I have found a number of questions that could easily be categorized as "What is Drupal all about?" These are questions where mostly new users of Drupal are trying to understand its paradigm. As part of my interest in developing the tag wikis to cover basic information for various modules and Drupal, I created the tag and spent a couple hours developing information to place in it. When I return today to work on it, I find the tag has been deleted, without notification or explanation.
I presume that it takes moderator privileges to delete a Wiki and I would appreciate an explanation. Anticipating that the tag is considered too generic, I would ask how to help new users understand overall concepts without having to search through dozens of questions that touch on small parts of how Drupal works and do not interrelate each content piece. I would argue that there are enough questions from new site users that fall into this category that some sort of Getting Started Tag is desirable.
I believe in returning to the community for the help I have received as I learn more and have found work on the Wikis as a means to do so that, I believe, is especially helpful to new users. The Wiki content I had posted was an answer I had prepared for one of those broad how do I get started questions that was closed while I was writing an answer. I agree with the explanation to the questioner from the moderator, but I still thought there should be a place to provide information to such questions. Tag Wikis seems to be the only alternative place to help steer someone in the right direction. It does not seem right to tell someone who is struggling to 'get it', "don't ask us a broad question" and not offer them some direction.
Unfortunately, the work in progress I had posted in the Wiki was the only copy of that portion of the wiki content I have been working on. When a question is closed, the author can still see it. When this wiki was closed my work was simply deleted without warning. Very discouraging!
When I first began working with Drupal, I was very confused by how it works. I thought an active site like this one was very valuable for learning more (and it certainly has been). Some of my early questions sounded similar to the one that led me to explore this idea to help someone who is just getting started. My earliest questions were overly broad and confused, and more than once I was told so in comments. The comments were true, but not very helpful to me. The person with the closed question last week that got me started on this has a high reputation on stackexchange, but freely admitted he was a bit lost getting started. Our community response was to close his question. That is certainly not very helpful or hospitable.
I have been assuming and placing questions for discussion on meta relating to how best to help them get into the swing of things. Nobody can spend the time to answer a question such as "How does Drupal work?". But even though it is too broad, we should be able to provide some guidance on where to look for the answer. I believe it is OK to close the question, but we don't need to appear rude. Right now we are saying "Come back when your not so dumb!". Certainly there must be some way that we can help them get started? A generic get started tag might be just the thing. Could we include a "Drupal Basics" tag with a description that says it is a resource and not for use on questions.