Can I create a new section / community on Stack Overflow which will be dedicated to one particular topic. I am a Java developer working on a framework called ATG. This is a globally used framework and I realised that there are very few blogs dedicated to it.

So I am thinking of creating one section on Stack Overflow (if I can), which will address this need specifically. Please advise.


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StackOverflow doesn't have "sections" in the way that you seem to be envisaging. All it has is tags. Every question has a number of tags, and you can look at only the questions that have the tags you're interested in.

In this case, just use the tag, which already exists, and has 21 questions: browse the ones that exist – adding answers if you can help – and ask new ones if you need help.

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    It actually does have "sections" if you think about the mini-sites like facebook.stackoverflow.com. That's the only one at this point in time, though. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:10
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    Well, not unless you have lots of money and want to flood SO with people asking off-topic questions about facebook apps.
    – Wooble
    Sep 7, 2011 at 11:10
  • Is facebook.stackoverflow.com really all that different from browsing the appropriate tags on StackOverflow? Not to my mind... Sep 7, 2011 at 11:12
  • Not really, but it does provide an automatic grouping for related tags in the form of a subdomain. It's very much like having a good set of favorite and ignored tags, but those tags are maintained by the Stack Overflow team rather than an individual. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:14
  • Don't forget to claim the tag wiki! Sep 7, 2011 at 11:21
  • Meh, never even heard of the facebook. domain until now. It's actually worse in my opinion since there's no indicator other than the logo or domain. that you've stumbled onto a section focused on facebook. Compare that to stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/django where at least django is written out. Sep 7, 2011 at 16:30

For this specific purpose, it's probably appropriate to just use the tag, as noted in lonesomeday's answer.

If you're doing something distinct enough that it deserves its own stackexchange site though, you can propose it on Area 51.

  • Thanks donroby. That answers my question.
    – Srikumar S
    Sep 7, 2011 at 11:53

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