27 votes

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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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 ...
ifconfig's user avatar
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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 (...
ifconfig's user avatar
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20 votes

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 ...
Mark's user avatar
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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 ...
jakebeal's user avatar
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18 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....
animuson's user avatar
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17 votes

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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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 ...
ifconfig's user avatar
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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 ...
Little Bigman's user avatar
15 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 ...
Bubbler's user avatar
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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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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 ...
Mark Cassidy's user avatar
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14 votes

Should esoteric programming language design be included?

Yes (Most) Esolangs are definitely programming languages. Also, the very idea of the site itself came from 5 users in the Code Golf Stack Exchange, where we love working on esoteric and golfing ...
Seggan's user avatar
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14 votes

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 ...
kaya3's user avatar
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14 votes

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 ...
lyxal 's user avatar
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14 votes

Should we allow questions about other parts of the software toolchain?

Profilers and Debuggers Questions about creating debuggers and profilers wouldn't be on topic, but questions about exposing debug symbols and memory layout location to a debugger of profiler would be, ...
mousetail's user avatar
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13 votes

This site should be Renamed to Alphabet

Google is still the owner of the products, even if google is owned by someone else. Considering: Alphabet -> Google -> Android Alphabet owns google, but google owns Android. Android shouldn't be ...
Zoe is on strike's user avatar
12 votes

Would Devops-related SW recommendations be on-topic on DevOps?

The problem with software recommendations is that they attract answers like “I use software X and I am very happy with it” and while it is certainly possible to build a community culture on this site ...
Michaël Le Barbier's user avatar
12 votes
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Can we ask questions on IoT yet?

This is a proposal (a petition) to create a new site, so there is no site (yet) to ask and answer questions. You are committing to use the site if we create it. That is how we assure there will be ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
12 votes

Could a large number of supporters help offset a <100 number of commiters with >200 rep?

Unfortunately, Mr. Cartaino was let go earlier this week, along with another CM. It seems some downsizing has occured. This is going to make this even more difficult if we have to work around the ...
Stephen Rossi's user avatar
12 votes

Is there enough demand for Q&A about Cardano?

check out forum.cardano.org - lot of technical questions regarding to how to setup a pool, using a wallet, and much more coming when smart contracts will be available to develop.
HiB's user avatar
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12 votes

Are questions regarding implementation of existing languages on topic?

Most new languages are variations of older ones A while ago, I made a graph about how different programming languages have influenced each other, and in a lot of cases, were direct descendants of each ...
Seggan's user avatar
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12 votes

Should "should" questions be allowed?

Asking "should" invites opinion, which invites discussion, which is a poor fit for the Stack Exchange model. Stack Overflow discovered this the hard way years ago. Instead, ask about ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
12 votes

Should we rename our site to include "and implementation"?

Only in the site name There's nothing wrong with having a long site name. As you say, over on Code Golf and Coding Challenges, we're hella used to long site names (which is ironic given we're about ...
lyxal 's user avatar
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12 votes

Congratulations to Programming Language Design and Implementation on completing the Commitment phase!

I am answering this because the stuff I want to say will exceed the comment character limit. First of all, I am ecstatically happy right now, it's been a dream of mine to help create a new SE site ...
Deko Revinio's user avatar
11 votes

Do we need our own StackExchange or can we live within StackOverflow as a tag?

Personally, I think it makes much more sense to have made a blockchain proposal, and made everything else a tag on that site. However, that cat is long out of the bag.
JohnP's user avatar
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11 votes

How does "Programming Language Design and Implementation" overlap with existing SE communities?

This definitely isn't the full picture, but here's the list from which computer science / programming Stack Exchange sites do I post on? annotated with how they might overlap with our site (sites with ...
Radvylf Programs's user avatar
10 votes

Have you upvoted five great questions that have a score less than 10?

Maybe the followers of the proposal don't believe that any of the proposed questions are good? So instead of encouraging people to upvote you might instead want to encourage people to post more ...
Philipp's user avatar
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10 votes
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Could a large number of supporters help offset a <100 number of commiters with >200 rep?

The reason why this requirement exists is so that at least a sizable proportion of the early site contributors have experience in the Stack Exchange model, not just in the topic. Having at least some ...
damryfbfnetsi's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible