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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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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,...
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Number of questions for qualifying in commit stage

In most sites, it is requested to have 10 questions with score 10+ (apart from followers) to move to commit stage. Today I saw that 40 questions are required to cross. Whereas, available questions ...
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What to do when an answer contains several suggestions?

Proposal: Software Recommendations I believe that each answer should contain only one suggestion. Why I believe this should be enforced very strictly: Answers with several suggestions make ...
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Why is Ask Ubuntu separate from Unix and Linux? [closed]

Isn't Ubuntu just a type (distribution) of Linux? So why isn't askubuntu.com part of Unix and Linux?
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Could we get rid of the ufos and 'area51' type of branding please?

I feel that all this type of stuff makes it really hard to convince established people in technical fields to take proposals here as something serious. Opening a website with funny UFOs flying around ...
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How will out of date accepted answers be handled?

Proposal: Software Recommendations One of the reasons "shop for me"-type questions are generally disallowed on SE sites is outlined well in Q&A is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping!: ..technology moves ...
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Will Craft Exchange make it to beta?

Proposal: Craft CMS I'll be the first to admit that I was pessimistic about this proposal making it to beta. For about 10 minutes I even had a conversation about it on Twitter with @brandonkelly from ...
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Is Craft CMS really a viable site in the Stack Exchange family?

Proposal: Craft CMS There is no doubt that this site has had a truly remarkable marketing campaign on twitter, going from proposal to commitment phase in a day. But how can it expect to meet the ...
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So few votes needed

Proposal: Big Data This proposal has enought people on it, and even have some questions with more than 15 votes. And just need few votes to move to the next phase... If just some of the downvoters ...
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How will the site deal with recommendation spam?

Proposal: Software Recommendations Inevitably if this site is successful at what it plans to be there will begin to be spam along the lines of Q. What is the best Mp3 encoding software available? ...
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Is there any site related to Linux mint?

Is there any site related to Linux mint? If not may be we can start a site where any issues related to Linux mint will be fixed.It will cover every thing related to Linux mint.Similar to askubuntu.com....
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Alternative name & domain / nombre y dominio alternativo

Proposal: Stack Overflow in Spanish The xx.stackoverflow.com naming scheme makes sense, but I also like d12odepila.stackexchange.com [desbordamiento de pila]. The use of the abbreviation refers to ...
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Site name of (computing) hardware recommendations and longevity of answers

Proposal: Hardware Recommendations The proposal should clarify that it's about computing hardware, not home improvement. Anyway, since computing hardware goes obsolete on a regular basis, I don't ...
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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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What should the site name and URL be?

Proposal: Graphics Layer Architecture This proposal used to be called Computer Graphics Programming, but I decided to rename it to Graphic Layer Architecture, based on some input. What do you think? ...
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Broader list of topics I see the Space Exploration proposal fitting/ extra sample questions

Proposal: Space Exploration and Technology Here is a broad list of what I would consider to be on topic for this site. I welcome commentary to improving this list. Planning through end of life for ...
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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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Stuck with a commitment of a closed Private Beta

Proposal: Big Data Since this site has been closed mid-way in Private Beta, can I be relieved of the commitment? How do I go about doing this? What is the natural cycle of getting my commitability ...
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Commitment score doesn't reflect my commitment to Stack Overflow (in Portuguese)

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) The "committers with 200+ rep on any other site" score was at 94/100 before I committed and hasn't changed since I committed, and I have 200+ on several sites,...
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How should we go about preventing failure this time?

Proposal: Gamification The proposal failed last time due to various reasons. What should we do, both now and in the future stages, to ensure success?
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Is there truly no way to get around the “No shopping” rule?

I frequently find myself searching tens of hours for products with certain specifications. In many cases, I have to order and return several products due to insufficient manufacturer information; in ...
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Don't we need the seperate community for Ionic? [duplicate]

Don't we need the separate community for Ionic? Ionic is the biggest Hybrid app development framework. It should have its separate community to discuss the problems in the app development in Ionic ...
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The Bone Yard. Question limbo, SE Rule boot camp, or low-quality purgatory. A place where questions go to die?

I propose a SE site that any answer or question is on topic and never closed or put on hold.Unlike other sites the commonality of these question will be that they need work. This will give th OP the ...
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The Software Recommendations site will be a nightmare to moderate

Proposal: Software Recommendations One of the main reasons that asking for product recommendations on the SE network is prohibited is because of the possibiilty that it is very easy to spam these ...
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Raspberry Pi shares scope with many sites…is it necessary?

Proposal: Raspberry-Pi Hardware and Software This site shares its scope with many other sites: Electrical Engineering: The hardware, peripheral development, writing drivers, hardware-related ...
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What should be the scope of the Arduino site?

