Proposal: Mythology

The proposal description reads:

Proposed Q&A site for theologians, professors, historians and scholars who want to learn about the gods and their stories. All types of Mythology from across the globe will be covered here.

Nowhere does it say that "amateurs" are encouraged to be members of the site; in fact it seems explicitly discouraged by the listing of several professions related to mythology. I might be slightly biased because I'm used to the boilerplate "...and those interested in learning more" than often appears on proposals, but it does stick out at me as being missing here. Is this site only geared toward professionals in the field (which some proposals legitimately are)? I'd be interested in participating if those of all levels were welcome, and don't want to intrude if the scope is intended to be higher-level than that.

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    "Amateurs" are already covered under "scholars" category. May 13, 2014 at 7:00
  • Thank you for your advice I will edit the description accordingly May 13, 2014 at 13:12

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I take the term scholars in the proposal description to mean anyone interested in learning more.

In my view, to restrict the site to academics would be foolish. All SE sites are for the dissemination of information - to enable anyone to not just learn but also to teach.

Please don't be put off. Perhaps the boilerplate that you recommend should go onto the description.

  • Thank you for your support I will edit the description. May 13, 2014 at 13:12
  • This is what I was told by stack exchange. " Its true that Stack Exchange sites require a lot of people asking questions as well as answering them. The community is designed to favor highly detailed and fairly researched questions, because those are the types of questions which build expert bodies of knowledge (rather than general ones). No doubt, its not for everyone."
    – user105737
    May 20, 2014 at 15:12
  • @Jody, while SE's statement is accepted, surely a good body of knowledge helps those with less knowledge to become expert.
    – Judith
    May 21, 2014 at 19:08
  • True, but if you aren't allowed to ask basic questions which haven't been asked yet or told to research it first, then what is the point of Stack Exchanges "Ask a Question, Get an Answer"
    – user105737
    May 21, 2014 at 19:40

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