From the ground up. Funds are unlimited, and any location in the world is available.
Where should it be? What features, attractions, entertainment, rides, exhibits, restaurants, accommodations, etc.? Family area, adults only area, teen section, child care, pet sitting. It has to appeal to a broad range of types: geeks, cooks, pet lovers, intensely political/argumentative types, introverts, party animals, sports lovers, couch potatoes, danger lovers, fraidy cats, career-minded people, as well as slackers.
But it must have features that uniquely mark it as a Straight Dope Enterprise.
Thelma, myself and a growing group of friends are working on a very similar concept. A very large theme park where all types of message boards are represented with a physical presence. The theme itself is creative solutions or just creativity in general. The plan includes on sight laboratories and shops of different types to provide resources at very low cost to allow dreamers, inventers, artists, as well as business and science types to explore thier idea with others of similar interests in a very fertile enviroment.
The people would be the attraction and the park would simply provide technical resources and space. Envision a giant coffee shop where a group could sit down and hash out ideas then simply step into the next room and have thier ideas start becomming a reality.
A no-win roleplaying game where you decide how to react in certain situations:
– Do you ignore the obvious racist troll? Then people complain that you are letting them slide. Do you smack 'em down? Then people complain that this is even being discussed these days.
– Do you ask out the girl at the bar? If so then it’s hilarious that you would even think you were on her level. If you don’t, then you’re obviously a Nice Guy and probably a rapist. ETA: doh!
A similar approach would be a major attraction, you might have different areas where different types of experts hung out. Someone working on a project could take his project over to the area he needed some expertise in and have his questions addressed.
with the extra large number of restaurants you have some surprise ones. one where a normal key ingredient is left out and something other substituted. one where the food is left out at room temperature too long and people get to see if it is still good.