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Questions tagged [arts]

The Arts category includes proposals in subjects like visual art, performance art, humanities, media, literature, and music.

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How can we make this literature proposal succeed when other literature proposals have failed

Proposal: Literature I recreated the Literature proposal because I would really like a place where I can answer questions about Literature online. However, I'm a little bit worried, because past ...
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Reboot of Music Fans, please vote on good questions!

Proposal: Music Fans The prior proposal got so close, so please remember to vote on questions! (regardless of whether you are following the proposal or not)
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The “Entertainment” proposal was already covered by a number of more-specific sites

Proposal: Entertainment Different types of entertainment already have their own Q&A sites: Arqade for videogames Movies & TV Anime & Manga Role-playing Games Board & Card Games ...
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Is “Music Fans” a duplicate of music.stackexchange.com?

Proposal: Music Fans Is "Music Fans" a duplicate of music.stackexchange.com? That site is for musicians, students, and enthusiasts. "Fans" are enthusiasts, after all. Their site suffers from a ...
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How can we draw more attention to Literature?

Proposal: Literature We've reached the Commitment stage! Finally the Literature proposal has the required number of questions with a score of 10 or more in order to advance to the next phase in its ...
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Are graphic novels on topic (specifically non scifi/fantasy)?

Proposal: Literature Naturally many graphic novels will overlap with scifi/fantasy, but what about graphic novels that do not fit that category? Maus comes immediately to mind as a "graphic memoir" ...
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What problem does Movies solve and who will be the experts?

Proposal: Movies I'm not saying this proposal should be shut down, I'm just wondering what the purpose of this proposal is. Perhaps I'm just missing something. When looking at the exemplary ...
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Is this for modern & popular music only?

Proposal: Music Fans The upvoted sample questions here (so far) are all about current or recent music/bands, mostly of the sort you'd hear on the radio (though there are niche genres/artists ...
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Is just English literature on topic?

Proposal: Literature Hi, I'm good in English, Italian and Spanish literature. So, Which type of Literature is on-topic in this site? Just English or Literature in other language too?
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How can we avoid friction with SciFi.SE?

Proposal: Literature One possible problem I see is that there will be friction with existing SciFi.SE site for literature works in speculative fiction realms. That friction can be detrimental to the ...
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How will Literature be run different this time?

I just found that there's an attempt to revive Literature. As a follower and temp mod of the last attempt, I'm curious as to how this go around will be treated differently. The old one started off ...
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I would like to discuss merging all music proposals [closed]

Joel recently wrote a very succinct blog post detailing some of the issues that all of the disparate music sites are currently experiencing. I would like to organize all of the followers of the ...
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Is literary analysis on topic?

Proposal: Literature From the proposal name, I was expecting more discussion of specific works of literature, literary analysis, and such. I saw almost no example questions along these lines, though, ...
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Books is a bad organizational name for a proposal, overlaps with Sci-Fi and others

Ok, so Books right? What about novellas, or short stories? What about e-books? What about Sci-Fi books? If one went to a major university and asked to major in books, the counselors would ...
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How to propose a new site?

How to create a proposal and what will be limitation to create a proposal? I have checked on "AREA51" for create a proposal but didn't get solution. This question may be repeated.
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Would it be helpful to merge efforts with the geography proposal?

Both seem uncertain of reaching weight, and seem to have similar goals and overlaps. I understand many of the top users of each may not be terribly interested in the topics of others, but each may ...
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Please spend your votes!

Proposal: Worldbuilding Earlier, we had asked early followers to add new example questions, and you guys came through big. We currently have 49, though there's still plenty of room for more. (...
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Is character development and story/plot development allowed here?

Proposal: Worldbuilding In light of the discussion happening over here, I want to get this particular part of the discussion going. This proposal is actually incredibly broad. Most of the time, I ...
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Are questions about a band's CDs allowed?

Proposal: Music Fans I have read that the band Swedish House Mafia had 2 different CD releases of their Until Now album - a regular version with 10 tracks and a deluxe version with 22 tracks. A few ...
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Would we support expanding existing (fictional) worlds?

Proposal: Worldbuilding For instance, the Commonwealth Saga has a lot of details about the worlds in it, especially in the two novels set earlier in the timeline. Would questions relating to how ...
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Should computer science or graphic algorithms be part of this site?

Proposal: Generative and interactive art In the example questions, I see many that are just geeky computer science questions, already addressed in stackoverflow. I would explicitly ban these kind of ...
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There's ALREADY a music production site at music.stackexchange.com - come and join in!

Proposal: Music Production What would be in the scope of this site that isn't already covered by music.stackexchange.com - or in some cases, sound.stackexchange.com? Note that questions about ...
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Is there value in merging the Libraries and Books proposals?

The Libraries proposal had a significant amount of activity early on, but the activity chart has been more or less flat for a long time. Many people who signed up are not active on the Stack Exchange ...
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Is it OK to promote a Proposal in related SE meta sites?

Proposal: Animation May I advertise this proposal in related SE meta sites and proposals? e.g. Gamedev, Movies, Audio Video Production, Graphic Design etc.?
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How do you make it plain that Literature includes non-fiction?

