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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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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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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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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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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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In no particular order, things I can think of (I didn't notice this proposal til after it was closed): no well-defined audience would practically require multimedia (audio and/or video) to work can already look up pretty much any lyric with a quick web search all questions would end up either: having single, canonical answers, or would require frequent ...


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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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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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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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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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Given that there are 3 >=+10 example questions about Sudoku: How can I determine the difficulty of a sudoku? What is the strategy for creating a Sudoku? What are the advanced sudoku strategies? I think it's safe to say that Sudoku questions will be on topic. I haven't heard of Str8ts before, but I think it's safe to say it will also be on topic - will ...


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If the author of a question has to come back and say "Yes, you were correct, but not any of you other three. That one person answered the word I was thinking!", then no, such questions are not on-topic. See also my answer on: Is asking about picture puzzle on topic? On the other hand, I would argue that asking questions about how to solve hangman puzzles, ...


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I think just closing this down straight away is a bit rash - if nothing else, there's quite a good bit of discussion on the hot meta topics of the moment. Discussion on how to refine the aims of the site can be referenced back on to Meta.P.SE if that comes back as "the" puzzling Stack, and we know that everything here is from people who are active and ...


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I can think of a few easy ways to promote it: 1. Participate Remember, we each get five questions and five up-votes. There are plenty of good questions to vote on so make sure you use them all. 2. Tell your friends Sharing the site via twitter, facebook, etc. is easy enough. Publicize your woodworking hobby by making a short post about the proposal. ...


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There is no rating system for web sites in general, but our general guidance is that users are expected to conduct themselves at a "professional" level and contents should be generally "safe for work." Our Terms of Service require that users of the site be at least 13 years of age. We are not permitted by law to collect and store the account information ...


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After reading the example questions, from the prior attempt [Edit: presuming those are the ones shown now], I have a number of ideas: 1) For each example question, preface the question with an explanation why would the question be asked? If an explanation prefaced the question it would help demonstrate question context and relevance. Some questions ...


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I’ve actually seen two iterations of this proposal be restarted. We came closer this January than last year. I think, our chances are getting better every time simply because of the SE userbase increasing and maybe this one’s the one. Let’s go for it! Ten months later and we are merely missing two upvotes to get 40 questions of score ten. We basically did ...


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From the Weapons proposal here. I'm all for it - it seems like there are three proposals that are pretty much the same thing. It looks like your question is downvoted though - maybe someone should post another opposing view answer. I can't think of any reasons not to as it stands...


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You should try your questions on Board & Card Games. This proposal would likely be closed as a duplicate.


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I am a professional in railway signalling software, and have tried to post example questions that would be interesting to enthusiasts and other professionals. I don't believe it really matters whether the site is marked as professional or recreational. Both groups of people will find the site wherever it is put, if they want to find it. Given that there ...


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