User demographics from Quantcast about StackOverflow revealed users were:
- 78% male
- 68% Caucasian
- 79% No Kids (aged 0-17)
I would like to make this site to be usable for, used by, and useful to as many people as we can. Part of that involves, in my mind, considering the SOFU user base and without particular stereotyping or judgment, trying to expand beyond it. So, I'll relist the questions without appeal to any particular group:
Are there aspects of the site which might off-putting to users not familiar with SOFU's interface interface or moderation?
Is the scope of the site biased towards a particular type of cook, age of cook, or family arrangement of cook?
Is there anything we could do to make the site more attractive/accessible to a broader audience?
Should we reach out to specific websites beyond general cooking sites (chowhound, seriouseats) to try and bring in cooks who might not otherwise know about the stackexchange community?
As I've tried to make clear, I don't care to stereotype any group. I just want to build out from the underlying bias of the SOFU community so we can attract a broader range of cooks.
note 1: (To mods) I continually updated the previous question to address the concerns expressed in comments. The revised question was significantly re-phrased, as is this one. I can see the problem with targeting specific groups, so I've left this phrased as openly as I could without ignoring the raw data.
note 2 : related to this question (locked), which raised similar issues albeit less generally.
note 3: possibly of interest, though about targeting a specific demographic was this discussion on meta.stackoverflow
SOFU is the original 'trilogy' of sites related to programming, network management, and computers, from which this community's software evolved