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What StackExchange sites do you want to see?

I've heard a bit of a clamor for an automotive version.

It occurred to me that a site for kids to get help with homework, regardless of subject, might be workable. Of course, it would probably have to be heavily moderated.

Gardening? DIY?

What about it? Any other ideas?

  • Doesn't this kind of thing belong on Area51 (area51.stackexchange.com)? I think there already are ideas over there for just about every one of the things answered below... Some of them may already be beta sites...
    – jrista
    Jul 7, 2010 at 22:33
  • @jrista: Yes, but this is a really old question, so we should just close as a dupe. (It should probably be merged with the other question after it's closed.)
    – Jon Seigel
    Jul 7, 2010 at 22:41
  • @Jon: Ah, sounds good. I didn't check the date when I wrote my previous comment.
    – jrista
    Jul 7, 2010 at 22:44

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I'm an electrical engineer so I vote for one on electronics design/debugging/etc. Obvious title would be Short Circuit. :-)


In the Stack Overflow podcast #58, Joel touched on how Fog Creek is developing hosted, custom-topic sites using the Stack Overflow engine.

These "hosted" versions could cover any topic that a company would want.


Robotics - RoboOverflow

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    +1 for robotics, not so much for RoboOverflow - sounds too much like some plumbing device or too much like RoboOverthrow <shudder>. Jul 5, 2009 at 20:29
  • Heh. Don't get too caught up on the actual name. It's the concept that counts ;)
    – Sampson
    Jul 5, 2009 at 22:54

In addition to Jarrod's comment, in the event that you really want a car forum (which is the example I'll use cause I think it's awesome) for this sort of thing, I would bite the bullet, pay the $X/month for a 3 month trial run with FogCreek, and then try and reach critical mass with some car websites to promote it.

I would hope Joel would be reasonable about "Open Hobbyist" groups of this sort, and let you run ads to pay him his money.

And now, you've got a semi-viable business that can operate in either a not-for-profit or for-profit model and have an open, non-corporate-driven car enthusiast board.


Mathematics - MathOverflow

Stack Overflow is the best Q&A system I have ever seen on the Internet. I am getting a lot of help on stackoverflow.com, it only lacks many other subjects.

  • But not mathoverflow.net? You probably mean a MathOverflow that is not as restrictive? Jul 9, 2010 at 0:17

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