Maybe it is the time to think about FAQ and About pages - the clearer they are, the newcomers will be less confused.
Currently, in FAQ TP.SE is presented as follows:
Theoretical Physics - Stack Exchange is for research level questions in any area of mathematical or theoretical physics.
I suggest (according to discussions during the definition phase), to write the following:
Theoretical Physics - Stack Exchange is for research level questions in any area of theoretical physics.
Mathematical, numerical and experimental questions are welcome as long are related to theoretical physics (either explicitly or in used tools).
This is a site for researchers - popular science, homework and standard course questions are not welcome. The same for strictly experimental, intrinsically numerical or purely mathematical questions.
If your question does not fit in the profile of TP.SE, maybe there is another good place for it, e.g.:
- physics.SE - questions in physics of all levels
- math.SE - questions in mathematics of all levels
- MathOverflow - research level questions in mathematics
The general idea is to not to scare researchers working in fields close to theoretical physics (e.g. experimentalist asking theoretical questions, people from complex systems using ideas or methodology directly from theoretical physics, ...).
Along, we should add (perhaps edited) questions which are on/off-topic.
Do you agree with my point of view?
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