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No, a site based entirely on a survey of user opinion — and similar ideas soliciting alternative content — aren't currently a good fit for a Stack Exchange Q&A site. Apart from the technical considerations, the primary reason we don't currently host "public opinion polls" and various alternative uses for the Stack Exchange engine is the ...


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I wonder about yet another option: Votes on questions that have score of 10 or more don't count towards the 5 upvotes limit. That way we get the best of both worlds and more: People won't feel they "lose/waste" their votes on questions that are already above 10. They can still differentiate between best questions and ones "marginally fitting". We'd ...


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Unfortunately, the reputation model of the Stack Exchange Q&A does not map very well to the site-creation process of Area 51, so it's not really something you should expect to accumulate in the context of this site. We simply rely on a different model. Proposals are meant to be developed by the audience who will actually use the site. Area 51 has ...


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Thank you for the suggestion. Your idea has merit, but the Area 51 system is in the sunset of its development so we will not be adding additional features/badges to this system until a next-generation system has been developed. You can read the latest on the future of site creation here: What's going on with Area 51? It is highly unlikely that a next-...


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We discussed the idea of an Area 51 feed, but we decided against it. Area 51 isn't an expert-followed Q&A site like those you cited. Area 51 doesn't really have a core community of "proposal followers" — and if there is one, I'm not sure we want to necessarily encourage that avocation. Proposals are supposed to be created and supported by groups ...


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The premise of purposely asking off-topic questions to define what the site is NOT about has been largely deprecated. We don't do that anymore. But if you're genuinely interested in exploring those edge cases to see if a topic will be well received on the new site, you have to ask the question to have the discussion. Honestly, the entire concept of ...


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I remove hundreds of abandoned or nonviable proposals each month. If I left them simply [closed], more than 85% of the listings would be filled with junk. Besides, I don't want to create a head-on-a-stick environment where once-tried proposals are met with "We already tried that; it didn't work. Go home!" If a proposal doesn't work, it doesn't mean it can ...


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