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Is this for modern & popular music only?

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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How can we draw more attention to Literature?

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: ...
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Is just English literature on topic?

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 ...
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Should book recommendations be on-topic?

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 ...
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Voting on the questions [with less than 10 votes] is the way to make this site a success

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 ...
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How can we avoid friction with SciFi.SE?

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 ...
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Should research questions be allowed?

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 ...
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Are questions about a band's CDs allowed?

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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How can we avoid friction with SciFi.SE?

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 ...
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10 votes

Is this for modern & popular music only?

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 ...
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Are "Guess This Song" Appropriate On Music Fans?

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 ...
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Are "Guess This Song" Appropriate On Music Fans?

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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Remove Woodworking from Arts & Crafts?

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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Change the Arts & Crafts proposal description

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 ...
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Is character development and story/plot development allowed here?

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 ...
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Are "Guess This Song" Appropriate On Music Fans?

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&...
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Can subjective song meanings be accepted answers?

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 ...
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How do you make it plain that Literature includes non-fiction?

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 ...
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Content Protection

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 ...
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Would questions about existing world building tools or software be on topic here?

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, ...
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Covered by Arts and Crafts?

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 ...
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Should candle making be permitted under "Arts & Crafts"?

Should candle making be permitted under “Arts & Crafts”? I would think so, yes!
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Are graphic novels on topic (specifically non scifi/fantasy)?

I would vote yes. I wish I could remember the name of it, but I read a graphic novel a year or two ago depicting a young Chinese-American man's struggle with balancing the culture of his parents ...
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How will Literature be run different this time?

A clearer and better site scope. Judging from what I've read about the failure of the previous Literature site - e.g. Why did Literature fail? - it seems that many of the problems there were due to ...
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7 votes

Literature or Books?

Total disagreement TL;DR: Literature and books are two very different things. We should not use the most popular medium of literature as title. All the example questions are about literature. Books....
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Should questions about authors be ontopic?

Yes. (with the usual proviso that this is probably something to be worked out on meta once we enter private beta) Learning about authors helps us to appreciate their works better. If we want to ...
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