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How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

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 ...
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Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

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 ...
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17 votes
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Are vimgolf questions on topic on vi/vim?

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 ...
16 votes
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Final Review: Is the proper title "Second-Language Acquisition"?

"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-...
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"New" Latin words

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,...
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Final Review: Is the proper title "Second-Language Acquisition"?

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 ...
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Overlap with The Workplace

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 "...
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How does Interpersonal Skills differ from the failed "Relatioships and Dating" site?

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-...
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Is really needed to define a site which is the same as StackOverflow but in different language?

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 ...
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Can it include things like GPGPU programming?

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 ...
7 votes

"New" Latin words

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 ...
7 votes

How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

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 ...
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Overlap with The Workplace

The answer to your first question is no and the second is yes. The overlap between Interpersonal Skills and Workplace don't seem to be bigger than that between Movies & TV SE and Science Fiction ...
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Should the "Home Automation" proposal be enveloped by IoT?

Yes, I think it makes sense to combine these since the IoT proposal seems to be struggling to identify any 'real' questions which are not variations on the valid but unimaginative 'closed protocols ...
5 votes

what is the difference between the 5 main questions about the proposal and the 40 example questions?

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 ...
5 votes

A mostly opinion-based site?

I disagree with your categorisation of these proposed questions, and I also disagree that your categorisation of them implies they are a bad fit for Stack Exchange. Questions about design will always ...
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How can I help my followers to understand what is required on definition phase?

Someone proposed a great site. How do I get involved? A good Q&A site needs a lot of people to support it, so users are asked to invite their friends and help build the community. Continuous ...
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4 votes

What coding topics will this site address?

One thing I can imagine is questions about how to modularise specific programs as much as possible. Something that is necessary in open source more than anywhere else. Building on the example of ...
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4 votes

How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

My concept for what this proposal would turn into if it passed into the beta stage is a forum where questions and resources which technically fall into the purview of other SE sites, like the ...
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Redefining Site in Beta

The community of Area 51 cannot answer whether the Music Fans site should expand the scope of their site. That question should be asked in their meta support (which looks like they already did). The ...
3 votes
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Are questions about narrow AIs allowed?

Any AI, as long as it is about the intelligence of the AI If the question is something like How can I beat the StarCraft AI, it should be closed. I don't even think that is on-topic at Gaming.SE, but ...
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What coding topics will this site address?

Here's an example of a "How to modularize" question which is pretty specific to open source. Scenario: I want to use some code published under Apache 2 (so, no derived works gotchas) in a commercial ...
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Is really needed to define a site which is the same as StackOverflow but in different language?

I think that It is not needed but socially useful. The fact is that Spanish people has not own language site, but Japanese people has one. Even Portuguese has one. It is more of a social matter (and ...
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Site Suggestion: Software Usage - The 'why' I proposed

The example Excel question you asked is clearly on-topic at Super User. Some of your other examples, with very minor wording changes (if any) are also already on-topic at an existing site. And just ...
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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.
3 votes

Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

I would also want product specific questions to be considered as on topic for this new site. IMHO, one goal of the site should be to help hobbyists and people new to the field to become familiar with ...
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3 votes

A mostly opinion-based site?

Note: Your question is basically the same as this one so my answer will be very similar. I see a danger but I think it can be avoided. So I spend a lot of time on reddit and any sufficiently popular ...
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Creation of a new site for remote sensing community

That is definitely a good idea to have such an organized site containing all remote sensing fields so that we can find the answer to our questions and problems, really hope it will be approved
2 votes

Creation of a new site for remote sensing community

I'll support, hope it will be approved.
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What about a "route my question" site?

Yes, it's been discussed before and, yes you are in the right place to raise the issue. The short answer is 'no', we do not need nor intend to build a dedicated site to ask about where to ask. The ...

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