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Where is a statement of the purpose of physics.stackexchange?

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    $\begingroup$ What about the tour? $\endgroup$
    – rob Mod
    Apr 9 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ I clicked your link and found the welcome page statement. I looked for tour on the Home page but could not find it. I looked for a statement of purpose on the Home page but could not find it. $\endgroup$
    – user325561
    Apr 10 at 16:54
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    $\begingroup$ @goedelite what parts of "Physics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for active researchers, academics and students of physics and astronomy... With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about physics, astronomy and astrophysics are not clear? $\endgroup$ Apr 10 at 20:20
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    $\begingroup$ Previous question by OP: Is the purpose of physics.stackexchange to teach or to provide a stage?. $\endgroup$ Apr 13 at 19:42

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The tour (available from the big question-mark symbol at top right) states the following:

Physics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for active researchers, academics and students of physics and astronomy. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about physics, astronomy and astrophysics.

This is the statement of purpose of the site.

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The original purpose for the physics SE was to furnish a place where professional practitioners of the art could get assistance from their peers in solving specific technical problems in their field. Over the years it seems to have also become a place where lay people can pose questions about physics to get help understanding it across a fairly broad range of sub-topics within the field.

Whether or not this evolution in purpose is a good thing has been a topic of debate for as long as I have lurked here (~8 years and counting).

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  • $\begingroup$ Your answer is appreciated, but it is not the same as a statement of purpose by the persons now responsible for the forum. $\endgroup$
    – user325561
    Apr 10 at 16:38
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    $\begingroup$ @goedelite And who are the "persons now responsible for the forum", exactly? $\endgroup$ Apr 11 at 1:46

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