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The Science category includes proposals in subjects like the applied, natural, cognitive, formal, and social sciences.

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Don't allow votes as duplicates of closed proposals/beta sites

Proposal: Economics I noticed that the economics proposal was marked as a duplicate of Economics (Update: no longer listed as a possible duplicate), which seems reasonable if you don't check the link,...
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What would the Postgrad Mathematics proposal provide over Mathematics?

Proposal: Postgrad Mathematics While I can understand the frustration with the research level suggestion for MathOverflow and the more populist Mathematics stack exchange, it is difficult to see ...
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Congratulations to Bioacoustics on completing the Commitment phase!

Proposal: Bioacoustics Bioacoustics has collected the necessary number of commitments to proceed to the Private Beta phase, where you will be able to ask and answer questions and show that your ...
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If you are showing a rep of 51 or 151 you may have committed incorrectly

Proposal: Proof Assistants Basically there are thee kinds of users who will be reading this. A user new to StackExchange; you do not have an account on any StackExchange site. If so then no need to ...
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Wanted: 45 more upvotes

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Just some statistics on our progress towards completing the Definition stage: We now have the required 60 followers (yay!). We have 31 out of ...
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Are theorem proving challenges or code review questions on-topic?

Proposal: Proof Assistants Again it's probably better to ask in the site's meta, but I'm curious about others' opinions and thoughts on this. Theorem proving challenges Informally speaking, I'm ...
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Pareto optimality of the distribution of upvotes

Proposal: Economics We are economists, let's reallocate upvotes (the distribution of votes per question is not Pareto Optimal). We can achieve a better outcome at zero costs!!! In questions with a ...
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Has this been promoted on Linguist List or other linguistics notice areas outside SE?

I understand a great deal of the commitment process is about getting dedicated users, and reaching out to external communities is less reliable in fulfilling that goal. But as I understand the scores,...
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Planned and Constructed languages are now on topic on the Linguistics SE

I'm one of the current moderators on the Linguistics site. Our related Conlang proposal has been closed sometime ago and it has now been deleted. Considering this, and the lack of an appropriate ...
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Chat room for ProofAssistants proposal

Proposal: Proof Assistants A StackExchange chat room has been setup at https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/131732/proofassistants-temp
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How do we actually change the name?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education There have been several possible different names proposed in this question, to replace "Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education". My ...
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Possible duplicate of The Great Outdoors

Proposal: Ornithology This is the third or fourth proposal about birds now. As I've pretty much said to all of them, bird watching is already on topic in The Great Outdoors Tags: bird-watching(16 ...
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How can we attract some expert users here?

Proposal: Economics I personally don't read/post on economics blogs at the moment, (it's one of those things I intend to do). I think the scope of this blog is perfect for SE, and stands to be a ...
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Newcomers: Please upvote example questions

Proposal: Economics Message to any new readers. To make this proposal go to the next stage, we need more example questions with 10 or more upvotes. So please go through and use your five upvotes ...
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Text Book and Paper Recommendations

Can we ask questions looking for text book recommendations and suggestions for academic papers in certain fields of economics in the Economics proposal?
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Natural Science

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics So far the followers of History of Science and Mathematics are dominated by physicists and mathematicians, and the questions largely reflect their ...
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How is Puzzling different from Math?

Proposal: Puzzling I see that most of the proposed questions ask for proofs and algorithms. That sort of questions would be welcome in Math. In fact it's faq mentions "solving mathematical questions"....
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I want to commit to game theory proposal but

Proposal: Game Theory Are questions on topics in operational research/optimal control/optimal stopping welcome here? The current definition is rather narrow and I want to know the answer to these ...
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Are free-time astronomers welcome?

Will the Astronomy QA site be targeted for hobby/free-time astronomers also?
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Notice on old closed site, about new proposed site? Invite to commit?

Proposal: Astronomy There seems to be a gulf between the old, closed Astronomy site, and this new, up and coming Astronomy proposal. Can't someone put a link on the old site to point to the new? ...
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Similar Q&A site (and why we can do better)

Proposal: Aviation Note that there is already an OSQA site that has a similar scope (Circle to Land) - there's some good content there but it's devolved into a spam pit from lack of maintenance/...
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Is it good for AI.SE to overlap significantly with other SE sites? Should the amount overlap be reduced?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence I have a few concerns about the AI proposal. 1. The site content doesn't match the description. The AI.SE proposal has the description Beta Q&A site for ...
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Epidemiology is on-topic at Medical Sciences

Proposal: Epidemiology Epidemiology is on-topic at Medical Sciences Stack Exchange. The epidemiology tag there currently has 64 questions.
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Wildlife is On-Topic at The Great Outdoors

Proposal: Wildlife The Great Outdoors SE has a wildlife tag, and it seems to be a fairly active tag, judging by the current questions
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How does this differ from physics.se?

