Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [technology]

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

39
votes
2answers
2k views

What is the definition of “Deep Web” in the context of the “Deep Web” proposal?

Proposal: Deep Web The definition of "Deep Web" according to Wikipedia is: The Deep Web, also called the Deep Net, Invisible Web, or Hidden Web, is the portion of content on the World Wide Web ...
2
votes
2answers
345 views

Breadth of questions

Should all questions be allowed regarding the deep web? There are several things to take into considerations regarding metrics of Q&A regarding the deepweb proposal. Moral/Ethical - there are ...
9
votes
2answers
394 views

Title change from Deepweb to Deep Web?

Proposal: Deepweb Shouldn't there be a space inside the proposal name (from Deepweb to Deep Web)? Because this is how it's referred to in scientific publications and over the Internet. For example, ...
5
votes
1answer
573 views

Hasn't the elementary OS proposal already reached its goals?

For what I can see the elementary OS proposal has: more than 200 committers in total (currently 304) 100 committers with 200+ rep on any other site (although it says 98) 100% commitment score Going ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

Try to change Profile Picture, got redirected to Gravatar.com ?

When I try to Edit, and change the picture of my profile. I get redirected to gravatar.com ! I think there is a problem with AREA51 website.
12
votes
1answer
173 views

Highly related to Embedded systems proposal

Proposal: Internet of Things There is an existing proposal for an Embedded Systems site that is already in the commitment phase right now. And if you look at the top questions on that proposal, the ...
-2
votes
1answer
22 views

Because .NET is an ecosystem of related technologies would it benefit from a site?

I am a .NET developer and switch between several languages in the platform. I don't tend to need to know how something is done in C or Java when I'm trying to solve an issue - I need to know how to do ...
2
votes
0answers
30 views

Why does Xamarin need its own Stack Exchange site?

1.StackExchange offers a mature and flexible platform for a community driven Q&A site 2.A community driven site should NOT be under exclusive control of the vendor 3.A community driven site ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Why Atomic Coding Isn't Needed

Proposal: Atomic Coding Canonicals and self-answered Q&A can fill the "hole" that is present on Stack Overflow. Good quality edits will also improve the readability of Stack Overflow.
0
votes
1answer
21 views

How does Atomic Coding still fit the Stack Exchange model?

Proposal: Atomic Coding There has been a dispute about whether Atomic Coding still fits the Stack Exchange model. Atomic Coding has already been closed by a mod because it would require "too much ...
-2
votes
3answers
232 views

Why Atomic Coding Is Not Stack Overflow

Proposal: Atomic Coding Stack Overflow is a general programming Q&A website reserved for only programming. Atomic Coding is a programming learning Q&A website dedicated to answering ...
-2
votes
3answers
225 views

Would this be an appropriate question lifetime structure for Atomic Coding?

Proposal: Atomic Coding There is no question that Stack Overflow gets many "questions" that are some variation on "here, do my homework" or "debug my code" when the problem could be greatly ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Will relevant questions of stack overflow be moved here?

Sometimes, I see questions asked on one SE website, and moved to another one because the latter is more relevant to the question. So I was wondering, will existing embedded systems questions of stack ...
4
votes
0answers
95 views

Stack Overflow In Arabic would be awesome, we regret that we can't support it

Proposal: StackOverflow (In Arabic) We want Stack Overflow in Arabic. Arabic (much like Persian) is a huge language, and being able to support it would mean being able to help possibly millions of ...
11
votes
5answers
354 views

Overlap with blender

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Animation Will blender questions be on topic here? Or would they be migrated over to blender?
14
votes
2answers
417 views

Expand name to include both Free Software and Open Source?

Proposal: Open Source To some people, there is an important distinction between Free Software and Open Source Software, at a philosophical level. I'm not really interested in having that fight myself,...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Why there is no separate website for questions regarding Windows?

Why for Linux, OS X already has several separate Stack Exchange site, but still not Windows, although it is the most popular operating system in the world! Analyzing the tags I averaged about 50,000 ...
1
vote
1answer
171 views

A reputation based open source collaboration platform

I'm looking for something that should exist, but that I can't find. It could be implemented using the stackexchange platform probably in relation with the Open source proposal. Stackoverflow ...
8
votes
1answer
74 views

What would this site add to gamedev.net's “Graphics Programming and Theory” forum?

Proposal: Computer Graphics I am a big fan of the cg.stackexchange.com proposal, since I discovered it. I took part (not actively enough, unfortunately) in the first tentative of creating the site. ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

If launched, will the classification of “Technology” matter?

Proposal: Gamification In response to this question: Why is the gamification proposal under technology? If we launch into private beta, will the technology moniker hinder the growth of the beta? ...
5
votes
0answers
72 views

Qualilty commits

Proposal: Gamification This is a general comment to all individuals who have committed to this proposal, especially those interested in learning more about Gamification Over 1/4 (55 individuals at ...
29
votes
4answers
563 views

On why having a DevOps q&a website would be useful for many

Proposal: DevOps Unfortunately there is currently too much (negative) hype attached to the word devops. But there is also increasing interest into this field, as you can see new proposal are being ...
19
votes
1answer
535 views

Notice: Elementary OS is on-topic on Unix.SE

As part of the process to create new sites, the Community team reviews proposals to make sure they would be good additions to our existing set of sites. One reason we close proposals is when they ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Why was this proposal deleted?

I found this proposal was deleted. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/70545/p2p-networking AFAIK there was activity in the last month before its deletion, is there another reason for its ...
8
votes
1answer
216 views

What did we learn from the previous private beta?

