Users who have joined Ask Different will see the Answers for your Apple questions description at top left of all Ask Different pages (see below):
However, new users looking through the list of all Stack Exchange sites see the following description instead:
As you can see, the description they see is: Q&A for power users of Apple hardware and software.
I propose that we change the description used for Ask Different so that potential new users are not scared off from joining/asking questions simply because they think the site is for 'power users'.
More specifically, I propose either of the following:
Proposal 1 - Replace the description on the list of sites so that it matches the description used on the actual site (i.e. we use Answers for your Apple questions as the description in both locations).
Proposal 2 - Edit the description on the list of sites so that the word 'power' is removed and it now reads Q&A for users of Apple hardware and software.
Proposal 3 - Edit the description on the list of sites so that it now reads Q&A for enthusiasts and power users of Apple hardware and software.
I have removed Proposal 1 based on grgarside's answer.
I have added Proposal 3.
Below is some context on why I started thinking about this.
Yesterday I answered this question. It's since been edited, but originally it ended with:
I’m sorry to ask such a newbie question, so if this isn’t the site (your description says “Q&A for power users of Apple hardware and software” and I am no power user), then a link to a resource for Mac newbies would be appreciated.
My reading of this is that the OP was hesitant to ask their question here. And, if they felt this way based on our description, then how many others might there be?
Finally, when a new user first goes to sign up, the description appears immediately above the sign up button (see below) and this may act as a final hurdle.