No one will ever read this.
We cannot edit the main help page to include this section there.
We can edit the about page, but the link to that page is hidden at the bottom of each page. And worse: all the text there is centered; and adding text there removes all styles, including list bullets.
I took away at least the misleading announcement we would answer every WordPress question, and I added a link to our scope page.
Please fix this bug! The two most common errors for beginners on our site are:
- asking for a plugin recommendation
- asking for WordPress.com support
And now we cannot even say: Please read our FAQ, there you can find what is on topic and what is not. Because there is no short, readable FAQ anymore, just an unreasonable gigantic wall of text and links.
Please do not hide essential information. Make it easy to find instead, not more than one click from the start page away.
Addendum, see Chip’s answer: And when you are on it, fix all the links created with shortcuts
Looks like other SE sites have the same problem: Why does Server Fault's new help system de-emphasize the professional audience?