It appears that this site is focused on end user experience: I have device X and I want to do Y. But as the OQ states,
IoT is a very wide field and contains myriads of different physical
devices, technologies, protocols, systems
I have read all of the ~86 questions and answers posted on this site thus far and I have the impression that questions about Data Acquisition, Big Data, Small Data, Data Science, Machine Learning and Data Analytics are discouraged. We must understand that "end use" is comparatively miniscule when stacked against those giants. And so is its Expert base.
Right now, IoT is literally in its infancy and end use is kind of boring. I bet you experts reading this could count on one hand 95% of the most common end uses actually employed today. This technology only has a handful of words in its vocabulary right now: Lights, Temperature, Security, Protocol, Home, etc. The stuff that is exciting, the stuff that will draw experts, the stuff that will generate diverse perspectives, is for now wrapped up in the questions that appear to be discouraged.
I've done a survey of the ~ 86 question to illustrate my point. We need to allow and encourage questions that overlap the diverse fields of Sensors, Data Acquisition, Cyber Security, Communications Networks, Big Data, Small Data, Data Science, Machine Learning and Data Analytics, if we expect to attract more experts with differing perspectives. Yes, these users can look to the other Stacks for answers to their overlapping issues, but they should not.
I say, if it is IoT related start here. Our experts should be able and willing to extract the IoT relevance. The broadening of scope should attract more experts with a greater diversity of expertise, while making the site more interesting.