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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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If this isn't a duplicate of EE, might want to consider elevating fewer electronics-heavy examples

Proposal: Arduino The last iteration of this proposal was closed as a duplicate of https://electronics.stackexchange.com/, where Arduino is a pretty popular topic. If there are aspects to this topic ...
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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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Does modding/hacking dedicated e-readers to extend functionality count as on-topic?

Proposal: E-books and E-book Readers This question floated in my mind because of this which is related The reason is I have seen some amazing projects in mobileread that extends the features of ...
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What will be different this time?

Proposal: Machine Learning It seems that there was already a machine learning Q&A site on this platform and that it didn't work too well. It was merged with CrossValidated, the stats Q&A site....
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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 ...
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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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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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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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One concern with the Craft Stack Exchange site

Proposal: Craft CMS Stack Exchange is developed around the concept of a "well-formed" question. You will often see new users ask questions which SE administrators don't view as "well-formed". I am ...
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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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Let's come up with a more detailed description

Proposal: Reverse Engineering Wow. Congratulations on getting through the definition and commitment phases so quickly! As the notice on the proposal says right now, we are preparing to launch the ...
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How to promote the Bitcoin & Crypto-currency proposal to high-reputation users?

Proposal: Bitcoin & Crypto-currency The Bitcoin & Crypto-currency proposal has been gaining commitments rapidly recently due to promotion on the Bitcoin forums. However, the overwhelming ...
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Data Science - an umbrella subject?

Proposal: Data Science The data science looks like an overarching umbrella proposal for stackexchange that covers too wide an array of specific fields: Natural Language Processing Big data ...
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Is this also a reasonable place to discuss software for 3D design and controlling machines?

Proposal: 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, & Personal Manufacturing It seems to me that a large part of the manufacturing process is designing the model you want to make. Is this a good place to ...
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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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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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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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Interface translation

Proposal: *Stack Overflow (in Russian) * Hi! What is a probability that interface of stackexchange sites will be translated somewhere in the future? Currently there are no localized versions. And ...
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Big Data is not reasonably scoped

Proposal: Big Data is not reasonably scoped While I like the idea of having a community centered around Big Data I believe this is not a good fit to the StackExchange model in its current state and ...
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What elements of the IoT infrastructure does this cover

Does this proposal cover only the devices (the things) or is it also intended to cover the communications and messaging channels, the (typically cloud) storage/reporting service, and other associated ...
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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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Should "Software Development (in Portuguese)" be renamed to "Stack Overflow (in Portuguese)"?

Proposal: Software Development (in Portuguese) From a branding perspective, wouldn't it be better if this proposal were called "Stack Overflow (in Portuguese)" like most of the proposals mentioned ...
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Is the reputation requirement during the commit phase too strict? [closed]

Proposal: Programmable logic and FPGA design My understanding is that the motivation for the reputation requirement during the commit phase is that the site is more likely to succeed if it has: more ...
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People who are visiting this proposal's page! Please, notice this discussion

Proposal: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry The commitment phase has just started. I've made you familiar with the whole process earlier. You just have two tasks in this phase. Commit to ...
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Want to help get the SDL Tridion proposal to Beta stage?

If you have committed to the SDL Tridion proposal on Area 51 of the Stack Exchange website, and are interested in receiving occasional updates on the initiative, please enter your email address at the ...
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Why are Magento proposal followers not voting on or asking questions?

Proposal: Magento For anyone following this proposal with >= 1000 rep on Area51 (and can therefore see vote tallies), are there a significant number of downvotes? I'm wondering just how apparent it ...
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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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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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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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Why should Tridion Developers still support the Tridion Forum?

Proposal: Tridion I have pretty much ignored the Tridion Forum for a while now, since all the questions can be answered on StackOverflow because of the type of Tridion developers who actively use ...
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Why are there two SharePoint site proposals?

There is currently a SharePoint proposal and a SharePoint Overflow proposal. Why? Proposal: SharePoint Overflow
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Serious issues around Security Review

Proposal: Security Review As far as I can tell, this proposal essentially amounts to asking StackExchange citizens to perform a penetration test on live sites. I can see several serious issues with ...
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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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When does the future become off topic?

Proposal: Space Exploration and Technology Proposed Q&A site for spacecraft operators, scientists, engineers, and enthusiasts, to discuss the building, launching, operating, history, and future ...
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Drumming up support for Cognitive Science

When I saw the advertisement for the Cognitive Science site proposal in the sidebar at Stack Overflow, I thought it was great idea. I've committed to it, and I've tweeted the information about it a ...
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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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Where are the experts?

Proposal: Stack Overflow in Spanish English We need more committed people with reputation over 200. We already have enough commtted overall. See "more info" in the blue box. Español Se necesitan ...
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How Should Programming vs. Configuration vs. Extensions questions be handled?

Given Magento epitomizes TMTOWTDI in a way Larry Wall never intended, how would/should the Magento StackExchange community handle the inevitable arguments about the right way to do something. For ...
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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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What is the relation between hacking and security.stackexchange.com?

As far as I understand the proposed questions, the legal parts (learning, pentesting, etc.) are all on topic on security.stackexchange.com. For the clearly illegal parts of breaking into systems ...
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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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Restarting the E-books proposal: a rallying cry

Proposal: E-books and E-book Readers Sadly, the original e-books proposal failed to gain enough momentum during the commitment phase and (as per policy) was closed because it was over two years old. ...
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how to increase visibilty of this proposal

Proposal: Tezos I suggest we ensure that we ensure that during each tezos meetup and tezos training sessions the proposal is advertised to people. stack exchange is a more effective way to persist ...
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Why is the quantum computing description in the proposals as it is currently written?

Proposal: Quantum Computing I would highly recommend that the description be changed. Quantum computing is mainly a theoretical and experimental research field at the moment. There are no users of ...
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How should we promote the proposal?

Proposal: Gamification I would like to see the site go through this time, and to do that we need to bring Gamification.SE to the attention of the right audience. As there is a overlap with game ...
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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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Why is Drupal Answers Stuck at 99% even after adding 20+ new users with 4k+ reputation?

Proposal: Drupal Answers I've heard rumors that "project specific proposals are no longer accepted." Is that why we're stuck at 99%? Did the WordPress peeps pay someone off? Inquiring minds want to ...
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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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Do we need our own StackExchange or can we live within StackOverflow as a tag?

Proposal: eosio I already see questions posted in StackOverflow where there is already an eos tag. Are we duplicating efforts?

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