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It differs in that it will have a concentration of people who can answer the questions. In my experience: Aviation isn't much good at answering questions about the practical applications of aerodynamics. It's a reasonable place to go for theoretical answers, but the practical experience of the userbase is limited to large fixed-wing aircraft. LiPo battery ...


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I, for one, would not like to see hard-core golfing questions where the shortest keystroke count "wins" the contest. Golf-lite would be welcome, though. That is, questions should call for any reasonably efficient technique that one would want to apply in normal daily use, with some consideration for factors other than keystroke count, such as memorability ...


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This is a very good question. Personally, I feel the answer should be yes... in most cases. I think it is easy to agree that bug reports and associated issues with software packages should go on their respective GitHub issue trackers. That much I think is clear. When it comes to "user-error" problems and questions about the behavior of said software ...


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"Second Language Acquisition" sounds like a perfectly fine description of what I hope this site to become. But @michau brings up a good point, that it this name may have too much of a linguist-centric ring to it. Perhaps SLA fits better in the description/subtitle of the site? Language Learning Q&A for students, teachers, polyglots, and anyone ...


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As long as they are pet snakes, frogs, lizards, etc... then yes they are on topic. Questions about snakes, frogs, lizards, et al in the wild would be off topic. The key would be the pet aspect.


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I'm all for including contemporary Latin. On other language sites, questions about variants (ancestors, dialects, other languages from the same language family) of the language are considered on-topic, be they literary, spoken, extinct, or otherwise. On these sites appropriate tags are used to maintain order. For example, German.SE old-german austrian ...


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I'm a linguist and a hobbyist language learner, and that's how I'd interpret site names, if I knew nothing else about them: Second-Language Acquisition - site for linguists doing research on SLA, who may or may not have language learning experience Language Learning - site for people who have actual experience of learning foreign languages, who may or may ...


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Does Stack Exchange have a policy… Yes, we do. See Respect the community - your own, and others’ TL;DR version — if two (or more) communities overlap in scope, nobody is granted "exclusive territory" in that topic space over the other. Every site is an island in this respect. We don't gerrymander sites because part of their scope happens to ...


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I agree, and would suggest a more refined version: Proposed Q&A site for non-native & native Arabic Language learners, linguists & experts to discuss finer points of the language. اقتراح إنشاء موقع أسئلة وأجوبة يضم المتعلمين، اللغويين، والخبراء بمجالات اللغة العربية ليناقشوا ما يتعلق بهذه اللغة.


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The first problem is, that people don't understand that moving to commitment phase too quickly won't help the proposal to be launched. The second are miscalculated requirements. In theory you need only 60 followers for the proposal, but you need at least 40 questions with at least 10 votes on each. This gives you 400 upvotes (in optimistic scenario, without ...


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In my opinion, yes, remote sensing should be fully covered by geoscience. Therefore, the Remote Sensing proposal should be closed as a duplicate.


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I think these types of questions should definitely be allowed here. When I created this site, I wanted it to have a really big scope... including just about anything about graphics cards. This would make it a great place for even non-tech people to find great answers to questions about GPUs. GPGPU programming is also pretty different to standard CPU ...


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Interpersonal Skills is essentially more broad of a topic than what Relationships and Dating was scoped to, which was: Q&A site for people seeking answers to questions about dating and long-term relationships. So it could include questions about dating and long-term relationships, but it's not specific to either topic. There could be questions ...


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It would be unfortunate to preclude Dutch speakers in a Dutch Language proposal. On the contrary, studying a language has long been known to be best conducted in a full-immersion environment (i.e. in the target language only). We've even considered (on the Stack Exchange Team) urging our language sites to become "full immersion." Its long been known that ...


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I totally agree with you. The proposal should cover the entire depth and breadth of Gamification. The definition should be something along these lines : For professionals, academics, and enthusiasts who apply game mechanics for individual improvement, social good, enterprises, or consumers. Another alternate, and possibly better scope definition would ...


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Yo creo que sí es necesario, no todos los hispanos leemos bien el inglés, obviamente habrá algunos que sí, sin embargo, sus inquietudes y apreciaciones han sido descartadas de tajo por no saber el ingles, ahora bien si no entiendes lo que yo digo, entonces estarás en la misma posición de los hispanos que no saben inglés.


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Yes. For this example, it isn't so much the content of the example questions that is relevant, but making sure that the community is there. My making people define, upvote questions, you ensure that you've got an engaged enough community to make a beta successful.


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This is definitely an interesting idea. Most societies frown upon the mere discussion of pornography, I do think a SE-site about it could create a more open, factual based view on the topic. I support this proposal!


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Disclaimer: I think India is not just a country, it is an idea which got around and held its ground since times immemorial. We are not an ideal country, but I think no country is. There are people in every country who are unhappy with their country, who feel misrepresented/marginalized, and who would rather live in some other country. I am trying my best to ...


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We bumped up against this only a tiny bit during the definition phase, so I'm glad this question is being asked. Also, what follows is just my opinion, so if you disagree, please add your own answer, explaining why you think it should be different and we'll see how the votes play out. My opinion is that questions related to specific software packages ...


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What about: questions on GPU computing are ok as long as it serves a graphic purpose? For example particles, clothes, physics or fluid dynamics would be fine, but not crunching numbers, synthesizing instruments' sounds or doing things that don't end up in a scene in general.


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Latin, or some version of it, is still used as an official language by the Holy See; and official translation dictionaries are maintained for words and phrases that are not present in or before medieval Latin ("social media", "computer", "television", etc.). So I think it's perfectly on-topic to discuss contemporary Latin. (How else could one discuss ...


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This is a good question. Rather than answering each part piecemeal, I think it's helpful to set up a comparison to Robotics alone. Robotics (for general automation and control questions) This is SE's catch-all for everything automated. The robotics field is so huge, it can arguably cover washing machines, elevators, coffee pots, and all of commercial ...


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RB I would agree that supporting the programs is definitely not on-topic. Requests for software that can do X on the other hand I think are worth including. For example: I want to create and render a 3d map, does anyone know a program that can do this for me. (Mind you there is a Software Recommendations SE as well) I need a program that will allow ...


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Once the proposal reached 100% commitment, the site will be created and folks can ask and answer questions.


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Let’s have a look at a pathological example: Suppose a proposal has five questions that are outstanding to the extent, that they are preferred by everybody over all other questions. If everybody voted honestly (i.e., upvoted their five favorite questions), only these five questions would ever receive upvotes – no matter how viable the proposal actually is. ...


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I think it would make sense if we put a limit of one sentence, not an overly long and complex too. More sentences are allowed only to give context to particular proofread sentence, but not subject to proofreading themselves. In particular, I expect useful and definitely not "too localized" questions that are essentially proofreading questions: "Please ...


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William's answer is good and I mostly agree with what he is saying, but undoubtedely there will be some overlap between questions about livestock and questions about pets. A person not too far from my house keeps chickens technically as a pet, but in reality they are being kept for a single useful function and that is that they produce eggs. VERY delicious ...


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GPGPU essentially consists of core graphics API's used to implement general purpose computation, so i guess there shouldn't be a problem, but there are a few more things to note: 1.GPGPU is rather loosing popularity after the introduction of dedicated GPU computation API's such as CUDA and OPENCL. 2.OPENCL discussions will be more towards High Performance ...


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They're just different milestones to get through the process. After the proposal has been submitted, you have three days to get the proposal off the ground by submitting (or attracting) 5 example questions and finding 5 or more users who are willing to 'follow' the proposal. Once the proposal gets going, you will need 60 followers and 40 example questions ...


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