Proposal: physical theories It looks to me like everything on-topic for this proposed site would be on-topic for physics.stackexchange.com -- except for the "discussion" bit, which is off-topic ...
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For those new to a StackExchange site some info on what to expect

Proposal: Proof Assistants Since about half of those who committed appear to be new to StackExchange in doing a quick search for a somewhat quick and general introduction on how such sites work I ...
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Which site would be most suitable for rhetorics subjects?

I have a series of question I would like to ask related to rhetorics, debating and general techniques for persuasion. They range from quickly identifying logical fallacies to rhetorical semantics to ...
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Science Books a duplicate of Writers?

Proposal: Science Books We already have Writers.SE, which ought to help with most aspects of writing, including those of writing science-related books. And most questions about the science about one ...
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Will history of medicine be on topic?

Example questions: "Who, if anyone, prior to Blalock and Thomas attempted open heart surgery?" "Between Galen and the Renaissance (say 1450AD), what evidence do we have for how Galenic humorism was ...
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Creating research paper study groups

Proposal: Open Science I would like to know whether creating study groups for individual research papers will come under the scope of Open Science site? Actually my question is similar to :...
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What to expect after reaching 200 commiters

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Based on this question and answer, beta proposals are generally started on a Wednesday or Tuesday a week after the proposal reaches 200 ...
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More followers wanted!

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics The number of new followers per day seems to be dropping. At this rate, we'll likely make it to the required 60, but it would be nice not to scrape past. ...
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Any reasons you would disagree this being a valid sub-category of Chemistry.SE and/or Biology.SE?

Proposal: Laboratory Techniques and Safety When I saw the proposal "Laboratory Techniques and Safety", something told me that it might be a valid sub-category at Chemistry.SE. To be sure I wasn't ...
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Why does Area 51 not recognize my Network Profile?

I am currently trying to "Commit" to a proposal in Area 51. However, when I do so, it only recognizes my account as a brand new account, rather than using my existing one. I have around 30k ...
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Do we need an official statistics Stack Overflow? Isn't the statistics "Cross Validated" board enough?

Just to throw this out there: is it better to latch onto one of these established boards for statistics, and encourage people to ask questions there, rather than trying to establish a whole new board.....
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What about a site for Maple

There is a site for Mathematica which seems very active. Maple does have Mapleprimes.com which is a whole mix of stuff and not so active. I'd think that both systems get wide use. I have my own ...
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How many experts do we have here?

Proposal: Economics Economics is a domain that will require expert knowledge. Do we have any professional or academic economists here?
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How can the proposal definition for Postgrad Mathematics be improved?

Right now, the proposal definition for this site says that it's for the questions that don't fit Mathematics and don't fit Mathematica. This isn't a good definition for a site, considering that a ...
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Bug with verifying email addresses

Proposal: Materials Modeling On one hand there is the bug which causes people's Area51 accounts not to link properly with their StackExchange Network profiles: Persistent bugs hindering users from ...
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Places to meet other members and have discussions about our Stack Exchange

Proposal: Materials Modeling As we are rapidly reaching the requirements to launch our Private Beta site, people may wish to know where they can have open discussions about this site with other ...
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Has anyone studied other potential Area51 criteria, that might be a better indication of a site's potential success?

I have looked at some of the most recent proposals that managed to survive the gruelling Area 51 processes. I will use the short form: q/d = questions/day (I'm trying to fit everythin on one line each)...
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What is the scope of solar energy science and economy?

Some of the students involved in either Solar Challenge U, Planet Stewardship Research, or TranSeed Labs indicated that they wanted to begin a Solar Energy Science and Economy Q&A site. Being a ...
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This seems to be extremely narrow in scope - could these questions fit well on CogSci.SE?

Proposal: Neuroeconomics Cognitive Sciences already has a tag for neurology with 37 questions and neurology is specifically listed as being on topic in their site description. Cognitive Sciences ...
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Possible overlap of Empirical Research proposal with Cross Validated site

Proposal: Empirical Research Is all of this already covered sufficiently by the Cross Validated site? Until I checked its tags, I wasn’t aware that survey and experiment design would be on topic ...
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What tags should 'Materials Modeling' use?

Proposal: Materials Modeling A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question....
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What is the most relevant stack for GNSS (GPS, Glonass, Galileo...) questions?

Is there a stack that encompasses GNSS (e.g. GPS) technologies. I see: GIS, Electrical Engineering, Space Exploration, Ham Radio, possibly other... are related, but it's difficult to imagine ...
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Why is this question not shown up on its proposal?

This question, Network-related tags on existing sites, does not shown up in its proposal, Complex Networks, regardless of its score of 4. Why is that? Proposal: Complex Networks
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Is the geology proposal redundant to the Earth Science one?

Proposal: geology Is this redundant to Earth Science?
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Numerical methods a duplicate of computational science

Proposal: Numerical Methods Proposal: Computational science Is numerical methods a duplicate of computational science, which is in beta here: https://scicomp.stackexchange.com/ ?
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A proposal scope?

I go straight. I think that there should be another website (xxxxx.stackexchange.com) where you can tell some symptoms for your disease and people with more information with biology may answer you. ...
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