On Area51 Discuss, bigown proposes merging two proposals in the definition phase with us, namely:

  1. Technical Writing, and
  2. Blogging and Copywriting.

Do we want to encompass these forms of professional writing? If so, how do we reach out to these potential contributors?

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    "Do we want"? The question should be: "don't we already?" I though we were. Feb 5 '11 at 22:32

I say yes -- this site desperately needs an infusion of content and audience to survive.

And isn't writing.. writing? I suppose there is a sort of divide between the fiction and non-fiction folks, but certainly the goal of writing clearly and communicating well is shared by all these audiences.

edit: this is now complete, see:




  • I agree, but there seems to be a feeling that this site is unfriendly towards anything that isn't fiction, specifically novels. Jan 31 '11 at 18:02
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    @neilfein - I hear this said, but no one actually seems hostile to this content. What does seem to be the case is that some non-fiction writers have looked at the site and not found it interesting. Jan 31 '11 at 19:33
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    It's going to be tough for this site to survive even with these proposals added into the mix. It should probably be done ASAP. Feb 2 '11 at 15:54
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    @mark I have closed these proposals as dupe of writers and I'll update the faq Feb 3 '11 at 1:12

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