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

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What isn't a "life hack"?

Proposal: Lifehacks What isn't a "life hack"? Moreover, what space would "life hacks" fill that Personal Productity, Philosophy, Super User and Personal Productivity do not?
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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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Is Home Improvement ever going to get out of public beta?

I'm asking this about Home Improvement but it applies to all slow moving sites. Just what are the criteria that a site has to meet to go fully live with it's own design etc. Home Improvement now has ...
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The Closing of Humor

Proposal: Humor This was a tough one. It really was. The proposal suggests this will be a site about the subject and nature of humor, but even the proposal author does not believe there is enough ...
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The name "Human Sexual Response and Non-Platonic Relations" is horrible and has got to go

Proposal: Human Sexual Response and Non-Platonic Relations That's a title for (purely theoretical) sexologists. Yes, SE is for experts, but also for people who have questions to ask said experts. So ...
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I'll be honest - I'm 15. Can I be here?

Proposal: Sexuality I’m going to be honest about my age and say I am 15. Despite the fact that most of you probably wouldn’t want me here, I would really appreciate this site, as – like most 15 year ...
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Supporters of "Running" please come over and get "Exercise and Fitness" over the hump! [closed]

I'd honestly like both of these ultimately succeed. However, it seems that to achieve critical mass, we should first start getting the more general category of Exercise and Fitness up and running. So ...
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How will we discourage people asking for, or giving, legal advice in Law?

Proposal: Law Even in the proposal phase, Law seems to be attracting questions of the form "Is it legal for me to...", "How can I..." and so forth. There are two different problems with questions ...
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Will I be able to post anonymously?

Proposal: Sex and Intimacy If you search teh interwebz for my username 'Carpetsmoker', stackoverflow is the first hit (on DuckDuckGo anyway). If you do the same for my real name, SO doesn't come up ...
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Is it right to have non-professionals answering questions on mental health?

I used to date someone that had BPD, and I had it in my head that if I could help her be more positive, then it would somehow be illeviated. After over a year of doing my best I finally understood ...
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Merge "Running" into "Excercise and Fitness"? Will they sap contributors from each other? [closed]

In response to Rick Roth's answer to my other question. Should we merge Running into Exercise and Fitness? I can see arguments both ways. There certainly are a lot of questions specific to long ...
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Will this site be safe for work?

Proposal: Sex and Intimacy My assumption is that significant number of StackExchange users access the site during work hours. Is the site going to be safe for work? What if there is a need to post ...
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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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Now that this proposal has reach commitment, I'm worried it's going to go the same way as the Beer Beta.

Proposal: Coffee The beer beta had a flurry of activity to start, and then quickly tapered off. There was nothing to keep it going. I'm of the opinion that a general 'beverages' SE would be more ...
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Change the name of "Mind" to "Mental Health"

Proposal: Mind The name "Mind" is much broader than the scope of the site implies: Proposed Q&A site for experts & enthusiasts in mental health and the science of happiness. It's also ...
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Should questions about pet diseases be discussed here?

Proposal: Pets Health is in general an insecure issue in Internet discussion. Usually some measures are taken to prevent people from treating themselves (in this case their pets) using the Internet ...
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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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Difference between Mind and Cognitive sciences?

Proposal: Mind Proposal: Cognitive sciences What's the difference?
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Wouldn't the sheer number of countries make this too broad?

Proposal: Laws Considering the large number of countries and regions with their own laws, is it feasible for the community to have a wide enough member/knowledge base for any question (with the ...
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Are questions set in specific countries or cultures allowed?

For example : I'm French, and I'd like to ask a question on how to avoid having to kiss people on the cheeks every day without being rude. Would this question be on scope here even if it's set in a ...
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Will the Health SE have an option to ask a question anonymously?

Proposal: Health Many people prefer to keep their health issues private. As such, I imagine that many people will not want to have questions about their personal health linked to their Stackexchange ...
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Extend "Everything you always wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask" to include BDSM and related practices or new site?

