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If you want to talk about ML, using the term "AI" instead is so vague that it is misleading. Machine learning is basically a series of tasks (clustering, classification, reinforcement learning, etc) unified only by the fact that they are types of statistical inference. In contrast, artificial intelligence encompasses much larger swath of problems -- ...


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As a former student-turned-enthusiast with a really really long history in this space, I am neither an artist nor a craftsman. Am I allowed here? Wait. Arts & Crafts is a Q&A site for artists, craftsmen, amateurs, professionals, students, ex-students, retirees, hobbyists, teachers, designers, scholars, researchers, historians, tinkerers, and ...


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Edit: Already implemented this change: Documentation: Proposed Q&A site for information developers, technical communicators, writers, programmers, engineers, and others interested or engaged in documentation. Edit2 (site name changed from "Documentation" to "Technical Communication"): Since the name of the site has changed, there have been a ...


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On second (and third :)) thought, we looked closer at the arguments presented here and in various email conversations and we have come to agree that "expert" makes more sense in this field than "professional". I updated the proposal description to read: Proposed Q&A site for expert genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history


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I like the idea of adding students to the list. As for people who are curious, the reason I left folks like that out is that when you are filling out the field about the audience, Stack Exchange gives you a little popup that says something like: You should be proposing a site for pilots, not passengers; for chefs, not diners; for app designers, not app ...


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A list is definitely confusing and no matter how many words you include or substitute for others, "art" is so subjective a term that you will always manage to offend/exclude/intimidate some people. Much better idea to simply state the purpose of sharing information and expertise in the areas of art or craft.


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I'd disagree with user3169's answer. With specific song lyrics, the only acceptable answer is "Maybe, who knows?" unless there is actual evidence that those specific lyrics have contributed to social change. As a general question it could work, because a good answer would specifically point to revolutionary songs and allow readers to draw their own ...


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There's actually a pretty broad range of communities you can link to. The platform on which you gather support doesn't really matter. All you need is an active community large enough to launch a site. At least 100-200 users is usually enough. All of the examples you mention would work just fine, as long as you have enough active supporters. A change.org ...


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No, that would not be a good idea. The purpose of the proposal is to attract a group of expert to create an interesting canon of reliable knowledge within the field of astronomy. Certainly you are welcome to participate — we're not exactly checking credentials at the door — but in terms of giving of beginners top-billing as the intended ...


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My sense is that philosophies of science and mathematics are more suitable for Philosophy Stack Exchange, which already has the corresponding tags. The reason is the nature of questions and answers. Philosophical topics are naturally broad and open ended with a lot of room for speculation and personal opinion. Historical questions, on the other hand, admit ...


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I think this would get closed as a duplicate of existing sites on the network. It goes without saying that Java programming questions are within the scope of Stack Overflow. GlassFish has an existing tag and an abundance of questions already.


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Perhaps we're overthinking this...? Proposed Q&A site for questions about arts and crafts.


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Documentation is the best of all the not-quite-right options. I like "Tech Writing," personally, because I think of myself as a "Technical Writer," not a "Documentation Writer" (or "Documentarian" - yikes). But lots of technical communication is not primarily written. There are two problems I see with "Technical Communication": There is a professional ...


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We need 2 language tags minimum to indicate the known language, and willing to learn language. For many questions, I disagree with you. Looking at the questions from the definition phase, for very few the language the person asking already speaks are even relevant. That can be indicated in the question if needed, I see no need for a tag for that. The way ...


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Stack Exchange doesn't go in for generalized sites. Proposals are built around specific, focused areas, and any proposal that's created for general stuff like this will just get closed as not a viable proposal.


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The FAQ doesn't seem to answer your question. To create a proposal, do the following: First, if you haven't already done so, read the FAQ so you understand the Area 51 process. Next, do a search for your proposal. Someone else may have created it already. If they created it, support it by following it or committing to it. If the site is already in beta, ...


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Alternative wording: Proposed Q&A site for questions about traditional artwork and handmade items. I think this covers all kinds of art and crafts (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!). It's pretty broad, so might also cover some other things, but perhaps that's not something to worry about prematurely, and is better than leaving anyone out. (N.B. ...


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I agree with the description change. I think even another slightly change on one word: Proposta sobre site de perguntas e respostas em português para programadores profissionais e entusiastas.


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Area 51 hasn't integrated some of those deeper features of Stack Exchange. If it's only a bit of copy editing you're looking for, you can flag it for moderator's attention. That will go directly to me and I can apply the fixes, no problem. But if the changes are a bit more extensive, the best way to improve the proposal is to start a discussion. It may ...


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The proposal author and higher-reputation users can edit the proposal. For minor corrections, you also have the option of flagging the proposal for moderator attention. (see Area 51 FAQ editing)


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Since you didn't link to a specific proposal, I'm not sure what you are referring to. But we DO have a history site (http://history.stackexchange.com) that has no stipulations about where that history must reside (i.e., it is not an American or European History site).


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Just a few thoughts, which (after writing them) feel a bit like I'm bikeshedding... information developers, technical communicators, writers, programmers, engineers, and others I know a lot of people who write docs for a living. Most of them go by the title "Technical Writers." I don't know any of them who call themselves "information developers." Many ...


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I feel that the title of "Documentation" is perfect. It is succsinct and descriptive. It is more inclusive than anything with "writer" in it could ever be. The description of the site seems well formated and inclusive, including the programmers and engineers (the creators of that which needs documentation). To avoid the trap of thinking that documentation ...


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NOTE: At the time I'm writing this answer, the site description is currently: Proposed Q&A site for information developers, technical writers, programmers, and engineers engaged in documentation. As an outgrowth of discussion in the comment thread here, I propose to revise it to something like (additions emphasized, deletions struck out): Proposed ...


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When this proposal underwent a final review, the description was updated in preparation for the initial launch. Somehow it simply did not make it out to the proposal.


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Area 51 is currently accepting proposals for subjects not already covered by our existing communities. We generally do not split off individual tags simply to give a topic its own space. With 125,000+ questions for Git* on Stack Overflow, SO has already become the de facto hub of support for this subject worldwide. Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange have ...


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No, but I would tend to accept history of philosophy of science questions.


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Looks like he took Jeni's suggestion. How about "Q&A site for professional genealogists and people interested in Genealogy or Family History" – Jeni Sep 20 at 8:43


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I am glad that you bothered to write this post. I wanted to write it but was just feeling lazy. I think we should make it absolutely clear that this site is not only for hobbyists but also for professionals. AFA the example questions are concerned, I would like to tell that majority of the top voted questions were copied from the previously closed ...


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That is definitely a good idea to have such an organized site containing all remote sensing fields so that we can find the answer to our questions and problems, really hope it will be approved


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