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Incubator (takes all questions that aren't ontopic anywhere else) community
This discussion where a user would like to ask a question and sees the availability of questions as main driver of new growth, made me thinking: could there be something to it? For quite some time now no new community has been created here and some existing ones struggle really heard. Therefore more people are needed, but where should they come from?
Maybe they would be attracted by questions? Let's test this hypothesis! It doesn't cost much. Let's create a site where everything is on-topic that isn't on-topic somewhere else. That is a very simple and clear definition. Everyone could ask there about sociology, gaming, history, medicine, finance ... all the topics we haven't yet covered. Maybe one even gets an answer. I would call it Incubator community, unless we find a better name for it.
And if at some point sufficient questions and people are together, we can right away form a new community out of the Incubator.
Maybe we restrict the scope to some or all the topics that ever came up in site proposals. And the focus would be more on collecting good questions than on answering every question.
We could do it. It would be something different and may fail. We may also want to continue with following the more traditional ways instead.
It's very similar to the community for general questions proposed a year ago (which I discovered just now) maybe with the difference, that the scope here would be limited to only things that aren't on-topic somewhere else and the focus on questions, not answers, which might be a bit less general, but the idea of Peter to organically create communities is definitely only rediscovered here.
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