I noticed many of the other stack exchanges are based on scientific disciplines and horticulture certainly encompasses both gardening and landscaping with some added produce farming and science. Thoughts?
When I took courses it was called Horticulture or Arboriculture or Soil Science. However many of the questions posted here are from users with no formal training or education in Horticulture.
I think Stack Exchange and the title of this exchange try to be inclusive to as many types of users as possible. By using a title associated with professional study or work users may not feel this exchange is right for them.
Maybe people searching for gardening advice don't know that what they're looking for is on the Horticulture site. I'll soon be a Horticulture graduate and my friends still ask me what is this about.
I'd hate to change the name to just Gardening (Horticulture is just too unknown or too scary a word). Landscaping should probably be an entirely separate site. Plants and gardening are the smallest part of this profession. I kid you not. A Landscape Architect is taught to have the capacity to see a humongous picture and know a little about a lot of genres. Maybe a lot about a lot. It is huge. Landscape Architecture is fairly unknown by most. Confused with landscape designers, arborists, gardening, construction...on and on. So very different than just gardening and plants. That is like an Interior designer having to deal with just couches or fireplaces or flooring. To become a Landscape Architect takes 4 days of serious testing. Similar to passing the bar for lawyers or getting through the medical system's need to have sleepless doctors in the emergency rooms. The list of skills and systems one has to be able to be proficient is mind boggling. I can't think of a single thing a Landscape Architect need not be concerned or educated about. I'd say color in your living room but that is relevant as well. Perhaps two sites where the questioner is able to be directed to the proper site and assisted in phrasing their question/needs at the very beginning would be helpful. I know, but this solution just screams to me to keep harping. Just a simple questionaire for the OP that in essence narrows down choices and facilitates a quicker turn around?