Proposal: Computer Graphics Some of you were here for the previous Computer Graphics private beta, which did not succeed. I'd like to see suggestions of what we have learned about how to approach ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Why a new community about Computational Quantum Chemistry?

Proposal: Computational Quantum Chemistry Computational Quantum Chemistry is an active topic since almost 100 years and has driven development of both hardware and software (see e.g. Hartree). This ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Is there a planning on CiviCRM stackexchange?

Proposal: CiviCRM 100% complete ! I can't wait - is there a planning ?
-7
votes
1answer
40 views

Code Translation Proposal: Example

I would like to post an example of what I think an everyday question with answer would look like in a new SE site I would like to call Code Translation. User knows Perl, but is new to JavaScript: ...
13
votes
5answers
293 views

What topics could this also include?

Proposal: 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping I created this topic primarily for 3D Printing, however Rapid Prototyping is becoming much more feasible in home, and there is a lot of other at-home ...
5
votes
0answers
50 views

Can we ask for and suggest where to find/buy specific hardware?

Proposal: Hardware Recommendations Sometimes it can be hard to find specific piece of hardware equipment. This can be due to stock exhaustion, lack of supply to specific regions, etc. Is it okay to ...
31
votes
1answer
3k views

ru.stackoverflow.com is moving, and will launch soon (with a twist!)

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Russian) The site is now live! E-mail notifications will be coming shortly, however it's our pleasure to let you know that you can now actively begin participating on ...
4
votes
1answer
59 views

crypto blockchain site apart from bitcoin, eg Ethereum

I'm seeing questions on Ethereum being asked in the site "Bitcoin - Beta Q&A site for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts." It seems sensible to either... a/ rename the Bitcoin site to something ...
26
votes
6answers
1k views

Elementary OS is a Linux distro based on Ubuntu, and therefore covered on the SE network already

Proposal: Elementary OS is well-covered on the SE network already. There are over 100 questions on Unix.SE. And 50 on Ask Ubuntu. How would an Elementary OS -specific proposal benefit SE and not ...
8
votes
1answer
243 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
133 views

vi.SE or vim.SE?

Proposal: Vi and vim I haven't seen this question before: Will it be vi.stackexchange.com or vim.stackexchange.com? I would personally prefer vim since it's the name under which the software is known ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

Improving the plugin API for vim

Proposal: Vi and vim Could we discuss some of the issues related to the current version of vim, especially the unpleasant parts apropos its plugin API, and how it could be improved? I am aware that ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

What “international features” are still left to be completed? [duplicate]

The following three proposals Stack Overflow (in Spanish) Stack Overflow (in Russian) Stack Overflow (in Turkish) have had the following message in them for quite a long time already: This launch ...
21
votes
2answers
635 views

Would NeoVim be included?

Proposal: Vi and vim Seems like NeoVim (the engine) would make sense to be included, but what about NeoVim front ends?
4
votes
2answers
68 views

Yet another duplicate of Unix

Proposal: Slackware Linux This is already covered by Unix/Linux.
-2
votes
1answer
53 views

WordPress Plugins Q&As

I would like to propose a new stack that will only deal with questions related to WordPress plugins. This isn't for WordPress plugin development questions, but rather, for questions related to setting ...
4
votes
1answer
74 views

Would experimental physics themed questions be on topic?

Proposal: Engineering Yes, I know they are on topic on Physics.SE and I have posted 3 such question there - no answers on 2 and the third has a non-answer. (Nothing against Physics.SE, but by their ...
2
votes
1answer
116 views

How does the closing of the first Vi/Vim proposal affect the new one?

How does the first Vi/Vim proposal affect this one? http://web.archive.org/web/20141013210740/https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/18170/closing-the-vi-vim-proposal The whole matter seems ...
11
votes
3answers
283 views

Would questions relating to gvim, elvis, nvi be relevant?

Proposal: Vi and vim I've seen others relate to gvim in proposal questions. See comments. I also have a pocket guide for vi and Vim, which includes "Additional features in vile, elvis, and nvi" (O'...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Is it a programming topic? It's on-topic at Stack Overflow

Proposal: Processing language claims to be about a programming language. If it's about programming, it's on-topic at Stack Overflow.
5
votes
2answers
227 views

What happened on january 1st?

I'm just curious: What happened on january 1st on the Engineering proposal? There's a sudden spike that day with tens of people committing, ultimately reaching 100% commitment a few days later and ...
6
votes
1answer
126 views

Would this site be for programmers using Vim or also general usage?

Proposal: Vi and vim I mean, Vi and Vim are text editors, and can be used for quite a few things. Is this web-site aimed towards using vim to write programs, or should questions about more general ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

Should Product Design be split from this site or will there be engineering design included?

Proposal: Engineering I am wondering if I should start a product design site on stack exchange. Will the engineering site include a section on this? The process of an engineer is much different than ...
2
votes
2answers
75 views

Retrieving users and posts from the previous proposal

Proposal: Vi and vim The previous proposal was one of the fastest to complete definition and commitment (at least, some of that proposal's discussions said so). Yet this one seems to be moving at a ...
6
votes
2answers
194 views

Promotion of engineering to the young

Proposal: Engineering Would the discussion of the promotion of engineering to the young fit here? Or is this purely a technical discussion forum?
9
votes
4answers
636 views

If this site was launched, would Vim/Vi questions be migrated from SO?

Proposal: Vi and vim I'm not sure how the typical approach is with such sites. If we now have 5 sites where Vi(m) is on-topic, and we launch this proposal, wont we end up having 6 instead of 5? Or ...