As was noted by sysadmin1138 in the Unprofessional Questions thread, we've been getting a lot of mod_rewrite questions as of late. Add to those all of the questions we get asked regularly about htaccess, VirtualHost configuration, etc. It seems as if some of these perhaps should be migrated to webmasters.stackexchange.com.
There are certainly some aspects of webserver configuration that are probably best left here. MPM selection/configuation, performance tuning, etc., for instance, are more "sysadmin" type topics. As for the topics listed above, though, it seems as if those are all things I'd expect a competent webmaster to be able to handle as as such, questions on those topics should be migrated.
Agreed? Perhaps I'm off-base, but I'd love to hear others' thoughts on this.
I guess in my experience at several companies (which admittedly may not match what happens in the most companies), whomever was filling the webmaster role was equally as competent at html/css as they were constructing rewrite rules and limiting access via .htaccess for instance. It seems these functions (especially rewrite rules) are more "front end" than "back end", as they directly affect the user's experience of the website, and (in most cases) can be configured without any involvement from that system's administrator.
Look at shared webhosting as an example of a frequent use case. It would be quite typical for a webmaster, not interested in maintaining a full server, to sign up for a shared (or otherwise managed) webhosting plan. The vast majority of webhosts would have both
mod_rewrite enabled, but would never consider helping their customers set up rules. In this case, the webmaster would need to have enough knowledge of the topics to get things set up for themselves.
It would seem beneficial to the ProWebmasters community to have a body of question/answers on this topic.