This may be a rhetorical question, since I've found no evidence of any such discussion so far, but I'm going to ask it anyway.

This comes from a question that was asked at https://english.stackexchange.com, closed as off topic, and then asked again at Interpersonal.

I was more than a little surprised that there wasn't a site for such a topic. Something for actors in theatre, TV, and movies (as well as performing arts schools) to address questions around their craft.

I am new to Area 51 and have never proposed a site before. I went through the initial process, but I have no URL for an "audience" to give, which is one of the three initial questions for a proposal.

I am happy to be a catalyst, receiving input from people and acting on (no pun intended) information about creating such a site if there is enough interest.

I imagine that at a minimum, this question would need five upvotes (assuming an upvote means you would follow such a site and, hopefully, help build it), as well as some concrete ideas about where an audience could be found. (As well as some input in comments.)

Assuming it gets even that, I can propose a new site. If it doesn't get that, then I'll take it that there is no interest—but at least the subject will be discoverable for anybody who thinks about it.

Note that I am simply asking for interest in this idea; I am not asking for anybody else to do anything on my behalf. I am quite happy to put in any required work to go through the process.

  • This is explicitly not how Area51 works. We don't build your community for you - you need to bring the audience and show that your proposed site can work well.
    – Nij
    Jun 21, 2018 at 7:40
  • @Nij That is completely not what I was asking. I had no intention of anybody doing anything for me. Hey! Does anybody want X tonight? If so, let me know and I'll see about getting it for you. Jun 21, 2018 at 12:42
  • "assuming an upvote means you would follow such a site and, hopefully, help build it), as well as some concrete ideas about where an audience could be found." That's the entire point - you need to bring the audience with you - because doing it the way you describe has failed repeatedly for proposals of every type.
    – Nij
    Jun 21, 2018 at 19:29
  • @Nij Yes, those quotes are accurate. These are all community sites. Nothing would ever be done here (the sites wouldn't exist) if nobody asked questions , nobody provided answers, nobody voted, and nobody commented. I am not talking about "filling out fields" or doing any of the mechanical work. I am talking about feedback and participation. That's why this is called a community rather than a blog. We seem to be talking about two different things. Jun 21, 2018 at 19:40

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The best way to see if there's enough interest is to make a proposal. Go ahead, you can do it right now! Share it with people you know, and other people from the Stack Exchange network will also see it. Make community ads for other sites. Soon enough we'll see if there's enough interest. There's no point make a proposal for a proposal, so get to it! :)

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    Thank you for this. I'm actually "pleased" by the feedback here so far in the form of negative votes. It's telling me (or so I assume—I could be wrong) that there is no interest in a site like this. So, my post seems to have served its purpose. (I could be misinterpreting the intention behind the negative votes, but it's good enough for me at this point.) To continue an analogy I used in another comment, I'd rather initially poll people as to what they want me to order on their pizza than have their eating habits tell me after the fact that they hadn't wanted an ingredient. :) Jun 22, 2018 at 13:59
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    @JasonBassford I would not interpret the downvotes that way, I would interpret them as meaning that your question is not what this Discussion Zone is for. You don't need to know the exact form the site will take when you start a proposal, that's what the whole proposal process is for! So just go for it! Jun 22, 2018 at 16:00

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