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

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What should be the final target audience of Mathematics LSE

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education There is already quite some discussion about the (final) name of the site, but to me this seems somewhat backwards. I think we should start ...
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Rename to “Earth Sciences”

Proposal: Geoscience Rename to: Earth Sciences Rationale: Geoscience has connotations of geology and geography (all to do with the surface of the planet, or what's under it. This could potentially ...
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Boundary between space exploration and aviation and aerospace sites

Proposal: Aviation and Aerospace, Space Exploration There is some overlap between Aviation and Aerospace and Space Exploration. Definition of Aviation and Aerospace: Proposed Q&A site for ...
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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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Would biochemistry questions go here or in Chemistry?

Proposal: Biology vs. Proposal: Chemistry The definition blurb says this site is for biochemists, but as there isn't a very clearly defined line (at least as far as I know) on the continuum from ...
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Will machine learning be considered as on-topic?

I know that machine learning is an another section of artificial intelligence. Currently I ask machine learning related doubts in stats.SE but can I ask machine learning related questions like What ...
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Discussion about Education vs. Mathematics Teaching and Pedagogy

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Proposal: Education This question was originally about Math Teaching being a duplicate of Mathematics, but the discussion turned to comparing ...
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How about promoting this one in the English SE? I'm sure a lot of people there would be interested

Proposal: Linguistics
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Is this site about pure Economics?

Proposal: Economics Is this site about pure economics such as theory? How about other fields related to economics such as stock, money flow, investment trend(what kind of investment should we choose ...
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Preventing Political Debates

Proposal: Economics I am excited about the possibility of having an exchange on the study of economics, but I am concerned that many of the questions will become debates. The realm of economics is ...
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Will history of engineering be on topic?

Example questions: "Cathedral architects in the European Middle Ages used straight-edge and compass geometric construction in their work; to what extent was their intellectual tradition distinct from ...
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Ways to promote this site within the community

Proposal: Materials Modeling Currently, for this proposal, even though the number of followers has almost reached the requirement, the numbers of questions with score 10+ is far from that needed to ...
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How to attract more Followers?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education At least recently, the addition of Followers has leveled. It seems we need some postings on relevant sites to attract more attention. I myself ...
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How can we attract more K-12 math teachers?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education I have the sense that many of the current followers for this site are (like myself) mostly interested in college teaching. Certainly the ...
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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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Is it possible to drop out of a beta to commit to another site proposal?

I'd like to commit to the new Scientific Computing proposal, but the page says I'm committed to the maximum of three proposed sites. One of the sites is in public beta. I really don't have any ...
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Starting new versus joining and supporting existing beta community

Proposal: Air Quality Modeling I found a beta community: https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/ It has several questions related to WRF and CMAQ. We may want to search other stack exchange sites to ...
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Would it be helpful to merge efforts with the geography proposal?

Both seem uncertain of reaching weight, and seem to have similar goals and overlaps. I understand many of the top users of each may not be terribly interested in the topics of others, but each may ...
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The title “Computer Science (Non-Programming)”

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) AFAIK “Computer Science (Non-Programming)” is the proposed title. Writing “Non-Programming” sounds a bit absurd. Every branch of computer science is ...
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Would flight simulations be on topic?

Would flight simulation discussion be on topic or not? Personally, there's two categories of so-called "flight simulators": "Certified" flight simulators in use with training facilities in real life ...
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Is free flight (hang gliding, paragliding, powered paragliding) in scope for **Aviation**?

Proposal: Aviation Is free flight (hang gliding, paragliding, powered paragliding) in scope for Aviation? I would hope so. Many questions about aerodynamics, airspace rules, and weather are ...
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Have you used all 5 of your votes?

Proposal: Open Science At present there are 76 followers which means a total of 76 * 5 = 380 votes available, but less than 200 votes have been used (unless an awful lot of up and down votes ...
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Astronomy: How long before beta?

The Astronomy proposal reached 100% on May 25 if not earlier. When will the private beta be launched?
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Will social sciences be included in “History of Science”?

