The distinction is there for a good reason.
Yes your fancy phone has CPU right? So you'd expect the Linux kernels for ARM would probably also be the same right? Well they aren't, which causes all sorts of unexpected differences between phones running the same version of Android, because beneath that nice GUI things aren't the same at all.
Good idea, but the wording in the question contains a double negative — "not about ... electronic devices except for home networking equipment" — which is a bit awkward. My wording proposal:
Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have
a question about …
Without wanting to repeat myself too much – I brought up this issue on MSO a while ago: Extending the “Why are some questions closed?” section in the FAQ
One of the points I wanted to include was:
Once you edited the question accordingly, you may use the "flag" link to inform a moderator about your changes.
Do not post the question again. ...
This is a holdover meta tag from mathoverflow.net which only supports research level math questions, and it generally isn't welcome here or anywhere else on the network.
If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag. Every tag you use should be able to ...
I don't agree that it should be added to the FAQ because I don't agree with the underlying assumption.
This question is one that I suspect most computer users have from time to time
What is the best app that does X
Now best is one of the word we dislike here on SU but the question can easily be rewritten to a more general form
Is there an app that ...
Can someone honestly say a smartphone like this is not a computer? If It was slightly bigger like an iPAD would it be a computer?
Someone can "honestly" claim a smartphone is not a computer. Afterall, it's not inherently dishonest to be completely wrong. ;)
An iPad is also a "computer". As a computational device, iPads are very very similar to iPhones. ...
With the current wording, and the “I would like others to explain __ to me” separated from the list, it's not as obvious to users that we accept these kinds of questions as it could be.
It's not like the FAQ is just plain incorrect, as with other issues. It's just that it's more or less hidden further down in the section. And everyone who's ...
Looking at some statistics my feeling with this regard is that updating the FAQ and discussing it is simply just causing a needle in a haystack problem. Why?
There are at the time of writing this answer 98110 questions on Super User. Of that there are 1265 tagged software-rec. At the moment only 156 of these are closed.
We are talking about less then 2% of ...