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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 ...
ifconfig's user avatar
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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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What is a programming language?

This is Better Suited as a Meta Discussion Once the Site Launches That's not to say this question is a valid question...hell, it's actually something that'll need to be defined pretty quickly once ...
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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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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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Should we allow ChatGPT generated example questions?

No. Stack Exchange is for solving real problems and answering real questions that people have. If a question was generated by an AI, that means that it's not actually a real question/problem that a ...
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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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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 ...
Kenn Sebesta's user avatar
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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 ...
Matt Gutting's user avatar
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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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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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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5 votes
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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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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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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 ...
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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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What is a programming language?

The "ML" in "HTML", "XML", etc. stands for Markup Language, and the "QL" in "SQL" stands for "Query Language". They make no claims to being ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
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What is a programming language?

For this purpose, I think it makes sense to open it fairly broadly to any language with a non-trivial notion of computation. In a sense that's sweeping the problem under the rug, because what exactly ...
Jasmijn's user avatar
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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.
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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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 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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Can we have a SE site for energy information system?

I am interested in this as well - I am an energy researcher for a non-profit and from our own research and discussion with colleagues, partners, academics, and funders there is a real need for a venue ...
Logan Byers's user avatar
2 votes
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Should we update the proposal statement for the Noahide community?

Well, the description for the existing Judaism.SE (Mi Yodeya) site, according to the Stack Exchange search feature, is: For those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone ...
Daniel Bishop's user avatar
1 vote

A mostly opinion-based site?

Mostly, but not detrimental This is similar to kaya's answer, but I also thought it wouldn't hurt to answer your questions first question. Firstly, design isn't an objective thing; it's different from ...
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What is a programming language?

"Programming language" is a prototype category. ALGOL is a programming language, lambda calculus is a programming language, Turing machines are a programming language... and things like them ...
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Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

No, they should not be on-topic at this point in time. What makes the difference between a good tool-specific question and one guaranteed to quickly go stale is the stability of the tool-set. Drone ...
Kenn Sebesta's user avatar
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What benefits will Scratch.SE provide to the Scratch community above and beyond the official Scratch forum?

What is the advantage of a SE over a traditional forum? SE's are more easily searchable, common questions are more easily resolved, and the best answers are shown before all the other answers. Using ...
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