This is where I got sent when I wanted to ask a question of the prospective moderators so to the prospective moderators: what do you consider this site's mission to be? Some time ago I posted a question which was almost immediately closed and flagged as "too basic" with a literal suggestion I go elsewhere for the info.
I posted a question about this incident on the meta and the answers were quite good (and there were other similar questions) but also somewhat at odds and hence I am asking for clarification from the next group of candidates.
I came here from Stack Overflow and don't recall ever seeing a post there labeled as "too basic". Because they answer questions both easy and difficult, often multiple times, they are extremely valuable and the first place to go for answers to virtually ANY question related to computer programming (and other computer-related topics). All are welcome there, newbies and pros alike and, as a result, they are the most popular website in my industry from my vantage point.
So with that in mind, I am still unclear about this site's mission. Do you want people to come here first to answer their questions or head to wikipedia instead? What is your position on the casual history buff? What about a 4th grader who wants to know what life was like when his grandfather served on a destroyer? Or maybe a high school student trying to put together a paper on the great depression?
In short, is your mission to be more like StackOverflow or something intended more for the historical hoi oligoi?