To emphasize. If the Area 51 FAQ was considered the 'Federal Laws' of Stack Exchange 2.0 proposals, is a proposal expected to fall under the exact same guidelines or can it overrule those guidelines to better match the culture of the proposal?
Example 1 - Do proposals have to be geared to just experts?
In the FAQ it states that:
Ask real, expert questions
We want you to capture the moment that plumbers feel when they look at PlumberOverflow and say, "Whoa! That's my kinda site!" On a site about plumbing, there are 200 easy plumbing questions, and they've all been asked 100 times on other sites. Don't suggest questions like "How do I unclog a drain." Instead ask, "If you run 2.5 GPM through 50 feet of 1/2" galv pipe, how many psi will be lost to friction loss?" Remember, the pro sites WILL attract the enthusiasts, but not the other way around!
But some proposals are not geared to just expert enthusiasts and/or professionals in training. So which is it? Expert only or not? If there was an amazing proposal for a Stack Exchange 2.0 site that was gloriously beginner-ish would it be allowed?
Example 2 - Is a proposal for a site a bad proposal if the topic is inherently subjective/argumentative?
The FAQ states that:
Ask questions that can be answered
Avoid asking question that are subjective, argumentative, or require extended discussion. Stack Exchange does not work well with questions like "Which is the best..."
Will these sites be allowed to draw their own lines and enforce them based on their own guidelines much like subjective questions are allowed on Stack Overflow if they're presented under the 'right' conditions? Or will they be rejected because they don't adhere to the Area 51 FAQ?
If a tree falls in the forest, and there's nobody there, does it make noise? [closed]
closed as off-topic by Mr. Bobdobalina♦ 2 hours ago
Smoking excessive quantities of pot and asking egotistical/anthropocentric/ambiguous questions about the world is both not expert enough and too subjective/argumentative to be allowed here. Your account will self-destruct in 5.. 4... 3.... 2.....