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The about page for the Home Improvement site states that: The core of this site is around parts of your home that are typically included when you buy or sell it, the structure, utilities, and major appliances. Based on this summary, questions about cabinetry, hardwood flooring, molding, doors, and some power tools would likely overlap with Home ...


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The Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT) makes a clear distinction between the citizen's band and PMR on one hand, and the amateur radio service on the other hand. All are grouped though under the common denominator of "private radio communications". In view of this, I would certainly not ban CB questions (because CB is often a stepping ...


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I am not really sure why you are a little up in arms about this. If you wanted to do a video for Woodworking and see how it flies, you just do it. The thing about SE sites is that the scope of things, what makes a good question, what makes a good answer and how a site comes to be an asset to the internet, is up to the users of the site to define and ...


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These issues are largely already settled across the SE network; we don't need to invent a policy from scratch. Buying/selling as a question post is excluded by principle: a question should be potentially useful to people in the future, and a completed transaction is not. (I don't know about views on conducting such business in Stack Exchange chat.) “Is this ...


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Technically yes it does fall within the realm of amateur radio, despite licenses not being required to possess and use citizen's band. I would say yes.


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I would imagine that this site would be for amateur radio enthusiasts of all kinds, including those that don't fall under the FCC's definition of an Amateur Radio Service.


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I think that you're reacting to https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/q/18932/85133 being closed. Many long-term SE users would have been able to predict this. It's closed because answering questions is off-topic according to the letter of the rules for Area51 discussion. Sites as large as this almost always enforce their rules strictly and SE is no ...


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Amateur Radio operators typically refer to themselves as Ham radio operators. There are a multitude of sites that reflect this, just to name a few: http://eham.com http://hamradio.com Most search engines will translate ham/amateur radio. Better SEO should be found by calling the site ham than radio. Of the options, Amateur Radio would be a bit of a ...


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The radio.stackexchange.com site URL would be very generic. It refers to radio in general, and would very likely attract all sorts of non-amateur-radio questions, which would probably be interesting, but certainly not in the scope of the example questions targeted. I would propose using hamradio.stackexchange.com – for preciseness and less confusion. It's a ...


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I am strongly of the opinion that both the electronics and the social aspects of Amateur Radio should be on topic here. There are a limited subset of questions that would be on topic on Electrical Engineering as well, but I believe that this community will be better served by keeping them all on one site. However, it might be a good idea to post something ...


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Absolutely. Emergency Communications is an essential part of Amateur Radio, and in fact, both RACES and ARES are mentioned in the USA FCC Technician level tests for Amateur Radio. And while we're on the subject, there's MARS and CAP (For the United States, I'm sure other countries have their equivalents). While both of these use amateur radio operators ...


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Woodworking and Home Improvement are completely different disciplines. The DIY site is flooded with questions which is mostly irrelevant to woodworking which is why I support this new site. Just because you can hang cabinets, doesn't mean you can build them too.


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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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A Stack Exchange site is way broader than a Usenet group. On a topic where Usenet is (or has been) popular with the audience, I would expect a large number Usenet groups to correspond to one Stack Exchange site. There is no expectation that anyone would read all the posts on a Stack Exchange site. The busiest Stack Exchange site, Stack Overflow, is about ...


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The task at hand is to help define what is on and off topic for a site. If you're going to create a site to fill it with puzzles to solve, that's not really what we do and it probably will not be a site. Note that the How Things Work site eventually closed because all they were doing, essentially, was compiling content already found elsewhere. So what else ...


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I went into this thing not expecting compensation or even any tangible support from the SE head quarters but the amount of out and out resistance I have encountered has so embittered my opinion of the DIY Stack Exchange that I am not only giving up on the whole YouTube video concept but I am actually deleting my profile and moving on with my life. I'm sorry ...


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It seems perfectly reasonable to accept those types of questions, especially if they are amateur related, or at least very similar to how amateur radios work. For instance, decoding an FM broadcast, while not strictly on topic, is essentially the same as decoding an FM amateur transmission at the 2m band. However, I would say that designing antennas for wifi ...


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This sort of issue should be discussed on the meta site once it's up. Area 51 is for working out the topic of the site and the intended audience. Types of questions and details of scope are best discussed among active participants, with real examples. The general trend on similar Stack Exchange sites has been not to allow them, but this is not systematic. ...


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The problem is the scope. How many questions can you possibly ask about tickling? Is there enough to create a website that will continue to have questions and keep an audience? I highly doubt it.


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One-way notifications are not questions, and do not expect answers. Thus, they do not belong to a Q&A site. Emergency net activations belong in the same categoria, and I don't think they belong here either. There are numerous existing ways to push that sort of information, and all one-way messages would simply make a mess of the Q/A pool.


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I am convinced that the entire proposal is an early-arriving April Fool's prank.


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What you are asking for is not a Stack Exchange site. It's an overgrown chat room that that looks more like the magazine rack at a grocery store than a book shelf at Harvard. — Robert Scoble There are plenty of places to type things on the Internet, but Stack Exchange was created to gather communities in specific areas of expertise to help assure the ...


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SE is about attracting experts who can answer questions. How many tickling experts do you know? How many even exist? Is there even such a thing? Unless there are at least 100 tickling experts who can contribute to this site, the site will fail. I bet there are, at best, a half dozen tickling "experts" (that is, people who focus academically or ...


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The on topic should include anything that helps understand what Amateur Radio is. The technical is only a part of that, the lingo is also very important. Also important are the laws. Anything of the type of question that the FCC test includes should be on topic.


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Yes, it is a duplicate. As we can see by checking on The Great Outdoors, survival is tagged to 167 questions. emergencies and variation thereof, are tagged on 60 questions. search-and-rescue is tagged on 12 questions. so this space is already served by an existing Stack Exchange site. If a desire exists to increase the number of questions and users in ...


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I agree. I made this proposal only because I did not know about that site and I could not find it when I was searching for one.


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Seems like the scope is already narrow enough... It's basically "beer appreciation". Once the site is started up, they can determine whether cider and sake are on-topic or not.


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Speedcubing Yes! Surely the time dimension is a perfectly valid aspect of solving any puzzle.


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I'd say solution (acquisition) optimisation has inherent characteristics of solving puzzles, even when not applied to puzzles. Probably this is too general for this site, but the question is specifically about a popular puzzle, so I see even less of a problem. Questions about puzzle rules, whether competitive or not, are a nice fit too, since some ...


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