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Problem with the crypocurrency community

There already is a cryptocurrencies site. The problem is that it's called Bitcoin, not Cryptocurrencies, so users of anything but bitcoin don't realise their questions would be on-topic there. From ...
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Are automatic theorem provers on-topic?

I would prefer to err on the side of inclusiveness, so yes. And the two communities really should be talking to each other more than they do.
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Instead of creating many language specific sites, shouldn't we expand the multilingual features of the original one?

Traditional localization typically entails offering one site, where the 'chrome' (or user interface elements, help text, prompts, etc) is available in multiple languages. As I looked into how other ...
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Should questions about legality be on topic?

Good question, especially in a time when new and confusing regulations are being drafted by the day. I'm thinking yes. As long as it is prefaced by the disclaimer that this forum isn't responsible ...
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Are automatic theorem provers on-topic?

Yes Even if you put all the different branches together, formal methods is a rather niche field, and I don't think there would be so much success having separate sites for ATPs and ITPs. At the same ...
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What is on-topic here and not on Writers?

Documentation involves writing, but it isn't writing. It's interviewing, collating, taxonomizing, maintaining, fixing, updating, expanding, pruning, and more. The writing aspects of technical ...
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How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

It differs in that it will have a concentration of people who can answer the questions. In my experience: Aviation isn't much good at answering questions about the practical applications of ...
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Should Ethics be allowed?

There are two parts to this, and neither is as hard as it sounds. 1. Questions About External Morality As with any subject of Stack Exchange, it is generally assumed that the target community are ...
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Will it be strictly reserved to so called "natural products" or will question about GMO products will be also allowed?

I can't think of any reason why a proposal for vegetarianism would be restricted to "natural" products. So-called "unnatural" products are still vegetarian, after all.
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Should Veganism be extended to Vegetarianism?

Yes, Veganism should be expanded to include Vegetarianism. Previous attempts create a vegan only site have failed. Widening the scope should improve the chance of a successful launch.
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What are the advantages of single language sites over collective ones?

The thing is that Stack Exchange sites are generally defined by an audience and what they approve of/want to here. A good read would be the blog post on the Ubuntu/Linux ‘schism’ or the many answers ...
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Why do we need a SynBio.SE when we already have Bio.SE, Bioinformatics.SE and researchgate?

My take on this is two-fold: First, SynBio is an extremely cross-disciplinary pursuit. This means that often the answer to a question doesn't fall into a category neatly. For example, my answer to ...
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Will this site allow other reduced-meat diets?

The proposal was originally just for Veganism (not just the diet aspect), but after discussion we decided to expand to include Vegetarianism due to many (but not all) overlapping aspects. If we ...
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Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

This is a very good question. Personally, I feel the answer should be yes... in most cases. I think it is easy to agree that bug reports and associated issues with software packages should go on their ...
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How can this proposal be clearly distinguished from Chemistry, Physics, Computational Science, ...?

Nice to meet you Martin! Before making this proposal, I tried to get in touch with you and orthocresol earlier this week on a chat room I made but wasn't able to grab your attention. One year ago we ...
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Do programming languages have a place within Conlang discussion, and why or why not?

Possibly… but probably not in way you are implying. I think calling a conventional programming syntax a "language" in the context of this subject space is playing a bit fast and loose with the ...
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Isn't this already on-topic on programmers?

"Open Source" isn't just a licensing ideology; it's also a movement with organizations like the Open Source Initiative (OSI) whose members tackle issues like how to promote and encourage the use of ...
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Should book recommendations be on-topic?

No. Book recommendation questions have a tendency to invite multiple subjective answers and fall under the "primarily opinion-based" close reason which applies on all sites: Many good questions ...
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What is the potential overlap between Open Source and Open Science?

There is a degree of overlap in which questions will be on topic for each of the two sites. This is not necessarily a reason to combine them into one site. There are many SE sites that have overlap, ...
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Do programming languages have a place within Conlang discussion, and why or why not?

The problem is that all programming languages are constructed (yes, even Common Lisp), so basically anything about programming would be on-topic in this case, since all have to use a (constructed) ...
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Should Chinese Medicine and herbs be on topic?

Yes, in my opinion questions about everything that is meant to affect health should be on-topic. As well as the questions about how the various things (like high heels etc.) affect health.
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Remove Woodworking from Arts & Crafts?

Absolutely not. Example: Coffee has got its own site now. That doesn't make it off topic on cooking stack exchange.
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Native language should be allow at least in chat groups

This proposal will not work, for several reasons. As mentioned by Ashish and magisch in the comments, it would take a huge amount of money to cover all conceivable languages spoken on Earth (including ...
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Is Sumerian, Mesopotamian and Babylonian mythology on-topic?

Yes, there are no geographic restrictions on Mythology, in this proposed site.
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It's on-topic on Deep Web, so please join the private beta

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 ...
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Can we have a Physical Science SE for people with low quality physics questions?

You are mixing up "low quality" and "simple". Asking why the sky is blue is not necessarily a "low quality" question (for example), the quality of the question depends on how it was asked not it's ...
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This would dilute traffic from CS and the DataScience sites

I am not sure about this claim. Assuming machine learning is part of AI, data science often sees ML as an application of its analysis results (well, I should cite a few books here). The DataScience ...
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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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