A site which would be an obvious migration target for us, Website Recommendations, is barely over 50% committed.

Oddly, in the list of six other Stack Exchange sites where the committers are also active, Web Apps is not listed. That seems wrong.

So, let us unburden ourselves of the neverending trickle of questions asking for a web site recommendation and get this one off of the ground.

  • Quite ironic indeed! Oct 13, 2015 at 1:41
  • The proposal has been closed.
    – user79865
    Nov 2, 2015 at 20:57
  • Well, that's a bummer.
    – ale
    Nov 2, 2015 at 22:12
  • Maybe we can use some of the justification here for some of the request questions we get. In other words, take away "is there a site that..." and see what you're left with.
    – ale
    Nov 2, 2015 at 22:14

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I don't see the need for this proposal, or its benefit to WA. Recommendations of Web Applications are already on topic at Software Recommendations.

Most of recommendation questions we get are about web apps (not surprisingly). These can be carefully directed to SR: for example

Your question may be on topic at Software Recommendations if you can rewrite it so that it meets their quality guidelines.

Questions about other kinds of websites are not common, and can be simply closed as not about Web Applications, like any other blatantly off-topic question. (Which would be even simpler if we had a generic OT close reason).

  • Perhaps we need to adjust the text of our "recommendation" off-topic reason.
    – ale
    Nov 25, 2015 at 22:24

The proposal has been restarted: Website Recommendations

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    The new proposal seeks to exclude Web applications. It's focus is on "classic" Web sites. I am not confident it will gain enough traction.
    – ale
    Nov 20, 2015 at 15:58

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