Does the short description we have for BioSE:
Q&A for biology researchers, academics, and students
sound hostile to industry/commercial professionals in biological fields? Perhaps they are meant to be included in "biology researchers?"
As someone who has moved rather fluidly between academics and industry, I've never really drawn a hard line. I pointed this site out to an friend at a conference (who works in a pharm. company), and his first reaction looking at that line was "doesn't sound like a place for industry."
[tangent]Certainly we shouldn't act from a single opinion, but I saw how he would get that opinion. And I want to point out he IS an SO user (who didn't know Bio.SE was up). I haven't met anyone yet who was interested in browsing the site that was both faculty and not a previous user of a different SE site. I also came over after being convinced of the value of the SE format from struggling through some programming on SO. I hope this is a generational problem.[/tangent]
Is there any interest in tweaking the description? I certainly don't have a magic tag line to suggest, but thought it was worth bringing up. Perhaps the site is full of commercial biologists and I didn't even know it.