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Questions tagged [culture]

The Culture category includes proposals in subjects like language, religion, society, groups, and politics.

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Shouldn't Alchoholic Beverages be combined with Beer?

Proposal: *Beer * One of the other proposed recreational sites is Alcoholic Beverages. Wouldn't having both Beer and Alcoholic Beverages just confuse users and interfere with each other?
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Why will this dupe of Atheism succeed where the former beta failed?

Proposal: Atheism/Agnosticism This has been tried before at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2732/atheism. As that page says, The Atheism site didn't have enough activity during the ...
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Why not combine “English Language Learners” with EL&U?

Proposal: English Language Learners It seems the concern here is creating a separate forum for folks to ask basic English questions, and I can't help but wonder... why? There's already a forum for ...
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Christianity: Are rational questions allowed?

Proposal: Christianity Should this also allow questions that critically ask about the validity of the Christian faith, the Christian bible history and such? And questions about what the bible says ...
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Will the Chinese Language site allow for questions to be asked completely in Chinese?

Proposal: Chinese Language All of the examples provided so far have a mainly English component with Chinese characters added. I would like to know what everyone thinks about asking questions purely ...
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Default Language for Questions in Portuguese

The Portuguese Site is at the Proposal Phase. Some questions are entirely written in Portuguese (I think it is wrong) and some others in English (what I think is correct because Stack Exchange is a ...
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How will Politics SE keep from being a discussion board?

Proposal: Politics I am hesitant to commit to this SE since I can see no future for this other than: A discussion board that is filled with LvR discussions. Votes based on the position taken rather ...
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What are the advantages of single language sites over collective ones?

It has already been asked at the current Lojban proposal, but not at the Esperanto and Constructed Languages proposals, why it would make more sense to have a SE site dedicated to this single ...
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Change the Islam proposal description

Proposal: Islam The Islam proposal description/tagline is: Proposed Q&A site for the Muslim community who have questions about Islam. Is this meant to exclude people who are not Muslim? ...
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Isn't Buddhism a Religion?

Proposal: Buddhism Shouldn't the description for Buddhism at least include the word religion? I understand this is controversial from the POV of many Western practitioners but Buddhism is a religion ...
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Drawing the lines between ELL and EL&U

Proposal: English Language Learners Since the proposal has been re-opened and given the excitement its closure caused, I think it is appropriate to further discuss the delineation between ELL and EL&...
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Done! Now restore this site to ESL (“English as a Second Language”)

Proposal: English Language Learners A Brief Background — 6 months ago as part of the Area 51 process, this proposal was renamed from "English as a Second Language" to "English Language Learners....
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Followers shortage

Proposal: Hinduism This meta is in commitment phase and needs followers to get launched into beta. We need followers desperately. I propose, we spam the invite link to all India related social ...
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What needs to be done to prevent this proposal from stagnating?

The Buddhism proposal was closed in committment and reopened less than 24 hours later as a new proposal. This is good. It means someone is paying attention. With that said, what do we need to do to ...
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What will make this third Atheism proposal succeed after the previous two failed?

Proposal: Atheism and Agnosticism There have been two proposed Atheism SE's that have failed. One was recently closed in the commitment phase, as it was considered a duplicate of philosophy and the ...
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Do not close - Hinduism should exist like other specific religious sites [closed]

Proposal: Hinduism Christianity is in the commitment phase Islam is in the definition phase Buddhism is in the definition phase So why vote to close this one? Let's instead wait to see if it gets ...
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Final Review: Is the proper title “Second-Language Acquisition”?

Proposal: Language Learning When a proposal nears the end of the "definition" phase, the Community Team does a final evaluation to see if the proposal is ready to move forward. I'm wondering if we'...
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Reinstating the English Learners' Proposal

Proposal: English Language Learners Following the conclusion of the Definition phase, this proposal was recently closed in support of our English SE site. After a lot of discussion here and ...
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Do we accept translation questions?

Proposal: English Language Learners Given that the site specifically caters to non-native English speakers, do we want to allow straight translation questions here?
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Should Ethics be allowed?

Proposal: Veganism and Vegetarianism When I originally created the proposal I was advised to disallow ethical questions as the tend to be opinionated and subjective. However, it's inevitable that ...
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Pertinent quaestiōnēs linguā Latīnā? Eās ut nōn hortēmur?

Proposal: Latin Language Or in English: Are questions in Latin on topic? Should we encourage that? And how about answers in Latin? I'm currently imagining latin.stackexchange.com as having a similar ...
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Why limit the new group to ESL?

Proposal: English as a Second Language People often ask questions which are too basic for ELU, though the people asking are not ESL students. Why not broaden the new group to accept all basic ...
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Важливо / ReadMe for the “Ukrainian Language” proposal

Ця сторінка є не обговоренням, а інформацією. Ukrainian Language proposal — це сторінка пропозиції (англ. proposal) щодо відкриття на базі платформи Stack Exchange сайту питань і відповідей про ...
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Should conlangs include critique/help on parts of users' own conlangs?

Proposal: Constructed languages I'm not clear on exactly whether a constructed languages site would include this. For example, if I were to post a question like "What are the fundamental problems ...
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What is the line between mythology and folklore?

