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Retraction of Offer

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 ...
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Retraction of Offer

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 ...
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Would the Woodworking site duplicate the Home Improvement site?

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 ...
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Could this be merged with Weapons?

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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Retraction of Offer

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 ...
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The Bone Yard. Question limbo, SE Rule boot camp, or low-quality purgatory. A place where questions go to die?

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 ...
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Isn't Wilderness survival & Bushcraft a subset of The Great Outdoors

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 ...
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Are naval vessels like destroyers and corvettes in scope?

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/...
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Would discussing how everyday items can be used as weapons be on topic?

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 ...
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Why this proposal is located in recreation?

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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What is Wrong With This Proposal?

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 ...
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Duplicate of "Arts and Crafts" and "3D Printing"

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 ...
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Would the Woodworking site duplicate the Home Improvement site?

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 ...
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What can we do to help Woodworking become a community?

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 ...
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ok I guess we need to close this as a duplicate now

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 ...
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Weapons as catagory based on individual fighters usage possibly best direction for proposal

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. ...
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Please someone propose for an identification.stackexchange.com site

Several Stack Exchange websites already allow identification questions: You already mentioned story identification on Science Fiction & Fantasy, but Literature has this tag too Species ...
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ok I guess we need to close this as a duplicate now

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 ...
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What is Puzzling.stackexchange.com's rating ? Adult ? Child safe?

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."...
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How can we promote the woodworking site?

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. ...
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How can we help this proposal to succeed when the previous one failed?

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 ...
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How can we help this proposal to succeed when the previous one failed?

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 ...
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Merge to "Arms & Armor?"

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 ...
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Shogi Stack Exchange

You should try your questions on Board & Card Games. This proposal would likely be closed as a duplicate.
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Why this proposal is located in recreation?

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 ...
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What is the Holiday Lighting Stack Exchange for?

The purpose of this proposal, whether intended or not, is to duplicate a range of existing Stack Exchange sites, on the false premises that this subject requires its own space and is not currently ...
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3 votes

DC and Marvel Universe

Both fictional worlds are on-topic on Science Fiction and Fantasy SE. DC Comics has a tag with more than 500 questions (with more than 93% of them answered), and a bunch of smaller tags for the movie ...
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How is this proposal any different than Arqade?

For the socio-cultural questions that don't fit Arqade, they are also on topic at Community Building.
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Fantasy "weapons" are not in scope

I feel that to be in-scope a weapon has to have real objective characteristics that people can discuss, so if a movie uses a gun or a sword that's "fantasy" but is clearly modified real item, then it ...
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