10 votes
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Change the Arts & Crafts proposal description

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 ...
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8 votes

How should we craft the site description for "Technical Communication?"

Edit: Already implemented this change: Documentation: Proposed Q&A site for information developers, technical communicators, writers, programmers, engineers, and others interested or ...
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Audience for the proposed Operations Research and Analytics site

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 ...
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5 votes
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What type of website does Area 51 want me to gather support for my proposal on?

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. ...
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Is a question about music in general allowed (see example)?

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 ...
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Is Philosophy of Science on topic on History of Science and Mathematics?

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. ...
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Java StackExchange

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 ...
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How should we define a craft?

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 ...
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4 votes
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Should we change the proposal description to a definition instead of a list?

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. ...
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4 votes
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Proposal for a "general" site on Stack Exchange?

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 ...
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4 votes
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Why is there no shopware site proposal?

Most platforms do not have their own community, only the largest ones (SharePoint, Salesforce, Wordpress, Magento) do. 1,500 questions is not a lot; while there are smaller sites in the network, none ...
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How should we craft the site description for "Technical Communication?"

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" - ...
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Would a NEW community based on this [current tag] be welcomed?

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,...
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3 votes
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Remove "focus on K-12 teachers and parents" from the description

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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3 votes

How should we craft the site description for "Technical Communication?"

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 ...
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How should we craft the site description for "Technical Communication?"

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 ...
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How should we craft the site description for "Technical Communication?"

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 ...
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3 votes
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Using Tags in Language Learning

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 ...
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How should we define a craft?

Perhaps we're overthinking this...? Proposed Q&A site for questions about arts and crafts.
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Why a new community about Computational Quantum Chemistry?

While there is not a forum specifically dedicated to Computational Chemistry, both Chemistry SE and the newer Matter Modeling SE both accept a large number of computational chemistry questions, with ...
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Is Philosophy of Science on topic on History of Science and Mathematics?

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

Change the Arts & Crafts proposal description

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 ...
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Creation of a new site for remote sensing community

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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Creation of a new site for remote sensing community

I'll support, hope it will be approved.
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Educational programming Q&A ("homework")

Primarily because "homework" is not specific subject of study to build a community around. A "Homework Stack Exchange" would be a catch-all site to ask about virtually any subject; a place where users ...
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What do you think about an Arch Linux site?

There are approximately 1600 questions for Arch in Linux/Unix. It would seem that there is a decent body of questions for the distro but perhaps not enough to support the site initially. Does it ...
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1 vote
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Proposal: Futurology

From the proposal listing, pick your category to the left and then scroll to the bottom. But personally, this sounds more like the subject of a round-table discussion and debate than something that ...
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