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Should we expand the LEGO proposal to also include other brick families, like K'Nex and Erector?

Proposal: LEGO There has already been comments about this to the proposal. It will probably boost the popularity of the proposal to include others, and the tag system in StackExchange will work well ...
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Drawing the lines between ELL and EL&U

Proposal: English Language Learners Since the proposal has been re-opened and given the excitement its closure caused, I think it is appropriate to further discuss the delineation between ELL and EL&...
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Is really needed to define a site which is the same as StackOverflow but in different language?

Propuestas: Desarrollo de Software en Español StackOverflow in Spanish This proposal is to create a StackEchange site which subject is exactly the same as StackOverflow, but in a different language:...
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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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Final Review: Is the proper title “Second-Language Acquisition”?

Proposal: Language Learning When a proposal nears the end of the "definition" phase, the Community Team does a final evaluation to see if the proposal is ready to move forward. I'm wondering if we'...
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Do we accept translation questions?

Proposal: English Language Learners Given that the site specifically caters to non-native English speakers, do we want to allow straight translation questions here?
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“New” Latin words

Proposal: Latin Language Is it acceptable to ask or answer using terms from neo-Latin and Contemporary Latin (created to describe more modern things or ideas)? For instance, Contemporary Latin has a ...
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What should we do to increase visits of Area 51?

The overall visits of the area51.stackexchange.com is really very low and this is obvious from the statistics of questions (6 visits per 2 hours for example). This means that the proposals move really ...
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Can it include things like GPGPU programming?

Proposal: Computer Graphics GPGPU programming include different technologies with the objective of increasing speed of normal CPU computation. While they involve graphic cards, they are rarely ...
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Defining topicality

Proposal: English Language Learners How shall we clearly define what is on-topic for this site and what is confusing enough that it should properly go to English Language and Usage?
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Too many questions with exactly 10 votes

In lots of proposals, you'll see a lot of questions with exactly 10 votes. You'll even see people saying that you're wasting votes if you vote for a question with more than 10 votes. Most questions ...
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Should the “Home Automation” proposal be enveloped by IoT?

Proposal: Internet of things A large portion of the "internet of things" is made up of connected home automation devices. While it's been closed, the Home Automation proposal got relatively far in ...
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Is literary analysis on topic?

Proposal: Literature From the proposal name, I was expecting more discussion of specific works of literature, literary analysis, and such. I saw almost no example questions along these lines, though, ...
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Explaining what “Not A Good Example” (NAGE) mean as short and accurate as possible

I have a feeling that a percentage of people here, especially newcomers, do not understand what NAGE really means and mix it up with off-topic example. It's a bit discouraging and confusing to me when ...
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Have you added five questions? Have you used all five of your upvotes on questions with less than 10 votes?

Proposal: Big Data Why does this proposal have so many followers who haven't voted up questions, and who haven't offered their own questions? Remember, you can add five example questions, to help ...
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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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Should the proposal definition be changed?

Proposal: Arabic Language I don't think the current proposal definition: Proposed Q&A site for people who want to learn the Arabic language is befitting for the site we would like to build, ...
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What is included in 'Sustainability'?

Proposal: Sustainable Living Are we talking only environmental sustainability or does it include social sustainability? Permaculture talks about "permanent culture" and is one model of a sustainable ...
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Are vimgolf questions on topic on vi/vim?

Would asking vimgolf style questions be on topic on vi/vim? This is a type of question that is poorly suited for SO and most of the other SE sites. While it is conceivable that such a question would ...
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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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Are snakes, snails, lizards, … considered on-topic here?

Proposal: Pets There is already discussion about definition of pet: What animals should we classify as pets? However it seems that it does not give clear answer to my question and this is why I am ...
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How broad is the site?

Proposal: India I am feeling like the site is too broad, since asking questions about each and everything related to India would be too fragmented. Can we have a list of topics which should be there ...
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Would anyone be interested in an “internet pornography” site proposal?

Since pornography has been, and still is, the most profitable business on the internet; would anyone be interested in discussing it here? Analysis would involve: Statistics Categorization Social ...
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Should translation questions be bounded to German-English?

