For example at another domain like stack.com: For smaller companies/ local regions: The ability to start your own stack project: Something like myproject.stack.com

As an example would be the Code Software, or a stack page for the Fandom Wikipedia, basically sites that aren't worth a proposal of a large community, but still need question & answer sites. Of course there will be a free plan that will be full of ads and such.

Another thing that you'll achieve with this is popularity.

The only big con I can think of is useless communities, but here I can think of something like forums activity. A new started forum has the ability for some time to evolve in popularity, and if it reaches a post count less than one per day for example, it'll be closed and archived, freeing the subdomain for other users. This way you can also see which community is actually large enough for attention, and which is not.

The creator of the stack page will only be given some start reputation and some high access, the rest goes democratic like in any stack overflow page.

P.S. Not sure where to post this, and what tags to include, but since area51 is new site proposals, it makes sense to me to do it here.


The most difficult part of launching a successful site is finding a community large enough to make it work.

Minimum number of people for a successful proposal

We can't simply lower the numbers to host smaller subjects. The minimum requirements to launch a successful proposal were set by looking at the performance of thousands of failed proposals and the ~200 sites we launched to set these requirements. Below those numbers, the sites simply did not work; the failure rates were simply too high to be tenable.

We DO host smaller communities under our "Stack Overflow for Teams" product, but those sites work because they are private sites operated by employers for their project teams… and access is associated with a much larger community (Stack Overflow). But these are non-public, institutional sites.

If there is ever a time when we could start hosting much smaller subjects, it would likely have to be through some sort of special-interest-group feature associated with larger sites. I’m not privy to a timeline where something like that might be considered, but it is not part of our immediate plans at this time.

  • As of the community size . Well as I said in 'basically sites that aren't worth a proposal of a large community' - this site will be a less large community. Btw. Teams cost money per user as I found out. Thank you for your response!
    – Anatoly
    Sep 1 '19 at 4:23

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