14 votes

Where "What if..." doesn't work as a site

This site has been in the top five sites by progress and in the hot sites for months now. It is really not reasonable to close it now, just when it is about to go into private beta. There is a ...
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13 votes
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Rename to "Social Skills"?

I can only speak for myself, but I think "social skills" misses the mark. To me, "social skills" sounds like it's all about how people interact publicly in a social setting. But using the word "...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
11 votes
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Are questions set in specific countries or cultures allowed?

Yes, restricting a question to a specific country/culture/region is OK. Actually, I would say it is even recommended for most questions. For instance, rules of interaction with your father will be ...
Nicolas Raoul's user avatar
10 votes
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Why was a proposal for a non-English site closed, based on a policy from 6 years ago?

There are more considerations to be had than just having some existing tooling in place to support it (e.g. do we use something like es.cooking.se.com or different domains entirely, and what happens ...
animuson's user avatar
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10 votes
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Which of the following two types of interpersonal skills is this for?

"Interpersonal Skills" is the latest attempt to expand on failed proposals by include areas ranging from dating skills to relationship advice to navigating social situations. The example questions ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
9 votes
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How does Interpersonal Skills differ from the failed "Relatioships and Dating" site?

Interpersonal Skills is essentially more broad of a topic than what Relationships and Dating was scoped to, which was: Q&A site for people seeking answers to questions about dating and long-...
Ten Bitcomb's user avatar
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8 votes

Are questions set in specific countries or cultures allowed?

Those questions are okay. I would even advocate a rule that bans questions about etiquette where the person asking the question fails to specify the cultural context.
Christian's user avatar
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7 votes

New stackexchange site needed for islam religion

There already is such a site at https://islam.stackexchange.com/
Mureinik's user avatar
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7 votes

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 ...
Nike Dattani's user avatar
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6 votes

Would questions about social media be on topic?

I think that social interaction as a whole will have different viewpoints instead of single answers, but that this will not be problematic so long as people back up their answers with arguments, ...
Casebash's user avatar
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How do we guarantee the factual element for Interpersonal Skills site?

It does propose an enormous gray area, but not one which is unprecedented. Workplace.SE is the first one that comes to my mind. Even Software Engineering has many answers that are not completely ...
Ten Bitcomb's user avatar
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6 votes
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New site: Community requirement

Materials Modeling had a Facebook group with nearly 2000 members that was supporting the proposal. Drones and Model Aircraft had a Youtuber with ~150,000 subscribers promoting the proposal, among ...
Mark's user avatar
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5 votes

Please someone propose for an identification.stackexchange.com site

Several Stack Exchange websites already allow identification questions: You already mentioned story identification on Science Fiction & Fantasy, but Literature has this tag too Species ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
5 votes

Would questions about social media be on topic?

Questions about social media would be on-topic. As social media interaction is simply social interaction in a very different context, it's just as important to discuss as verbal communication; ...
Ten Bitcomb's user avatar
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4 votes

Rename to "Social Skills"?

I vote for Interpersonal Skills. In my opinion (and agreeing with Robert), social skills connotes "social communication and interaction", and this includes interacting with groups of people as a ...
John's user avatar
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Which of the following two types of interpersonal skills is this for?

It seems to me you are talking about manners vs emotional intelligence. I would consider both to be interpersonal skills and subject to this SE. There are a few more areas I would lump into ...
Joe S's user avatar
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3 votes

Are questions asking for references allowed?

Opinion-based questions like this would usually be found to be off-topic. But, if this site accepts that there is a learning aspect that would cater to people who want to improve their general ...
John's user avatar
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3 votes

Is it possible to launch a generalist site related to education for a specific country?

Similar proposal have been suggested several times. While a good idea it does not work well with the StackExchange model.
James Jenkins's user avatar
2 votes
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Casinos & Gambling - what area would this fit in?

You need to note that Casino gaming was proposed and removed because of its inactivity. I am not sure how your proposal would be different from the closed one, but the linked meta post Casino Gaming ...
Rathony's user avatar
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2 votes
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How can i change the topic of my proposal?

As a proposal owner, you can change the title and description of the proposal, but not the category (i.e. a change to Business, Culture, Life, etc). For those cases, you can either flag the proposal ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
2 votes
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Would a "Gender and Sexuality Studies" site be useful?

We launched a site in this subject space twice with little sign that it could work well in our format. The latest attempt was more of a personal-advice site, as you noted, but the first site was ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
1 vote

With conflicting Trinity doctrine ideas, would arguments about it be avoided if questions stuck to applying its principles in Christian living?

Debate is never entirely avoidable. As long as there are people with different mindsets, and with tongues by which to express them, there will be room for debate. The Bible itself is interpreted to ...
Polyhat's user avatar
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With conflicting Trinity doctrine ideas, would arguments about it be avoided if questions stuck to applying its principles in Christian living?

The purpose of the new site is not to be the place for every possible question related to the Bible, but to open up an area for questions that can’t be answered at the existing sites and frequently ...
Martin Hemsley's user avatar
1 vote

With conflicting Trinity doctrine ideas, would arguments about it be avoided if questions stuck to applying its principles in Christian living?

I think you're wondering whether instead of asking: Which Bible teachings about the Trinity can be applied to personal relationships within a marriage? it would be better to ask: For those that ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
1 vote

Why closed this proposal?

The short version is that your current proposal seems more akin to Русский язык than to Russian Language. Look at the example questions from the four proposals you linked: some questions are in ...
Mark's user avatar
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1 vote

Stack Exchange Website Idea: Brainstorm Stack Exchange

This idea will most likely be closed as it doesn't fit the Stack Exchange format. At Stack Exchange we expect to have a community on a specific subject space that is based on facts and not opinions. ...
Henry WH Hack v3.0's user avatar
1 vote

StackExchange about Brands

Without having seen the proposal, it would almost certainly be closed as not viable. Sites are typically scoped around a specific community with an expertise in a specific area of study or interest. A ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
1 vote

How does Interpersonal Skills differ from the failed "Relatioships and Dating" site?

"Relationships and Dating" is a subset of "Interpersonal Skills." Or, if you prefer, this is a superset of the other. The better questions from "Relationships and Dating" can be migrated here. The ...
Tom Au's user avatar
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1 vote

Casinos & Gambling - what area would this fit in?

Casinos & Gambling has been proposed under Recreation on 7 October 2016. Followers and supporters are now able to give potential questions and commit support.
Nij's user avatar
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1 vote

Proposal: The World & Everyday Life

Offhand, all of the example question you presented here seem to me as primarily opinion based, and you'll have a hard time getting an objective answer for them. Having said that, if you think this ...
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