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Board & Card Games exists and is ready for your questions!

To all followers of these proposals: Advanced Squad Leader War Games and Miniatures Game of Go Chess Bridge Magic: The Gathering Poker I'd like to direct you to Board & Card Games. B&CG is ...
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Next Generation of Area 51

I've seen a few SE staff mention that a 'next gen' Area 51 is in the works, and wondering: what the rough road map is for it, how its release will effect proposals that are not in private-beta on ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

There were a lot of unsupported proposals filling the pages of Area 51 — literally thousands. It's not that these proposals were all necessarily a bad idea, it's just that Area 51 doesn't ...
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Announcement - Changes to Area 51 Voting

We recently made some changes the voting interface for Area 51 example questions. The improvements are designed to make the voting experience more like that of an actual, launched Stack Exchange site. ...
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Merge the various geoscience proposals?

Proposal: Geoscience I believe we need a communal site for all the geoscience proposals. This site would cover multiple areas and multiple proposals into a larger site. The following existing ...
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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 wouldn't this just be part of the existing physics Stack Exchange site?

Related: https://physics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4223 We tried an astronomy Stack Exchange site, and it ended up being merged with Physics after the beta ended unsuccessfully due to lack of ...
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Changing the expectation of going from Private Beta to Public Beta

On the Bitcoin proposal (currently in Private Beta) it currently says: "The site's Public Beta will begin in 5 days." How about modifying this text to something like: "If the Private Beta goes well, ...
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Game-specific sites

There are a number of proposals around specific games, of both the computer game variety and the board/card game variety. Meanwhile we have a Gaming site that covers all types of video and computer ...
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Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - Stack Overflow edition

For those I haven't yet met, I'm Tim Post, the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange. A little over a year ago, Portuguese Stack Overflow opened to a wildly successful public ...
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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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Closing a Proposal After 4 Months in Definition or Commitment [duplicate]

On occasion, we have to uproot and close a proposal which has been too slow at gaining support to remain viable. Typically, there is nothing inherently wrong with the subject being proposed, but after ...
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Beta launching time

How much time is often passed after finished commitment phase to the beta launching? For example, there is 3 commited SO translation proposals for a long time, but beta has not been launched yet: ...
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Machine Learning is a duplicate of CrossValidated

Proposal: Machine Learning Machine Learning is a valid and avid topic on CrossValidated. So what's the problem? EDIT: While I can't see any justified point why this can't live happily within CV's [...
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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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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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How can I see the list of closed proposals I once followed?

I used to follow a bunch of proposals and I'm guessing they were nixed with the recent batch. Is it possible to see a list of these (now closed) proposals I once followed and committed to? It's hard ...
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How to prevent questions from quickly becoming outdated?

If we were to make a SE on Hardware Recommendations, most of the questions which would end up here will get outdated very quickly. It's possible to also encounter questions such as: Gaming Computer ...
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Shouldn't Alchoholic Beverages be combined with Beer?

Proposal: *Beer * One of the other proposed recreational sites is Alcoholic Beverages. Wouldn't having both Beer and Alcoholic Beverages just confuse users and interfere with each other?
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Problem with the Crypocurrency community

This question arises from here where the OP discusses about Rushed Proposals, in this case for the crypto currency, IOTA. My question is of a slightly similar nature in that it focuses on Blockchain ...
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Enlarge the scope to “cryptocurrency”, not just Bitcoin.

Proposal: Bitcoin Clearly, Bitcoin is the de facto leader in cryptocurrencies, but this technology is in its infancy, and its not clear that Bitcoin (as we know it today) will not be surpassed by ...
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Let's not let it get closed this time!

The last proposal was open for 2 years and thus closed: Old Joomla Proposal The Joomla users deserve a dedicated Stack Exchange site as the tag on Stackoverflow is becoming more and more popular ...
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How to prevent malicious downvoting?

We recently had somebody who is not following our proposal (at least I'm pretty sure they are not) indiscriminately go through and downvote every question that has one or more votes without leaving ...
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Why will this dupe of Atheism succeed where the former beta failed?

Proposal: Atheism/Agnosticism This has been tried before at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2732/atheism. As that page says, The Atheism site didn't have enough activity during the ...
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What is the rationale for not allowing answers during the definition phase?

