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Why not For students, researchers and practitioners of computer science. or For Computer Science students, researchers and practitioners? The word "academicians" is somewhat elitist and exclusionary, which I thought we were trying to avoid.


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Good news! — We tweaked the process a bit to avoid closing proposals soon after starting a new phase… and without adding any undue complexity. Instead of a 2-year limit, we are now going to institute proposal limit of 1 year in Definition + 1 year in Commitment This 1+1-year method takes care of two important scenarios — (1) You don't ...


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I have seen this a couple of times on other proposals and do not suspect foul play. It would be pretty dumb to try to boost commitment numbers artificially by registering twice with the same email address (note that the avatar is the same). What has happened is that the person initially committed as an unregistered user, and didn't link properly to their ...


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I suggest the following (similar to Christianity): Q&A site for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in learning more about Islam.


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“Non-programming” isn't meant to be part of the site's title. Its presence is due to habits on Area 51, where computer science has a history of being misunderstood. “Low-level” in the title would be ridiculous. The proposed site is about computer science at all levels. This is not a duplicate of Theoretical Computer Science Stack Exchange, which as its FAQ (...


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I agree. The current site description inplys that we are not accepting any answers or community participation from non-muslims. I'd say go with: Proposed Q&A site for questions about the learnings, teachings, and practices of Islam.


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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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Scuba was originally cited in this thread to be merged with sports, but since scuba is largely a recreational activity and a profession (and less so a "sport"), I re-opened the Scuba proposal to let it continue development. The original followers of that proposal are free to remain 'committed' to the merged Sport proposal or to remove their commitment.


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The good news is that I dug through the history and awarded you the 50 points for committing to SmugMug. The bad news... is that I had to recalculate the rep on your profile, which basically looks over all pending vote changes (we don't automatically recalculate on Area 51 like we do on Q&A sites) and that adjusted your A51 reputation waaaay down. So, ...


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3D Graphics If a short name is preferred, this still covers all activities. "3D Graphics" on Wikipedia is an overview page discussing all the different parts of the topic.


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DBAs has gone a long way to welcome BI questions in the past few months. Closing this proposal as a duplicate of that - no sense in making folks wait to ask these questions!


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As of now, you can "update" your commitment just by visiting the proposal while logged in. This resets your commitment's decay, so its contribution to the total commitment % is the same as if you had just committed.


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On second (and third :)) thought, we looked closer at the arguments presented here and in various email conversations and we have come to agree that "expert" makes more sense in this field than "professional". I updated the proposal description to read: Proposed Q&A site for expert genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history


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Well, apparently coworking is: Coworking is a style of work which involves a shared working environment, sometimes an office, yet independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who ...


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It's supposed to be at least 40 questions having at least a score of 10 each. At one point, the requirement was a mere ten questions with a score of 10 a piece, and the FAQ read: The goal is to come up with at least ten questions that embody the topic's scope. When at least ten questions have a score of at least ten net votes (up minus down), then the ...


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UPDATE — This feature has been added Why am I allowed to sign up on a private beta site I never committed to? [original post removed as no-longer-relevant]


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Let's use a variant of the description Tom Wetmore suggested in the earlier thread, "Q&A site for anyone interested in Genealogy or Family History." His suggestion received six upvotes. For the purpose of Area 51, Tom's suggestion can be modified to, "Proposed Q&A site for anyone interested in Genealogy or Family History."


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This was a problem fixed earlier this week; unfortunately Area 51 does not sync with the rest of the network. Fixed here now, too.


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If you take a look at the questions section of the Android Enthusiasts FAQ, you will see this: Android - Stack Exchange is for enthusiasts, power users, and regular people too using the Android operating system. Under that, it states: Android - Stack Exchange is not for programming questions. Please ask your developer questions on StackOverflow. ...


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As of the last build, deleted proposals will no longer eat your commitments behind the scenes.


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Area 51 already works like this; exactly like the Stack Exchange Q&A sites. Any proposal (or Stack Exchange question) that has been closed can be voted to be re-opened. It just doesn't happen very often because there isn't much of an Area 51 community to vet and micro-manage the larger body of proposals like that. It's simply easier to create a new ...


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Since there is no Esperanto nation, it sounded a bit odd to call it "Esperanto Language." But you are correct; for consistency with the other language sites, it makes sense to have them follow the same naming convention. Done.


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Update: This is now a moderator-only feature. This has been suggested and — for reasons I cannot recall — it was decided NOT to restrict the announcements to admins and the original author. For what it's worth, rigorous enforcement has reduced the problem to manageable levels. Some announcement-discussion remain for historical reasons but they'...


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Note that I edited the description of "Windows Phone" to align with the similar purpose of Android SE.


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I agree that many questions do overlap with DBA topics, but many do not. For example, in the BI environment I work in, a database is only a small part of the larger picture. Data can be sourced from multiple files such as an Excel file, then brought into a DB environment, but ultimately is consumed from an end user perspective in something like Cognos ...


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cgi.stackexchange.com Short but sweet.


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I prefer "personal manufacturing" because there are various technologies coming together at the hobbits level that don't fit on the desktop; laser cutters, many CNC machines, plasma cutters, the 3D printers that print bricks out of clay, etc...


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Yes, this site appears to be about the field of "law" and not a discussion about laws specifically. Your semantics are correct.


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This should be fixed in the next build + up to an hour for the next sync process to run. Thanks for the report!


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A major changes to Google Analytics infrastructure has been done which caused the issue which is status-completed now. As answered by the developer, Dean Ward at Traffic (views, visits) isn't correctly registered on Site Analytics or Area 51: Apologies for the slow response here in completely resolving the issue. We made major changes to our Google ...


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