When I made a proposal for Minecraft, it was listed as a duplicate of the Gaming site. Despite this, there are a whole lot of sites about programing such as Software Engineering, Theoretical Computer Science, Code Golf, Computer Science, Operating Systems Development, etc.

What makes a topic like "gaming" or "movies & tv" specific enough for only one site but have "math", "teaching math" and "history of math" be three different sites?

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It's a matter of what is and isn't on topic on existing sites. With the exception of questions related to tech support of modded Minecraft, anything that would be on topic on a "Minecraft" site would also be on topic on Gaming. On the other hand, there's very little overlap between "using math", "teaching math", and "the history of math".

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    Its only not on topic because someone chose to make it not on topic Commented May 19, 2023 at 14:00
  • @GabrielTellez There are reasons why they chose those as off-topic. Commented Aug 30, 2023 at 10:17

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