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

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Not a copy of sci-fi/fantasy

Proposal: Doctor Who Doctor who is a cult more than a TV show, therefore it would not entirely fall under sci-fi/fantasy.
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Move 'Bharat' to 'Culture' category?

Proposal: Bharat While creating the proposal, I failed to notice that i have selected wrong category i.e. 'Life'. Please move it to 'Culture' category?
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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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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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Should the person who starts a proposal be automatically a moderator?

For the Proposal of Mythology. Should the person who started a proposal automatically become a moderator? If I make a proposal I want it to be a website in which I and others feel comfortable.
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Specify the reasons for your downvotes

Proposal: Hinduism There are many valid questions down-voted with no possible reasons. So, when down-voting a question, please do comment about your reason to down-vote the question. This will help ...
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What should Mythology include? [duplicate]

Proposal: Mythology Mythology is full of gods, demi-gods, ferocious creatures and wonderful stories. Should origins be included? What I mean is the origin of say the Native Americans. They believe ...
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Should it just be Greco-Roman?

Proposal: Mythology The description says that this is about Greco-Roman mythology, but there is a lot more mythology than just that: Egyptian, Norse, various Native American tribes. Should we expand ...
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What should define Mythology?

Proposal: Mythology What should Mythology be about? How can we make sure it stays on topic?
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Add more example questions and use your votes

Proposal: Hinduism It would be very helpful and motivating if the members, instead of just following the proposal of the site, actually took part actively in the site's proceedings. As of the current ...
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Disagree with an ethics site because it is entirely subjective and opinionated

Proposal: Ethics I disagree with this proposal, I do not think it is a good idea to open up a place to discuss ethics. My reasoning behind this is that ethics is something entirely based on opinion, ...
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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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Game Of Thrones

Proposed Q&A site for Game Of Thrones Fans and Enthusiasts! Everything related to Game Of Thrones books and the TV Show. Game Of Thrones is an Epic Fantasy series written by George R. R. Martin ...
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Should the description of the **beer** site be more specific?

Currently the proposed beer site's description says "proposed Q&A site for connoisseurs and lovers of Beer." Shouldn't it be more specific? Proposal: *Beer *
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Would knowing origin of any festival be considered too localized here?

Proposal: Hinduism Just want to confirm whether knowing an origin of any festival is too localized or not here. Because there are lots of festivals in the Hindu religion. So I think knowing it's ...
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Is this a site for brewers or just drinkers?

Proposal: *Beer * Are homebrew questions appropriate?
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This is a possible duplicate of India

Proposal: Indian Tourism The questions related to travel in India can very well be asked with-in India proposal which is already very close to getting into Commitment phase!
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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?
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Wise usage of automatic translators for faster achievement of result

We could use an automatic translator to translate most of UI elements: menus, headers and other "User Experience" things, and then correct the translations in such cases where the correction is needed....
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What's stopping this proposal?

Proposal: India Update 2: We now need just 8 more questions with a score of 10 or more. One quick tip: To adjust your already existing up-vote, you need not to down-vote that question, but you need ...
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Maybe it dosn't fit, but this is ok

I'm pledging my support for this idea, it's such a good one. Maybe the ideas of this tend away from the usual SE format, but maybe in this case and this case alone this is ok. I hope SE is flexible ...
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“Rumor Countrol” is “Skeptics” - but with a less-useful name

Proposal: Rumor Control sounds like a bad version of Skeptics. How does it differ?
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Standard Q&A criteria fundamentally inappropriate for this topic?

Proposal: Mind TL;DR: My question was this: "Can we have a different set of Q&A guidelines for this proposed topic?" The remainder of this "question" is a lengthy exposition of context and ...
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Is this just for within the legal boundaries of the city, or are the suburbs included?

Proposal: Philadelphia Do questions about the outlying suburbs count as on-topic? Is City Line Ave. the boundary, or can questions cover topics that include areas like Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills, ...
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How broad is the site?

Proposal: India I am feeling like the site is too broad, since asking questions about each and everything related to India would be too fragmented. Can we have a list of topics which should be there ...
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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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How to help the proposal's progress towards beta?

I committed to this proposal in its early days and I've done my best to help it advance, so I was very happy when we reached the commitment phase. However, this happened over a month ago and so far we ...
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What about question of Social figures?

Proposal: India Are we going to allow question about social figures/icons of India. Like Mahatma gandhi, APJ Abdul kalam etc?
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Why aren't people voting up questions?

Proposal: India There are some 100 followers and some 250 votes in total on questions. What could be the reason for that?
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Native speakers asking questions for a non native speaker

Is it ok for a native speaker of English to ask questions here, so long as the topic is related to someone who is learning English? I am a regular user of Lang-8 (1), and I have two types of ...
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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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Is the 'Yoga and Meditation' proposal really also about meditation?

Proposal: Yoga and Meditation The proposal name is 'Yoga and Meditation', but in the proposal description I only read about Yoga. There is no mention of meditation. Is this site really about both, or ...
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Will Foreign languages be allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do questions have to be in English? Proposal: English Language Learners What if people do not know how to communicate in English? Will we allow questions in Foreign language?
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Isn't it ironic that someone who barely knows English asking about English in English?

Proposal: English Language Learners It will be more helpful if there is some way for people who are bi-lingual (English+Other) to participate as some kind of teachers.
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Do questions have to be in English?

Do questions have to be written in English? Or is asking in other languages ok? Proposal: English Language Learners
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What happened to the Shia Islam proposal?

There was a proposal called Shia Islam here and as far as I know at least 25 people were following this proposal. What heppend to this proposal? Is it deleted? If so, why? and who has done that? ...
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Will proofreading be allowed on ELL?

Proposal: English Language Learners As we know, proofreading involves checking for grammatical, spelling, and mechanical errors, which may include problems with verb tense, subject-verb agreement, ...
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What about homeworks?

We are bound to get smartasses who will want us to do their school homeworks for them eventually. Their questions will be sufficiently nontrivial, they are unlikely to meet any common closure criteria,...
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Putting a floor under Grammar questions

Proposal: English Language Learners The question of “General Reference” raised by Cool Elf at Bottom Falling Out will be especially knotty with regard to grammar questions on this site. Grammar ...
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Can I start asking questions here in ELL?

I know ELL site is under commitment stage. Can I start ask my questions in ELL and invite for answers? or do I need to wait unitl it gets moved to beta?
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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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Should this be a place for improvement of the English level only or for discussions about ways of its studying as well?

Proposal: English Language Learners I think, that the help to the intermediate learners should should contain not only the answers on the subject itself(the English language), but on the processes of ...
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Will EL&U be a General Reference site respect to ELL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Drawing the lines between ELL and EL&U Proposal: English Language Learners Considering that EL&U is a complete repository of high quality answers on English grammar, ...
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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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Dedicated chat room

Proposal: India Do you think we should have a dedicated chat room for this proposal? If yes what would be the topic we would be discussing there?
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What are the guidelines (next to the obvious ones) that new proposals should adhere to?

I am involved in the the currently proposed Q&A site Buddhism, and as a user who is relatively new to Stack Exchange I'm learning e.g. there what does and what does not seem to work in Stack ...
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Why did the previous proposal fail and how can we avoid it

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage The previous proposal failed after 2 years at some 60ish percent commitment I think. What were the reasons and how do you think we can avoid it this time
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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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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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On the Closure of English Language Learners [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: English Language Learners Continues… Proposal: English Language Learners I wasn't sure about the need for this site when it was proposed. But in keeping with the spirit and ...

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