So, let's try to hash this scope question out, once and for all.
Clearly, WordPress development questions are in scope, and easily defined/identified. The real questions are:
- What is the difference/line between WordPress administration and use?
- Should WordPress use questions (i.e. "user support") be in-scope?
Compounding these questions are the "rule of thumb" that questions answered with nothing more than a link to a Codex entry should not be considered as in-scope. I honestly don't know where this line should be drawn. Questions regarding how to install WordPress, proper server security/file-permissions settings, and the like are well-covered by the Codex, but could also be useful for the WPSE knowledge base.
So, I suppose we should add a litany of borderline admin/use questions, and up/down vote to indicate in/out of scope?