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Announcement - Changes to Area 51 Voting

We recently made some changes the voting interface for Area 51 example questions. The improvements are designed to make the voting experience more like that of an actual, launched Stack Exchange site. ...
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Game-specific sites

There are a number of proposals around specific games, of both the computer game variety and the board/card game variety. Meanwhile we have a Gaming site that covers all types of video and computer ...
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Machine Learning is a duplicate of CrossValidated

Proposal: Machine Learning Machine Learning is a valid and avid topic on CrossValidated. So what's the problem? EDIT: While I can't see any justified point why this can't live happily within CV's [...
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Boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Stack Overflow Academy Where is the boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow? Isn't the former more or less a subset (and therefore duplicate) of the latter?
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Mathematica proposal has disappeared

The mathematica proposal at 89 commitments has disappeared without warning or trace. Why has it disappeared? And why without prior warning?
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Let's not let it get closed this time!

The last proposal was open for 2 years and thus closed: Old Joomla Proposal The Joomla users deserve a dedicated Stack Exchange site as the tag on Stackoverflow is becoming more and more popular ...
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Should there be some privacy/anonymity by default or identity separation from other stack exchange sites?

Reading over the A51 proposals, I see a proposal for a sexuality Q&A site (cough "sackoverflow" cough ). I don't know if I would particularily like Careers2.0 to link up a potential employer or ...
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Rushed proposals and Community Moderation

According to this question the advancement from definition to commitment is completely automated. That is of course a very reasonable thing to do for proposals that reach the commitment stage in the ...
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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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How to help a NEW community get through Commitment

The biggest hurdle to getting a proposal through the "Commitment" phase is signing up enough users with EXPERIENCE in Stack Exchange to launch. We must have at least 100 users with 200+ reputation on ...
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Why is the Magic: The Gathering proposal shutting down?

Proposal: Magic: The Gathering We are going to close the Magic: The Gathering proposal here on Area 51. There are a number of reasons for this. I'll do my best to enumerate them: Currently, Board ...
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Two level model (MO/Math.SE) vs one level model (SO)

Proposal: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Physics, etc. Recently there has been a number of cases where people from SO/SU/SF sites have criticized the two level model ...
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Should some discuss.a51.se questions be migrated to per-site metas when betas begin?

There are many off-topic questions on discuss.area51.se: off topic not because they shouldn't have been created, or because the OP was mistaken, or anything like that. They are questions that have ...
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**Instructions for ALL Private Beta Members**

Thank you for deciding to commit to using Embedded Programming and Design. We are asking you to ask and answer at least 10 questions to fulfill your commitment. Also, please check the meta site of the ...
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What will prevent this proposal from going down again?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence According to the blog post "No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51", there once was an AI site which was closed down on 2010-12-22. StackOverflow generously ...
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How can we better serve the CS community on Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) Gotta admit, I see the point of this. From the look of the proposed questions so far, this would be a solid resource for CS students, who may well find ...
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Get active on other Stack Exchange sites?

Proposal: Digital Preservation I was noticing that this proposal has everything it needs to get started except it's short of people with reputation on other Stack Exchange sites. It's great that ...
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Would the Woodworking site duplicate the Home Improvement site?

I created a proposal for a new SE site on Woodworking. This new site may have some overlap with Home Improvement. Are there enough new topics to warrant a separate site?
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Where did the 'close' link go?

We recently removed the 'close' link from proposals, preferring instead that users simply 'flag' proposals that have to be closed/removed for egregious problems. Why did we do this? My initial ...
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What problems does the two-level split solve?

Kaveh asked what problem the two level split into research and non-research sites would cause. This has now gotten a couple of answers. I asked what problem is solved which I think is more important, ...
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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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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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SE Proposals: Breadth Versus Depth

Looking at some of the proposals, it seems that there many which should be merged, on the basis that the combined interested user base will be large enough to support the site. Good examples are all ...
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Will Sexuality be on the SE domain and will this affect the way web filtering software checks stackexchange.com?

Proposal: Sexuality In one of the first SE 2.0 sites, a meta question was asked about whether adult web applications are allowed. The answer given was: No, I don't think we want this, as it would ...
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How do you reach out to and eductate new users?

This question arise in context of Broadcast And Media Technologies, but it shares such a fate with many other proposals. Broadcast and Media Technologies - is a very specialized industry where ...
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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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Why does Area 51 think CogSci is in public beta?

