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Sometimes less is more. I'm sure that not everyone would agree, but ardweenies [tm] would dilute the quality of a serious embedded systems board. Their numbers are sheer, questions tend to be basic, attitude tends to be naive, preliminary research tends to be lacking. Would an embedded systems designer want to answer "what shield should i buy?" questions? ...


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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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Yes I think so! Firearms never made it out of beta the first time. Or the second or third times either. Weapons is a bit more broad, and so we'll be able to share our knowledge, and our userbase.


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I cannot say for sure that we would never merge the current (largely successful) crypto-coin sites, but at this juncture, it DOES appear that that ship has sailed. The current crypocurrency sites (along with the up-and-coming proposals) are so successful. This is an existential problem with how we scope Stack Exchange sites versus trying to create subjects ...


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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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I like this Idea. It makes the site broad enough to have a wider audience and allows us to get a larger range of interested parties. As long as we don't get copyright infringey and call it the Venusian arts!(I know there will be a few people to get that reference) So I say yes, broaden it out and call it social arts. It has a nice ring to it!


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I'd love to see somebody argue the other side of this, if they feel it's worthwhile, but here are my reasons for why I don't think there should be programming language specific stack exchanges: Stack Exchange has never allowed proposals that would steal significant traffic from an existing site, which this clearly would. You'd almost need to migrate all of ...


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There is certainly going to be overlap, just as there is overlap between Stack Overflow and Programmers. There are expats and immigrants who travel and there are expats and immigrants who don't travel. There are travellers who are expats or immigrants and there are travellers who are not. Just because you are an expat and have a programming question doesn'...


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There's no reason to expect that any proposal should ever replace an existing launched, healthy network site. EE.SE has a proven user base and track record to justify its continued existence, plus it covers some topical areas that wouldn't belong on a general Engineering site. There's also no reason to require that we reduce the scope of this proposal to "...


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Mainly in response to Nick's answer: Don't forget, shopping questions (i.e. what shield should I buy) are off topic on any SE site, with some beef up however that question would be fine on this site. Also, The quality of users you describe and the questions they would also be poor for any SE site, Arduino, EP&D, or otherwise. You want the core site to ...


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A Semitics forum would be welcome. Moderation could be done as a team. I think that there may be a great benefit for allowing not only language learners to post, but also to encourage scientists and coders who are working on digital humanities projects in Semitic languages to post questions and respond to these.


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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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From the Weapons proposal here. I'm all for it - it seems like there are three proposals that are pretty much the same thing. It looks like your question is downvoted though - maybe someone should post another opposing view answer. I can't think of any reasons not to as it stands...


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I think it would make sense to merged them all into a single one called "Cryptocurrencies" or even "blockchain". I dont see why this would be confusing. You can perfectly deal with bitcoin, ethereum as others with tags. Stackoverflow works perfectly well and you have lots of different programming languages, communities, etc.


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The Area 51 FAQ page answers the question: Should my idea be part of an existing site, or its own site? In general, if a site makes sense as part of a bigger site, it's better to have one big site than a bunch of little niche sites. Site X should be subsumed by site Y if: Almost all X questions are on-topic for site Y If Y already exists, ...


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4.5 years later, it's been proposed again: Programming Languages Not sure why it hasn't been closed as a duplicate (again) yet :| Stack Overflow, CS.SE, CSTheory.SE, and Software Engineering all exist - "Programming Languages" is clearly a subset of those


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First of all: Personal development and Body language has been deleted, which means there was not enough topics to talk about. Secondly: Etiquette, has a little in common with Soft skills, because skills are trained and Etiquette is knowledge of how to behave in certain situation. Most topics of Relationship and Dating proposal fall in the same category as ...


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I happen to disagree. I do not see how beginners questions for Arduino are any different than beginner questions for NXP, TI or other microcontrollers. I do not see any problems with questions related to Arduino shields. I believe tags are sufficient means to find / sort out these questions. If Arduino questions will be separate from embedded programming ...


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That's great idea. Currently there is Weapons proposal, it's almost at the end of Definition stage. Hopefully in the next month, we'll move into Commitment stage.


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Cryptocurrencies is one thing, and BitCoin is another thing. Ethereum is one thing as well. But ALL of them together would cause havoc and confusion, as many of them have completely different use cases, programming language etc. That is my opinion. Each and every huge blockchain has its own little ecosystem of politics, governance, technology, use-cases, ...


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Yes we do. And so this proposal should be closed.


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I think that the argument can be made that a lack of barbecue-related questions relates to a lack of association with the 'cooking' umbrella. For example, a barbecue enthusiast asking a specific question regarding a specific equipment setup is unlikely to get a quality answer on a board that doesn't target subject matter experts. I'd imagine that the ...


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