I'd like to discuss the closure of the ANSYS proposal as a duplicate of engineering. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/106028/ansys
I feel that engineering is too broad of a topic, that's why I proposed ANSYS.
Based on the criteria for merging topics:
- Almost all X questions are on-topic for site Y
- If Y already exists, it already has a tag for X, and nobody is complaining
- You're not creating such a big group that you don't have enough experts to answer all possible questions
- There's a high probability that users of site Y would enjoy seeing the occasional question about X
ANSYS is justified based on 3 and 4. re 3: Engineering to too big of a group that there are not enough experts to answer ANSYS Questions
There are 36 questions with the ANSYS tag in engineering and only 12 have been answered. This seems to be hurting the questions answered ratio for the Engineering group. Which is preventing it from getting out of public beta.
re 4: ANSYS is typically a graduate school level subject and is probably of little interest to those interested in general engineering discussions. For example http://engineering.stackexchange.com/questions/12542/ansys-mechanical-contact-behavior http://engineering.stackexchange.com/questions/13169/ansys-workbench-beam-tool-imported-geometry would only be of interest to very few people in a general engineering forum, but almost everyone who works with ANSYS is interested in this.
I represent a group of the leading experts in ANSYS and we would like to have a more focused forum. The current arrangement of the "engineering" discussion is not attracting experts. We are committed to building a vibrant community here at Stackexchange if given a chance.
Please advise on our best path forward.