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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 have a strong policy to that effect: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbinic) advice. ...


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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 with a writ of attachment. I live in Vermont. How many days do I have to answer it? This would be barred by your policy. If a person living in Vermont was ...


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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 the proposal over hurdle one without urging people to do tactical voting, there might not be enough momentum behind the proposal to get it through public beta. ...


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Please edit this answer to add anything you have done if it is listed here, otherwise post a separate answer Some ideas for this proposal to garner momentum before it slips into the void : Bring your friends here. As you are interested in this proposal, I am assuming you and your friends would be involved with Arduino in some way. Lets get those guys here ...


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I believe this is the canonical answer on SE - I've seen it referred to in several places. Basically: require the asker to contribute to making it a good question, then answer in good faith. Pretty much like any other question.


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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 the Latin language.


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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 know how to search for information, but have doubts how to interpret some statement, is there any casus for given situation, or some detailed norms applying to ...


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It's not all that unusual to have a disconnect between the expertise level of the 'example questions' and the way the site itself will be conducted. But as long as the proposal sets some expectations about the scope of the site, that's fulfills a big part of its purpose. The rest can be worked out in the early beta. The description is accurate though —...


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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 [something]? It's the last one that can be particularly problematic because the premise of the question often requires a relationship between the person asking ...


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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, but because someone answering it, at least in the United States and I believe in many other common law jurisdictions, will be engaging in the unauthorized ...


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[...] 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 like the one proposed here in order to ask a question on Stack Overflow is a bit silly; many, many people have figured out how to use Stack Overflow just fine ...


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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 include performance arts, which already has its own separate proposal. For example, a question on how to make a prop or set piece for a play may be on topic but ...


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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 welcome here (obviously provided that they meet descent quality standards), as you can see in the list of proposed questions, which are supposed to help define the ...


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There aren't exactly any technical certifications specifically for "Software Recommendation Expert". But recommending software in itself isn't an exclusive skill. I'd posit that what's important is a combination of demonstrable analytical skill and understanding of an industry or audience (Since almost all software is specific to some industry or audience). ...


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See this discussion: Homework questions are not considered problematic, they are questions, and it doesn't really add to try and distinguish or worry about it too much.


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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 it. Make community ads for other sites. Soon enough we'll see if there's enough interest. There's no point make a proposal for a proposal, so get to it! :)


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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 site than a bunch of little niche sites. Site X should be subsumed by site Y if: Almost all X questions are on-topic for site Y If Y already exists, ...


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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 help reach full commitment. (Note that the ad you saw was indeed not a "community ad", but created by the Stack Exchange team.) Community Ads are only ...


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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 implies the existence or threat of a illness/disease.


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I agree with Stoney and Hrafn, but I would like to add that a question should contain only one question, unless it's several sub-questions that function in support of the main question, or if they follow naturally from the main question. What I mean is that I don't want a list of 10 homework questions "what are the correct verb forms in these sentences?".


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Yes, you're allowed (and encouraged) to share your proposal. See FAQ, topic "How do I refer users?". The other problem is that you have to prove that the community you are suggesting has significant difference to existing sites dedicated to software in general (SE.SuperUser) and mathematics (SE.Math) in general. See this excellent answer on a related ...


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