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I realise that there is already a site which has a stunning amount of material, it would be difficult for anyone to seriously compete with that site. However I (and quite a few others) have decided we don't want to post or answer on that site for reasons I think everyone understands.

This has put me in a bit of a difficult position as I would like to contribute somewhere. Theres no serious competitor (imo) to the other site, and from a workflow perspective not being able to post anywhere at all isn't great for me (even if no one answers a question its still worth writing).

I would like to propose that we add a coding site and see what happens.

I don't think we would be canonical in the same way as the other site, but that doesn't mean there wouldn't be a community.

Why should this post be closed?

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Is there a reason, why you limit it to "professional"? Does that mean level of experience (as opposed to Beginners) or purpose (as opposed to Hobby Coding)? luap42 about 2 months ago

Also, what do you think about a having a technology-specific (for example Python-centric) coding site (or multiple later) as opposed to one big site for all techs? luap42 about 2 months ago

TopAnswers is doing some of this, but that doesn't mean we can't explore different approaches. How much of the content would be specific to particular languages versus general? That other site is humongous and I think that impedes forming a community there, so I wonder if several smaller sites would work better. On the other hand, if what you have in mind is more about software engineering than about specific code, those topics transcend language/library/stack and should be together. Monica Cellio about 2 months ago

@lupa42 re professional vs hobby, no I don't think there needs to be a distinction, professional is just the problem I personally have. staticvoid about 2 months ago

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