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Limiting the View of Sex and Intimacy to Minor Users

We thought about this the first time the topic came up (and went to private beta). This isn't the first time we've examined the idea of a site primarily focused on sex, intimacy and sexuality. While ...
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How to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?

If you don't have a high level of professional/technical proficiency in any particular field of study, we also have many mainstream sites in subjects like Coffee Music Fans Sustainable Living ...
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Limiting the View of Sex and Intimacy to Minor Users

Both answers so far tackle the practical matter of things, I'll give my two cents why it shouldn't be limited: Underage people do practice sex. Even if they don't, there's nothing wrong with learning ...
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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

Your warning against letting the proposed Emacs exchange siphon off content that ought to be on Stack Overflow is frustrating. In my experience with the Emacs tag on SO, overzealous users would ...
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25 votes
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Rushed proposals and Community Moderation

I agree this is a major problem when it happens — but it does have a solution pending, sort of. I've designed a "circuit breaker" which addresses this exact issue; unfortunately, I don't think ...
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On 'Sex and Intimacy' should spoiler tags be used to hide sketches/diagrams/images?

Personally, I would find a site that hides content behind a curtain like that an embarrassment. It's not going to happen if I have anything to say about it. Will this site be safe for work?
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Limiting the View of Sex and Intimacy to Minor Users

It's a site on the Internet, if minors want to find something, they'll find it. Besides they could do much much worse than a textual Q&A site with voting.
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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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The requirements for progressing from definition to commitment are warped

We (Stack Exchange) do not believe in the adage "if you build it, they will come." Every time we tried that, the site has failed utterly. The Definition phase does more than just define the scope of ...
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Why is Area 51 NOT counted as a valid site for the commitment phase?

Part of the Area 51 process is finding people familiar with the network model and know how other sites on our network operate. That experience is necessary in order for a new site to function properly....
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Are questions about other CryptoNote coins on-topic?

Yes Although this proposal is focused on monero, we consider questions about other CryptoNote coins to be on-topic.
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What constitutes flagging a proposal?

Elrond Network has one of the strongest community in the blockchain space and massive engagement from both new devs and non-tech folks. You can check the numbers here -> https://growth.elrond.com/ ...
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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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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

When creating sample questions during the definition phase, we are being told: Discussing whether questions are on-topic or off-topic helps figure out what the site is about, and, more importantly, ...
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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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Spend Your Votes Wisely

No, vote honestly. Determining the scope is the most crucial part of creating a healthy SE community. (And the part where the old site failed, I think.)
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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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Are questions about porn on topic in Sex and Intimacy?

This site will contain frank discussions stemming from largely clinical questions involving sexual activities between consenting adults. As long as the crux of the question is about the subject of sex ...
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How quickly can a proposal go into private beta?

I'd say that the move from proposal to commitment for the Monero proposal was only so fast because we've had a failed proposal already. Bolstered by that failure, the community was determined not to ...
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Could a large number of supporters help offset a <100 number of commiters with >200 rep?

Unfortunately, Mr. Cartaino was let go earlier this week, along with another CM. It seems some downsizing has occured. This is going to make this even more difficult if we have to work around the ...
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Boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow?

Meta Stack Overflow could work for this purpose... ...But in practice, it usually does not. The focus of meta is primary focused on the policies and behaviors associated with Stack Overflow; while ...
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Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes?

Unfortunately, no — Area 51 would not be more effective without down-votes under the current process. Yes, we might be able to push more proposals through, but without a means of expressing ...
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What constitutes flagging a proposal?

In my opinion the influx of new users is normal given the fact that the proposal is only 1 week old. Elrond also has a strong community that is increasing day by day, and it is reasonable to deduct ...
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Would the Woodworking site duplicate the Home Improvement site?

Woodworking and Home Improvement are completely different disciplines. The DIY site is flooded with questions which is mostly irrelevant to woodworking which is why I support this new site. Just ...
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Should the proposal definition be changed?

I agree, and would suggest a more refined version: Proposed Q&A site for non-native & native Arabic Language learners, linguists & experts to discuss finer points of the language. ...
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Are questions about porn on topic in Sex and Intimacy?

It would depend on the kind of question. Consuming pornography can be part of a sex life. It can serve as an inspiration or turn-on to improve ones sex life, or it can lead to unfulfillable ...
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Should Chinese Medicine and herbs be on topic?

Yes, in my opinion questions about everything that is meant to affect health should be on-topic. As well as the questions about how the various things (like high heels etc.) affect health.
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General Discussion About *Ask Mint*

Let me take this opportunity to provide a bit of insight about how I look at brand new proposals when they first show up in the proposal listings. I am not here to pass judgement on every new site ...
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When can "example questions" be answered?

A proposal is essentially an "application" to create a site. If you have access to a healthy, enthusiastic community in need of a Stack Exchange public Q&A site, Area 51 is where you propose it. ...
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Could a large number of supporters help offset a <100 number of commiters with >200 rep?

The reason why this requirement exists is so that at least a sizable proportion of the early site contributors have experience in the Stack Exchange model, not just in the topic. Having at least some ...
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