# When could a “tag” become a “stack exchange community”?

Initially, I will give you an example to understand my question: e.g., the tag r has many questions in the "Cross Validated" community, then sometimes new users ask questions with content about a bug in R, or something about R packages, and we know that questions with this content are being closed frequently, as was discussed in this question Should most R tags be replaced with package tags?.

So when a tag has many questions that are considered off-topic by the Cross-Validated community, is that a reason to consider creating a new site, & how would we go about it?

• I am really struggling to understand what you mean by your last sentence (So, when a tag that have a many question which fleeing of the community focus can be another community?). Can you please try to formulate it a bit differently? Right now it is very difficult to understand. – amoeba Oct 14 '15 at 9:00
• I think "fleeing of the community focus" is an over-literal rendering of "fogem do foco da communidade" - not clear English, as @amoeba says - so I've edited your question. Please edit again if that's not what you meant. – Scortchi - Reinstate Monica Oct 14 '15 at 11:01
• If not duplicate, at least related. – Andre Silva Oct 14 '15 at 12:17

Area 51 is the Stack Exchange site for proposing new Stack Exchange sites. If your idea for a new site comes from observing commonalities among off-topic questions on Cross Validated, it'd be sensible to discuss it first here on CV's Meta & to link to your proposal if you decide to make one.

Your example—questions involving R—has been much discussed. As @AndreSilva points out, there was a proposal for an R Stack Exchange site, but it didn't go anywhere. Currently we welcome questions that arise from using R, or other statistical software, on Cross Validated when they're statistical questions. (Understand "statistical" here in a broad sense—encompassing machine learning, data visualization, &c.) The majority that aren't are programming questions, & have a home on Stack Overflow, as @NormalHuman points out. A minority are better suited to other Stack Exchange sites (see e.g. https://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/r). Some fall into a grey area where it's not clear, perhaps not even to the person who asked it; many of us try to encourage & facilitate the asking & answering of questions in a software-agnostic fashion. We also maintain a collection of links: Internet Support for Statistics Software.