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If that would work, I would have done that a long time ago. The thing is, that a clone with just the off-topic questions wouldn't work. It would never get the critical mass of users. I want to ask super narrow technical questions, and "What is the best messaging queue for python?" on the same site.

The thing is, if SO would be a bit looser, deletionists could just ignore the other questions, and everyone gets what they want. By forbidding them, they still get what they want, but inclusionists don't their questions (unless there is enough critical mass for a sub-site).

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