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How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

It differs in that it will have a concentration of people who can answer the questions. In my experience: Aviation isn't much good at answering questions about the practical applications of ...
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Should Ethics be allowed?

There are two parts to this, and neither is as hard as it sounds. 1. Questions About External Morality As with any subject of Stack Exchange, it is generally assumed that the target community are ...
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Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

This is a very good question. Personally, I feel the answer should be yes... in most cases. I think it is easy to agree that bug reports and associated issues with software packages should go on their ...
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Asking open ended questions while still complying to SE guidelines

If they aren't too broad, IMO questions like this about open problems, or what technique to achieve a desired effect, etc. can be answered quite well within the guidelines. For instance, we can ...
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What do people think about "basic" animal sounds questions?

Agree on including such questions. In the 'simplest' case, the answer could have an online repository that points to other such recordings or similar sounds (XenoCanto, etc.) - and in other cases, it ...
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Will there be moderation on the question or content before being posted publicly?

No, all of our sites work through a system of community self- moderation, where everything is vetted out in the open (default public) rather than hiding activities in a back room where only a few ...
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How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

This is a good question. Rather than answering each part piecemeal, I think it's helpful to set up a comparison to Robotics alone. Robotics (for general automation and control questions) This is ...
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Is a question about music in general allowed (see example)?

I'd disagree with user3169's answer. With specific song lyrics, the only acceptable answer is "Maybe, who knows?" unless there is actual evidence that those specific lyrics have contributed to social ...
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Are questions about vocaloid allowed

I think questions about the use of the vocaloid software itself are probably better served on another site (I'm not an active user of Musical Practice and Performance, but they do have a synthesizer ...
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Would questions about how to use your constructed world be on topic?

Yeah, I think I agree with you. These questions don't seem like a good fit for a worldbuilding site to me. I'd say this site needs to be about the worldbuilding process itself, not about doing ...
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How do we define what is too broad a question for this site?

I don't think it is generally possible to decide whether a question would be too broad just based on the title. The very same title may be put on a question that is as broad as the title allows, but ...
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How do we define what is too broad a question for this site?

I guess my thought here is that some specificity is required. With your example question: What impediments could prevent civilizations' technology from ever progressing past a medieval stage? ...
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Fake languages?

Learning constructed languages (“conlangs”) should of course be on topic, unless there was a more specific site. These can be fictional and artificial auxiliary languages, e.g. Klingon and Esperanto ...
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Asking open ended questions while still complying to SE guidelines

I believe that this site should hold itself to the same standards as any SE site. But don't forget that the example questions are merely titles - there is only so much specificity that can fit in a ...
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A moderator deleted one of my discussion questions; how should I look for "why"?

The post was inadvertently removed because it was linked to a similar proposal which was removed by the abandoned proposal process. Thank you for letting me know. I have un-deleted that post.
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How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

My concept for what this proposal would turn into if it passed into the beta stage is a forum where questions and resources which technically fall into the purview of other SE sites, like the ...
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Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

I would also want product specific questions to be considered as on topic for this new site. IMHO, one goal of the site should be to help hobbyists and people new to the field to become familiar with ...
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Are activities relating to A&C on topic?

Questions about art collection/curation? e.g. How can I track down all the works in [artist]'s series? Is this SE about creating or consuming? In my mind, this SE is for the person doing the creative ...
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Are broadshot questions appropriate?

As an academic economist, I would support such a question. Helping non-specialists to understand the range of applications for the discipline (i.e. economics is not just about interest rates and stock ...
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Are broadshot questions appropriate?

This question is good in that, each answer could provide an example until a single community wiki answer could be compiled. I'd support it.
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Would Langley calibration questions be on topic

If by that, you're referring to Langley extrapolation, then yes, I can't see a reason why this wouldn't be on-topic. However, it might also be on-topic on Physics.se, and I could only guess which ...
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Would questions on other religions which adopted Buddhism be accepted

I believe the influence of Shintô to Buddhism and vice versa is a interesting and should be allowed, esp when one discusses japanese Zen-buddhism. In the same vein I think cultural backgrounds of ...
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Should Ethics be allowed?

I think Ethics is big part of being Vegetarian or Vegan so there should definitely be a place for it here.
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Should Ethics be allowed?

Ethics is a big part of why I am a vegetarian. I think questions about Ethics should definitely be allowed. "Is it wrong to keep my leather jacket/shoes after going Vegan?" is a great question, btw. ...
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Should Ethics be allowed?

I agree with Robert Cartaino's answer but I think I would like to see questions about the reasons why people follow veg*n lifestyles. I think ethical positions can be explained without triggering ...
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Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

No, they should not be on-topic at this point in time. What makes the difference between a good tool-specific question and one guaranteed to quickly go stale is the stability of the tool-set. Drone ...
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Etiquette regarding cross-semination of proposals and S.E.s

Area 51 is where folks propose ideas for new sites, and part of that process is discussing a proposal's scope and organizing how subject space(s) can be distributed among various proposals and sites ...
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Are activities relating to A&C on topic?

You said: maybe this is too Fine Art-centric (I came here to see if there was a Painters/Fine Artists proposal and found this one instead). Clarification: This proposal IS about drawing and ...
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How do we define what is too broad a question for this site?

Also if we restrict broad questions, we might find users asking Could A prevent E ? Could B prevent E ? Could C ... Maybe we do want that, and then group them together under another question "What ...
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How specific should poker questions be without being "too localized"?

Too localised is no longer a close reason.
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