Do you know stackoverflow.com ?
If you write at least one line of code per week, you should ! In short terms, stackoverflow.com is a Q&A-site for programmers without payment, without add overloading but under collaborative control, just like wikipedia. Additionally, there is a reputation system which is certainly a better metric than number-of posts.
Check the following sections to get an idea how it works.http://stackoverflow.com/abouthttp://stackoverflow.com/faq
The site already contains a reasonable amount of questions regarding R:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/rWhy do I tell you all this ?
Because on this site (http://area51.stackexchange.com
) people can vote for the creation of a new site using the same scheme but dealing with another topic.
And yeah, there is a proposal for a site dealing with data mining, statistics and visualization. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/33/statistical-analysis
Numero 8 in the top-list, not bad actually.
I am confident that this site can bring a huge part of the splitted data mining community together, especially those parts who are interested in helping each other. All the forums for technical questions I have seen up to this point (excluding analyticbrige, whose discussion range is broader) have a characteristic ratio of 1:1000 of helping to asking people and a absolute small amount of helping people. But I am certainly missing some (excluding mailing lists (I hate this discussion style) and forums of commerical data mining software).
What do you think ?