Over time, many proposals have been closed & deleted after they've gone stagnant.
Some of those proposals have later been re-created, with the hope that they'll have better luck on their second try.
As a mod, I can see the example questions from previous incarnation of proposals—and some of those questions were darn good.
So, I'm wondering: would the community find it useful if I took 1-5 highly voted on/off topic questions from failed proposals and added them to recreated proposals?
Some current examples of recreated proposals:
Answers to quibbles I think might come up:
- No, they will not start with their previous vote count; they'll start at 0 just like all the others.
- Yes, if they're up-voted again, I would get some (probably small) amount of rep.
- Yes, it's entirely possible that questions of yours might re-appear, and not under your name. If you want your question to be re-added by you, keep a list (outside of SE) of questions you've added to proposals, and then you can re-add if and as necessary. This is separate from that.
- No, I will not go digging around trying to find some question you vaguely recall.
- I won't add more than five of them, and I'd only pick the ones that:
- I thought were solid
- Had 2+ upvotes
- All votes were on or off topic (no NAGE's, no splits)
- Yes, I linked above to Google's caches of old proposals, so no, there's nothing to stop you from doing the same thing (and imo, please do!)
Your thoughts, concerns, quibbles, suggestions, interest?