Essentially for all those questions that get bumped from the currently existing sites for being in the wrong place. E.g. if a perfectly good and interesting question has no natural home in the existing family of 'stack' sites it could 'fall off the end' and find a home at an 'odds and ends' catch-all site. A sort of SO reject bin if you like.

You could call it 'orphaned storage'.

Periodically the tag stats could be analysed to sift for promising new stack sites.

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    How is babby formed? Oct 12, 2009 at 20:42
  • Is today meta-friday?
    – Troggy
    Oct 12, 2009 at 21:33

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Take a cue from Jeopardy, and label it:

  • dot stackexchange dot com. Oct 12, 2009 at 20:44
  • well yes: potpourri.stackexchange.com stackpourri.com; etc; etc; Oct 12, 2009 at 20:45
  • PotpourriOverflow Oct 13, 2009 at 1:56
  • I dunno, I think the Potpourri designation is overflow, so it'd be a redundant thing. Oct 13, 2009 at 2:23
  • I'd prefer "notes and queries" - but that's the Guardian-reader in me...
    – Jon Skeet
    Oct 13, 2009 at 6:18

There is OffTopic.SE

  • Wow. Ask and ye shall find. Six whole questions as well :)
    – redcalx
    Oct 13, 2009 at 7:59

Jeff has often stated an opinion that you can't have a site with no topic/focus, it will just end up poorly supporting everything. At which point it becomes very hard to build community and get quality, reliable answers. Obviously, you can make what you want with a stackexchange site, but I would not expect to see Jeff and his team create an "odds and ends" site.

  • Possibly, but I wonder if you would get small sub-communities forming around certain tags. As such you could cut through the noise by focusing on tags you that represent communities you align with. If a specific tag become popular then we can spawn a site specifically for that subject and migrate the questions over. It's a sort of melting pot if you like (there's another potential site name).
    – redcalx
    Oct 12, 2009 at 20:52

So... Who's gonna answer these questions? How do you propose to lure away users from existing general-purpose Q&A sites like Y! Answers or WikiAnswers?

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