Proposal: Synthetic Biology
I'd like to know what the response is to the elephant in the room: why do we even need a SynBio SE in the first place? Researchgate already provides a Q&A site for questions that researchers have, and it already contains many high-quality answers. In addition, Synthetic Biology, by definition, is a subset of Biology, so shouldn't all questions just be asked in the existing Biology Stack Exchange? For questions that are more mathematical in nature, can't they be asked in the Bioinformatics stack exchange?
The area 51 FAQ provides the following guidelines for this question:
Site X should be subsumed by site Y if:
- Almost all X questions are on-topic for site Y
- If Y already exists, it already has a tag for X, and nobody is complaining
- You're not creating such a big group that you don't have enough experts to answer all possible questions
- There's a high probability that users of site Y would enjoy seeing the occasional question about X