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

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What description should this proposal have?

Proposal: Digital Fabrication Currently this proposal has the following description: Proposed Q&A site for people interested in making physical things using computer controlled equipment, ...
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What should we call this proposal?

Proposal: Digital Fabrication Note: Now we are in Commitment, this questiuon has been superceded by NEW! Vote for the Name of this Proposal. NOW! Suggesting names Please answer in the following ...
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Boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Stack Overflow Academy Where is the boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow? Isn't the former more or less a subset (and therefore duplicate) of the latter?
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NEW! Vote for the Name of this Proposal. NOW!

Proposal: Maker Professionals Previously this was Fabrication & Manufacturing, which was concise and on-topic and didn't make distinctions between hobbyist or professional. The Maker ...
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On proposals soliciting reviews, recommendations, comparisons, etc

Sites soliciting other types of research and advice (beyond our traditional Q&A subjects) were created in a time when the sheer size of our software developer audience allowed us to give sites ...
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Rationale for other.stackexchange.com

Proposal: Other It seems rather often, and to the chagrin of many loyal Stack Exchange users and the entire community, that some questions have no place to go. See What happened to "What real ...
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Missing international features (revisited)

As for now, three international proposals are blocked and there's going to be a fourth one very soon (SO in Spanish) because international features are not available yet. Since a year2 years has ...
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Apparently this is a duplicate

Proposal: Agile Project Management Yeah, I suggested an Agile site too. I personally believe it's a big enough topic at least trial. But can understand the reluctance to take a huge chunk away from ...
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Why isn't there a general stack exchange site?

So I've been trying to ask a question about cellphone towers. Below. This question currently has no home. It's not a programming question (Stack Overflow), it's not related to computing (Super User), ...
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The "Stack Overflow in Spanish" Project is Underway!

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Spanish) Work is beginning to create a Stack Overflow site in Spanish! My name is JuanM and I am the community manager who will be responsible for this project. I ...
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Why do we need a separate site for Emacs?

NOTICE: Since this site is now in beta, it is time to have these conversations with the folks who are actually building this site. Please bring your comments and discussions to this site's 'meta' ...
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**Instructions for ALL Private Beta Members**

Thank you for deciding to commit to using Embedded Programming and Design. We are asking you to ask and answer at least 10 questions to fulfill your commitment. Also, please check the meta site of the ...
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Why do we need a separate site for Vi/Vim?

Proposal: Vi and vim Vim already falls in the scope of at leat SuperUser & StackOverflow; who do we need a separate StackExcange site?
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Why limit this to TOR?

Proposal: Tor - online anonymity, privacy, and security Why not expand this proposal to other anonymizing networks - Freenet, I2P, and others?
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User is using two accounts to commit to the proposal

Proposal: App Stores A user has submitted twice to the proposal. It's clearly the same user, or the avatar would be different. I don't think it is allowed to do that, even though the user doesn't ...
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Any reason not to include Animation?

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications Would it make any sense to change the title to "3D Graphics, Modeling and Animation"? Animation happens to be one of the most complex topics in ...
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Why does SDL Tridion need its own Stack Exchange site?

Proposal: Tridion There is currently a very active and growing Tridion Community, but not one that really uses the current Stack Overflow site. On the last try only 30 posts come up with a search for ...
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This proposal will reach Commit more quickly if people only put 10 votes on a question

This proposal would reach the Commit Phase a lot quicker if people evened their votes out so that each question only received 10 votes. If you've voted on a question with 20 or so votes, you can ...
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Unfair commitment score

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) Hi, I don't think that "53/100 committers with 200+ rep on any other site" is fair, we have many people who would like to use any stack Q&A site but ...
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Mathematica proposal has disappeared

The mathematica proposal at 89 commitments has disappeared without warning or trace. Why has it disappeared? And why without prior warning?
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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

NOTICE: Since this site is now in beta, it is time to have these conversations with the folks who are actually building this site. Please bring your comments and discussions to this site's 'meta' ...
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Translated Stack Overflow

There are quite a lot of proposals that want to provide a Stack Exchange site in another language. None of these sites seem to have gone very far into the commitment phase and there are a number of ...
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How long does this adaptation will take?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) Somebody knows how long will it takes so that those "special characters tag" are created? Wouldn't it be simpler if it was released just as it is, and those ...
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Did Joel Spolsky just renounce "merging season"?

NOTICE: Since this site is now in beta, it is time to have these conversations with the folks who are actually building this site. Please bring your comments and discussions to this site's 'meta' ...
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What went wrong the last time?

