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Beta launching time

How much time is often passed after finished commitment phase to the beta launching? For example, there is 3 commited SO translation proposals for a long time, but beta has not been launched yet: ...
ozahorulia's user avatar
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What is on-topic here and not on Writers?

Proposal: Technical Communication Technical writing is already on-topic on Writers.SE, with (currently) 225 questions on the technical-writing tag. What topics will this proposal cover that don't ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Get active on other Stack Exchange sites?

Proposal: Digital Preservation I was noticing that this proposal has everything it needs to get started except it's short of people with reputation on other Stack Exchange sites. It's great that ...
Donald.McLean's user avatar
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Could this be the "Official" site for the Open Source Initiative?

Proposal: Open Source The OSI (Open Source Initiative, http:opensource.org) was contacted regarding the use of the OSI logo (http://opensource.org/files/osi_standard_logo.png) as part of this site ...
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Awaiting proposal approval — but we need another name!

Proposal: Documentation When a proposal nears the end of its Definition phase, the Community Team does a final evaluation to see if the proposal is ready to move forward — and the early ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Merging Digital Preservation & Libraries & Information Science?

Proposal: Digital Preservation The Libraries & Information Science QA site is struggling to get enough activity. Maybe it should be united with Digital Preservation? They are different, of ...
Nicolas Raoul's user avatar
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Is this proposal going to do any better than old, dead Freelance Workers proposal?

Whilst searching for something unrelated, I found Freelance Workers which died in private beta due to lack of traffic. Will this new proposal do any better? Adding "self employed" does widen the ...
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How should we craft the site description for "Technical Communication?"

Proposal: Technical Communication NOTE: The site name has changed from "Documentation" to "Technical Communication" I'd like for people to discuss the site description here. Thanks!
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What is the potential overlap between Open Source and Open Science?

Proposals: Open Source and Open Science As far as I can tell, there is a significant overlap between Open Source and Open Science. Where exactly does this overlap lie and will this be a problem? As ...
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Does "focus on K-12 teachers and parents" mean that question about university-level teaching will be out of scope?

Does "focus on K-12 teachers and parents" mean that question about university-level teaching will be out of scope? Proposal: Computer Science Educators
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Site Scope / Name Conflict at Documentation/Technical Communication

Proposal: Technical Communication NOTE: As a newcomer to this proposal, I apologize for jumping in and kicking sand all over everything. But, I think this is really important to address now, before ...
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Could we get rid of the ufos and 'area51' type of branding please?

I feel that all this type of stuff makes it really hard to convince established people in technical fields to take proposals here as something serious. Opening a website with funny UFOs flying around ...
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How is this any different than OnStartups?

Proposal: Self Employed and Freelance Workers How will Self Employed and Freelance Workers be any different than OnStartups? Right now, OnStartups is about doing your own thing by starting / running ...
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Why was the name Moderators chosen instead of Community Managers?

I don't necessarily disagree, but I'm curious. Community Manager seems to me to be a broader term that can involve moderation. In this context, I think the word moderator has been used online much ...
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Surely 50 users with 200+ rep on somewhere else would be enough?

Proposal: Library & Information Science It just seems so unfair that Libraries and Information Science, with its huge number of expert committers, can't get over the line to beta. I understand ...
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Without being a tech writer, how much can I help this site?

Proposal: Technical Communication I am not a tech writer, or any other form of documentation professional. I am a computer programmer. As I write programs I try to think of their documentation. Both ...
Gypsy Spellweaver's user avatar
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Should Free Software get a mention in the site description?

Proposal: Open Source As the top voted answer to "Expand name to include both Free Software and Open Source?" has shown, it seems like the community has decided against including Free Software in the ...
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Voting the name of the proposal

Proposal: Moderators There's been an idea of renaming the proposal to community building, with community.stackexchange.com for site domain. I believe this should be left to vote. In the previous ...
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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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Isn't this already on-topic on programmers?

Proposal: Open Source Although I welcome and share enthusiasm for free and open source software, is a separate site needed or helpful? Is there any aspect of this proposal that wouldn't be on topic ...
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Title of Library Proposal

Proposal: Library & Information Science There has been some discussion about the naming and scope of what used to be the Libraries proposal (and is now the Library and Information Science ...
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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 ...
Kirill Fuchs's user avatar
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Do we want to focus on just Programming projects?

Proposal: Open Source Open Source projects are not necessarily limited to IT. Do we want to limit the scope of this site to just coding projects or do we want to include other open source projects ...
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"Moderators" a superset of "Building Social Networks"

Proposal: Moderators Proposal: Building Social Networks "Building Social Networks" has been struggling to gain critical mass since summer 2011, with 28 example questions in something like 20 months. ...
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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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How will this site be able to handle the myriad of opinion based questions?

