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How will we discourage people asking for, or giving, legal advice in Law?

We have a similar issue on Mi Yodeya, the Judaism SE site. For a host of reasons, we don't want to give or appear to be giving personal advice on Jewish practice, as a rabbi would. As a result, we ...
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Why do we need a SynBio.SE when we already have Bio.SE, Bioinformatics.SE and researchgate?

My take on this is two-fold: First, SynBio is an extremely cross-disciplinary pursuit. This means that often the answer to a question doesn't fall into a category neatly. For example, my answer to ...
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How will we discourage people asking for, or giving, legal advice in Law?

I think a strong policy against questions seeking legal advice, or answers giving it, is important. I don't think the two policies you suggest necessarily achieve that. For example: I was served ...
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Voting on the questions [with less than 10 votes] is the way to make this site a success

Remember that the 40 questions with 10 votes is just the first hurdle for a proposal. It still needs to get through the commit phase and then the highest one: the public beta. When you can not get ...
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Do we only want to “discuss the finer points of the language”?

Adopting the new wording for German Lanugage SE, I propose as a new wording of the target audience: linguists, teachers, and students of all levels who want to share and expand their knowledge of ...
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How will we treat questions like "Can you look over my contract?"

Treat it the same as 'why is my code not working' on SO. Close with custom close reason as they not include enough research. This should be the site for the people who know at least the basics and ...
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How will we discourage people asking for, or giving, legal advice in Law?

I think this site will see three fundamentally different types of questions. They're going to look like this: What does [something] mean? Or What if [something]? Or How should I proceed given [...
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How will we treat questions like "Can you look over my contract?"

I think this shares some issues with How will we discourage people asking for, or giving, legal advice in Law? The contract review question is problematic not just because it's a specific document, ...
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5 votes

How will we discourage people asking for, or giving, legal advice in Law?

The question seems to assume that it has been agreed that this law SE will not accept questions asking legal advice. It has not. Some people including myself think that legal advice questions are ...
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How are we going to get users to visit the Academy?

[...] I have a feeling that, in the majority of cases, people are just going to either ignore any signs pointing to the Academy [...] And they should. The notion that folks should need to use a site ...
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5 votes
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Should more Arts areas be added to this proposal?

The following is just my opinion. Hopefully others will chime in. Printmaking - Yes. Certain contemporary arts - Depends. If it involves creating something maybe it should. I don't think it should ...
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Is there any interest in an "Acting" site?

The best way to see if there's enough interest is to make a proposal. Go ahead, you can do it right now! Share it with people you know, and other people from the Stack Exchange network will also see ...
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Why do we need a SynBio.SE when we already have Bio.SE, Bioinformatics.SE and researchgate?

I'd like to add to the other answers a comparison with "Ask Ubuntu SE" and "Unix SE". There has been discussion for years on whether these two Stackexchanges should be merged, as ...
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Why do we need a SynBio.SE when we already have Bio.SE, Bioinformatics.SE and researchgate?

To me it's because in platforms like SE you can not cover al chemistry nor biology in a single place. In the information era we would like to filter and focus our attention in delimited fields, like ...
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Starting new versus joining and supporting existing beta community

The Area 51 FAQ page answers the question: Should my idea be part of an existing site, or its own site? In general, if a site makes sense as part of a bigger site, it's better to have one big ...
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How to advertise Arts and Crafts site?

These are usually "community ads" (e.g. on Android.SE), but for Area 51 proposals which reach 85% or so, the Stack Exchange team often (always?) promotes proposals separately from the community ads to ...
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Folks with health questions... or folks learning about health?

Proposed Q&A site for medical specialists and people learning about human health and wellness. Adding wellness to your proposal, as it implies questions about staying healthy, while health ...

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