53 votes

Why do we need a separate site for Vi/Vim?

Number of questions with the tag Vim & Vi: StackOverflow: 15260, 1126 SuperUser: 2624, 181 UNIX: 742, 164 ServerFault: 31, 79 Programmers: 23, 5 TeX: 164, 0 There are at least 3 different ...
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Something smells fishy

There's nothing fishy here. This is how Stack Exchange sites are supposed to be created — someone going out to find an enthusiastic community to support their proposal rather than relying on the ...
29 votes

Elementary OS is a Linux distro based on Ubuntu, and therefore covered on the SE network already

Personally I'd love a dedicated elementary OS SE since those times I used askubuntu I was told "you're using elementary and this is for Ubuntu only", e.g: https://askubuntu.com/questions/413637/cant-...
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How to help users get the minimal rep points

I would strongly suggest NOT taking the actions outlined here. The suggestions are INADVISABLE. The activities suggested in this thread will only hurt the chances of this site being launched, but ...
26 votes
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Isn't DevOps a duplicate of Server Fault?

Thank you for asking. You will find several detailed example scenarios in my other question here: On why having.... In the meanwhile, I'd like to also answer your question here. ServerFault and ...
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24 votes

Should questions about legality be on topic?

Good question, especially in a time when new and confusing regulations are being drafted by the day. I'm thinking yes. As long as it is prefaced by the disclaimer that this forum isn't responsible ...
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23 votes

Why yet another trial at an AI project?

AI as a subject isn't likely to attract a community you can build a site around because it is a broad term that's been applied to everything from creating synthetic beings to creating more-...
23 votes

What type of campaign message was used, to attract 17 new users within 1 hour?

Ah, yes. That must look highly suspicious from the outside. I've been working with a YouTuber (Joshua Bardwell, aka. The FPV Know-It-All) who makes videos about drones and FPV flight on his channel (...
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20 votes
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Ethereum questions are welcome on Bitcoin.Stackexchange

One major reason to have a separate proposal is that there are lots of Ethereum-specific questions (i.e. about smart contract design and general Dapp design) that will probably be considered "...
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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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19 votes

Any update about this site?

I will be posting more details as an announcement / discussion here shortly, but I wanted to tell you the good news now. Work will begin on Stack Overflow In Spanish starting on August 1, with an ...
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Why do we need a separate site for Vi/Vim?

Just a copy/paste of my answer from the previous discussion: I'd say that the strongest argument we have in favor of a separate Vim site is that Vim Q&A is already quite fragmented across the ...
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18 votes

StackOverflow brings together millions of programmers in a collective effort. Why partition it into mutually exclusive areas of overlapping info?

Anyone can learn English. Learning English and using it as a technical language does not require more effort than learning a new programming language. This is not true. As somebody who has learned a ...
18 votes

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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17 votes

Already closed proposal: Vi and Vim

Note that the discussion on the deletion of the previous proposal has been deleted. As there was valuable content and discussion there, the only reason the Stack Exchange team could have decided to ...
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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 ...
17 votes

The "Stack Overflow in Spanish" Project is Underway!

Fantástica noticia. Felicidades @JuanM por tu asignación. Te deseo éxito en este reto. Confío plenamente que así será. Creo que además del chat requerimos tener un espacio para discusión asíncrona o ...
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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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17 votes
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Why is Area 51 NOT counted as a valid site for the commitment phase?

Part of the Area 51 process is finding people familiar with the network model and know how other sites on our network operate. That experience is necessary in order for a new site to function properly....
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16 votes

Elementary OS is a Linux distro based on Ubuntu, and therefore covered on the SE network already

As Gabriel has already answered, askUbuntu is only for Ubuntu. Yes, Elementary OS is based on Ubuntu, but the same problem has also the community of Linux Mint. "You are using Mint, we cannot answer ...
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16 votes

Are questions about other CryptoNote coins on-topic?

Yes Although this proposal is focused on monero, we consider questions about other CryptoNote coins to be on-topic.
16 votes
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Is the focus Technical or General?

Yes, that is correct. The intended focus of this site proposal is to be technical. As seen in the example questions which have received acclaim so far, we want this to exclude questions such as your ...
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15 votes

Expand name to include both Free Software and Open Source?

I believe that the term "Open Source" is the one most accessible to a general audience. People like Richard Stallman make good points about why the term "free software" might be better, but ...
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15 votes

Something smells fishy

This was just posted on the Ethereum subreddit. Not fishy. It's just that users are finding it now. Many joined recently because Ethereum just launched like a week ago.
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15 votes

Should the scope of this Stack include other prediction markets like Gnosis and Hivemind?

Augur is unique, complex and will dwarf the size of all other decentralized prediction markets combined. It set crowd funding records, has a community orders of magnitude larger than Hivemind and ...
14 votes

Would NeoVim be included?

I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be. It's part of the vim ecosystem. In spite of major philosophical differences driving the project it is still largely compatible with vim and the expertise ...
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14 votes
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Can questions from closed Deep Web can be migrated into soon created I2P?

The technical and timing issues aside (this isn't even a site, yet) — generally speaking, you don't want to start a new site with questions imported from elsewhere. If there is a good questions ...
14 votes

How did this proposal advance so fast?

Sitecore community evangelists promoted the site on Slack, Twitter, to colleagues and friends and at public Sitecore user groups. There is a strong desire in the community to make this site proposal ...
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14 votes

Should both language design and language implementation be on-topic?

Yes, both design and implementation should be on-topic First, the proposal says this: Programming Language Design Proposed Q&A site for designers and implementers of computer programming ...
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If this site was launched, would Vim/Vi questions be migrated from SO?

No To quote from Respect the community – your own, and others’: Be extremely reluctant to migrate old, answered questions. The votes and answers on these reflect the opinions and work of the ...
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