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Site of area51 Launched site displayed as Beta

Actually there are some steps in area51 to define the state of a proposal define, commit, beta (when the proposal is still in the first two steps), private beta, public beta So why when a proposal ...
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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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Changing title and scope to be explicitly inclusive of IC design

Proposal: Programmable logic and FPGA design By votes, it's clear that there's support for explicitly including IC design for this proposal. Given that this proposal has taken a very long time to get ...
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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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Alert followers to Commitment phase

Currently the followers of a proposal are notified when the site enters its public beta. However, followers during the definition phase are likely to want to commit during the commitment phase as well....
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How to help a proposal enter public beta

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications How can we, as committed users, help a proposed site get out of the commitment stage and into public beta? Posting on forums? Emailing our friends? ...
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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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Questions about how a scene/shot was done

Proposal: Movies Would questions asking how a scene was shot be on-topic? For example: Q: How was the scene from Inception where the two guys were fighting in the hotel hallway with the shifting ...
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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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Anime: are questions on the entities behind productions on-topic?

Proposal: Anime & Manga Are questions on the entities behind anime productions on-topic? Anime studios Voice actors Authors Animators and graphical artists Directors
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Anime: are in universe or out of universe (or both) types of questions allowed?

Proposal: Anime & Manga What "angle" should questions here have? Should they all be "in universe" questions which ask about specific anime? Are "out of universe" questions which don't ask about ...
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Are Historians interested in future? [closed]

Proposal: Futurology I hope this is a rhetoric question ;) I just want to announce the futurology proposal here, as both proposals would imo benefit from each other and future studies are often ...
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Where are all the Genealogists? [closed]

I'm not sure why, but the Genealogy topic here at Area51 has needed a few kickstarts since it was originally proposed by Dean Richardson back in May. I've attempted to promote it over at Google Plus ...
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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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Shareware Authors: Duplicate, not a real proposal, or? [closed]

Proposal: Shareware Authors When I look at the recently created Shareware Authors proposal and read its description: Proposed Q&A site for software developers who want to learn how to sell, ...
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Rename 'Healthcare IT' to 'Health IT' to include the IT targeting non-care aspects

I suggest a rename of 'Healthcare IT' to "Health IT". I can see the name "healthcare IT" being unnecessarily limiting in the future because it will artificially exclude the health IT approaches to ...
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Adventures in Odyssey [closed]

Proposal: Adventures in Odyssey First, StackExchange is not for discussion, it's only for Question and Answer, an issue that can be fixed with a simple change of the description. Second this ...
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Is there a way to make people link their other SE profiles?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics This proposal is not reaching beta more or less just because we don't have enough high-rep SE users. Yet today I noticed that there are multiple people who either claim ...
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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 all the Q&A in this proposal use Chinese language only? | 这个项目里的所有问答都将使用中文吗?

Proposal: Applying to Foreign Colleges & Universities (in Chinese) 这个项目的核心是解答中国学生在留学上的疑惑,这是不是意味着,这个项目里的所有问题和解答将完全使用中文?如果完全使用中文,那么对于诸如在国外生活体验这样的问题,就仅仅只有海外的华人可以回答了,毕竟大部分外国人是不懂中文的,而懂中文的未必在国外生活。 ...
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Frugal: Is this a viable SE site? [closed]

Proposal: Frugal I'm not convinced that Frugal could be a viable Stack Exchange site. Its description is: for frugal people. Not interested in new gizmos and marketing spam. Happy with low budget ...
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Pokemon cartoons: subset of Anime? [closed]

Proposals: Pokemon and 4kids translations of cartoons, Anime & Manga I'm not an expert in this area (or even a novice, to be honest) but my impression is that the Pokemon and 4kids translations ...
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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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This proposal is not a dupe

Proposal: French language I don't agree that this is a duplicate of 'correct French usage'. It's a more generic forum that covers that, and translations. It seems too granular to split French ...
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French language title?

Proposal: French Language & Usage Should not the name of this site be changed to "Langue et usage français" or similar? It doesn't appear to make sense that the name and description of a site ...
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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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Permaculture and aquaculture questions on topic? [closed]

Proposal: Gardening and Landscaping Will the gardening site include other gardening related topics covered more broadly in permaculture and aquaculture? Would a question on raising chickens, water ...
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The site should be called KiddushCupOverflow.com [closed]

Proposal: Jewish life and learning Is it too late, impossible, or inappropriate to create a cute name for the site about Judiasm? If not, I recommend KiddushCupOverflow.com because a kiddush cup is ...
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Wikis and Wikipedia chat room open [closed]

Proposal: Wikis and Wikipedia Since it is now possible to create chat rooms for proposals in commitment phase, I have created one for this proposal. You can use this e.g. to discuss how we can ...
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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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How to promote the Healthcare IT Site?

Proposal: Healthcare IT Does anyone have suggestions on how to promote the site? Are there message boards in the health care IT area that we could post to? I would really like to see the site come ...
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Medical Imaging: distinct from Healthcare IT?

There is another proposal for a 'medical imaging' SE. From what I see, this proposal is distinct in the sense that healthcare IT will be much more concerned with data management, informatics, HIPAA ...
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Data Structure & Algorithms: Seems like a dupe to me [closed]

Proposal: Data Structure & Algorithms Seems like this could go into SO, Programming, DBA, etc. It's also not defined well.
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Wouldn't most questions be subjective?

Proposal: Will my idea work? And if not, wouldn't most of the answers be subjective anyway? What person A and B think might contradict C and D. It also doesnt' seem like it'd give any real value ...
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Is it OK for my whole department to commit to a site?

I sent out a link to the other programmers and support dudes in my department for the health care IT site, I think we hit some sort of trigger because only the first two guys showed up as committed ...
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Shouldn't Health and Fitness/Nutrition be merged?

In English you rarely hear the word 'health' without the accompaniment 'fitness'. This is for a good reason - the two topics are usually closely linked. I suspect there will be many questions that ...
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Community vs. subject - any best practices?

This is quite similar to: SE Proposals: Breadth Versus Depth But I hope, different enough to be worthy of discussion. A good Stack Exchange site is one with a well-defined subject around which a ...
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Why should RuneScape be a different site than gaming?

Proposal: RuneScape Q&A It is possible you're thinking RuneScape Q&A should be kept in the Gaming StackExchange site. Well, here are a couple reasons it probably shouldn't: RuneScape is deep ...
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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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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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Motivation for the proposal Distributed Systems

I believe that we should have a venue that is specifically dedicated to the distributed aspects of very hot topics such as: Intelligent vehicles Energy grids Distributed and swarm robotics Network ...
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Answers for Pilots [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answers for Pilots Proposal: General Aviation I posted this question in Area 51 earlier today discussing the scope of my website, AnswersforPilots.com. Hosted in a user ...
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Organisation of digital libraries/deposits of research papers

Proposal: Libraries Does the topic of the organisation of digital libraries/deposits of research papers belong to this site? (Like http://arxiv.org or http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/ for a specific ...
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Is the reputation requirement during the commit phase too strict? [closed]

Proposal: Programmable logic and FPGA design My understanding is that the motivation for the reputation requirement during the commit phase is that the site is more likely to succeed if it has: more ...