I had posted a discussion on a new proposal that would allow people to leave suggestions for possible questions. This was to give people some ideas for their own suggestions.
It was just now closed as supposedly off-topic and people could simply take and copy them. But is that a good and convincing reason? Let's see:
- Asking people to simply suggest(!) more ideas for example questions than 5 could not be more on-topic than not -- that is all this here is about.
- Nobody -- unless they allow for bots here -- can be forced to copy a question and make it his own proposal; that is a deliberate and willfull action.
- What is more: Everybody can leave new ideas on his own -- so this increases the speed of getting a proposal into beta (the best definition of helpful there is).
And that last point seems to be exactly what is bothering the Area 51 moderators. It seems that their business model is to have as many people stick around here for as long as possible and not have to install a new site.