Proposal: Computer Science Educators I see a lot of questions that seem very open ended to allow for opinion rather than fact. It seems to me the site will draw those type of questions rather than ...
TWhite's user avatar
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Promote Agriculture & Farming

Proposal: Agriculture & Farming Well... Ag&F has now been proposed for 29 days. So far, we have 9 followers. Not impressive, you say? I agree. Unfortunately. How can we promote this ...
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Ponder DP in the abstract or confront it in the concrete?

Proposal: Digital Preservation The questions on this site seem to fall into two categories, the abstract/definitional/policy (What it fixity? What is the necessary makeup of a DP task force?) and the ...
Micah Beck's user avatar
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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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Should (could) "Technical communication" be changed back to "Documentation"?

Proposal: Technical Communication According to the official post on Meta, Documentation is sunsetting. Thus, is it possible and is it needed to return the original proposal name? Most of the ...
Stanislav Kralin's user avatar
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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 ...
Steve Wranovsky's user avatar
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What is "CoWorking"?

Proposal: CoWorking Am I missing something here? As far as I can tell, it's just working together with other people, as in co-workers. Is there some alternate term that this is meant to get at and is ...
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Should the Law & Legal Questions be more about theory or practice?

Proposal: Laws & Legal Questions I really hope this site goes to Beta, but I am concerned over it's focus. Yes people need to know more about the theoretical and philosophical aspects of law, but ...
Eric Brotto's user avatar
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Meaning of Libraries & Information Science

Proposal: Libraries & Information Science What is the meaning of Libraries & Information Science and how it's so different than Library Management?
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Should the target group and further information be included in the question title?

Proposal: Computer Science Educators After walking through some "Example Questions" of "Computer Science Educators" I wonder where the best position is to include the questions target group. For ...
elegent's user avatar
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Could this be expanded to businesses who work with ICs?

Proposal: Self Employed and Freelance Workers The company that I work for uses independent contractors for a number of different projects. I often have questions about contracts, expectations, ...
liz's user avatar
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What's the water cooler?

Proposal: Around the Water Cooler What do you mean "Water Cooler?" How isn't this already covered by other expert sites, or those questions that fill the cracks between?
Josh K's user avatar
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What coding topics will this site address?

Proposal: Open Source The site description currently reads: Proposed Q&A site for questions regarding motivation, marketing, organisation and coding pertaining specifically to open source ...
Duncan Jones's user avatar
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What's the best way to spread the word about this proposal?

Proposal: Computer Science Educators We need a handful of more supporters (and questions) to make it to the next stage - any ideas on how to get these? I've tried tweeting/FB/posting within my ...
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What is a *professional* pickup artist?

Proposal: The Art of Pick Up I know there are many aficionado pickup artists, but what, exactly, is a professional one? Who pays people to pick up women? Perhaps some sort of confidence man?
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Are these some ways psychology topic might differ from cognitive stack?

Proposal: Psychology Don't issues relating to cognition link more to brain science and neurological research while issues pertaining to psychology also embrace theoretical topics such as personality, ...
Judith Williamson's user avatar
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We need more questions

Proposal: Moderators This proposal needs more questions. It covers the basics currently, but we really should broaden the subjects. With 21 questions total we're nowhere near to 40 "+10" questions. ...
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Are documentation-related technical support questions on topic?

Proposal: Documentation Should questions asking for support on using common documentation tools on-topic? Examples of questions that might fall into this category: The passthrough attribute in ...
Scribblemacher's user avatar
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What is the reasoning behind the name change from "Professional Matters" to "The Workplace"?

Proposal: The Workplace As I said in my answer to the https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/613/merge-career-proposals discussion, I rather liked the fact that the old name, Professional ...
Mark Booth's user avatar
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Healthcare IT: Time to try renewing your commitments? [closed]

Proposal: Healthcare IT It looks like Healthcare IT is just missing the commitment score component of it's threshold for moving toward the beta phase. While of course the answer for part of this is ...
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Is there a difference between "Preservation of Life" and "Health"

Proposal: Preservation of Life There is already a proposal "Health" which is already in commitment phase. Looking at the example questions, the topics seem to be mostly the same. What is the ...
Philipp's user avatar
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We need more diversity, talk to your colleagues!! (About perceived duplicates and unsuccessful proposals)

First of all I'll say I love love love StackExchange. And I think it'd be awesome if communities from more fields of knowledge would spill their expertise to the CC internet. TL;DR We should be ...
JorgeArtware's user avatar
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Is there a seven day minimum between betas?

I was looking through the historical betas, and I see that there were always at least 7 days between betas. Does that mean that, for instance, Computer Science Educators won't appear for five more ...
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Remove "focus on K-12 teachers and parents" from the description

I know there is already a similar discussion here, but seeing that discussion led me make a more to-the-point proposal: Remove "focus on K-12 teachers and parents" from the description. Drawbacks of ...
vacip's user avatar
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Scope of moderation questions concerning specific platforms?

Proposal: Moderators How should questions concerning moderation with a specific application be handled? Say for example, if I had some technical question about Reddit or vBulletin that was about a ...
Anthony Neace's user avatar