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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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MTG would really benefit from some game specific features (simplified linking to cards) and more specific tags (formats, sets, etc.) Including features like that will make it more appealing to more questions. Can features like this be included in board and card games without taking it over? I was just looking at the Board and Card Game tag listing and see ...


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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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I have to say, this was an astounding and disappointing decision, and one that is entirely contrary to the way Area 51 is supposed to work. If the site wouldn't have enough usage to reach critical mass, that would be identified quickly and it would be shut down. Why shut it down now that it has almost 90% commitment? The only people that don't want it shut ...


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I personally don't think we need another site for chess, when we already have boardgames.SE and a perfectly good tagging system (note: I am the top user in chess on the boardgame SE). However, I also don't believe we need a separate site for poker, or two essentially identical sites for christianity, or nine separate sites (123456789) for various ...


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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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From experience on Science Fiction & Fantasy: such questions wouldn't work well, because: they are highly subjective: if there are no strong clues in the work then the answers are purely a product of the answerer's imagination and not particularly relevant for other people; they are too localized, if they become moot after a future episode/issue ...


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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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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 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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I think the most appropriate way to ask this question would be Is there any evidence to support the idea that _ In this manner, it's an entirely answerable question. This makes it very clear that you are not interested in opinion, but are only interested in evidence in the media available, and perhaps public interviews with those involved with the ...


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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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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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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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Scuba was originally cited in this thread to be merged with sports, but since scuba is largely a recreational activity and a profession (and less so a "sport"), I re-opened the Scuba proposal to let it continue development. The original followers of that proposal are free to remain 'committed' to the merged Sport proposal or to remove their commitment.


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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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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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Fishing isn't some niche interest of The Great Outdoors. It is flat-squarely and wholly consumed by the entire bulls eye of Outdoors SE. The site was created exactly for questions like these (one my personal interests). Can you honestly see the FAQ of The Great Outdoors reading something like: The Great Outdoors is for people who love outdoor activities, ...


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It's perfectly acceptable to spread the word anywhere, as long as it's allowed on the site you're advertising. If not actively, you can easily place a logo or something in your signature. I say go for it! Just make sure you're not violating any rules.


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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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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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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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