What is the rationale for not allowing answers during the definition phase of a proposal? My naive understanding of this phase's purpose is that it helps define the topic and audience for a proposed ...
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Do not delete discussions about deleted proposals

I can see the reasoning behind deleting closed proposal — if someone proposes the same subject again, they get a fresh start. This isn't completely beneficial though: it leads to repeating the same ...
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How can I fulfill a commitment?

I commited to some new proposal which I were interested in, but I seldom got questions on the new SE in beta, and I don't have the knowledge to answer the questions there too. Is there no other way ...
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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 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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Why not combine “English Language Learners” with EL&U?

Proposal: English Language Learners It seems the concern here is creating a separate forum for folks to ask basic English questions, and I can't help but wonder... why? There's already a forum for ...
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Christianity: Are rational questions allowed?

Proposal: Christianity Should this also allow questions that critically ask about the validity of the Christian faith, the Christian bible history and such? And questions about what the bible says ...
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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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Should we expand the LEGO proposal to also include other brick families, like K'Nex and Erector?

Proposal: LEGO There has already been comments about this to the proposal. It will probably boost the popularity of the proposal to include others, and the tag system in StackExchange will work well ...
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Should there be some privacy/anonymity by default or identity separation from other stack exchange sites?

Reading over the A51 proposals, I see a proposal for a sexuality Q&A site (cough "sackoverflow" cough ). I don't know if I would particularily like Careers2.0 to link up a potential employer or ...
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Internationalization 'State of the Stack'

For those I haven't yet met, I'm Tim Post, the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange. When we said we planned to reverse our previous stance on localization some years ago, we ...
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Already covered by CR and SO

Proposal: Is my code right is already amply covered by Stack Overflow and Code Review. And what wouldn't be covered thereon, are most likely homework-type questions, which are typically frowned-upon ...
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What isn't a “life hack”?

Proposal: Lifehacks What isn't a "life hack"? Moreover, what space would "life hacks" fill that Personal Productity, Philosophy, Super User and Personal Productivity do not?
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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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Is Computer Science a duplicate of Theoretical Computer Science?

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) I originally wrote this question because I believed that this was a duplicate of Theoretical Computer Science. However it does appear that the example ...
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Rushed proposals and Community Moderation

According to this question the advancement from definition to commitment is completely automated. That is of course a very reasonable thing to do for proposals that reach the commitment stage in the ...
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How to help a NEW community get through Commitment

The biggest hurdle to getting a proposal through the "Commitment" phase is signing up enough users with EXPERIENCE in Stack Exchange to launch. We must have at least 100 users with 200+ reputation on ...
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Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

For anyone who follows this site, you may have noticed that Area 51 has been churning out progressively weaker site proposals and more anemic site launches, about a third of which fail in private beta....
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Is Home Improvement ever going to get out of public beta?

I'm asking this about Home Improvement but it applies to all slow moving sites. Just what are the criteria that a site has to meet to go fully live with it's own design etc. Home Improvement now has ...
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Will the Chinese Language site allow for questions to be asked completely in Chinese?

Proposal: Chinese Language All of the examples provided so far have a mainly English component with Chinese characters added. I would like to know what everyone thinks about asking questions purely ...
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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 ...
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What is on-topic here and not on Writers?

Proposal: Technical Communication Technical writing is already on-topic on Writers.SE, with (currently) 225 questions on the technical-writing tag. What topics will this proposal cover that don't ...
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Don't allow votes as duplicates of closed proposals/beta sites

Proposal: Economics I noticed that the economics proposal was marked as a duplicate of Economics (Update: no longer listed as a possible duplicate), which seems reasonable if you don't check the link,...
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The name “Human Sexual Response and Non-Platonic Relations” is horrible and has got to go

Proposal: Human Sexual Response and Non-Platonic Relations That's a title for (purely theoretical) sexologists. Yes, SE is for experts, but also for people who have questions to ask said experts. So ...
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How can we make this literature proposal succeed when other literature proposals have failed

Proposal: Literature I recreated the Literature proposal because I would really like a place where I can answer questions about Literature online. However, I'm a little bit worried, because past ...
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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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