Clearly questions about Zeus or Thor are mythology and appear relevant to the mythology stackexchange. Stories about Paul Bunyan or the Yeti probably aren't relevant. What is the dividing line between ...
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Should Veganism be extended to Vegetarianism?

Proposal: Veganism Veganism imho is a pretty narrow topic for a SE site. Should we extend this proposal to Veganism and Vegetarianism?
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How to deal with dialects?

Proposal: Arabic Language This question recently made me wonder about this proposal: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/62022/arabic-language/67683#67683 whereby it essentially asks for a map ...
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Political science looks better

Proposal: Politics I think the term political science would be better and would be geographically and culturally diverse and would also cover the entire systems that govern people both theoretically ...
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Korean Language Discussion Room has been created

Proposal: Korean Language To keep the interest in this going and to encourage more new users to commit here I have set up a chat room at http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/30769/korean-language-...
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Hinduism was not a religion before britishers came to Bharat?

Proposal: Hinduism Before the British invasion of Bharat, there was no term called Hinduism, this term was introduced by britishers. The Sanskrit name for Indus river is "Sindhu" and with the coming ...
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Bottom Falling Out

Proposal: English as a Second Language ESL will provide a venue for questions that are too basic for EL&U, but how does the new site draw the line for itself? In the parent site, relatively easy ...
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“New” Latin words

Proposal: Latin Language Is it acceptable to ask or answer using terms from neo-Latin and Contemporary Latin (created to describe more modern things or ideas)? For instance, Contemporary Latin has a ...
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Is this a site for brewers or just drinkers?

Proposal: *Beer * Are homebrew questions appropriate?
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Is it a good idea to mix ancient and modern Greek?

I should think in most cases people who are interested in the one are not particularly interested in the other. And why is combining them any more natural than combining Latin and Italian? Surely ...
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Crowdsourcing: translation between natural languages

I have translated this song from Russian to English. Can you correct my mistakes? This is one of the questions in the proposal. Asker then wonders if this kind of question would work well for Q&...
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When Hinduism is shaping out for launch?

Proposal: Hinduism I think its already been 3 weeks since the proposal has reached 100% commitment. So, When are we going to have our Hinduism community.
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Classical Languages/Cultures?

Proposal: Latin Language Now, I may get a lot of initial skepticism for this, but since most Classicists know both Latin and Ancient Greek, and since the Greek proposal is going nowhere, and since ...
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Should questions about Ukrainian written in Russian be allowed here?

Proposal: Ukrainian Language Hear me out and just don't take this as trolling. This is a very subtle issue but I guess it's better to discuss here. Let me start with some facts: The thing is that ...
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Is there a reason why the proposal definition was edited?

Proposal: Arabic Language The proposal definition used to be: non-native & native Arabic Language learners, linguists & experts to discuss finer points of the language. اقتراح إنشاء ...
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Propose to expand “Japanese” proposal to include Q&A on Japanese culture

Proposal: Japanese Inspired by commit message by Prix: "The japanese culture is interesting to me and as such i would love to learn more and more about it." And so I thought, why not we expand ...
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halachic issues should not be asked to random people

Proposal: Jewish life and learning : i dont know if i would feel comfortable with a site that posts a halachic questions that are being answered by random people. what if the answers are actually ...
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Is a mass down vote vandalism

Proposal: *Atheism and Agnosticism * It appears that someone came through and down voted pretty much every question in the last few hours. I don't see any offered rational, so it would seem to be an ...
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Qur'an reciting (Tajweed) related questions - أسئلة في التجويد

Are questions related to Tajweed of Qur'an on-topic on Arabic Language; since Islam covers questions related to Fiqh هل تعتبر الأسئلة المتعلقة باحكام تجويد القرآن الكريم ملائمة لموقع اللغة العربية؟ ...
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Our proposal is in commitment. Thanks to everyone!

Proposal: Korean Language and Usage As we can see, our Korean Language and Usage proposal has finally reached commitment stage after a year. To be honest, I had braced myself up to see this ...
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English for Language Users

Proposal: English Language Learners My basic issue is that ELU is for linguists, etymologists, and (serious) English language enthusiasts. ELL is supposed to be for English learners And we still ...
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Defining topicality

Proposal: English Language Learners How shall we clearly define what is on-topic for this site and what is confusing enough that it should properly go to English Language and Usage?
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Would a site like this cause more quarrel than reliable answers?

Proposal: Religion I am a devout Christian. I am also a Pastor and a Christian Apologist. While I think it is necessary to have religious discussions, I am slighted toward thinking that a site like ...
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Are questions underlying faith or belief in Christianity in general on topic?

Proposal: Christianity I committed to the Christianity site proposal because as a skeptic, I'm interested in understanding the why's behind beliefs in Christianity. In other words, I'm more ...
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Is language teaching on-topic?

Proposal: Language Learning Will this site accept only questions from self-learners, or will it be on-topic to ask e.g. about effective ways of teaching languages?
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Will this stack be for advanced questions or for everyone?

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage Will I be able to use this group for basic questions (I'm beginner, A1)? If not, is there any suitable group for that kind of discussions and questions?