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The Technology category includes proposals in subjects like computing, technology, gadgets, and electronics.

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Area 51 is no longer allowing individual blockchain, cryptocurrency, or web3 proposals

The web3 space is a fast-growing sector of the technology industry. We continue to hear about new blockchain or cryptocurrency-based technology that could change the way things are done. Before I ...
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History repeats itself (sometimes)

Proposal: Solana This proposal for Solana was opened almost directly after the other one (proposed by the same user) was closed for widespread voting fraud. Is there any historical precedence for this?...
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Substrate's finalized launch date, name, and URL

Proposal: Substrate The Substrate site is scheduled to launch into private beta on February 8, 2022. We want to thank you for your patience in dealing with the delay between the commitment phase ...
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Why has the Substrate proposal been closed?

Proposal: Substrate We have been waiting patiently for weeks for the Substrate StackExchange site to go live, and it seems now some automatic bot has closed the proposal. What happened? Is it our ...
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Will Substrate enter Private Beta simultaneously with the Proofs site? [duplicate]

Proposal: Substrate We've been told that the Proofs site will enter Private Beta in January 2022. I'm referring to it as "the proofs site" instead of "Proof Assistants" because the ...
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Who is the STOIC community?

Proposal: STOIC
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Could we use a Stack Overflow Collective for Proof Assistants?

Proposal: Proof Assistants Recently, Stack Overflow Collectives are introduced: https://stackoverflow.com/collectives/ There's a Go Lang Collective, for example, already with 14k users: https://...
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If you are showing a rep of 51 or 151 the commitment may not be linked to your main SO account

See the discussion here: If you are showing a rep of 51 or 151 you may have committed incorrectly Proposal: Substrate
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What is "Metaverse"?

Proposal: Metaverse Wikipedia lists a half-dozen articles under the heading of "metaverse", and none of them seems like a good match for the example questions that have been asked. What is ...
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Is this a duplicate of FPGA and ASIC, with a more limited scope?

Proposal: openchipdesign Is this a duplicate (or a complete subset of) https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/125912/fpga-and-asic ? Seems like it to me, but I want to defer to others.
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Why doesn't this belong in electronics Stack Exchange?

Proposal: FPGA and ASIC This is already covered in Electronics.SE, which currently needs more traffic anyway. There is not enough support in Stack Overflow, nor in Electronics SE combined to even ...
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Go to Electronics.SE! [duplicate]

Proposal: FPGA and ASIC is a small subset already covered on Electrical Engineering Bring your questions there (or, perhaps, find them already answered)
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New RC Vehicle Stack Exchange Website?

Currently there is a website for "Drones and Model Aircraft", but I think that it would super helpful to have one that is for any remote control (RC) vehicles, if not all, than just for RC ...
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log in doesn't work - sign up alternative

Proposal: Elrond There are already 3 users who contacted me with the following problem, described step by step: log into Stackoverflow using an old (not new) existing acount visited area51 site ...
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Is there a bug in the "total reputation" tab when committed users are shown?

Is there a bug in the "total reputation" tab? There is a "5k total rep" vs 56 shown for a username. Proposal: Elrond
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Why is there no shopware site proposal?

Shopware is the leading e-commerce platform in german speaking countries with a growing Europian user base. I am not able to find an existing site or proposal for Shopware and I would like to support ...
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When will Private Beta go live for Cardano?

Proposal: Cardano Based on this question about a site launch which happened at almost exactly this time last year, the private beta of Drones.SE went live two Tuesdays after the proposal reached 100% ...
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Ethical Hacking Exchange

I love ethical hacking and I am thinking about making an ethical hacking site; does this already exist apart from IT. I thought I would ask so that I do not make a mistake and waste time.
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Should we make a dedicated site for Scratch?

The Scratch project just keeps on growing, and it isn't programming, exactly, so Stack Overflow isn't really a good site for this. Should we make a dedicated site for it?
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What topics should the Cardano StackExchange proposal cover?

Proposal: Cardano Not sure what this proposal should cover. Stake pools, coding with specific Cardano ecosystem components, what else?
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How can we get the word out to commiters with 200+ rep on other stackexchange sites?

Lack of awareness amongst potential commiters with Cardano/Haskell/Plutus/Marlowe/Solidity skills is the current challenge. I have tried generating interest among a few communities, but the numbers ...
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How can I help this proposal get beyond the commitment phase?

Proposal: Synthetic Biology Although this proposal is making good progress garnering the numbers of committed users needed to make it to private beta, it is still lagging behind in terms of committers ...
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Why is Area 51 NOT counted as a valid site for the commitment phase?

Proposal: Synthetic Biology (But this applies to all proposals in commitment) I committed to the Synthetic Biology proposal on Area 51 (see above) and noticed that in the commitment statistics, it ...
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Why this site would be better for handling questions then forum.cardano.org?

discourse forum engine (forum.cardano.org based on that) has great features to handle questions efficiently, just like in stackExchange: able to mark answers as solutions hint similar questions to ...
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Is there enough demand for Q&A about Cardano?

