Proposal: Noahide Community
What makes this proposal worthy of its own site?
That's a good question!
The key differentiator between the existing Judaism.SE site (aka Mi Yodeya), and my proposed Noahide.SE is the target audience.
Mi Yodeya has a primarily (though not exclusively) Jewish audience, and revolves around Jewish law and tradition. Yes, they do have tags for noahide-laws, noahidism, and gentiles, but these constitute only about 1% of the site's questions. Whereas discussion of the Noahide Laws and the Noahide movement would be the whole point of Noahide.SE.
As @PaulWalker succinctly put it, Noahides are not Jews. We don't have the same covenantal obligations (e.g., Shabbat or Kashrut laws). Moreover, we don't have the same cultural backgrounds: Few Noahides grew up attending Hebrew school, eating cholent or gefilte fish, celebrating Passover, or having relatives who were killed in the Shoah. Most are former Christians. Thus, discussions will reflect very different personal experiences.
In summary, the Noahide.SE proposal seeks to address the unique needs and interests of a distinct religious community.
Naturally, there will be some overlap in topics, especially when it comes to interactions between Jews and Noahides. But the cardinal rule of Noahide.SE will be that all questions must somehow be relevant to Noahides. Otherwise, questions about Jewish-specific mitzvot, Jewish traditions, or Jewish history will be considered off-topic. If you want to learn about Judaism, you know where to look.
Great question, Warren. The name 'Mi Yodeya' is the name for the community Judaism.SE. Simply put, Noahides are not Jews. Even in the physical world, it's a completely different community. They're not a subset of Judaism, messianic Jews, or even 'wannabe Jews.'
The Judaism.StackExchange community description says they are, '... a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more.'
This may seem to cover Noahides, but it doesn't. Well, it could include Noahides who live in Israel. But it concerns people who identify with Judaism. Whether or not questions in that community talk about Noahides or the Noahide Laws, the community focus is Jewish Law.
At some future point, Judaism teaches that non-Jews living in Israel will be required to observe the Noahide laws as a condition of residency. Therefore it is important for Jews to have halachic discussions on Noahide Laws in their community.
This proposal intends to provide a place for questions and answers about observing the Noahide laws solely as it pertains to Noahides.
There are also Noahide questions on Christianity.SE, Philosophy.SE, Islam.SE, Hermeneutics.SE, even SciFi.SE.
Noahide questions in all these communities are appropriate for them. They discuss Noahide questions as it pertains to them, just like Mi Yodeya.
Maybe this community needs to modify it's purpose for clarity without the phrase, '... non-Jewish followers of Jewish monotheism...'