As my experience of Stack Overflow has increased I realize that there are a lot of people who generate good answers because many have broad experience in many topics (or languages). This indicates that that the grouping of closely related topics (in this case languages and platforms) can provide a stronger Q&A.
Without this eclectic approach Stack Overflow would never have made it out of the commital stage (though I'm guessing it never really went through one).
The "Artificial Intelligence" proposal made it to beta but was rejected for low usage, nearly a year ago. There are now proposals for computer vision, machine learning and several robotics sites which seem strong but might go the same way. These new site proposals are just smaller target audiences within the previous beta topic that failed.
I would propose an "Artificial Intelligence & Robotics" site that covers all and provides that broad experience base, however I'm not sure how to go about this without creating another dead duck. In combining all these proposals we could create a Stack Exchange site that is worthy enough of the title, one with a stack of knowledge, experience and topics within a broad field. The problem is I don't know how to pull these groups together into a united family using the existing Area51 procedures.
Is it possible to resurrect a beta and merge with related proposals?
I need help co-ordinating this from the top so that we can start to build a community instead of being caught in part of a propose-commital-beta loop of doom in ever decreasing denominations.
Your counsel and guidance is greatly appreciated.