There has been quite a bit of chatter recently on Stack Exchange's priorities with respect to the sites, specifically on how Stack Overflow and technical sites are seen as the primary revenue streams.
In response to that discussion, I made a proposal on Science Fiction and Fantasy.SE's Meta proposing that the site allow sponsored tags as a way to prove its value to the company in a way that might only be non-disruptive to the community, but potentially interesting or even fun.
How does a community, especially a non-technical one, actually go about getting tag sponsorships?
- Is this community-driven, where the site will be updated to allow tag sponsorships if and only if the community clearly establishes a consensus that it wants them?
- Is it necessary to have potential tag sponsors already in line and expressing clear interest before the technical changes can be made?
To be clear, I'm not asking what tag sponsorships are, nor am I asking how to sponsor a tag on Stack Overflow. I'm asking how sites that don't currently have sponsored tags go about getting them.