Proposal: Arduino As the proposal moves forward, we should get down to discussing the site basics and scope. In my opinion, some of the base areas that the site should cover are : Arduino Family (...
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Boundary between space exploration and astronomy sites

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Space Exploration and Technology I believe these two are closely related, and we should discuss where to draw the line between the two, should both sites be ...
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When do you get your commitment back?

I was wondering I have committed to the Code Review site and now it is in Public beta now for a month I was wondering it stills says I am committed to that and I can't commit to new ones.
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Are eReader apps on topic or not?

Proposal: E-books and E-book Readers Are apps like the iOS/Android Kindle app on topic for this proposal? Generally they may be on topic on the Apple/Android/Super User/etc sites related to whichever ...
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Duplicate of closed proposal - does that make sense?

Proposal: Big Data At the time of writing, this proposal is one day old - an hour ago it was closed: closed as duplicate of Big Data by jmort253, warren, Manishearth, THelper, Mark Booth 1 hour ...
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Should this proposal be merged with CG Artists proposal?

Proposal: Blender Stack Overflow works so well because it has users from loads of different programming languages. By merging the Blender proposal with the CG Artists proposal, we can get more ...
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A proposal only for newbies?

Proposal: Freshers Who will be the experts on this proposed site? StackOverflow already works for beginners. Is there a need to isolate them to a separate site?
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Pre-launch Requirement: What's our URL?

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications This site is nearly ready to launch, but before that happens we need a short, obvious URL for this site in the format *.stackexchange.com I'll post ...
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A place for technical questions about ebook production?

Proposal: Ebooks Would it be out of bounds to ask technical questions about how to format and build ebook files in this space? Questions like, "Why is the Kindle ignoring my css here?"
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Closed AI project

About a year ago the AI site was launched and closed after a short few days. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/6607/artificial-intelligence I'd say the general reason is that we simply didn'...
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Are all platforms on topic here?

I saw that a bunch of questions about apps for Android have been downvoted. Is there any clear idea on what is the scope of this site platformwise? Possible scopes would be: Recommendations for ...
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How is this different from existing stack exchange sites?

How is this proposal different from existing stack exchange sites, particulary StackOverflow, but also sites like Cross Validated and Signal Processing? The Area 51 FAQ explicitly states that sites ...
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This is on topic on Stackoverflow

Proposal: Code Igniter Codeigniter is on topic on Stackoverflow, so the discussions can be there, and in fact they are. There are already 3000 questions on SO about codeigniter: https://...
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Which type of Blender user is this site trying to cater to?

Proposal: Blender Should the Blender SE site be targeted towards Blender users or developers or both?
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Monero, Litecoin, other cryptocurrencies… Should be merged with Bitcoin SE

There are many proposals for cryptocurrencies, such as Monero. The point is, theres already a Bitcoin SE. Shouldn’t the other cryptocurrencies be combined? By the way, there are hundreds and hundreds ...
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What questions should be on topic for Quantum Computing?

Proposal: Quantum Computing This is taken (with minor edits) from an old discussion post I had for the Quantum Computers proposal after it closed and before it was deleted; the question links are ...
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Why is the gamification proposal under technology?

Proposal: Gamification Why is this proposal created under technology? From my (admittedly minimal) understanding, gamification is about the process of using game-like mechanics to induce further ...
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How to get this site to beta

Proposal: Space Exploration and Technology Right now, we are looking pretty solid for a proposal in the commitment phase. By the books, we need the following to get started: 112 more commiters, of ...
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How detailed/supported the answers about software recommendation should be?

Proposal: Software Recommendations I can imagine that there'll be a lot of opportunity to give a simply one-liners in response to questions seeking software recommendations. Given a question "What is ...
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Scope: from wiki (in general) to Wikipedia?

Proposal: Wikis A word wiki/Wiki can be used for myriad of concepts and web apps. Would this site be a catch-all thing for all of these? But I'm pretty sure that no one wants questions on wikipearl ...
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Pre-launch Requirement: What's our name?

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications This site is nearly ready to launch, but before that happens we need a short, clear name for it. Site naming is always a balancing act between ...
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Why not just add localization to the existing site?

I think the SO team should add localization to the main http://stackoverflow.com website, whereby if a browsers locale is set to es and the user posts a question, it will get submitted to the database ...
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“Personal Manufacturing” or “Desktop Manufacturing”?

Proposal: 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, & Personal Manufacturing It's time to establish a final site name for this proposal. The current name ("3D Printer, Laser Cutters & Personal ...
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Should we prepare questions before the beta starts?

Proposal: Blender From time to time I've questions while working with blender. Sometimes I can find an answer on the internet, sometimes I don't find a solution. Would it be a good idea to collect ...