In this discussion surrounding whether the site should be renamed to Polkadot, y'all appear to have reached a consensus: that the site URL be kept, but the name changed to Substrate and Polkadot.
With that in mind, here's what we're doing today in tandem with the flip to public beta:
- Renaming the site: the site will be renamed to Substrate and Polkadot;
- Updating the name in the topbar: the site "logo" displayed at the top of every page will be updated to reflect the name change;
- Creating a URL alias: we will create a secondary alias, so that https://polkadot.stackexchange.com redirects to https://substrate.stackexchange.com.
Despite the name change, we are not changing the site's favicon (the little icon that appears in your browser's tab) — it is currently Sub, and will be kept as such. We thought of changing it to S&P, but ultimately decided against it since it could be confused for the credit rating agency.
The consensus reached in the discussion is that the site's target audience and scope should be tweaked, to accommodate for the name change. However, we won't be making that change today — first, because both the tour page and the on-topic help center pages are mod-editable, and we reckon that's a good first task for your newly-elected moderators to undertake once the election is wrapped up. Second, because we believe there's still a bit of discussion to be had around the specific wording there — hence this post!
We noticed one distinctive aspect between this site's target audience (both the current one, and the proposed ones) and those of all other crypto/blockchain sites' in the Stack Exchange network (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8): yours is the only one focused solely on developers of the technology, and not on its users too. While this is not a problem, you could be pigeonholing yourselves with that choice, so it's best to make sure it is a deliberate one.
Additionally, while the previous discussion post does have one answer with a proposal for new wording for both the tour page and the on-topic help center page, we reckon it's best to host a discussion surrounding that in a separate post — this post — since the previous one's focus was the potential site name.
So leave suggestions for wording below, in separate answers. And don't forget to up- or down-vote other answers too!