I don't think I would be working in IT, and at least not doing as well, if I didn't read all of the deep and wonderful insights about the future, diatribes about obscure unix commands, and why I shouldn't let a corporation bully people or other companies.
These are the kinds of things that need to let flourish, and in bringing in more people to the fold the real hook is letting people feel okay to ask questions. The ability to post as an AC here is one of the greatest features I've ever found in any forum. I've asked hundreds of stupid questions on Slashdot over the years, and the really stupid ones were almost always AC, but they always got an answer.
I don't feel that comfortable on Reddit or StackOverflow, or anywhere else on the web.
If you can keep holding onto that ability to let people ask questions, you'll always be able to have this forum, even if the colors change,