Not every topic can have its own Stack Exchange site, so we're proposing a new site just about general-purpose "things."

For example, how about this question that doesn't fit into any existing sites:

"How can I replace a spray-bottle cap?"

What about:

"How can I stop my smoke detector from beeping?"

And this:

"Why does my nose hurt when I use a Kleenex?"

It'll be for discussion about household items, television channels, events in your life, and so on.

People will ask about things that other people might stumble upon in their life, or are just curious to know about different things.

This proposed Stack Exchange site will be a collection of questions-and-answers about "stuff." One collection for general things is better than not-constructive questions scattered across Science and History and Culture, etc.

Those sites are for people interested in those subjects and want to participate. "Arbitrary Stuff" will just be for curious kids or average people.

This is good for questions that people "just want to know." Posting them on existing sites will be marked as "not-constructive" or "too-localized."

  • The recent edit does nothing to improve this question. The three example scope questions all have current home in the SE family, Lifehacks, DIY, & Health. Assuming they were written a bit more appropriately Jan 31, 2016 at 23:43
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    Not only that, but the answer still stands. We deal in focus. Not catch-all sites.
    – fbueckert
    Feb 2, 2016 at 2:16

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Stack Exchange doesn't go in for generalized sites. Proposals are built around specific, focused areas, and any proposal that's created for general stuff like this will just get closed as not a viable proposal.

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