About a week ago, late one night, I created a proposal. The title was:
Strictly Programming Questions, Really
(Some of you might note the acronym.)
The description was, in essence, the 'anti-subjective' view of Stack Overflow. Answerable questions about programming -- no careers, jokes, project management, polls, baseless speculation about the future of languages or platforms, or other things with a 'subjective' tag.
About 12 hours later, before much of anyone noticed it, I deleted it. I just didn't want to risk the wrath of whoever.
However, it left me thinking. Could a community jell on good and bad question for Stack Overflow? Or would it bog down hopelessly in controversy? Would the management tolerate the launch of such a site in the event that it actually passed the definition and commitment gauntlets?
And, perhaps more to the point, would it make sense to post this proposal and walk through the definition phase, and then apply the results to Stack Overflow?