There are a lot of unsupported proposals filling the pages of Area 51. It's not that these proposals are necessarily a bad idea, it's just that Area 51 doesn't always supply the built-in audience to create every site. Maybe the author underestimated the work needed to find an audience, or maybe the community feels the topic is already well covered elsewhere. Whatever the reason, proposals that don't see a minimal level of interests are not going to have enough momentum to remain viable.
Minimum Activity Requirements
Any proposals submitted to Area 51 will need a minimal level of activity to be considered viable:
Create a Proposal
After you've submitted your proposal below, here is all you'll need to get started:
- 5 example questions you would like to ask on this site
- 5 users who are willing to 'follow' this proposal
Proposals that do not meet these requirements within three days after submission are subject to removal. Note that abandoned proposals which receive no activity for a period of 30 days may also be removed.
You can read more about the site creation process here.
Whether it's the proposal author or the participants driving this activity, it ultimately takes a lot of support and enthusiasm to turn a proposal into a site. If you manage to locate an audience for a proposal later, you are certainly welcome to try again. But leaving the proposal to linger unsupported only draws unwanted attention and fills the discussion section with questions asking "why do we need this?" That is not going to bode well for a proposal that may just need to find an audience ready to support it.