I was poking around in Area51, and noticed that the Cognitive Science proposal was apparently in public beta. However, when I clicked the "visit this site now" link, I got this: Why is this ...
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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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Would it be worth including space & planetary sciences?

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics As the Astronomy proposal didn't get enough participation, would it make more sense to broaden the proposal even further to specifically include: Solar physics ...
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Anime: should we allow the use of romanized Japanese titles?

Proposal: Anime & Manga Every anime has a romanized Japanese title (romaji). Most popular anime also has an English title. For example, this question can be written as How many times did Louise ...
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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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Biology, Cogn. Science, Chemistry, Bio. Evolution, Bioinfo: Why we block up each other?

You all know these proposal are all over 1 year old and have below 50% commitment, so it will take long time (months, some likely additional year) before they start BETA. So why not make a concerted ...
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Is overlap with GameDev SE a problem? — Advice from the first private beta

Proposal: Computer Graphics After it was announced that the first Computer Graphics private beta was closing, the community decided to make a new proposal. Prior to the site's closure, there was a ...
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Some computer-related merges on Area 51

A bunch of proposals on Area 51 are being voting to be merged, with various results. In a comment, a user said decisions were taken, but the user was not able to explain what will be done. Could ...
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Improving commitment role descriptions

At the moment, when committing to a proposal, we're asked to select a role amongst Professional or Expert Academic or Research-Level Student Avid Enthusiast or Prosumer Beginner or Learner Just ...
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How quickly proposal can go into private beta?

Recently I've came across Monero proposal (btw. I haven't heard about it at all until now) and it's already in 19% of Commitment phase with 70 people already committed (as at time of writing) and it ...
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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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Define Internet of Things

I feel like there is a slight mixup in some of the sample questions that Internet of Things requires internet connection. I'd like to kick off a discussion of what other people think Internet of ...
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Allow edit/retag suggestions for Area 51 Meta

Those who have been on Area 51 know reputation is really quite hard to come by unless you can think of a great proposal. Reputation cannot be earned by posting good questions or answers in the ...
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Big Data is not reasonably scoped

Proposal: Big Data is not reasonably scoped While I like the idea of having a community centered around Big Data I believe this is not a good fit to the StackExchange model in its current state and ...
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Add old proposed questions to new proposals? [closed]

Over time, many proposals have been closed & deleted after they've gone stagnant. Some of those proposals have later been re-created, with the hope that they'll have better luck on their second ...
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What's wrong with EE?

Proposal: Arduino What's wrong with the Electrical Engineering site? Arduino is supported there.
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Why should Tridion Developers still support the Tridion Forum?

Proposal: Tridion I have pretty much ignored the Tridion Forum for a while now, since all the questions can be answered on StackOverflow because of the type of Tridion developers who actively use ...
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Does Gardening and Landscaping only include outdoor plants or indoor plants aswell?

Proposal: Gardening and Landscaping I was just wondering if this only includes outdoor plants. As "gardening" is usually reserved for outdoors and landscaping definitely is. Would it be acceptable to ...
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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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Do the downvotes in Area51 work same way as on Meta?

I'm asking the question here since apparently Area51 doesn't have meta. I dont agree with some "question" (it is more of a suggestion than a question) created as discussion at Area51. I wanted to ...
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Should “Software Development (in Portuguese)” be renamed to “Stack Overflow (in Portuguese)”?

Proposal: Software Development (in Portuguese) From a branding perspective, wouldn't it be better if this proposal were called "Stack Overflow (in Portuguese)" like most of the proposals mentioned ...
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A user is following my proposal but the user is not showed in the followers list

Proposal : Urdu Language I was visiting my proposal ( 3 min ago) , I saw a new example question uploaded by Sajjad ( a new user), I visited his/her profile , there was ( is ) written :1 followed: ...
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Are questions about other CryptoNote coins on-topic?

Proposal: Monero As far as I understand it the Bitcoin stackexchange site is open to questions from all coins that are based on Bitcoin's source code. Does this proposal plan to allow questions ...
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Questions about software that some juridictions consider illegal

Proposal: Software Recommendations Presumably there will be requests for recommendations that we would not want to answer. Questions like "What's the free word processor that opens fastest on Mac ...