Will the "History of Science and Mathematics" include the history of "soft" sciences such as psychology, anthropology, sociology, and economics? Example questions: "I have heard it reputed that Carl ...
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Motivation for the proposal Distributed Systems

I believe that we should have a venue that is specifically dedicated to the distributed aspects of very hot topics such as: Intelligent vehicles Energy grids Distributed and swarm robotics Network ...
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Newcomers: Please upvote five questions!

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education At least 40 questions must receive a score of 10 or more to get this site off the ground. Each user is limited to five upvotes, so please vote ...
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Welcome to the Anthropology.SE proposal!

Proposal: Anthropology Going through the Science sites, I realised there is no Anthropology.SE (yet!). These are some related ones, though. I think it's impossible NOT to have some overlapping, so ...
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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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Why yet another trial at an AI project?

A quick search on Area51 shows already two closed AI proposals, one 4 years ago, and one last year. Both were focusing on the technological aspects, and they may have come too early. In 2015, we can ...
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What levels are appropriate?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Are we happy with questions about teaching numbers to preschool students? What about questions about teaching graduate courses or advising ...
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Remote sensing in Geoscience?

Proposal: Geoscience Is it planned to consider remote sensing in Geoscience? It would be great to aggregate all the related questions into one place and not to scatter them on Stack, Cross Val and ...
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Why is there no climate change site proposal?

The Green Energy site is the only one that comes close (and not that close!) Is there a secret treasure trove of questions regarding such a site that I have missed? This site would be for ...
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Are questions about the teaching of economics on topic?

Proposal: Economics Suppose I have a question like What is an intuitive way to explain the difference between Hicksian and Marshallian demand to intermediate undergraduates? or What are the ...
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Is the Cognitive Science proposal for research level questions?

Is the Cognitive Science proposal for research level questions or general questions? Will it follow the likes of cstheory in attracting active researchers and discouraging non-graduate level questions?...
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Should discussions of astrobiology be under astronomy or biology?

Proposal: Biology I am an astronomer, and keen to learn from the biology experts to inform my astrobiology. Should discussions of astrobiology be under astronomy or biology?
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Are sufficiently advanced paper airplanes on topic?

And if so where should the line be drawn? I would be most interested in a line that would specify that questions regarding aerodynamics of advanced paper airplanes (beyond very simple stuff) and/or ...
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Are parachutes a part of this site?

Proposal: Aviation Parachutes uses drag to slow up the speed of an object. Since they are also aerodynamic bodies. So, are they part of this site?
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Isn't AI on-topic on Computer Science?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence The posts under the topics: machine learning, artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, natural language processing are on-topic on Computer Science. So, ...
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Do all math history questions need to be “technical”?

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics I'm noticing that all of the proposed questions are of a technical nature, and while these questions are very valuable and probably the most important ...
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Is question translation in the future “stack overflow in german” welcomed?

I have committed on using Stack Overflow (in German), and I think there will be some "reputation chasers", who will take the most popular questions from the English stack overflow, translate them (may ...
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How does Disease differ from Health?

Proposal: Disease How is this any different than the Health proposal?
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Is there a way to make people link their other SE profiles?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics This proposal is not reaching beta more or less just because we don't have enough high-rep SE users. Yet today I noticed that there are multiple people who either claim ...
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Will OR.SE have MathJax? [closed]

Proposal: Operations Research When OR.SE enters private beta, will MathJax be enabled from the start? I know that in 2014, there was some debate about whether this should happen from the start, or ...
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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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We already have Biostars

Proposal: Bioinformatics We already have Biostars. This will just fragment the community. What purpose would this site serve that Biostars or Seqanswers doesn't?
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math homework site?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education So, what should be the policy on "do my homework for me" type questions? Will this forum reject all math-content questions, to concentrate on ...
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What should this site be called?

Proposal: Materials Modeling This is partly copied from when this same thing was asked for what is now the Operations Research Stack Exchange. Within the pre-existing community (the one that existed ...
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What about areas such as “econophysics”?

Proposal: Economics On the one hand, I would think that econophysics is off-topic. It is undertaken mostly by physicists, who publish their results in physics journals and it seems like Physics SE ...
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Spaceflight: On or off topic

Proposal: Astronomy Make the case, should we allow spaceflight into this site? Include manned and unmanned into the discussion.

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