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Can ask patents be referred back to Area 51?

The ask patents subsite has almost died out. I don't think there is a way to intrinsically revive it, if it were a question, I'd say it needs severe moderator intervention. Out of the last 15 ...
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Is it allowed to invite people?

I am proposing an area to discuss about GeoGebra software. But I would like to know if is allowed to invite people to follow me. And what about other areas? I am a member in Mathematics, but I would ...
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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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Difference between complex networks as science of ecosystems rather than a branch of physics portal?

Complex networks can be described as a sub-area of physics and mathematics, where you study how things entangle with each other. After Barabasi and Newman (in my personal point of view) complex ...
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Suggestions and discusions for improvements of all Stack Exchange sites

I cannot find an arena where suggestions can be made and discussed for global changes to the SE system. I strongly believe that the SE system is somewhat flawed and is in desperate need of some ...
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Any information on the new Area 51?

I've seen in a few places the Stack Exchange staff have alluded to the fact (or sometimes said directly) that the current Area 51 model is broken, not effective and needs a massive overhaul, ...
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Sustainable Living covers a set of questions that intersects — but does not completely overlap — other proposals, how to handle?

Proposal: Sustainable Living Is there a standard way determined for handling sites that have an intersection (but not total overlap) with existing sites or proposals? For example, see this question ...
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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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Etiquette regarding cross-semination of proposals and S.E.s

I read a post (from 2012) recently in the Linguistics meta that "...The users that committed cannot talk about them in existing sites at the moment....". Before that, I had been going to consider a ...
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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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Artificial Intelligence proposal scope

I would like to open a discussion on the scope of the Artificial Intelligence proposal. In the last Machine Learning proposal there was some confusion about the scope we wanted, and it never really ...
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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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What does 'answered' stat in Beta of any website indicate?

What does the below stat for a beta website indicate? Accepted answers percentage? Or Percentage of questions with answers?
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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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An area for Sagemath software

You may have heard of Sage. It is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL to create a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab. Sage ...
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Are questions about narrow AIs allowed?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence The title says it all. Are we allowing questions about AGI -- as in, attempting to replicate the intelligence of humans with computers -- or any AI, including narrow ...
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Why do the “Visit” links on a beta proposal send me to the joining page?

I was just browsing through the proposals and I wanted to check out actual Q&As on Retrocomputing, now in beta. So I clicked on the Visit the site now! link (same URL as the typical Visit! button, ...
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How about adding Calligraphy to Arts and Crafts? Its decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering which is again an art

From: How about adding Calligraphy to Arts and Crafts? Its decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering which is again an art. What does community think about this? Proposal: Arts and Crafts
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Why is some users unable to vote, comment or answer questions in the discussion zone

Two different users have told me that they are unable to vote, comment or answer in the discussion section. They complain that they see the discussion topic at the top of the proposal and when they ...
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Latin Crossword

Proposal: Latin Language 'The Times' (of London) has recently introduced a Latin Crossword, in which the answers are in Latin, but the clues are a mixture of Latin, references to quotations and (...
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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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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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The last 10 yards ( 10 more commitments needed )

Proposal: 3D Printing With now just 6 more commitments needed to bring this site to beta it is looking like we are going to make it; with that being said, we are going to need to start spreading the ...
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General Discussion About *Ask Mint*

Proposal: Ask Mint A note to the moderators: PLEASE do not mark this proposal as a duplicate of Unix & Linux! An e-mail has been sent to Linux Mint regarding this proposal. Several proposals ...
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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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How to describe a new proposal that is likely to be successful on SE?

Area 51 is what it is, and it is not perfect, nor likely to be updated anytime soon. We have an FAQ but it does not really help to define what a viable or successful site might look like. There have ...
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Reviving the site on Sexuality

The site "Sexuality" have been discontinued in the beta stage. So, I feel the site is important and deserves to be revived. Proposal: Sexuality
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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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Around 1000 of my Area51 reputation suddenly disappeared, what happened? [duplicate]

Btw, it is not really a traumatic experience to me, because I would like more to have more professional accounts in my firsts. I've even planned to ask the SE to separate my area51 and MSE accounts to ...
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Suggestions for spreading the word to people that care

Proposal: Stack Overflow in Spanish Beyond the obvious of share to social networks, what are some ways to get people that would already be interested in this proposal to come and support it? (see my ...
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Language Communities and Translation Communities

I was unsure if I should ask this here or on meta, but here seems to fit better. I've been in some of the Stack Exchange's Language Communities, and saw that many questions are being asked in English ...
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Would questions about exams on topic?

Proposal: Language Learning Some examples: Do I need a TOEFL to study in Canada? TOEFL vs IELTS? Why doesn't GRE Physics have on my country?
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Relaunches following failed attempts

As per the discussion of closings during private beta at Private betas, launches, relaunches, rules for promotion, and community partnerships, I'd like to request the feature that committers from ...
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Are questions about software support on-topic?

Proposal: Language Learning For example, this question: Can I convert my CSV file into an Anki deck? I can't find any options in the program. And its answer: The desktop Anki version will ...
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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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Can discussion “questions” be used to promote a site proposal or announce updates?

I've seen discussion "questions" such as this one which don't appear to have any purpose besides promoting the proposal and announcing things for a site. I'm referring mainly to posts that are ...
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Are art-related identification questions on topic?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Would questions asking to identify an artist by a given work be considered on-topic? A follow-up question would be: Are questions asking to identify a type of material or ...
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Should food decoration be on topic here?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Should questions regarding cake or any food decoration be on topic on this site? What does the community think?
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Have created advertisements of Arts and Crafts on other sites. Need your votes now!

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Following advertisements need 6 votes each to be displayed on the corresponding main sites. I have done my bit. Can you help by voting now? On Graphics site: https://...
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On 'Sex and Intimacy' should spoiler tags be used to hide sketches/diagrams/images?

Proposal: Sex and Intimacy The existing question Will this site be safe for work? and answer by Robert makes it fairly clear the site is not going to be heavily censored. An answer by Shadow Wizard ...
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How to advertise Arts and Crafts site?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts I can see advertisements of other sites on the sites I frequent. How can we create such an advertisement for our site? In which sites are we permitted to advertise? What ...
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Should we have a migration site?

Is it possible that we have a migration website, where users could post questions irrespective of the topic of their questions, and the community would migrate them to the suitable stack exchange ...
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Voting on the questions [with less than 10 votes] is the way to make this site a success

Proposal: Arts and Crafts This site proposal needs 7 more questions with minimum 10 votes to move to the next phase and to prevent itself from dying. *I request the Followers (people) to exercise ...
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Allow questions to be asked in the language in which legal text are written when it is localised to a particular country

Proposal: Law Recently I had many questions to mind which would require a large part of the question consist of citing part of legal texts. It means most of the question will not be written in ...
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How specific should poker questions be without being “too localized”?

Proposal: Poker Poker questions can be very specific, so I was wondering whether or not it is appropriate to allow arbitrarily detailed questions or would they be considered "too localized." For ...
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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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Should Chinese Medicine and herbs be on topic?

Should Chinese Medicine and usage of herbs for health purposes be on topic? Proposal: Health
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Why was this proposal deleted?

I found this proposal was deleted. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/70545/p2p-networking AFAIK there was activity in the last month before its deletion, is there another reason for its ...

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