Recently a new Proposal: Cardano was made and I wonder if there is actually enough demand to answer questions about it. When looking at stackoverflow there are 22 questions tagged with cardano. This ...
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should people redirect from forum.cardano.org or telegram to this new site in case of Q&A type topic?

forum.cardano.org is a good place to raise questions related to pool operation or any technical question related to wallet usage, or anything.. also there is a official Telegram channel where you can ...
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Will this site want to handle questions related to pool operation?

so this site would be dedicated to developers of Cardano Dapps or pool operators could discuss issues here as well? Proposal: Cardano
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I want to propose a Windows SE but I don't have an organization for it

Since we already have Ask Different and Unix & Linux Stack Exchange, why not have a site for Windows? I want to propose it, but I don't have an organization for it, and I don't know exactly who ...
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Should people have to comment on why they downvoted?

Should people comment the reason for their downvote due to some people will do it just to try to reduce the reputation of others as sort of ¨Keying a car¨ and those others have to try to build their ...
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Should people be required to link to a protocol when asking for debugging help?

Proposal: Synthetic Biology There is lots of variation between labs/practitioners on how to execute even common protocols. Thus, if people are asking for help on a protocol, it may be problematic to ...
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Why do we need a SynBio.SE when we already have Bio.SE, Bioinformatics.SE and researchgate?

Proposal: Synthetic Biology I'd like to know what the response is to the elephant in the room: why do we even need a SynBio SE in the first place? Researchgate already provides a Q&A site for ...
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Fedora linux distribution?

Would anyone support a site similar to AskUbuntu that focuses on the Fedora distribution? I know they abandoned their own Ask Fedora project and now are lacking for a similar site.
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New technology category for SMARTPHONES seems to be missing

In the stackoverflow area we have sites for coding questions, Linux, hardware, Mac, Mathematics, Physics. But no site regarding SMARTPHONES! How can that be? A site where you can ask questions like ...
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Is there not a spreadsheet exchange?

I believe there needs to be a proposal for a spreadsheet community. I don't have a community organization website, so I can't post the proposal. There are stats and database related communities, but a ...
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How is ProgramErrors different from Stack Overflow?

Proposal: ProgramErrors The description of this proposal is: Proposed Q&A site for who doesn't like StackOverflow spamming, Copied questions, etc. What exactly does that mean in terms of scope? ...
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Were there attempts to create a Dash site?

I have noticed that many cryptocurrencies have their own site on SE. (Here, here, here here, here, here, here.) Were there attemtps to create one for Dash? I find that there is larget community behind ...
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Please someone propose for an identification.stackexchange.com site

I don't know why I can't create a proposal A specific website is necessary for the SE; since identification questions aren't on-topic on Movies & TV StackExchange. Also, you can't ask movie ...
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Can we have a SE site for energy information system?

I'm working on a regional project that deals with energy data collecting and reporting. There are lot of sources including the International Energy Agency (IEA) website, however for people who are new ...
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Proposal of new site for Kali Linux

Users are posting in questions of kali in askubuntu which is not the place So there should be a site for kali where people should only post questions of KALI It will be helpful for ubuntu users as ...
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Proposal: Web design Q&A

I always have questions to do with web design considering the amount of frameworks out there that you can use, its massive! This site could be for questions ranging from React to bootstrap, HTML to ...
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How about a new site for docker enthusiasts?

Proposal: Dockers are currently a new hype, and although we've a docker tag on stackoverflow, it doesn't feel quite right. In fact, even the docker questions have very low views there. I feel, with ...
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There're ~5000 questions tagged on SO related to "extended reailty"

Proposal: Extended Reality Stack Overflow tagged questions: *reality What is this proposal going to do that's fundamentally different from what SO already offers?
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Drones: When will our private beta launch?

Proposal: Drones and Model Aircraft My understanding is that private beta sites are launched on Tuesdays or Wednesdays during business hours in the USA. Since this has not happened, I wonder when we ...
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Is experimental and strange drone designs also a topic that will be discussed in this sub?

Hi I am a researcher and currently I have some unusual ideas about drone designs that I wish to try and know more about. Is this site also going to go towards more experimental/scientific ...
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Microsoft Windows is on-topic on Super User

Proposal: Microsoft Windows Super User kinda already does this, the second most popular tag is Windows 7, then Windows, and Windows 10 is up there as well. If you look at the Windows tags, they all ...
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Are military drones on-topic?

Proposal: Drones and Model Aircraft As a total nobody, I mostly hear about drones in the news in military drone strikes. I thus guess that this site will end up with questions about military drones. ...
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Could a large number of supporters help offset a <100 number of commiters with >200 rep?

Proposal: Drones and Model Aircraft Going forward, I'm afraid this proposal is in a difficult spot. As is evident from the general support and self-reported demographics present on the proposal page, ...
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Should questions about legality be on topic?

I anticipate quite a few questions like "Can I fly a drone above roads in Xyzia?" and "What is the legal distinction between a drone and a model aircraft in Canada?" Should these be on-topic? ...
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When there should be separate site for certain Linux distribution?

There's AskUbuntu site, but users of other distros have to use Unix & Linux, marking their questions with 'distribution name' tags. How people know when there should be separate site for their ...
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Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

Proposal: Drones and Model Aviation This proposal has a number of example questions that amount to "How to do X in Y software suite?" Some of these might be better suited to the specific product's ...
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