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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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Will it be strictly reserved to so called "natural products" or will question about GMO products will be also allowed?

I can't think of any reason why a proposal for vegetarianism would be restricted to "natural" products. So-called "unnatural" products are still vegetarian, after all.
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Pertinent quaestiōnēs linguā Latīnā? Eās ut nōn hortēmur?

It's a de-facto standard for language sites within Stack Exchange network, that they are bilingual and accept questions in both English and the language of the site (it's at least so with the sites I'...
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Should Veganism be extended to Vegetarianism?

Yes, Veganism should be expanded to include Vegetarianism. Previous attempts create a vegan only site have failed. Widening the scope should improve the chance of a successful launch.
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What are the advantages of single language sites over collective ones?

The thing is that Stack Exchange sites are generally defined by an audience and what they approve of/want to here. A good read would be the blog post on the Ubuntu/Linux ‘schism’ or the many answers ...
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How is this going to differ from knowyourmeme.com?

In my experience, it probably won't. Some people call such questions "trivia"; I call them "general reference" questions — but without any real problem statement to be solved, this becomes ...
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Would "Language Overflow" be a good name for this site?

I would say no, it wouldn't be a good name. This is supposed to be a site for language learners, and the name reflects that. "Language Overflow" is much more vague - it could be a name of a site for ...
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Will this site allow other reduced-meat diets?

The proposal was originally just for Veganism (not just the diet aspect), but after discussion we decided to expand to include Vegetarianism due to many (but not all) overlapping aspects. If we ...
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Final Review: Is the proper title "Second-Language Acquisition"?

"Second Language Acquisition" sounds like a perfectly fine description of what I hope this site to become. But @michau brings up a good point, that it this name may have too much of a linguist-...
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Latin Language Proposal: Beginners and experts?

The language sites I frequent (Japanese, German & Portuguese) are all tolerant with respect to beginners' questions. A simple question can still be a good question. The format for good simple ...
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Why do proposals for a feminism stackexchange keep failing?

I think a lot of the really interesting questions about feminism lend themselves better to a discuss-and-debate model with a lot of back and forth than to the straight Q&A format of SE. A Q&A ...
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Do programming languages have a place within Conlang discussion, and why or why not?

Possibly… but probably not in way you are implying. I think calling a conventional programming syntax a "language" in the context of this subject space is playing a bit fast and loose with the ...
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Are parenting questions on-topic for Atheism?

My two cents: Yes, questions that discuss how to raise children in an atheistic or non-religious manner should be on-topic. Since religion is a prevalent phenomenon in most societies, raising ...
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Will questions about Greek culture be considered on-topic?

Almost certainly not. The proposal is Greek Language, not Greek culture. Therefore, any questions about Greek mythology, culture, or anything not related to the language, will be off-topic.
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Should conlangs include critique/help on parts of users' own conlangs?

In my opinion they should definitely be on-topic. Stack Overflow would be a poor imitation of itself if it disallowed users from asking about their own code and limited itself to theoretical or ...
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Should we vote strategically?

Why…? Did those questions suddenly become better? </tongue-in-cheek> Telling people how to vote the earmark of a community who won't be able to find enough followers to move the proposal ...
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When Hinduism is shaping out for launch?

Barring any unforeseen technical delays, Hinduism SE is slated to launch in the afternoon (Eastern Time) of Wed, June 18th.
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"New" Latin words

I'm all for including contemporary Latin. On other language sites, questions about variants (ancestors, dialects, other languages from the same language family) of the language are considered on-topic,...
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Are requests for translation on topic or not? (Da mihi codez.)

On Japanese.SE we have a close reason that reads Questions asking for translations, transcriptions or proofreading are off-topic unless prior research effort is clearly indicated; we're here to ...
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What is the line between mythology and folklore?

There may not be any need to define the line. Would the site really be hurt or diluted if folklore was within its scope?
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How to deal with dialects?

As for questions in regards to the dialects (and into their details), they should all be on-topic. As for writing in these dialects, then this should not be allowed. We may not speak properly ...
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Is language teaching on-topic?

I believe this SE is (hopefully) going to be about issues that are in relation to notions that involve more than one language. So, a very significant part of any bilingual or trilingual concept is how ...
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Are questions about specific languages on topic?

There's already one well-voted example on the proposed questions, and it looks to me like a perfect example of a question that should be on topic. Can learning kanji speed up the process of ...
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Final Review: Is the proper title "Second-Language Acquisition"?

I'm a linguist and a hobbyist language learner, and that's how I'd interpret site names, if I knew nothing else about them: Second-Language Acquisition - site for linguists doing research on SLA, who ...
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When will this site begin?

See the banner across the top of the proposal. This proposal has reached 100% commitment. We are preparing for its launch and expect to create it soon. Yup, barring any technical problems, this ...
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Would a general Languages.SE supersite (synchronized with the current language sites) be feasible?

Yes, please. This is a very good idea. Sure, a question tagged samoan or greenlandic might not get much attention, but as long as there are enough people passing by to get rid of spam and poor ...
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Quais tipos de pergunta devem ser evitados?

O conteúdo das perguntas vai depender fundamentalmente das dúvidas dos utilizadores que coloquem as questões e, indirectamente, dos que derem as respostas. Numa primeira fase não convirá muito ...
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Які мови дозволятимуться на сайті? / What languages will be allowed for use in questions and answers within the proposed "Ukrainian Language" site?

Оскільки запропонований сайт "Ukrainian Language" призначається одночасно і для носіїв української мови і для іноземців, що вивчають українську, в запитаннях і відповідях буде дозволено використання ...
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Why do proposals for a feminism stackexchange keep failing?

First of all, scope of feminism could be too narrow to have its own Stack Exchange site. I wonder what would be asked on this site and I believe it could generate more politically-motivated, opinion-...
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