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I feel strongly that the current SO website would be much more effective if it was completely different than how it is now.

Problems include:

  • Closing eyes or adjusting monitor orientation causes site to disappear from view.
  • No useful information about paint.
  • Everything should be different.

Instead of asking, answering and voting on questions related to programming, people may find it more valuable to have access to a website about paint, or perhaps a website featuring a variety of serious news articles.

What do others think? How should reputation be calculated for the paint website? Should it allow questions?

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closed as not constructive by Grace Note, jjnguy, ChrisF, random Nov 22 '10 at 14:31

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Bookmarking this even though I disagree, because it deftly captures the essence of so many feature requests here on Meta. –  Shog9 Nov 22 '10 at 15:53
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I'm glad some people can appreciate it. I think it's healthy to laugh at ourselves from time to time. –  j_random_hacker Nov 23 '10 at 2:25
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The paint site should not allow questions, only answers, to focus it on the relevant content. –  Pëkka Jan 12 '13 at 16:23
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Reputation should be directly proportional to the frequency with which a user utilizes the color brown on the paint website. It's simple, and it's accurate. –  jadarnel27 Jan 14 '13 at 5:52
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I like how voting to close this question was a very good predictor of who would become future moderators –  Richard Tingle Dec 12 '13 at 14:17
    
@RichardTingle: "But I'm sure they're fun people in real life." –  j_random_hacker Dec 12 '13 at 17:34

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