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Questions tagged [life]

The Life category includes proposals in subjects like home, family, education, careers, and self-improvement.

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Could we ask technical questions about sustainable energy production here?

Proposal: Sustainable Living Would it make sense to ask questions here about the nitty gritty of sustainable/renewable energy production? Like "how would i go about building an efficient wind ...
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Cross-over with gardening

Proposal: Sustainable Living I figured we should probably discuss this sooner rather than later - there's a fair few example questions that relate to sustainability which have been proposed, such as ...
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What about Distributism?

Distributism is an economic philosophy in part aimed at sustainable living. It favors small businesses over large, localism over giant social systems, and integrated living (where different spheres, ...
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what should people be prepared to do when Genealogy & Family History goes beta?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History What do we do when site goes beta? Is there anything in particular other than just start using the site?
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Chat area for Genealogy & Family History

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History A chat area for this proposal has been created, called: "Roots" Visit it at: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/6003/roots where you can talk live to other ...
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You won't be Committed if you don't confirm your email

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Currently we show over 250 committers. You should see yourself in the list. If you don't, but you think you've committed, then most likely you haven't ...
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What about barter/gift economy questions? (Sustainable Living)

So I agree that "what about money" is a bit off base. However, what about alternatives to money systems generally? What about barter, fostering gift economy elements, and the like? Would these be a ...
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Can you make a referral retroactive?

I joined Area51 because someone suggested it in a blog. There must have been a link I should have use so that he would get credit referring me. Is there a way I can make it retroactive?
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What animals should we classify as pets?

Proposal: Pets Right now the site is described as a site for pet owners, caretakers, etc. However, I don't feel like that does a good job of what animals should be considered "pets", and what animals ...
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“expert” instead of “professional”?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History The current description is: Proposed Q&A site for professional genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history Stack Overflow sites ...
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Problems to avoid in becoming a committer

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History I would really like this proposal to succeed and so I became a committer. Then through my activity on Stack Overflow, I reached the coveted 200+ rep points, ...
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How to get the last few people with 200+ Rep needed

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History When a proposal gets close to 100% Committment, but is only short of the 200+ Reputation people it needs, what can be done to get it there? I see the ...
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Hey there, we're hot! Bloomberg ranks genealogy second only to porn on net. Time to help push this to beta

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Let's get behind this initiative and support a beta site. According to yesterday's issue of Bloomberg's Business Week, "... genealogy ranks second only to ...
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where can stackexchange newbies find out more?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History For those who are new to stackexchange, is there a good place to go find out more?
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New proposal description is too restrictive/uninviting

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History The new description does not reflect what this Q&A site should be about. It is far to restrictive. Proposed Q&A site for genealogists who study ...
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Getting more expert committers - Become one yourself!

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History To make beta, genealogy needs to excel in 3 areas: committers - currently 159, needs 200. Other discussions (eg Would someone draft a blurb I could use to ...
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Ensure You're “Committed” and not just “Following”

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History I've noticed almost half of the people who originally signed up to "Follow" the Genealogy & Family History proposal, have not followed that up by "Commit"...
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Did You Use a New Account for Area 51?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History I've found a few Committers to the Genealogy & Family History Proposal at Area 51 inadvertently did not sign up to Area 51 with their Stack Exchange login ...
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Can we ask Genealogy related questions while this Proposal is in the Commitment stage?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History
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Would someone draft a blurb I could use to help get the word out on new Genealogy proposal?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History The genealogy proposal is now in 'commitment' and needs more committers. How best should we get the word out? Could someone write up a blurb that I (and ...
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Is a notification sent out to tell followers that the proposal moved from the definition phase to the commit phase?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Is a notification sent out to tell followers of a proposal that it moved from the definition phase to the commit phase? If a notification isn't sent then I ...
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Commitment - What is required

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Can someone explain what level of commitment is required to achieve Beta.
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How did 2 questions vanish?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Two questions just vanished. I know they did, because I congratulated the person who posted the 100th question. Now there are only 98. Questions can be voted ...
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Why does the proposal include the term serious amateurs?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History The proposal description reads: Proposed Q&A site for genealogy enthusiasts, family historians, professional genealogists, and serious amateurs. Why the ...
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WTF? Why can't there be more explanation?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Why can't the site have more explanation?
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Should the Genealogy Proposal Name Include “Family History”

Should the "Genealogy" proposal be renamed "Family History" or maybe "Genealogy and Family History" or "Family History and Genealogy". GeneJ proposed this to me with the reasoning that the word "...
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Does Sustainable Living include all about Self Sufficiancy

Proposal: Sustainable Living I love John Seymour and his books against Self Sufficiency (Self-Sufficiency (1970)), and I would love to have a StackExchange platform for that. Does this one cover ...
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Can an email be sent to the previous Genealogy committers?

