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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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Is Craft CMS really a viable site in the Stack Exchange family?

Thanks for asking, James. It’s a question worth being considered. Craft is a relatively new product – 1.0 only came out a year ago – yet throughout the past year several people have asked us if we ...
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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 ...
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Why do we need a separate site for Emacs?

Because emacs questions aren't only on superuser, they are on programmers.stackexchange, stackoverflow, tex and probably more. Likewise, emacs knowledge, solutions are equally scattered on said sites ...
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How to prevent questions from quickly becoming outdated?

This sort of problem has been mentioned on many SE sites before, and generally the response is "it can't be helped, but the answer was right for the person who asked the question, so it doesn't matter"...
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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 ...
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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

Your warning against letting the proposed Emacs exchange siphon off content that ought to be on Stack Overflow is frustrating. In my experience with the Emacs tag on SO, overzealous users would ...
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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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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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Why do we need a separate site for Emacs?

My first thought when I heard about this proposal was We now have stackoverflow for emacs+dev, unix for emacs+unix, superuser for emacs+user, so why add a fourth side (or maybe fifth, sixth if you ...
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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-...
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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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Apparently this is a duplicate

Proposals are meant to create new subjects not already covered by our existing sites. We generally do not split off sites simply to give a topic its own space. In very rare circumstance where we ...
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Will Craft Exchange make it to beta?

Yes. I've been using Stack Exchange for a while, and I've attempted to embrace Google+ because that's where the Craft community is centralized for Q&A. Stack Exchange is a far better platform for ...
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The list of topics seems to lack a lot of 'graphics'...?

I think all the topics you've listed in your question are great topics for the site. However, as far as the site description goes (the paragraph that appears under the name of the site), I don't ...
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Did Joel Spolsky just renounce "merging season"?

I can't speak for Joel (I haven't spoken with him about this). But I can tell you what has changed my mind about this proposal. Last week, I was ready to close this as a duplicate of Stack Overflow. ...
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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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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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What is the purpose of this site?

I do believe there is need for an outreach program to help people learn how to ask for help; but I am having huge misgivings about this particular solution, creating another standalone top-level site. ...
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Shouldn't it say "Emacs and Elisp (Emacs Lisp)"? Should we make Elisp questions explicitly on-topic?

ELisp questions are a subset of Emacs questions. All ELisp questions can be treated as Emacs questions by the fact that ELisp is used pretty much exclusively within Emacs. Thus, I think it is implicit ...
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One concern with the Craft Stack Exchange site

Questions that aren't well formed, but are otherwise good questions, that will lead to good content, can be edited to produce a well formed answer. Questions shouldn't be removed unless they are ...
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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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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 do we (if at all) draw the line between built-in emacs features and user-written packages?

A preference should be given towards the 'best' solution -- built in or user-created barely enters the equation. For example, Emacs has Version Control tools built-in. However, I and many others find ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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