In learning the West Frisian language I'm amazed at how, after learning the pronunciation of the Frisian alphabet, how closely related is English and Frisian grammar and vocabulary. So much so that Frisian, I think, can be called a 'cognate language' to English. And having gone to sea for nearly twenty years and been exposed to many different languages, it occurs to me then that what we call 'the English language' is not age-modified Anglo-Saxon. Instead, I believe true 'English' is really a lingua-franca, a trade language consisting mostly of Frisian interspersed with Saxon, Dutch, Scandinavian, and Flemish words and phrases.
There is no way for me under the present StackExchange scheme of individual websites for specific languages to ask questions, provide answers, or to comment on multi-(Germanic) language questions related to, for example, the possibility that a 16th or 17th (or even earlier) "pidgin-English" trade language existed in and around North Sea and English Channel ports, harbors, and countries engaged in trade and commerce with each other, and that lingua-franca gave rise to or ultimately became the 'common' English language.
Would not implementing a provisional StackExchange "Germanic languages and dialects" Q&A website provide such a forum?