Stackoverflowoverflow - take all the worthwhile closed questions from Stack Overflow and give them a second life on a Stack Exchange site (still under construction).
My intention was to create a site where some closed questions were migrated from SO, and no other questions were accepted - they first had to run the gauntlet of SO. It would also exclude questions migrated to other sites, those deemed abusive, offensive, etc. Just those closed as subjective and argumentative, off topic, too local, and so forth. Or, in other words, questions worth discussing, but not on SO.
Now, while my original intention was to only take answers that were closed directly from SO, this does not have to be what the site ends up doing ultimately. This can be defined a little better once we get the support needed to consider moving forward. Perhaps the good closed questions help us define what the new site accepts, but people can submit questions directly.
The recent, significant, change in Stack Exchange means that a stackoverflow-overflow site can't exist as I was envisioning.
In order for a Stack Exchange site to make the transition to Stack Exchange 2.0 it has to have a substantial volume of active users. Further there is no "site owner" to speak of - it's community owned and operated, so I can't artificially prevent people from posting their own questions.
I (luckily!) passed the first hurdle - my test site already exists so it'll stay open for 3 months. However there are a few more hurdles to jump.
For this site to exist I need the following
- A substantial number of users interested in this site, and committed to using it.
- Several users that are willing to be very active and close/delete questions that didn't come from SO (or aren't suitable for this "overflow" site), and to moderate (ie, it can't be a complete wild west)
- The site has to be up and working, with a substantial volume of usage and activity, by July 13th, when my current Stack Exchange subscription ends.
I have the majority of the coding ahead of me, and I don't want to spend the time trying to make it work if it's not going to be very useful to a lot of people. So I want to determine now what the interest is so I can move forward or drop it.
So - the ball is in your court.
Upvote this question if you want to see this site AND believe you would participate.
Downvote it if, for whatever reason, you would like this site to not exist.
Discuss it in the answers and comments.
Make yourself known if you might be able to commit to the activity level a moderator would require and are interested.
I'll accept discussion, comments, votes, etc through the end of the bounty at which point I'll commit to doing the work required, or let the idea slip into the great beyond.