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Isn't DevOps a duplicate of Server Fault?

Thank you for asking. You will find several detailed example scenarios in my other question here: On why having.... In the meanwhile, I'd like to also answer your question here. ServerFault and ...
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Ethereum questions are welcome on Bitcoin.Stackexchange

One major reason to have a separate proposal is that there are lots of Ethereum-specific questions (i.e. about smart contract design and general Dapp design) that will probably be considered "...
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Did Joel Spolsky just renounce "merging season"?

I can't speak for Joel (I haven't spoken with him about this). But I can tell you what has changed my mind about this proposal. Last week, I was ready to close this as a duplicate of Stack Overflow. ...
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Open Science is a duplicate (subset) of academia.SE

Viewing the top rated questions, and considering Academia is expressly open to questions about research in industry, government, etc. I'm inclined to agree - Open Science is a subset of the type of ...
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Wouldn't (almost) every question here be on-topic for Seasoned Advice?

Perhaps. But this may also be one of those rare cases where (perhaps) the topicality of "coffee" on our culinary site may not be entirely self-evident. In other words, if someone were to consider ...
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Why the "Computer Graphics" proposal is unique

As the StackExchange network is expanding beyond comprehension, a more appropriate solution would be the ability to cross-post on several sites. The same question with all the answers would show up on ...
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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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Why the "Computer Graphics" proposal is unique

A generalized computer graphics stackexchange also has a much better potential for attracting experts from fields of computer graphics which are not attracted to the other sites at all. For example, ...
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It's on-topic on Deep Web, so please join the private beta

I agree that there is some overlap, but in a very real way it's like saying that the Raspberry Pi Stack shouldn't exist because the SuperUser Stack already has 1728 Raspberry Pi questions;) I think ...
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Open Science is a duplicate (subset) of academia.SE

I agree. The questions are interesting but can be asked on academia SE with more chance to get good feedback. I get the feeling this proposal and its following is more about promoting open science ...
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Possible Duplicate of Cognitive Science

The Cognitive Sciences StackExchange was formed by merging previous "Psychology", "Psychiatry", and "Cognitive Science" proposals. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2149/cognitive-sciences ...
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Isn't DevOps a duplicate of Server Fault?

A useful parallel may be to look at security.SE. Are there security questions on SO? Yes. Are there security questions on SF? Yes. But security.SE provides a home for questions that don't fit ...
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What about Robotics?

I don't think so, at least not in all circumstances. It might be on topic if you were writing an AI to control the motion or some aspect of a physical robot, but this is not always the case. It might ...
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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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Wouldn't (almost) every question here be on-topic for Seasoned Advice?

I have an account on Seasoned Advice, and it never even occurred to me I could ask about coffee there (i.e. as Robert described). They're in very different mental categories for me, but as a result of ...
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Would this be a partial duplicate of Computational Science?

Computational Science is for (Computational Science Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for) scientists using computers to solve scientific problems. By computation in Physics Homework ...
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How many times is "covid-19" going to be proposed?

However, in each of these cases, it was a completely new person launching the proposal. We cannot expect that they'll have seen what was proposed and deleted last week. They also have no way to ...
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Is Lighting Design proposal a duplicate of Electrical Engineering SE?

No, Lighting Design is something completely different. Lighting design is also known as 'stage design'. A light show is an example of lighting design and nothing to do with electrical engineering. ...
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Did Joel Spolsky just renounce "merging season"?

I don't think he renounced anything. I think he committed to participate in a site about a topic he likes. Don't read into it too much. FWIW, the logic behind letting the Emacs proposal have a shot ...
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Would the Woodworking site duplicate the Home Improvement site?

This DIY question asking should my first power saw be a circular or jig saw, would get a completely different answer, weeding out master carpenters from us mortals, as paprestreet states here: True ...
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Duplicate of "Arts and Crafts" and "3D Printing"

I don't know that A&C necessarily covers cosplay, costuming or robotics.... They all seem highly specialized (like 3D printing) and I'm not sure what "makerspacers" are... they seem to also be ...
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Isn't DevOps a duplicate of Server Fault?

Questions on culture, process and organizational structure are not covered by the other sites. Large part of DevOps are the theories like systems thinking, theory of constraints, theory of scientific ...
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Isn't DevOps a duplicate of Server Fault?

DevOps overlap on ServerFault is minor. Where is the overlap? Server deployment methodology to handle things like QA, test and development environments. Server management for software development ...
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Open Science is a duplicate (subset) of academia.SE

A similar question to ask is what value this community adds beyond current forums where open science is discussed. Mozilla Science, for instance, already has a perfectly good forum ( https://forum....
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Wouldn't (almost) every question here be on-topic for Seasoned Advice?

I am one of the top contributors to Seasoned Advice. No one person on that site is an expert in all things culinary. The world is a big place, and we all eat and drink. There is something oddly ...
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Darknet vs. I2P

The relationship is that "Darknet" is a re-creation of the "Deep Web" proposal, which failed in private beta at least in part due to being poorly focused. "I2P" is an attempt to solve the focus ...
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History repeats itself (sometimes)

The announcement posted by JNat on the now closed article reads: You are welcome to resubmit an application to create a Stack Exchange site, but please refrain from creating additional accounts in ...
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Already covered by CR and SO

Either the code works (post in on Code Review) or it doesn't (post in on Stack Overflow with a description of everything you have tried). In the first case you know it works, and in the second case ...
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Ethereum questions are welcome on Bitcoin.Stackexchange

Ethereum is actually not all that similar to any other altcoin - a good reason to have it's own separate stack exhange is b/c it allow for the development of dapp which can't happen on other alt coins ...
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