I am starting to get the feeling that traffic has decreased significantly and it might be worth considering to allow more questions through while editing more heavily to encourage users. Specifically I've been Voting To Close "shopping list" and "Prosumer" style questions, but I've also wondering if I'm not effectively curtailing some hobbyist's interest in audio design & engineering as a side-effect.
Personally, I'm a big proponent of clearly defined guidelines and strict adherence helping in the long run, but I also acknowledge that there comes a time to reconsider your strategy and remain agile enough to change it in order to remain relevant.
I, for one, remember my time as a youngster with a budding interest in audio engineering, and in the early days I got along by messing with the gear around me at home. In fact, I would have probably developed better and faster if I had a mentor to tell me not to connect my guitar to my TV and for what reasons.
In order to encourage traffic to this site and maybe get it out of Beta, should we allow more "prosumer" (and even home audio) questions as long as they can be steered into a learning experience on the road to professional audio?