I'm honest in asking about that.
You wrote in a comment:
As long as the question has context associated with cloud computing and is ultimately related to learning or implementing cloud technologies, they are all welcome. Further our site should not shun questions asking for guidance, best practice and opinion, again pertaining to Cloud.
The problem is that "Cloud" (in IT; meteorology is a little different here) doesn't really have an objective definition (that I am aware of) which would help delienate scope for such a site.
I do believe that there are parts of what gets offered under a "Cloud" umbrella that most people would agree are "Cloud" technologies.
It gets a little hairier when you consider edge cases.
While not meant to be an exhaustive list, some edge cases I can think of that might well influence scope might be:
- Would questions about SaaS (software as a service), when accessed via a web browser, be on topic? What about end-user-oriented services accessible via protocols not commonly implemented by web browsers?
- Would questions about private clouds be on topic? There are private on-premises clouds, and "private" offerings from cloud-based vendors that use their equipment; should there be any difference there?
- Would questions about "dumb" hosting solutions be on topic? (You are, after all, using someone else's computer to do something you can't do with your own.)
- Would questions about cloud-hosted gaming (as opposed to cloud-enhanced gaming) be on topic?
- Would questions about shared VPS (virtual private servers) hosting be on topic? What about using such a VPS? And, in line with the matter of private clouds, if those are on topic, is there any reason why similar questions about something on my private Linux KVM instance hosting a handful of VMs, or FreeBSD jails, shouldn't be on topic?
Non-judgmental is good. However, to keep the signal to noise ratio high, clarity about scope is also good. Having at least a good idea of the scope a site is intended to serve, even if not all of the edge cases are ironed out ahead of time, helps. Especially with what at least I still feel is a marketing buzzword like "cloud".