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

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How do I get supporters for my Smartphone Q&A?

I've just joined Area 51 because I love to use SE sites, and thought it would be cool to make a meaningful one that isn't there yet. I've already made one about smartphones, but don't know how to gain ...
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Can we open proposals to complete the "Trilogy" sites in languages already having StackOverflow?

StackOveflow is doing well in different languages (Russian, Portuguese and Spanish, for example). There are a large user base among these languages and I can see large room to complete the basic ...
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Drawing more attention to this IoT proposal

Proposal: Internet of Things Well, we are in commitment stage. 34% commited. Our overall recruitment is good, but our SE recruitment is unusually low. Internet of Things 34% 69/200 ...
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Can we ask questions on IoT yet?

Proposal: Internet of Things I'm a little unclear on the proposal process. By committing, I'm agreeing to ask or answer 10 questions, but I don't see any way to do this, since the example questions ...
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Overlap with blender

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Animation Will blender questions be on topic here? Or would they be migrated over to blender?
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What is the correct workflow to create a new StackExchange site?

The TYPO3 community wants to gather all questions and answers at one place. As there are already a lot of questions in the general area tagged with TYPO3 there should be enough questions. I tried ...
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How did this proposal advance so fast?

Proposal: Sitecore How did this proposal get all the way through commitment in just a month and a half, when others take almost two years?
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Broaden the scope of Internet of Things

Proposal: Internet of Things As a former Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) PhD student, I would be interested in a Q&A site for researchers and practitioners in HCI (or interaction design, ... or ...
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Possible Duplicate of Tor

The Tor StackExchange Site is for discussion of Tor browser and the dark web etc. Since the Tor StackExchange site is for discussion of the darkweb, this would draw users away from it.
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Faked Artificial Intelligence like in Game Development

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence Should algorithms that try to fake an intelligent impression with banal functionality behind be part of this new site? I think not since it is a different field and ...
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Define Internet of Things

I feel like there is a slight mixup in some of the sample questions that Internet of Things requires internet connection. I'd like to kick off a discussion of what other people think Internet of ...
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3 years ago, Big data forum failed... Can we try for it again?

I want to start this proposal for BIG Data again. It has been 3 years since the last proposal was stopped and things are going to work very differently now as the tech landscape has changed ...
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Appliances are a fairly broad topic and may need a lot of moderation

Proposal: Appliances I think there's a need for a Q&A site for household appliances, but there's not always a black or white on what an appliance is, or to which extent a question there is ...
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How is this proposal different from Cross Validated?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence There is already a site about machine learning named Cross Validated. How is this proposal different?
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Artificial Intelligence proposal scope

I would like to open a discussion on the scope of the Artificial Intelligence proposal. In the last Machine Learning proposal there was some confusion about the scope we wanted, and it never really ...
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What will prevent this proposal from going down again?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence According to the blog post "No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51", there once was an AI site which was closed down on 2010-12-22. StackOverflow generously ...
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Site needs a clearer definition

Proposal: Internet of things This proposal is lacking momentum from good questions. Part of the problem is that there is no scope described in the proposal other than the magic buzzword of the year. ...
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Are questions about other CryptoNote coins on-topic?

Proposal: Monero As far as I understand it the Bitcoin stackexchange site is open to questions from all coins that are based on Bitcoin's source code. Does this proposal plan to allow questions ...
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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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Can questions from closed Deep Web can be migrated into soon created I2P?

The Deep Web proposal generated certain amount of questions related to I2P network. Now the site, being in private beta for 2 weeks, is closing down, because it didn't achieve the expected usefulness. ...
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An area for Sagemath software

You may have heard of Sage. It is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL to create a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab. Sage ...
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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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It's on-topic on Deep Web, so please join the private beta

I'd like to highlight that I2P network is on-topic at Deep Web and it's already in private beta at: http://deepweb.stackexchange.com/ To access the site just go to the proposal page and follow the ...
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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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Thoughts on a Minecraft SE site

I'm quite new to posting on SE sites, with only a question or maybe two on Stack Overflow before, but I'd like to get into being around more and being part of the community. A lot of what I do is to ...
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Why don't SO sites have a separate beta interface for every language in beta?