Proposal: Genealogy and Family History The current Genealogy and Family History proposal was created after the previous proposal was closed for having been around too long. We would like to contact ...
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How should we handle “help me find this person” questions?

Proposal: Genealogy We already have an example questions like it: I have reached a brickwall at (Example Person). I know (facts). Does anyone know more? The example question as closed because it ...
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Avoid recommendation questions

Proposal: Genealogy There are a number of proposed questions that amount to requests for service/software recommendations: What are viable alternatives to the GEDCOM format? How can I digitize my ...
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How can we get people to vote on example questions?

Proposal: Genealogy We are very close to getting the required number of followers (thanks Louis for starting the train of blog posts). But we are pretty far from having enough questions with a score ...
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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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Are you interested in genealogy but new to stackexchange/area51?

Are you interested in genealogy but new to stackexchange/area51? Proposal: Genealogy has been re-opened. But many genealogists are not familiar with stackexhange and the process to get the genealogy ...
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What should be done differently so this proposal succeeds this time

Proposal: Genealogy This proposal description is exactly the same as the Genealogy proposal that petered out before. What can be done to get it to work out better this time? Should it focus more on ...
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Is paleohacks.com not a Stack Exchange site?

Is paleohacks.com a knockoff stackexchange site? Or is it an old SE site prior to Area51 creation? If it is legitimate, then the paleo-life proposal is likely a duplicate. However, I don't see ...
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Should this proposal be merged with Travel?

Proposal: Expatriates Considerations: Visas — all expats, unless they become naturalized, anyway obey visa requirements. Those requirements may be different (e.g. between tourist/guest vs. ...
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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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All healthcare related area 51 proposals. Differences? Similarities? Can they co-exist? How can members of all proposals benefit?

Proposal: Healthcare Industry Proposal: Bioinformatics Proposal: Biomedical Informatics Proposal: Biomedical engineering Proposal: Neuroinformatics Proposal: Public Health & Epidemiology ...
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A Stack exchange site about books

I was looking for some books in a specific topic but google did not help me. I came to stackexchange to check out whether is there a "books.stackexchange" or "reading.stackexchange" site but upon ...
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What about money?

Proposal: Sustainable Living Modern money is created via interest bearing debt. The only way to pay back that debt (which is larger than the original loan) is with new debt. Thus, debt grows ...
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What is a prepper?

Proposal: Prepper A prepper is "An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances or lifestyle without significant reliance on ...
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Should we be upvoting off-topic examples?

Proposal: Expatriates I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I myself and others have listed off topic examples of questions before, using the 5 example questions we are allocated. ...
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What does it mean. “No Shopping Questions”?

Proposal: Consumer Issues and Protection It seems like all the example questions are about shopping by some interpretation. Can we specify and say "no shopping questions about getting the best price,...
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Is an “Undeclared SE” site a good idea?

Proposal: Undeclared Sometimes, a good question in a SE site will get closed because its not relevant to the site topics, but its generally speaking a good question someone might do. There should be ...
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How does Readers differ from Literature?

Proposal: Readers How does this proposal differ from the now failed and closed Literature stack exchange site?
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Isn't it too localized

Proposal: Where to get The proposal is about where to get stuffs, but the stuffs can be found at different places in different countries/regions. So all answers would be localized. What do you think?
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Country specific Proposal

Would it be a good idea to have a proposal about a specific country. The questions in it can be about their culture, history, policies etc. I can see religion specific proposal in Area-51, such as on ...
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Idea Word Search [closed]

Understanding that there are Reverse Dictionaries, they aren't very good. The proposed sight would be ideally for people to get input for a/some concrete word(s) that could define the idea that they ...
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Doesn't this need to be country specific?

Proposal: Expatriates Doesn't this need to be country-specific, potentially both for the country you are living in and the country you came from? Should these country-specific questions also go here,...
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Shouldn't this be called Autistic Spectrum Disorders, not just Autism?

Proposal: Autism I feel that it should either be 'Autistic Spectrum Disorders' or separated into 'Autism' and 'Asperger's Syndrome'. And, as for broadening it into all disabilities..I don't think it ...