I noticed that a recent question about the statistics profession was closed as off-topic. It clearly does not fall within the listed topics on our help pages so I have no objection to the moderating decision. Nevertheless, it got me thinking, should CV allow questions about the statistics profession? (I.e., should the scope of allowable topics be modified to include this?)
Now, obviously we don't want generic workplace questions that would be more suited to the workplace site. We could count out such questions by making the scope of the topic clearly limited to questions that are specific to the statistics profession and not generic workplace questions. Still, almost all of our experts here work in (or are retired from) the profession, either as academics, consultants, industrial workers, etc., so we have a substantial repository of knowledge about how the statistical profession works. Indeed, we are probably the only site on StackExchange that has this expertise. This seems to me to be a valuable repository of knowledge for younger users who want to get into this profession.
Question: Should the scope of topics for CV.SE be changed to allow questions on the "statistics profession"? Is there some existing reason why this is excluded from the allowable topics?