Some commenters on example questions seem to have the opinion, that translation questions should be bounded to German-English. As sometimes (but very seldom) a German phrase is difficult to express in ...
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App Store shouldn't be just for mobile markets

Proposal: App Stores There's really no reason for App Store-related questions to just be for mobile developers as stated here. Whatever Microsoft calls their Desktop Marketplace, the Mac App Store, ...
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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?
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This proposal really needs to be properly defined

Proposal: Worldbuilding World-Building is a massive topic, covering many different areas. While I agree we shouldn't just go asking a scientist what would happen if happened, I also think that world-...
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Covering whole of Gamification: Social Good and Life

Proposal: Gamification The proposal's one-liner definition states "enterprise or consumer applications". Well, what about the other aspects of Gamification? There are overall four aspects of ...
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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 ...
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Shouldn't there be more involvement in the discussions as well?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education There have been various discussions about (1) Framing the site definition. (2) Discussing and voting for an appropriate name. (3) Determining ...
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Could someone clarify the criteria for questions being too technical (or off-topic) for Books.SE?

Proposal: Books I am confused as to whether asking for a book or list of books about a specific (very) technical subject would be off-topic or inappropriate. First, it says in the description of the ...
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Would questions about existing world building tools or software be on topic here?

Proposal: Worldbuilding Correct me if I am wrong, by skimming trough the discussion I did not see this topic brought up. I am concerned about this as I am a user of a few tools that came up with ...
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An official statement about how / if this is related to the existing SharePointOverflow.com is needed

Proposal: SharePoint Is this instead of the existing SharePointOverflow.com StackExchange 1.0 site or will SharePointOverflow.com be upgraded as part of this Area51 proposal?
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How is this proposal any different than Arqade?

Proposal: Gamers Gamers appears to be a general gaming site, which already exists in the form of Arqade. How is this proposal any different than Arqade?
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What benefits will Scratch.SE provide to the Scratch community above and beyond the official Scratch forum?

Proposal: Scratch Scratch already has a forum at its home site, here. What additional benefits would the existence of Scratch Stack Exchange provide to the Scratch community, that would more than ...
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How would a device-specific site be better than a tag on a VR/AR/3D site?

Proposals: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive There’s already a proposal for a generic Virtual and Augmented Reality site. A specific device like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive would seem to be on topic there ...
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Overlap with The Workplace

Proposal: Interpersonal Skills There seems to be some overlap between the territories of Interpersonal Skills StackExchange and The Workplace. Does a question being on-topic for The Workplace ...
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Creation of a new site for remote sensing community

If you agree with what I have written here, comment under this question and tell me whether you will follow if I make a proposal and also give some suggestion for questions of remote sensing that ...
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A proposal made to unify all “Robotics” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Developing a unified robotics proposal Proposal: Robotics This is an attempt to unify the other Robotics related proposals into one all-encompassing proposal. Other ...
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Are book recommendations a solid basis for an SE site?

Proposal: Literature The questions voted on-topic seem weighted rather heavily to "what book should I read next?"-type questions (by author, style, series order...). Is this the desired aim of the ...
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Which topics of the following list; would be on-topic (or off topic) in bioinformatics SE? [closed]

Proposal: Bioinformatics List 1: Following are some area closely related to bioinformatics from the view that all them contains things related to "bio" and "computation" Computational biology. ...
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How does Interpersonal Skills differ from the failed “Relatioships and Dating” site?

I'd like to ask a question asked on the "Relationships" proposal, as I feel it's relevant here. How is this site different from Relationships&Dating site, and why would it succeed where the ...
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what is the difference between the 5 main questions about the proposal and the 40 example questions?

I got a bit confused between the minimum number of questions required to start a site. when I propose a site I need to have 5 questions but to get the proposal (defined) I need at least 40 question ...
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Would it be possible to create a language to describe worlds in?

I am heavily influenced by the Myst-Series with this thought. There, the D'Ni found a way to use write symbols into special books, which then would open a portal to the described world. Of course ...
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Are questions about narrow AIs allowed?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence The title says it all. Are we allowing questions about AGI -- as in, attempting to replicate the intelligence of humans with computers -- or any AI, including narrow ...
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Shouldn't site notes be more objective?

The proposal Not Programming Related has the following note at the top: Note that the scope and purpose of this proposal changed DRASTICALLY during the beta. Along with the name. You should still ...
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What to do with the questions about the launched sites?

There are many questions about the definition of the sites that are already launched (public beta or fully mature site). They are not actual anymore. Should they be closed? They are shown as related ...
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Defining “Home Remedies”

I have found this space yesterday and I believe it would help to share knowledge with everyone to easily cope up with daily problems. People interested in Home Remedies should gather and share their ...
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What are the criteria for deciding whether a language is “natural”? [closed]

Proposal: Linguistics Short version. Just for the purposes of this proposal, what criteria does a language have to satisfy to be considered a natural (i.e. on-topic) language? Long version. I ...
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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,...