I've been spending a little time on the new literature site, and they get a sh*t-ton more questions than we do. We would benefit greatly if we could attract more lit people, as the lit people we currently have tend to be excellent contributors. There are many sci-fi/fantasy fans on lit that read the genre authors heavily influenced by "the classics".

It's true that Blake's mythology tends to be a subject traditionally covered by English Literature, and while that us useful, I'm interested in the analysis of mythographers, which I consider to be the most fundamental.

We do allow Milton, so possibly this is a moot point and Blake is already within our scope.

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  • Curious, why do you feel Blake's mythology is off topic? Do you have specific questions about Blake's pantheon? Good, then why not just go ahead and ask them? – yannis Mar 13 '17 at 7:55
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    Tangentially, although it's certainly good that Lit.SE is getting a lot of questions, if you look a little deeper you'll notice that almost 1 out of 5 of their questions remains unanswered. There are probably a few different things we could try to get people to ask more questions here, however, that won't amount to much if their questions remain unanswered. – yannis Mar 13 '17 at 10:53
  • A good half of the questions asked are somehow... questionable. And another part can only be biased. To be fairly honest even in mythology or history there is a huge place for partial analysis, quick shortcuts and big conclusions from few proofs. And those people writing such stuff can be incredibly noisy. – Gibet Mar 23 '17 at 7:54

Go for it, I guess.

But one of the things I've learned on my time on this site is quality over quantity. 1 question that is well thought out, easily understood, thought provoking, and not easily answered goes a lot farther than 5 easily answered by wikipedia.

Also, as @yannis points out, 1/5 of the questions on Lit.SE gets unanswered. They already have 138 unanswered questions, while Myth.SE, having gone through 700 days, only has 86.

But if you have a question, don't wait to ask on meta to ask if it's on-topic; ask it!

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    Ok. Thanks for the input. (I already cause enough trouble on Mythology, so I wanted to get feedback on this before I start asking Blake questions;) My intent will be to formulate questions that draw on the knowledge of Mythology contributors. – DukeZhou Mar 13 '17 at 20:56
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    @DukeZhou Who would win in a fight between Urthona and Urizen? ;) – yannis Mar 14 '17 at 8:53
  • @yannis lol--I don't think such tactics will lure many Blake people ;o – DukeZhou Mar 23 '17 at 21:07

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