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Music Practice & Performance is about people who make music. I'm no subject expert, but this strikes me as very different from people who consume music — like writers vs. readers or computer programmers vs. computer users. MPP is open to enthusiasts — as in people who participate in the church choir or play the guitar now and then as a hobby. That's ...


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I haven't seen any indications that the scope is limited to certain eras, and if so it should be broadened. These type of questions should definitely be on topic.


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I and others have posted Community Promotion Ads for the Literature proposal on several sites which are similar enough in scope that a significant proportion of their userbases might be interested: Science Fiction & Fantasy English Language & Usage (thanks @Helmar) Worldbuilding Movies & TV Role-Playing Games (thanks @KitZ.Fox) Each of these ...


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This would probably be a question for the Literature meta site if/when that's created. I don't know whether any of these Area 51 Discussion questions will get migrated to the meta site (and suspect not), so any consensus reached here may only be indicative of site policy rather than actually setting it. That being said ... in my opinion, literature in all ...


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I'm not sure what you are asking about regarding "limitations", but you can read the 'faq' to learn about the process: Area 51 FAQ To submit your proposal, go to the listing page (http://area51.stackexchange.com), pick a category to the left, then scroll to the bottom and click "Propose a new site". Please let me know if you need anything further.


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Remember that the 40 questions with 10 votes is just the first hurdle for a proposal. It still needs to get through the commit phase and then the highest one: the public beta. When you can not get the proposal over hurdle one without urging people to do tactical voting, there might not be enough momentum behind the proposal to get it through public beta. ...


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There was a Literature site for a little less than a year. It failed in beta due to lack of traffic. (The rules have changed so it would now be given more time to expand.) The Literature site did have problems, but friction with SF&F (which existed before) wasn't one. I followed both sites, and never encountered anything that I can imagine calling ...


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Wait a minute! I thought that research questions were the main reason why this SE group exists! After all world building is 95% research and 5% everything else. Actually, I'm deeply disturbed even by the idea that this kind of stuff should be moved elsewhere. Besides, almost no answer here will be definitive. Unlike say biology.SE, there're additional ...


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I would think that is a very good question for the site. It's not opinion based and it is a question a music fan would ask.


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No. Book recommendation questions have a tendency to invite multiple subjective answers and fall under the "primarily opinion-based" close reason which applies on all sites: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, ...


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I see this as no different to the potential overlap between SF&F and M&TV. These two sites have coexisted for a quite some time without friction, as you put it. Look at the number of questions on M&TV about Science Fiction (336 tagged with it at time of writing). The position with Literature will surely be the same. Questions could be asked ...


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No, I'm sorry. I can appreciate your need to find a community for this proposal, but that type of solicitation would not be appropriate within our existing sites. With the number of proposals that go through this forum, it would simply become untenable for our existing sites. Our communities are already aware of Area 51. It is better to try and draw a ...


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The description of the proposal mentions music listening enthusiasts So, if you listen to broadway musicals, I guess your questions would be on topic. Questions about classical music would fit in as well, but some historical music questions might fit better on Musical Practice & Performance.


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I believe that "identify this" questions make the site look more like a bar room trivia contest than anything even close to a serious "music appreciation" site. Please consider carefully if you want to turn this site into a game show. The site will fill with these questions. Our Movies SE site decided to allow [identify-this-*] questions — it was ...


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No no no. ID is a evil, first every SE thinks it to be be a necessity evil but then it became clumsy evil to handle. Too much review work it brings and no more then a guessing game.


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Absolutely not. Example: Coffee has got its own site now. That doesn't make it off topic on cooking stack exchange.


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As a former student-turned-enthusiast with a really really long history in this space, I am neither an artist nor a craftsman. Am I allowed here? Wait. Arts & Crafts is a Q&A site for artists, craftsmen, amateurs, professionals, students, ex-students, retirees, hobbyists, teachers, designers, scholars, researchers, historians, tinkerers, and ...


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My opinion on this question is that no, character development and plot/story development are off-topic on this site. These two categories are looking into something that has moved beyond the realm of worldbuilding. I would say that if a question applies to one specific person (or even two specific people or just something that doesn't apply to a broader ...


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Let yet another voice over from Movies.SE assure you that you don't want identification questions. I for one thought them to be a good idea a long time ago as I thought they were well-suited to Q&A format. But I have since desparately regretted this approach and the decision to include those questions. Let me assure you that there will be no shortage of ...


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No, not directly. As with other forms of advertising, it would be frowned on by every stack exchange site I've used. However if you are participating in a meta discussion anyway, and the subject comes up, I see no problem in mentioning that this proposal exists in passing. This happened a lot on Stack Overflow, when we were trying to get Programmers ...


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Your first example What is [obscure reference] in [song] by [artist] about? Can in theory be answered by reliable references (i.e. band/author interviews) so a single, relatively brief, correct answer is possible. Your second example What do the lyrics for "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap mean? Is overly broad, subject to opinion, would tend create ...


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The proposal is advancing nicely, I would expect a Beta launch about February. At Beta launch the proposal will take on new life, most of the things discussed in Area51 Meta will be forgotten. It will have its own dedicated Meta section and scope issues will be decided there. You won't be limited in the number of questions you can ask, so start writing ...


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When you register to use any Stack Exchange site, you agree that your posts will be under the CC license. This would apply to any posts on the worldbuilding site. It's how Stack Exchange works. We have this same problem on the Writers site; the question there is if posting a section of a work for critique can cause that section of work to become CC-...


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In my opinion research questions are appropriate moreover absolutely welcomed. The goal here is to gain information about topics covered by different areas of expertise to create believable and coherent worlds. There are lots of different forums of worldbuilding to speak about the process or share ideas. This could be a Q&A site, and when we talk about ...


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We bumped up against this only a tiny bit during the definition phase, so I'm glad this question is being asked. Also, what follows is just my opinion, so if you disagree, please add your own answer, explaining why you think it should be different and we'll see how the votes play out. My opinion is that questions related to specific software packages ...


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Yes. Arts and Crafts explicitly mentions origami in its description, and was created as a way to bridge a number of smaller proposals like these. This proposal is older than the Arts and Crafts proposal, which explains its existence when there's a broader proposal around. It's been here 7 months with only 6 questions so I suggest anyone interested in ...


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Should candle making be permitted under “Arts & Crafts”? I would think so, yes!


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