Once again, we're seeing an influx of new talent, which is GREAT! A growing community means more people, sharing new perspectives, or perhaps bringing a clearer explanation of an already described perspective.
In a few of these new contributors, I see a lot of potential, but I also see the same misunderstanding about the purpose of this site that I had when I was new here.
We're seeing some of the same questions that have been asked, closed, and deleted due to the fact that they aren't really a good fit for the site. It's the same thing all over again.
I know that there are plenty of Meta posts discussing what is and isn't acceptable, what constitutes quality content, and what is good for the site overall. And most of those posts are excellent - at a quality I could never match. So why would I bring it up again and post almost the same question?
The short answer is that everyone's brain is wired differently, and some people simply learn differently than others. I may be off-base, but I thought that it might be nice to have one question/answer that presents things using a different approach.
Almost all of the good posts explain things using an essay format. But not everyone bothers to read those, and some people's minds wander. So for this one I'm proposing something that is more concise - a side-by-side comparison of what the site is and isn't in simple, example format for people who, like me, process information differently. I do well with analogies, but not with technical deep detailed analysis. it's more of a pattern recognition thing. I can't be the only one, so why not post things that oddballs like me can readily grasp?
So I'll start out with an answer to the question right away, but please, feel free to edit, add to my answer, or come up with your own competing or complementary one. The goals is simply to have something to share with the new kids, so they have an easier time fitting in, and feeling like they're welcome, while guiding them into the expectations of our little cosmos.
What is the Christianity.SE site all about? And what isn't it about?