Yeah, why? I have seen SO betas (e.g. ESSO (EsStackOverflow.SE)), but they haven't got any differences from normal sites (e.g. SO (StackOverflow.SE)) other than logos/icons/language. Why does this ...
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Educational programming Q&A ("homework")

I don't love the eternal question "Is this homework? We don't use the answer but we need to know whether or not it is homework." Why can't we have a Q&A site for educational programming where ...
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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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Are "Recommendations" a good topic for a StackExchange site?

I've seen quite some propositions with the word "recommendation" included in the name, and I can only think of one of the closure reasons at StackOverflow: Questions asking us to recommend or find ...
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Can a closed beta be revived again?

Proposal: Electronic Gadgets I noticed a meta question on the main SE site asking for the appropriate SE site to ask their question that is related to mobile phones. The user that answered this ...
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How do we help visitors to ask their question on an appropriate SE site, while implementing a welcoming and benevolent attitude?

Proposal: DevOps DevOps themes sit at the meeting point of many disciplines, and we can foresee that a DevOps Q&A site is likely to attract a lot of questions which could also be good fits on ...
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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 ...
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Can us contribute to the stackoverflow localization with our mother language?

As I knew at a minutes ago, That our community in progressing to the internationalization "state of the stack", can us contribute with our mother language ? or our community have chosen any translator ...
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A Community Promotion Ad might help boost the commitment level of the Retrocomputing proposal

Proposal: Retrocomputing Has anyone considered doing a Community Promotion Ad for this group? The commitments have been steadily increasing to about 150, but this has slowing down lately. ...
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Is this proposed Q&A site for home video game consoles also?

Proposal: Retro Computing
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Isn't Stackexchange for these kinds of questions and answers?

Proposal: Deep Web The way I see it, stackexchange is a way to get answers to things that you cannot simply google search. Is there something different about this proposal, like finding entire ...
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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 ...
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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 about biggish iron?

Proposal: Retro Computing The proposal only mentions micros. But retro computing is also about minis and big iron mainframes. Would it be acceptable to include all retro computing enthusiasts?
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intel DPDK Next generation of Networking [duplicate]

Intel DPDK is Driver and Development Kit for 10 gig and 40 gig and 100 gig Network packet processing . It has just PDF documentation and there is No place to ask questions and get Answer . It would ...
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Closed Captioning [duplicate]

I have been very appreciative of some of the communities on SE. In particular, Workplace and StackOverflow. I would like to start a community for closed captioning. Specifically for the technology ...
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PSA: No need to vote on questions over 10 votes - let's stay focused on the requirement

Proposal: Retro Computing Folks, let's vote in a smarter way, there is absolutely no need for a question to have 17 votes (as of now the top-voted one). As long as it has 10 that's enough. Save your ...
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Do you want to try again?

Proposal: Home Automation [closed] Do you want to reanimate Home Automation? It was a wonderful proposal, just some more users and support needed. Does creating Home Automation again make sense?
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Ethereum questions are welcome on Bitcoin.Stackexchange

Proposal: Ethereum Hey folks, I see that your proposal is gaining quite some speed, and wish you best of luck! However, I was wondering, whether you are aware that questions about all ...
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Something smells fishy

Proposal: Ethereum This proposal has exactly 100 users, many who joined very recently, who only follow this proposal and have no associated Stack Overflow accounts. Nearly a quarter joined in the ...
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More Voting! More Questions! More Sharing!

thanks for jumping on board this so quickly! Keep sharing the love and we'll get this sucker through to a beta site in no time (i.e. < 12 months)... then the benefits of the thing will really start ...
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Excel Stack Exchange

Proposal: Excel I have suggested a stack exchange for Excel Q+A's. I've asked several about VBA and Excel and they often tend to go down like a lead balloon on the stack exchanges I would ask (Stack ...
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What do you think about an Arch Linux site?

I was thinking about creating a proposal on an Arch Linux Stack Exchange site. Since Arch has lots of users and is in the top DistroWatch.com Linux Distributions, I think it would be awesome. Many ...
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The last 10 yards ( 10 more commitments needed )

Proposal: 3D Printing With now just 6 more commitments needed to bring this site to beta it is looking like we are going to make it; with that being said, we are going to need to start spreading the ...
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Why was the "StackExchange in German" proposal deleted? [duplicate]

There was enough commitment and last I checked it SO was waiting for the translation. So what happened?

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