Proposal: In my opinion there should be a site that also includes BDSM, fetish and related practices. Since the overlap between BDSM and sex generally are pretty big in my experience; including it in ...
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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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Start using votes

Proposal: Coffee The paste few weeks there has been a positive growth in this proposal, although we are stuck on up-/downvoting questions. So i kindly ask everyone to use your votes or try to come up ...
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Should the Lifehacks proposal's description be updated/clarified?

Proposal: Lifehacks The Lifehacks proposal's description currently reads: Proposed Q&A site for everybody who urgently needs to bypass everyday's life problem with some simple tricks! :) At ...
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How to prevent US-Centrism?

Proposal: Law This proposal is not meant to be US-Centric. It should be like Travel for example; it should be used to ask questions about all law systems worldwide. However, probably the initial ...
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Would questions about social media be on topic?

Proposal: Interpersonal Skills Social media is a place where people can communicate, send each other pictures, etc. so It might be a topic that is brought up on a page like this. However, ...
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What exactly is "the science of happiness"?

Proposal: Mind Proposed Q&A site for experts & enthusiasts in mental health and the science of happiness. What exactly is "the science of happiness"? Should we come up with a more ...
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Mood management (or science of happiness) vs. clinical depression and other pathology

Proposal: Mind Based on the example questions, it feels to me like this proposal is currently trying to cover two topics that may have some overlapping users, but aren't that natural to lump together....
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There needs to be more topical relationship questions here, start using up your 5 question limit

Proposal: Relationships and Dating Seeing that Valentine's Day was yesterday, I'm suprised that there were not any large number of questions posted to the proposal. There was one person who came in ...
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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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Should some sites have requirements other than number / reputation of users before going into beta? [closed]

Proposal: Human Sexual Response and Non-Platonic Relations I just went through the list of committments to the proposal, and out of 192 committers, I found just three with a recognisably female ...
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Wouldn't (almost) every question here be on-topic for Seasoned Advice?

Proposal: Coffee Looking at the sample questions for this site, it look like, other than the open-ended question about opening up your own coffee shop, every question here would be on-topic for ...
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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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Are Question on Friendship are on topic?

Proposal: Relationships and Dating There is an existing demo question on Friendship. Two of my best friends hate each other. Assuming that won't change, what's the best way to avoid being drawn ...
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Is it unusual for a proposal to be closed during the private beta?

Proposal: How Things Work (IIRC*) I started to follow the How Things Work proposal a bit late, just to get reminded when the public beta would begin. As I didn't get the mail, I decided to check the ...
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Would a proposal for issues related to disabilities and accessibility be a good idea?

Where can a user ask something about disabilities? Something like, for a "normal" person; "how does the screen readers work on Chrome?" Or, for a blind person, "Can you ...
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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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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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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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"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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Merge "Hair", "Facial Hair", "Shaving" and "Beauty" into "Personal Hygiene, Health & Body Care"

Proposal: Personal Hygiene, Health & Body Care Proposal: Hair Proposal: Facial Hair Proposal: Shaving Proposal: Beauty Shaving, Hair and Facial Hair are all about personal grooming, and IMO fit ...
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Why was a proposal for a non-English site closed, based on a policy from 6 years ago?

Yesterday, some of us had an idea about a cooking site for non-English users. Although there is a site for English-speaking users about cooking, Spanish-speaking users can't use it, since the cultural ...
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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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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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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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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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SwagOverflow - Clothing

I haven't seen a StackExchange site about clothing yet. If there is, please forgive me. I have a place in mind, where you could ask questions about your outfits or clothes, or what to buy. Doesn't ...
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Where is the "relationships and dating" data dump?

Most (all?) sites closed during beta have a database dump: for example, mental fitness, machine learning. However, the relationships and dating closed beta site does not appear to have any data dump. ...
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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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