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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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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 ...
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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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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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Should the proposal definition be changed?

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. ...
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Can it include things like GPGPU programming?

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 ...
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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 ...
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"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 ...
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Would questions about existing world building tools or software be on topic here?

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

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 ...
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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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When can we start asking real questions?

Once the proposal reached 100% commitment, the site will be created and folks can ask and answer questions.
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Would questions about existing world building tools or software be on topic here?

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 ...
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Can it include things like GPGPU programming?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Would it be possible to create a language to describe worlds in?

I think (and this could end up being wrong) that SE has us covered on developing a standard terminology. This will, I am guessing, be facilitated with tags as time goes on, we will need to have ...
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This proposal really needs to be properly defined

I don't necessarily think you're right here. I think it's already defined and that you're looking too far ahead of the process. Looking at all your examples, a world for an RPG, a world of fictional ...
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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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This proposal really needs to be properly defined

There's been some discussion on this front already but I think the summary of the points covered so far are: The proposal is supposed to cover any medium (writing, games, etc) Research questions are ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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