Proposal: Literature In the 55 (or so) questions with a score greater than zero, I see only two that are about non-fiction: The Tower and Between the World and Me. Perhaps this is addressed ...
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Should questions about authors be ontopic?

Proposal: Literature Should questions about authors (as personalities, or as authors of works) be ontopic? E.g., How has experience in WWI influence Tolkien's writing (ok, this one is a bit trivia ...
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Is the Greek Language proposal necessary?

Proposal: Greek Language Would there be any questions here that could not be answered on Latin Stack Exchange? It includes all Greek-related questions except for biblical texts. Here is the link for ...
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Early Followers: Please help us by adding example questions!

Proposal: Worldbuilding I've written a lot here about the struggles of art-related proposals on Area 51. Many never get the needed number of followers, and many others that get that part never get ...
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Are “Guess This Song” Appropriate On Music Fans?

Proposal: Music Fans Are questions like "Can you help me identify the song I heard in some-recently-released-movie-towards-the-ending" allowed to be asked on Music Fans ?
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Should research questions be allowed?

Proposal: Worldbuilding neilfein's answer to another question here got me thinking. He brought up several points about what he has called "Research Questions". (Neil, correct me if I'm wrong or ...
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Can subjective song meanings be accepted answers?

Proposal: Music Fans As a follow up to The meaning of songs will also be explained on the Music Fans Proposal: Will only meanings that have been discussed or confirmed by the artist be valid? What ...
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Content Protection

Proposal: Worldbuilding A question occurred to me, we will be working with people's original creative works, what can we do to ensure that content is protected? I am not familiar with the rules on ...
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How do we define what is too broad a question for this site?

Proposal: Worldbuilding Certain questions are on the list of example questions that are quite broad and open to a lot of differing answers that all could be considered correct. A good example of this ...
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This proposal really needs to be properly defined

Proposal: Worldbuilding World-Building is a massive topic, covering many different areas. While I agree we shouldn't just go asking a scientist what would happen if happened, I also think that world-...
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Will the content of the old Literature proposal be re-imported into this one?

Will the content of the old Literature proposal be re-imported into this one? Proposal: Literature
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Should candle making be permitted under “Arts & Crafts”?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Since candles can be made by hand, this subject should be permitted in the Arts & Crafts proposal.
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What criteria can be used to get more questions with actual answers?

Proposal: Worldbuilding One of the toughest things the Worldbuilding proposal is going to face (based on the questions coming in so far, and the fact that it got closed temporarily already) is the ...
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Should we change the proposal description to a definition instead of a list?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts The proposal description has always said that this proposal is for practitioners of arts and crafts, and has given a list of a few examples to give people ideas. Q&A ...
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There is a TV & Movies site, and there is a Music and Theory site, but where should one post questions about music and pop-culture?

As the title suggests, where can one ask questions regarding Musicians, bands, record albums, etc? In my particular case, I was wanting to find out some information about the image on an iconic album ...
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Could someone clarify the criteria for questions being too technical (or off-topic) for Books.SE?

Proposal: Books I am confused as to whether asking for a book or list of books about a specific (very) technical subject would be off-topic or inappropriate. First, it says in the description of the ...
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Have created advertisements on Reddit and Quora. Need your votes now!

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Probably you can upvote these so that the many people see it. Crafts reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/crafts/comments/3hjtz6/arts_and_crafts_qa_website_on_stackoverflows/ ...
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How can we contact those who signed up for a proposal?

A genealogy site proposal has been reopened in an attempt to get it going again. Is there any way to contact all the people who supported the original genealogy proposal, to see if they might support ...
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Would questions about existing world building tools or software be on topic here?

Proposal: Worldbuilding Correct me if I am wrong, by skimming trough the discussion I did not see this topic brought up. I am concerned about this as I am a user of a few tools that came up with ...
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Covered by Arts and Crafts?

Proposal: Origami Is this not covered under Arts and Crafts proposal?
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Symbolism in Movies

Proposal: Movies I was hoping there would be a discussion on the symbolism of [movie]. It would be interesting to hear different viewpoints on how people interpret such and such movie. If you're ...
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How can we spread the word?

Proposal: Worldbuilding All art-based proposals have a steep uphill fight ahead of them. The problem is that the criteria for determining if a proposal is going to be viable (60 followers and 40 ...
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Are questions about vocaloid allowed

Proposal: Music Fans I know this question has been asked before, but on a different proposal.Vocaloid is technically music, but it is also some sort of manga or anime. So would questions about this ...
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What are the good approaches to shoehorning literary analysis into Q&A format?

Proposal: Literature (stealing idea from a related Meta.SE answer), I'd like to pre-emptively highlight an area of concern so ideas to address it can be worked through in advance. Literary analysis, ...
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Events to support a lively community?

Proposal: Worldbuilding In the Event this site makes it to beta and 'production' what sort of events could we host to make it a more lively community?
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Better description for worldbuilding?

Proposal: Worldbuilding The description for the Worldbuilding proposal is pretty vague. It describes who it's for, but not what it's actual role is. Can we add something to that effect? Perhaps ...