Proposal: Gamification Previous Run: Gamification What went wrong the last time and what can we do to solve those problems? Screenshots of the Community team feedback. Week 1 review Site closing ...
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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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Scope of Embedded Programming

Proposal: Embedded Programming and Design Let's discuss how far "up" or "down" this site should go. Which belong here, which are better left to SO, EE or elsewhere. IDE, tools, configuring the "...
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Could the definition for the SharePoint proposal be broadened?

We would like to move SharePoint Overflow to Stack Exchange via the Area 51 process. This proposal matches our site the best, however it describes a developer-only site. We are only interested in ...
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Will questions about rooting e-readers be apropriate?

Proposal: E-books and E-book Readers Will this kind of questions be accepted?
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How do we draw the line between E-readers and general purpose tablets?

Proposal: E-books and E-book Readers I'm going to assume that this site won't be a clearing house for any question on any device that one might read a book on. Questions on reading apps are likely ...
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Is ebook content on topic?

Proposal: Ebooks Is the actual content, the material being read, the story itself, on topic? In other words, if I have an ebook called "The Yellow Submarine" by Some Author, is discussing that story ...
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A different Q&A

I would like to create a Q&A style site here that would be a little different. I was wondering if this would be something OK with StackExchange. This is how I imagine the site to be: People ...
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What's wrong with EE?

Proposal: Arduino What's wrong with the Electrical Engineering site? Arduino is supported there.
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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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Unable to follow sites that have started private beta

I would like to be able to follow sites that have already started private beta, so that I get a notification in the mail when they are open to the public; as well as it appears in my profile. Why is ...
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Duplicate of Electronics and Stack Overflow

Proposal: Embedded Programming and Design is a duplicate of Stack Overflow and Electronics. Why does it need its own site?
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How can we get this proposal out of commitment and into beta?

Proposal: Personal Manufacturing At the moment, there is a relatively strong interest in this proposal (246 of 200 committers in total) however there is still too little interest from established ...
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Great work! You're almost there!

Proposal: Maker Professionals After a few failed attempts, we finally got enough support to give this subject a serious run. Congratulations! The proposal did a great job of attracting a lot of ...
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How can we make the new proposal better for the reboot?

Proposal: Personal Manufacturing The original proposal had a number of problems, but mostly the slow progression to commitment and beta left the proposal with too few active supporters. With the ...
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Why are example questions locked during commitment phase?

When a site is in commitment phase, why are the example questions locked? I would think refining the scope of the site would be a worthwhile activity, during all phases of the project. As it is now, ...
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Would a NEW community based on this [current tag] be welcomed?

I'm certain StackOverflow is the only place where Git questions would end up on this network. I would like to propose the creation of a new site: Git.SE, where questions regarding implementing, using ...
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Laying some ground rules for Software Recommendations

Proposal: Software Recommendations We're going to let this site go ahead, and see what you all can do with it. While we discussed the topic, we had to take some time to identify our chief concerns ...
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Ridiculous Outcome for 3D Graphics site proposal

I can't believe this site wasn't given a chance in public beta. A domain that has millions of active participants, that is highly specialized and has tons of people who struggle day-in-day-out with ...
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Why the "Computer Graphics" proposal is unique

Old Proposal: Computer Graphics New Proposal: Computer Graphics While Stack Overflow is a great site, it is meant for specific programming questions. From the official help page: What topics can I ...
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What can be done to get Smugmug into Beta?

Proposal: SmugMug Okay, I just posted a question on MSO, but I thought I'd post one here as well. What can we do to get this site into beta? There are 3 tactics which I can see working to get this ...
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We have 35% ==> How do we get to 100% and private beta?

Proposal: Signal, Image & Video Processing The signal, image and video processing site proposal has just reached 35% (75 commitments). In order to move the site forward, we need another ~ 200 ...
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Is it vandalism when someone downvotes all the +10 questions specifically?

Proposal: Home Automation I notice that every week or two this happens. They never vote down the +20 or +16, and my intuition tells me that it's doubtful that this is because those two are just so ...
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Why is Arduino a proposal separate from Embedded Programming and Design?

Proposal: *Arduino * Proposal: *Embedded Programming and Design * While I understand why Raspberry Pi proposal can be separate - most of questions there treat RPi as a PC with some platform-specific ...
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Many site proposals on project management and software development methods [closed]

Proposal: Kanban Proposal: Software Development Process Proposal: Agile Software Development Proposal: IT Management Proposal: Project Management There are many sites which deal with similar/...
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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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