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Is there a StackExchange site for fun things to do in life in general and in detail? Is there a common name for that kind of study?

I'd like to know what activities might be fun for me, how to find out what else I might be interested in based on what I know I like. And then I'd like to further dig into the roots of fun and learn how I can make other, less appealing activities, more entertaining. But I don't know what I don't know, so it would help a lot if I could just read top questions from such a site and see what things other people are asking about and what answers are out there.

Not sure this would be a Q&A site with definitive objectively correct answers (if it doesn't exist yet), but possibly most accepted by the users.

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    Currently not. You could give it a try on Area51 and propose a new site.
    – juergen d
    Nov 27 '13 at 9:34
  • @juergend I tried to figure out how Area51 works, and I think it's too hard for me. I'm not that good in making good arguments in my propositions. I bet other users might do better, if they like this idea. Nov 27 '13 at 9:36
  • Log into Area51 and then: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/create?category=life
    – juergen d
    Nov 27 '13 at 9:38
  • What would a typical question be for such a site? Perhaps that would narrow down "fun" a bit more. I have a feeling you might be thinking about "Leisure Management", but I'm not sure.
    – Bart
    Nov 27 '13 at 9:38
  • @Bart a typical or a good one, considering current SE standards for technical and most other sites? I guess a typical question would be "I like this and that, what else is there I could enjoy?" Nov 27 '13 at 9:40
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    I'm guessing that would be too recommendation-y for SE.
    – Bart
    Nov 27 '13 at 9:41
  • Well, that is kind of the point. Surely it could be rephrased to "What kind of activities would a person who likes this and that also enjoy?" but still not allowing a single correct answer. I guess it all depends on the person's previous experiences and details about his life, that helps determine the correct list of things for them. And that's psychology, I think. Then it boils down to determining the most common past experiences for an average person, but that would become too specific. (it should be noted that I'm bad at asking questions) Nov 27 '13 at 9:44
  • Consider that not all types of questions or topics are suitable for SE sites.
    – Oded
    Nov 27 '13 at 9:50
  • @Oded now I'm guessing this might never be a Q&A site, and therefore probably not a SE one. Still, I was interested in finding out what SE users think about this. Nov 27 '13 at 9:52
  • @ShadowWizard This question was not about memes and humor specifically, so closing it as a duplicate of a similar but newer (by 4 years!) question is wrong. I suppose they are related, but not exact duplicates. If anything, the newer question is a subset of this one, not the other way around. May 13 '17 at 17:58
  • @user1306322 the newer one got official seal of a final "no", so I felt it is more proper to close this way, to make it clear there is no such site and will most likely never be. May 14 '17 at 6:11
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I'd like to know what activities might be fun for me, how to find out what else I might be interested in based on what I know I like.

These are recommendation questions, which are banned on most sites on the SE network, with very few exceptions, because they work out so poorly in our Q&A format.

And then I'd like to further dig into the roots of fun and learn how I can make other, less appealing activities, more entertaining.

We have a Game Development site, there's a Psychology proposal on Area 51 which you could follow, and this may possibly fall within our Cognitive Science beta site's topic (but I'm not sure about that). Unfortunately, Gamification was an unsuccessful beta site.

Other than that though, you might not find much unless you have specific problems needing answering. The internet is full of research on fun and the psychology around it, on game design, and a ton of things surrounding the entire topic. Go searching for them, and for the game development news sites like Gamasutra.

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  • I guess I'll follow Psychology for now. Maybe in a few years things will become different and a non-Q&A site about recommendations for entertainment will be open. Nov 27 '13 at 9:41
  • And right now I consider game development the shortest path to figuring out how to fun. Nov 27 '13 at 9:47
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    @user1306322 That entire area pretty much revolves around the question of how to fun, so that's a good start. ;) Nov 27 '13 at 9:48

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