I’ve been a big fan of a question-answering site on programming called Stack Overflow.
The fine people at Stack Overflow are now allowing people to propose websites that follow the same structure on their own topics of interest, and I thought a Stack Overflow-style site would be great for cryptic crosswords.
So, if you’re interested in seeing one of these things happen, get behind the website proposal I’ve started at Area 51.
Update: and this is what I said to JD in the comments, which should serve to make things at least a little bit clearer:
JD, it’s perhaps easiest if you have a look at Stack Overflow to understand what kind of site I’m hoping is made. Basically, Stack Overflow is a nicely done question-and-answer site for programming. I hope that one of those is created but on the subject of cryptic crosswords.
Before a cryptic crossword question-and-answer site gets created, though, it needs to be proposed and enough people have to show an interest in it. That’s what the Area 51 site does: it sees if a topic holds enough interest amongst the internet community to be worth making a question-and-answer site out of.
That’s why I would like people to register and follow it on Area 51. If people don’t do that, a question-and-answer site on cryptic crosswords won’t be created at all.