If no search results are returned by a search on Area51, the results page has the following suggestions:
Make sure all words are spelled correctly
Use different words
Use more general words
Shouldn't it also suggest "Create a Proposal" and give instructions for how to do so?
Also, in several places the FAQ tells you to propose new sites. Ex:
If your area of expertise doesn't already have a Stack Exchange site, propose it!
However, in no case does it ever actually tell you the steps you need to follow to do it (i.e. select a category, scroll down and click "Propose a new X site")
I only found this information in two places:
- My list of Privileges
- At the very bottom of the homepage, where it says
Can't find what you're looking for? Select a category listing to the left and propose your site there!
Shouldn't it be in the FAQ as well?