Where can I ask questions that don’t fit or are off-topic for Stack Overflow?
I know the Stack Exchange Q&As are a place for people to ask questions that have definitive answers. I had to put that out there in advance.
My question deals with what the best way is to address how it makes someone feel to contribute something, maybe even for the first or second time, and be met with overwhelming rejection. I don't mean someone asking for solutions to their homework through the Q&A, but users who contributed something that is off-topic, but that would make a very nice blog post.
Being a freshman in the Stack Exchange Q&As myself, I vividly remember an experience early on that almost put me off Stack Exchange for good.
Inspired by some of the questions that where the most popular at the time ("Great programming quotes" and the likes, which seem to have been deleted since,) I contributed an off-topic question that was met with harsh words telling me what Stack Exchange is and what it isn't. At the time I felt like there was a double standard, where seasoned members could get away with contributing off-topic blog bits, and newcomers where publicly hanged for it. It seems like that double standard is being addressed since those very popular questions like "Great programming quotes" are being deleted, but aren't we losing something in the process? First of all, we lose those posts that many users found amusing/entertaining/eye-opening. But we also might lose new talent, that maybe haven't figured out what exactly Stack Exchange websites are for specifically, but want to give back to the community with a well-thought-out comment/joke/..., maybe because they can't answer questions themselves yet, since that in itself is quite competitive, at least on Stack Overflow.
So here comes my question:
Could you guys envision a place where clever questions that are flagged as off-topic or not-a-real-question can go to be appreciated (maybe without gaining experience for them?) Posts that new talent has created could be moved to that place, without hurting someone's feelings, and we could all enjoy the posts.