but I am having trouble rephrasing the question in such a way that isn't too localized, but still would get me the answers I am looking for. Many of the site users think this is a problem, and many others do not, so I was hoping for some objective opinions on the matter so I could figure out if this really is a problem worth trying to fix or not.
Would someone be able to help me rephrase the question in such a way I could get answers, without losing the context of the question?
The site specifics which I think affect the answer are:
- the site is run by users, so new users are important for the site to continue growing
- the site is strictly about specific content, and this content is not the target audience (although it is very closely related)
I have already made a few attempts at editing it, however nobody is giving me any kind of feedback as to if this is enough to get the question reopened or not, so I am guessing the answer so far is it's not good enough.
I made another attempt at editing the question to make it refer to a broad category of sites rather than specific sites. There is still a reference to the stack exchange sites because I feel they provide a great example of the sort of relationship between topic/audience I am referring to, however if you feel that is stopping the question from getting re-opened, please feel free to remove it.