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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 their tour: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies is a question and answer site for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange ...


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I'm concerned that including other anonymizing networks, such as Freenet and I2P, will make the site too broad. As it is, the site would include Tor and any solution which use Tor in some way, such as Orbot, Orweb, and Tails.


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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 for legal trouble, I see little reason why it shouldn't be on-topic.


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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 sites were offering support in multiple languages, this was the predominate way to do it. Many still have the 'countrycode.domain.com' available for search ...


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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 writing and documentation surely are on-topic at Writers.SE. But everything else? I wouldn't think so. Writers.SE's Tour says the following is explicitly off-topic: ...


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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 aerodynamics. It's a reasonable place to go for theoretical answers, but the practical experience of the userbase is limited to large fixed-wing aircraft. LiPo battery ...


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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 those who purport to be following (or at least interested in learning about) veganism. So in that context, it is entirely defensible to close any question that ...


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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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Why sould you like to draw any lines here? Artificial Intelligence is about computer based reasoning, Norvig AIMA book includes many problems, algorithms and discussion which could be called "banal" and calling them "not part of AI" would be rather bad idea. In fact, any kind of artificial intelligence question could be more or less fitted to: cross ...


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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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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 Robert wrote addressing this problem. When it comes to programming, if you know one language you often have an easy entry into another. You can read a question ...


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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 your example question about differences between GFPmut3, EGFP, and sfGFP would be to point people to GFPmut3, despite the fact that it's an objectively worse ...


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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 included non-Vegetarian diets such as Pescetarianism, we may as well include all other diets like Paleo etc. It would be too broad, so the line is drawn and ...


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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 respective GitHub issue trackers. That much I think is clear. When it comes to "user-error" problems and questions about the behavior of said software ...


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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 did talk, and you told me that Area51 is deadly. For the last 12 months I've done extensive research before making this proposal. A little bit of that research ...


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First of all, artificial intelligence is a much broader term than machine learning. While at the same time Cross Validated is not about machine learning, but about statistics (while machine learning is a field in the intersection of computer science and statistics).


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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 metaphor. If you want to include anything that uses a type of syntax to communicate ideas, architectural diagrams would be on topic; so would algebraic systems,...


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"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 open source software. There's also issues like licensing, enforcement and interpreting proper use, distribution, organizational challenges, etc. Bits and pieces ...


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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, or even where one could reasonably be a strict subset of the other. What distinguishes a topic as being suitable for a separate SE site is its community. While ...


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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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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 generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, ...


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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) language. More concretely, I think that we should focus on languages intended for communication between humans (or sentients, at any rate), not a language for ...


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I think it would be an acceptable question, particularly since so many different vendors use DRM, and, as I understand it, it is acceptable to remove DRM when it is for the purpose of personal use. I think it would probably be a great source of information for people who have digital libraries essentially useless to them because they require using a device ...


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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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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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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 Klingon). You'd need to find a moderator for each language and pay him/her solely to moderate your chatroom (or full Stack Exchange site). The original Stack ...


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Those are not SO-translations. Those are separate sites. Restricting national versions of SO to national questions only makes exactly as much sense as restricting SO to England-related questions only.


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The inherent issue I have with "shopping questions" is not their subjective nature -- there is value in Good Subjective as somequixotic mentioned -- but their ephemeral nature. At least in the realm of technology, today's good answer might be tomorrow's bad advice. "You should run OpenSolaris - Sun is really committed to it and supports it well!" becomes "...


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Yes, there are no geographic restrictions on Mythology, in this proposed site.


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