The Stack Exchange websites are intended to provide specific answers. In general, their purpose is to discover the one best answer to any given question. Their purpose is to resolve objective questions. That is why Stack Exchange was invented.
The first three Stack Exchange sites had to do with programming, servers, and computers in general. In those domains, there is very often a clear one best answer. That is the Stack Exchange model.
In the world of writing, especially fiction writing, are there really very many questions of that nature?
"When is it OK to use the passive voice?"
"How do I combine short chapters into longer ones?"
"How do you go about inventing a character?"
These are great questions and a lot of fun to discuss, but they are all matters of opinion.
There are some questions within the realm of writing that are objective and answerable:
"How can I find an agent?"
"What are my options for self publishing?"
"How much money is it possible to make from writing a book?"
Those question do fit the Stack Exchange model. But are there enough of them?
In computer programming, objective, answerable questions come up all day long. You can't code for ten minutes without running into one. And they also are very often obscure, extremely specific, and difficult to answer using Google. For that reason, a programming Stack Exchange site makes awesome sense.
But the world of writing does not produce a lot of questions of that nature. And what objective questions it does produce, usually yield to a quick Google search.
The problem we keep running into, I'm noticing, is that someone will post what they think is more-or-less objective question, and then someone else will say, "subjective!" And then there's some debate, and what emerges is that the subjective vs. objective itself is an arguable matter of opinion. It's because we're talking about writing here, which is an art form. How do you resolve questions about art?
I kind of hate to ask this, because I've been having a blast this last week asking and answering questions on here. But my sense of reality compels me to ask it.
Perhaps a better subject area for a writers Stack Exchange site would be Writing Careers -- questions about becoming a professional writer and advancing your career as a writer.
What are the pros and cons of self-publishing?
How much should I budget for promoting my book?
Is the format for a graphic novel script the same as for a film? Where can I find a format guide for graphic novel scripts?
What are some good books about how to get published?
I've posted my mystery novel online. I want to build an audience. Are Google Adwords a good way to go?