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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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How can we advertise this proposal?

Proposal: Music Fans I was thinking maybe a Community Ad on a site to accelerate this proposal to Beta. I think that commitment would increase if this happened. So am I mistaken or is this viable? ...
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How to attract poeple for this proposal

Proposal: Pakistan What are the methods to attract people to this proposal.
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What is the line between the feature-request and change-request tags?

There are no wiki descriptions for either. I recently posted a question that is sort of a feature but also sort of a change. Should feature-request only be used for new feature requests and change-...
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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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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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Can I discuss/ask about the relationship between composer's life and their song style?

Proposal: Music Fans As this forum is titled "Music Fans", while music and songs are written by composers who most likely get their inspiration from their lives/philosophical principles/sociocultural ...
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Overview of Site (Pakistan)

Proposal: Pakistan I am thinking about a site where people can ask matters related to Pakistan. My nationality is Pakistani and I want to propose Pakistan. I want people can discuss and ask ...
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Creating Email Etiquette Proposal

Is it okay to create the email etiquette page? This page will be dedicated for all the email related topics, because now that we are in the information age being ignorant about proper email header, ...
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What would a Site “Holiday” tell us?

I'm adding this discussion topic for thoughts on gamification and "brand" loyalty. Could Area 51 learn anything from placing a freeze on a site (and maybe prompting for feedback from visitors)? What ...
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what happened to my to journalism proposal? [duplicate]

i proposed journalism in area 51 and got followers too ,while i recently looked over to the site i shocked to see my proposal related information got deleted,may i know why it is removed and there was ...
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Is there a deadline that we have to meet before the Blender proposal is closed? [duplicate]

Is there a deadline that we have to meet before the Blender proposal is closed? Proposal: Blender
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Why duplicate question doesnot closed here?

There are multiple question which are duplicate here, But they are not became close as it is done in other SE's. For example take these three question (1,2,3). All three question are completed ...
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does proposal to open websites with matured content welcome here?

i like to make a proposal for an site "sex games & toys" which can deal with adult games which revolve around the world since its an growing field and there were many users whom don't know where ...
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So… Parenting or what? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we really want to segregate special needs? Proposal: Special needs Well, looking at the description and information laid out, this honestly looks like a Parenting site, ...
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Seeding our proposal with “Frequently Asked Questions”?

We are a large community and think we have what it takes get Stack Exchange proposal through Area 51 and to Beta Launch. Most of our community is not familiar with Stack Exchange, but we do have a ...
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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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Why has the proposal of “Physics Problems” been deleted?

Some time ago I proposed the idea of a new website called "Physics-Problems": http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/69198/physics-problems Why has it been deleted? Due to low activity?...
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Differences between “dedicated” and “sub” communites on Stack Exchange

Putting aside the reasons why a given community might exists within dedicated community site, or as a "sub-community" within an existing site, what are the benefits and constraints that result from a ...
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Would a reputation/voting system oriented on peer-rewiew of scientific journals better fit science proposals than the current democratic system?

I think I don't have to explain why and how peer review works in scientific journals. While I think one user - one vote fits proposals where no long and higher education is needed pretty well, I see ...
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Could a “Middle Board” work?

SE currently has SuperUser for power users and enthusiasts and also ServerFault for SysAdmins. ServerFault operates much like an elitist club where as SuperUser is not advanced enough. There seems ...
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RE: Possible duplicate of Stack Overflow

My reading of the question "Why has a proposal for Zend Framework been closed?" is that if there's a community demand for the site, then it's okay for a sub-topic to become it's own site. What's not ...
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Operating Systems Development

My proposal for creating a hobby OS Dev SE was closed as a duplicate of computer science SE. While I certainly don't agree with that, what should I expect to happen for proposing the same site but ...
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Stack site for AWS (Amazon Web Services)?

I have been thinking that AWS (Amazon Web Services) is a massive technology and maybe deserves its own site. I want to start a discussion to see if we should just let AWS be discussed in Stack sites ...
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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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Ability to make your own stack sites

For example at another domain like stack.com: For smaller companies/ local regions: The ability to start your own stack project: Something like myproject.stack.com As an example would be the Code ...
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Site Suggestion: Software Usage - The 'why' I proposed

Proposal: Software Usage Don't think this has been suggested before but: There should be a StackExchange site dedicated to the help of usage of software. Of course, there would be questions that ...
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A “translation exchange” site?

Sometimes, you find a complex piece of text in a language you don't speak - or do speak, but not well enough for poetry, or metered prose, or an archaic / high-brow dialect etc - or perhaps the ...
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What about a “route my question” site?

I was wondering on this idea - perhaps this has been discussed before. It happens often to me that I have some question to ask and I think: I'd like to ask this on SE, but I don't know if there is ...
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Limiting the View of Sex and Intimacy to Minor Users

Proposal: Sex and Intimacy Is it possible to limit the viewers of this site to 18 only when it comes to public beta? Or should we limit it now? There are many topics there that is not suitable for ...
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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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Is Lighting Design proposal a duplicate of Electrical Engineering SE?

Proposal: Lighting Design Lighting design primarily includes electrical designing of chips, and fixing them on boards, coupled with led lights, which glow and create thousands of patterns. ...
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Isn't it possible to combine Literature and E-books?

Proposal: Ebooks Will people be able to ask questions about the book contents on the E-book site? I think it would be good(if it is possible) to combine the E-books with the closed Literature
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How about starting UI and Design Q/A site

Proposal: *User Interface (UI) & Design * This will cover design of every thing from table chair to computers, robots & Websites, to airplane and helicopters, to bridges and flyovers, to ...
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Resurrect Electronic Gadgets

The Electronic Gadgets site was closed a decade ago while still in beta. The "council" tried to justify, as seen on this blog post. But many of those arguments were flawed back then. Even less sense ...
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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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Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes?

NOTE: I have seen other similar questions, but they weren't clear or informative, with no clear direction of what they were trying to achieve. This question is also a different spin to some degree. ...
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Can I submit a proposal for a product still in development? (Proposing too early)

If I have a product that is in some sort of state which that it's not fully developed, should I propose a site about it? To me it sounds like it could be a bad idea for the reason that since the ...
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Proposal on Book Review

Proposal: *Book Review * A sample question: Did anybody read the book: Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition, by Kimberly Elam? Requesting for concise review. Another could ...
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Attention all soccer fans **World cup 2014** is here!

With the opening of World cup 2014 quickly approaching; may I suggest this site for the international StackExchange community to discuss the various aspects of this celebration?
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Can language based Stack Overflow proposal regrouped the most popular stack exchange sites (SO, SU, SF…) using tags

There's many stack overflow languages based proposal on area51 Stack Overflow (in French) Stack Overflow (in Persian) Stack Overflow (in German) Stack Overflow in Polish Stack Overflow (in Chinese) ...
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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 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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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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What differentiates this proposal from politics.se?

Proposal: Law Politics.SE looks at the processes and policies of governments. Law is wisely keeping out of "specific legal advice," but can you fashion any questions that would be on-topic in law.se ...
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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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Code Translation Proposal: Example

I would like to post an example of what I think an everyday question with answer would look like in a new SE site I would like to call Code Translation. User knows Perl, but is new to JavaScript: ...
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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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The Bone Yard. Question limbo, SE Rule boot camp, or low-quality purgatory. A place where questions go to die?

I propose a SE site that any answer or question is on topic and never closed or put on hold.Unlike other sites the commonality of these question will be that they need work. This will give th OP the ...

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