English Language Learners Continues…
Proposal: English Language Learners
I wasn't sure about the need for this site when it was proposed. But in keeping with the spirit and purpose of Area 51, I asked the Community Team to keep an open mind and let the process of ideas and development run its course through Definition.
So now looking at the final Definition of this proposal, the vast majority if example questions listed here are already hosted on the English SE site — and much to their credit, those questions have pretty good answers, too.
You made a good run of it. I followed the various discussions here with great interest. There were actually some good points made about the unique needs of English language learners. But our existing English Language site never developed into a site solely for "serious language enthusiasts", and I am confident that the needs of this community can be met by English Language & Usage. If it is unclear how certain questions should be asked, their meta site is the perfect place to have these discussions.
Building a new site is hard. But it becomes untenable when you are constantly trying to explain the nuance between two English-language sites to an increasing baffled audience… one who will correctly note the huge overlap and largely interchangeable scope of questions. It becomes a constant battle of Gerrymandering, cross-posting, and migration hot potato with no appreciable gain.