i "think" that there should be a website where people can ask some general social questions, i have seen many sites here which attempts to do the same but they cover a single general topic, thats why i am asking, why isnt there a Peope.Se which could cover much more juice?
Over the course of launching 40+ Stack Exchange sites, it was found that the concept and engine works best when it has a clear and relatively narrow focus, and is populated by experts for that narrow focus. So things like:
all seem to work because the goal is clearly defined and the potential experts are clearly defined. When you work with a concept that's broad or ill-defined (People would be that), there's no focus for the user base: it's hard to impossible to know what is a good question for the site, what is a bad question the site, who are the experts in the field, and if there are any experts, why they would choose to participate in the site.
So rather than a People.SE site, think:
And so on.
If you're interested in learning more about the background, the Stack Exchange team has written a few different blog posts about it:
- No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51 talks about how a failed SE site, Artificial Intelligence.SE, due to a lack of clearly-defined experts
- Stack Overflow Around the World talks about the success of Stack Exchange in narrowly defined topics, and how that relates to localized communities
- Pruning Season talks about another failed site, Electronic Gadgets.SE, which didn't have a clearly defined and narrow scope
- Merging Season talks about what the sweet spot is for a site's scope
As a postscript, it's also interesting to look at Atheism.SE, which failed mostly because it was an SE site for people who are something rather than a site for people who do something. That is, if you happened to be an atheist, you were automatically an expert: obviously, that's not true, and it's hard to define what an "expert" atheist would be.
The same would be true of a People.SE: who is an "expert" person?