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The about page for the Home Improvement site states that: The core of this site is around parts of your home that are typically included when you buy or sell it, the structure, utilities, and major appliances. Based on this summary, questions about cabinetry, hardwood flooring, molding, doors, and some power tools would likely overlap with Home ...


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Music Practice & Performance is about people who make music. I'm no subject expert, but this strikes me as very different from people who consume music — like writers vs. readers or computer programmers vs. computer users. MPP is open to enthusiasts — as in people who participate in the church choir or play the guitar now and then as a hobby. That's ...


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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 DevOps So lets start with your statement, that the devops domain is fully included inside serverfault domain. Actually it is not, as several overlappings with ...


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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. This morning, I woke up to: That's over 150 (currently 184 185) people who committed to a proposal over a single weekend. In answer to your question: So the ...


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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 "programming technique" and therefore off-topic for Bitcoin.se, but that would certainly be on-topic for this proposal. The top five example questions, for instance, ...


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No, it doesn't make sense. The Big Data site was very recently just closed. Perhaps folks hadn't noticed; or perhaps folks might have thought it was too soon to try again — but that's an argument for closing it as 'not viable', not for being a duplicate. Closing a site does not mean folks cannot try again… if they have reason to believe they ...


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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 questions that are already accepted in Academia.SE, and I don't think either community will particularly benefit from splitting them off.


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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 themselves a coffee aficionado it may simply never dawn on them as they are traveling the Internet that they are welcome to join a community who has branded ...


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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 several sites, but the earned reputation should be split among the sites where the user has registered.


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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 because you can hang cabinets, doesn't mean you can build them too.


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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, scientific visualization is such a field. I also suspect you do not find many VFX people with their fancy ray tracers active on stackoverflow or gamedev....


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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 that there might be scope for both I2P and Tor Stacks to be rolled into Deep Web later on, but for the moment there's enough distinction that the I2P Stack can ...


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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 proposal, which explains its existence when there's a broader proposal around. It's been here 7 months with only 6 questions so I suggest anyone interested in ...


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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 than about the Q&A aspect.


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The Cognitive Sciences StackExchange was formed by merging previous "Psychology", "Psychiatry", and "Cognitive Science" proposals. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2149/cognitive-sciences Scientific questions about psychology are on topic at the Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange. In fact, such questions form the vast majority of the site. There ...


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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 them also being in very different categories in the real world. Consider that the Seasoned Advice's on-topic help page says that it's about kitchen work, meal ...


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JW Perry's comment under the question is exactly how I justified this proposal when I originally posted it on math.SE and physics.SE. I don't visit history.SE, but I doubt there's much you could ask here that would be strictly off-topic at history.SE. But if I want details on Cardano's method of solving cubic equations, I wouldn't expect the people at ...


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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 Questions it is meant to do computation-like works on a paper using physics and mathematical formulas. Numbers may or may not be involved. Computers are hardly ...


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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 nicely on either of those sites, and tends to cover a lot of higher-level process-oriented questions that aren't on-topic elsewhere. I could see a DevOps SE being ...


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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 be somewhat off topic if the AI you were making controlled the color of your background or played mario. Basically, if you went to Robotics SE, and wanted help ...


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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 called "Hackerspaces" I certainly think that the costuming/cosplay could be its own proposal, as it's highly specialized and requires a lot of specific knowledge ...


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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. Please check the description and questions of a proposal next time.


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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 at life is that condition #1 may not be met. There are many Emacs questions that are off-topic for Stack Overflow, and if that's what this community wants to ...


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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 woodworking ... is the most involved, demanding, grueling, rewarding endeavor anyone can undertake. It would take a lifetime to learn everything there is to ...


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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 revolutions, six sigma, lean and frameworks like Kanban, Kaizen and Cynefin. The change in culture at organizations, study of change itself. Paradigm shifts, ...


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The Embedded Systems private beta will be shutting down next Friday. There was a suggestion by a Robotics pro-temp moderator, Andrew, to merge four sites together: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Robotics and Embedded Systems. I then thought it would be a good idea to open a site proposal for such a new, broad site. However, I now realise that was not a good idea. ...


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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.mozillascience.org/ ) where individuals can ask open science questions and post events. What would having a StackExchange community for open science do that this ...


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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 elitist in the very idea of a separate Stack for coffee, when, as is said in the OP, virtually all things coffee would be on-topic on Seasoned Advice. Do you have ...


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This is a kind of question which is very common on area51.SE and I think the answer is always the same : if site2.SE is a subdomain of site1.SE, then everything on topic on site2 is on topic on site1 too. Anyway, the question is : is it useful/interesting to have a more specific site focusing on the History of Science which is a subdomain of History ? I ...


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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 environments Operational process mechanisms for creation and tear down of various servers required during an SDLC Sizing compute, storage and network for ...


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