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


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Maybe. The scope is not settled enough yet. This is the kind of thing that gets brought up in meta, even several years later on a small public beta, when there is enough growth in the community to make the discussion necessary. Until then, it's probably best handled on a case-by-case basis subject to the usual criteria. Remember, if it turns to be an ...


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Naval Vessels do contain weapons. After all, we wanted a Weapons community without really specifying what kind of weapons we can discussion about. Even if you use evidences : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weapon A weapon, arm, or armament is any device used with intent to inflict damage or harm to living beings, structures, or systems. In short, navel ...


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Looking at the description and example questions, this proposal seems geared more towards a hobbyist/enthusiast community than something being built by a professional organization or society.


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Why not? A major factor in deciding to get my amateur radio license was wanting to experiment with SDR. That said, many or most SDR questions would be better asked on electronics.se. Much of how SDR works is a standard part of electrical engineering curricula, so you're likely to find plenty of people able to answer deep technical questions. SDR has many ...


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Questions about equipment would be on topic. Reviews are typically one way, and wouldn't be on topic. However, it's fairly common for SE sites to have a blog, where such reviews could go.


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This may be an interesting topic, but you must note interesting is insufficient to start a new SE site. Getting site into private beta is quite easy. Visit some fora, gather some friends, suggest topics, ask for upvotes. Getting it out of beta, to maturing is much harder. Some things you will need: a constant stream of at least 10, better 15 questions per ...


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This DIY question asking should my first power saw be a circular or jig saw, would get a completely different answer, weeding out master carpenters from us mortals, as paprestreet states here: True woodworking ... is the most involved, demanding, grueling, rewarding endeavor anyone can undertake. It would take a lifetime to learn everything there is to ...


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Some of the discussions about how to promote the Woodworking proposal are from several months ago. Ever since the community ads on diy.SE went live, the proposal got a big boost in followers and upvotes. A good way of tracking the momentum of a proposal is by checking out the "followers" graph on the proposal definition: As I said in my comment, I think we'...


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Still unclear to me. So, what is the reason behind this comment? @d'alar'cop Let me put this bluntly. What's stopping us is that if we make the PPCG-style decision, Puzzling will fail out of beta and the site will be closed - and not by "moderators." It is not a choice we're allowed to make. If the site does die (and I'm confident it won't), then the end ...


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I don't know that A&C necessarily covers cosplay, costuming or robotics.... They all seem highly specialized (like 3D printing) and I'm not sure what "makerspacers" are... they seem to also be called "Hackerspaces" I certainly think that the costuming/cosplay could be its own proposal, as it's highly specialized and requires a lot of specific knowledge ...


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Naw. Take Stack Overflow as an example. They are about every programming language under the sun. Just because there's a lot of info doesn't mean that we need to have separate sites for it. Counteroffer: let's have a few different tags instead, to sort things out. E.g. naval, mass-warfare (for the nukes :) ), tactics, long-range (missiles, etc), close-...


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Several Stack Exchange websites already allow identification questions: You already mentioned story identification on Science Fiction & Fantasy, but Literature has this tag too Species identification on Biology Identifying things you can find in a garden Identifying things you can find in the nature outside your garden Identifying all kinds of ...


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The general rule on a Stack Exchange site is that it is for questions and answers. “One-way” communications are permitted — provided that they are written in the form of a question and answer [1] [2], and the question is otherwise on-topic. However, I do not think most of your examples are a good fit for the Stack Exchange system, even if phrased in the form ...


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