I was thinking about creating a proposal on an Arch Linux Stack Exchange site. Since Arch has lots of users and is in the top DistroWatch.com Linux Distributions, I think it would be awesome. Many Arch newcomers really need help. By the way, how do I even create a proposal? I have 101 reputation points but I'm not able to find where to create one.
There are approximately 1600 questions for Arch in Linux/Unix.
It would seem that there is a decent body of questions for the distro but perhaps not enough to support the site initially. Does it really make sense for a dedicated site to just Arch?
I believe (no facts to back up my claim here) that there is a void in the Linux/Unix and Serverfault sites for really assisting new users. I think a compelling site could be **Help for new users of Linux and Unix" in general. I believe you could get some higher level resources from ServerFault and Linux/Unix to answer questions in a more detailed fashion for new user support. Limiting to a particular distro does not seem tenable to me.
One of the mindsets that seems to go along with new proposals is a limiting of subject matter and then failure. I believe the broader the scope the higher the chance of getting into Beta followed by graduation to a full fledged site.
I would consider a broadening of the scope even though you are a lover of Arch. I've thought of creating a Motorcycle proposal but I really love Aprilia motorcycles. Even though that's my true motorcycle love and I am passionate about them, the restriction of simply Aprilia would make the proposal fail. I would need to broaden the scope to Motorcycles if I had any hope of success due to the limitations of simply Aprilia.
Again, no facts, only opinion above.
Below, is a fact, hope this helps and good luck!
You can create a new proposal by following the instructions in this meta post.
Thanks! But what about Ubuntu and elementaryOS? They have separate sites for them and tend to be WAY easier than Arch. Jan 11, 2016 at 18:20
Yes, you make a very salient point. I think the popularity of Ubuntu makes that site very doable. I think elementary OS is hurting, look at their question responses, 74%. They need some guys with rep in ServerFault and Unix/Linux to come over and assist, obviously they aren't or the response % would be better. I still stand by my belief and feel that distro based sites just make things more confusing for new users and take away from other sites. Having a new user site of Linux/Unix still seems attractive to me as having the ability to navigate the beta and get to graduation.– CitizenJan 11, 2016 at 18:25
Did the meta link help?– CitizenJan 11, 2016 at 18:25