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I've heard a bit of a clamor for an automotive version.

It occurred to me that a site for kids to get help with homework, regardless of subject, might be workable. Of course, it would probably have to be heavily moderated.

Gardening? DIY?

What about it? Any other ideas?

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Doesn't this kind of thing belong on Area51 (area51.stackexchange.com)? I think there already are ideas over there for just about every one of the things answered below... Some of them may already be beta sites... –  jrista Jul 7 '10 at 22:33
    
@jrista: Yes, but this is a really old question, so we should just close as a dupe. (It should probably be merged with the other question after it's closed.) –  Jon Seigel Jul 7 '10 at 22:41
    
@Jon: Ah, sounds good. I didn't check the date when I wrote my previous comment. –  jrista Jul 7 '10 at 22:44

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I'm an electrical engineer so I vote for one on electronics design/debugging/etc. Obvious title would be Short Circuit. :-)

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In the Stack Overflow podcast #58, Joel touched on how Fog Creek is developing hosted, custom-topic sites using the Stack Overflow engine.

These "hosted" versions could cover any topic that a company would want.

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Robotics - RoboOverflow

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+1 for robotics, not so much for RoboOverflow - sounds too much like some plumbing device or too much like RoboOverthrow <shudder>. –  Dennis Williamson Jul 5 '09 at 20:29
    
Heh. Don't get too caught up on the actual name. It's the concept that counts ;) –  Jonathan Sampson Jul 5 '09 at 22:54

In addition to Jarrod's comment, in the event that you really want a car forum (which is the example I'll use cause I think it's awesome) for this sort of thing, I would bite the bullet, pay the $X/month for a 3 month trial run with FogCreek, and then try and reach critical mass with some car websites to promote it.

I would hope Joel would be reasonable about "Open Hobbyist" groups of this sort, and let you run ads to pay him his money.

And now, you've got a semi-viable business that can operate in either a not-for-profit or for-profit model and have an open, non-corporate-driven car enthusiast board.

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Mathematics - MathOverflow

Stack Overflow is the best Q&A system I have ever seen on the Internet. I am getting a lot of help on stackoverflow.com, it only lacks many other subjects.

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But not mathoverflow.net? You probably mean a MathOverflow that is not as restrictive? –  Andreas Rejbrand Jul 9 '10 at 0:17

One of my favorite sites for years has been the 2+2 Publishing boards. They publish poker books, and most of the discussion forums are about poker.

But they run a very large number of parallel forums. The discussion community there thrives in part because you can go there to talk about anything. If you come to talk serious poker, you visit High Stakes No-Limit Hold'em; and of course if you head for Other Other Topics, the only thing there the mods absolutely forbid is poker.

SO could be similarly successful -- just a matter of setting up the nav properly.

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Hi John. www.Outflopped.com went live yesterday. I invite you to come along and try it out. If you have any tips on how to improve it please let me know –  Mr. Flibble Oct 19 '09 at 12:44

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