I've put up a proposal for a Plots Stack Exchange on Area51. My idea for this site is that it would be for questions clarifying the plot of narrative works (encompassing all media, from science-fiction television series to John Grisham novels).

I have examples of the kind of questions that are good and in-scope may seem objective but are really subjective, as well as questions that, while objective, are outside the scope of a plot (such as "Why was Neville Longbottom in Gryffindor?"). If I can't vote for my own examples, how should I communicate which is which?

  • Add comments? However, it should be obvious from the way the proposal is worded. – ChrisF Jun 10 '11 at 20:12
  • @ChrisF: Where do we "word" a proposal? The target audience field? – Stuart P. Bentley Jun 10 '11 at 20:18
  • Yes. It's been a while since I was active on Area 51 so I'm not sure what (if anything) has changed in that regard. – ChrisF Jun 10 '11 at 20:39
  • I've closed this proposal as overlapping with Literature. Plot-related questions (at least those that aren't too subjective or that ask for someone else to do their homework) should fit in completely. – Dori Jun 11 '11 at 8:04

Proposals in Area 51 are not supposed to be owned by any one person. So you can suggest a topic, and describe the audience, but it's up to everyone who follows the proposal to define exactly what is on-topic and off-topic.

The way on-topic and off-topic are defined is by suggesting questions, and then having users vote them on- or off-topic. It's generally frowned upon to add a comment indicating what you intended a question to be.

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