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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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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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
17 votes

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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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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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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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14 votes

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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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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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12 votes
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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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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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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Do programming languages have a place within Conlang discussion, and why or why not?

The problem is that all programming languages are constructed (yes, even Common Lisp), so basically anything about programming would be on-topic in this case, since all have to use a (constructed) ...
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How is this different from individual language sites?

I believe the main purpose isn't the language questions itself, but the language acquisition and learning techniques, tools and methods.
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Should questions about Ukrainian written in Russian be allowed here?

Well, since the question was updated (and other issues arose), I updated my answer. First of all, I am not sure whether using Russian language in questions and answers at all is allowed by higher-...
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Would topics in any language be welcome?

It isn't silly at all. Stack Exchange is a de facto English-language network so we do not allow posting in other languages. But for a site geared towards learning a non-English language specficially, ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Is question about translation from or to Arabic are in-topic?

Requests for a translation are explicitly off-topic on all Stack Exchange language sites, for the obvious reason that Stack Exchange is not a free translator service. Similarly, simple word ...
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Fine line between constructed and natural languages

Area 51 doesn't have to same level of visibility as the regular Q&A for me to check if the question was later edited/improved or if I simply read it wrong. No matter; it looks fine, but I am ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Should conlangs include critique/help on parts of users' own conlangs?

There are really two main sides to this issue. Opponents of such a question likely value generality and questions that are more likely to help future users. Proponents likely value being able to solve ...
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Do we discuss here as well the about the good practises on how to build the right mindset/cultural in a organisation?

Such questions are likely to attract opinionated answers, so they'd be rather off-topic by the general SE guidelines. However very clear, specific ones could be tolerated, especially given the rather ...
Dan Cornilescu's user avatar
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The Bone Yard. Question limbo, SE Rule boot camp, or low-quality purgatory. A place where questions go to die?

What you are asking for is not a Stack Exchange site. It's an overgrown chat room that that looks more like the magazine rack at a grocery store than a book shelf at Harvard. — Robert Scoble ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Badges for expert Esperanto speakers

No, we do not certify users as "experts". Trust is gained through what people say, not by who said it. Everything written on this system is vetted by a group of peers knowledgeable in this space. ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Would topics in any language be welcome?

this is tricky. do we expect anyone learning esperanto to learn english first in order to ask questions about the language? if someone has a problem translating an idiom from a native language to ...
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It's not a fair fight. Why do negative opinions have so much greater weight than positive ones in Area 51?

Because historically, downvotes have been so underused that they might as well not even exist. In fact, very few complaints have ever been spawned over downvotes in proposals, and more often we have ...
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Перекладацькі питання? / Will translate-to-Ukrainian questions be allowed in the proposed "Ukrainian Language" site?

Let's stick for the practices that are already established for other Language-dedicated stacks. Those rules are more or less following (applied to specifically Ukrainian stack): Translations from ...
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We're almost there

Here is the information given on the site of Deep Web, that precedes our site of a few days in Private Beta. This gives some indications on what we have to do to make our Beta successful: 10 ...
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6 votes
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Change proposal title from Esperanto to Esperanto language?

Since there is no Esperanto nation, it sounded a bit odd to call it "Esperanto Language." But you are correct; for consistency with the other language sites, it makes sense to have them follow the ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Permissability of translation reviews

This type of question is usually postponed to be asked on the actual site, but since you swerved into the nature of SE Q&A's in general, I can offer a bit of insight independent of this particular ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
6 votes
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Will this site allow no-food vegan questions?

Yes - as you've mentioned people become a Vegetarian or Vegan for different reasons (Health/Environment/Ethical values etc.) so any of these topics would be up for discussion. In fact, even if an item ...
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