Are sites proposed on Area 51 allowed restrict access to a group of people smaller/more specific than "the general public"? For example: only registered users of an existing web app?

  • Why the down vote? I didn't know and i couldn't find the answer..
    – Jeroen
    Jul 9, 2010 at 15:03
  • On meta, people usually vote down if they don't want to see what you're proposing, not for "stupid questions" like on Stack Overflow and the likes. That's what I understood of it anyway.. Jul 9, 2010 at 16:18

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Update: Stack Overflow Enterprise is now available for internal use.

original message:

No. Stack Exchange 2.0 is only for public, community-driven sites.


You can however set up your own Stack Overflow clone.

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