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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 places with a significant number of Vim/Vi related questions, and 3 sites with some questions. There are probably some other sites with Vim/Vi related questions as ...


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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 think it would be a good idea to start a Craft proposal on SE. Many of our customers come from other CMSs with their own dedicated SE Q&A sites (WordPress and ...


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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 existing Stack Exchange community to build it for them. Stack Exchange was never intended to slice up the Stack Overflow pie into increasing smaller pieces. ...


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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 plus on #emacs, github, youtube. In short, they are scattered all over the place. Also, superusers questions might not include specific elisp issues.


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This proposal came about because a number of previous proposals for separate engineering disciplines failed to reach critical mass and were closed. I agree that it would be preferable to have strong active user bases for each discipline independently, but that was tried and didn't turn out to be practical at this point. Perhaps if this omnibus exchange works ...


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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". On StackOverflow, answers may be invalidated by deprecating/removing/changing functions On TV & Movies, "What was the most x on TV?" questions will ...


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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-install-libav-tools-or-ffmpeg-in-ubuntu-12-04 https://askubuntu.com/questions/368976/assign-spyder-to-open-python-files-by-default I know now that questions ...


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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 could potentially get you suspended or to lose your account. First, directing users how to vote in any capacity is always a terrible, terrible idea. Voting is ...


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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 frequently flag Emacs questions as off topic, with the result that Emacs questions get spread over SO, Super User, Unix, TeX. In some cases, questions would be ...


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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 DevOps So lets start with your statement, that the devops domain is fully included inside serverfault domain. Actually it is not, as several overlappings with ...


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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 for legal trouble, I see little reason why it shouldn't be on-topic.


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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 count the other sides where emacs questions could be on-topic)? Then again, I remembered how the situation was with tex, which was also borderline stackoverflow/...


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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-sophisticated algorithms that make computers better at what they do. Once you get past a few dozen questions about what is AI? and how we live with it, you're into the ...


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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 (among other very interesting things) to promote this proposal. Today was the first of a few announcements we agreed to put up on his channel. Tonight, it came ...


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Because no other site wants them, really. These questions don't typically do well on a Stack Exchange site. First, they totally break the reputation system as the top "answers" are from whomever gets the most popular app posted first! But more than that, the folks who start these lists have little interest in actually curating them, so the whole thing ...


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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 might consider spinning off a site, the bar is a quite high since (presumably) the subject is already being served by live Stack Exchange site. For example, we ...


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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 elevating high-quality questions and answers, and I think one excellent platform is deserving of the other. The purely objective science supporting my answer: ...


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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 think we need to exhaustively list every subtopic that we could conceivably get a question about. Rather, the site description should be concerned with making ...


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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. This morning, I woke up to: That's over 150 (currently 184 185) people who committed to a proposal over a single weekend. In answer to your question: So the ...


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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 aerodynamics. It's a reasonable place to go for theoretical answers, but the practical experience of the userbase is limited to large fixed-wing aircraft. LiPo battery ...


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SuperUser FAQ says What topics can I NOT ask about here? - asking for a shopping or product recommendation


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IMO, this scope specification belongs into the site's help section. Changing the title to such a long expression would also take a lot of site name's catchiness. Furthermore, softwarecomparisonandrecommendation.stackexchange.com is not so great either. A recommendation often implies some comparison and this is also obvious from the example questions that ...


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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. Consider the experiences of the random Internet traveler… A users comes across a site to ask questions about programming, or… a user comes ...


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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 that an ELisp question is on-topic on emacs.SX and the name doesn't need to make it explicit.


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Why sould you like to draw any lines here? Artificial Intelligence is about computer based reasoning, Norvig AIMA book includes many problems, algorithms and discussion which could be called "banal" and calling them "not part of AI" would be rather bad idea. In fact, any kind of artificial intelligence question could be more or less fitted to: cross ...


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I would say that it is no more broad than the topics of many of the most successful StackExchange sites, such as StackOverflow (computer programming) or MathOverflow (mathematics). It seems to me that the biggest problem for a fledgling StackExchange site is attracting a critical mass of users. If the focus is too narrow, not enough people will join, or ...


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According to the post No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51 the main reason for the failure of the last proposal was the lack of expert-level questions: It wasn’t so much the lack of questions that was of concern — a site can stay in beta as long as it takes — but the conspicuous lack of expert-level questions. This was also the emerging opinion ...


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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 expected launch date landing in the end of October / first week in November. A private beta will probably be available way before that, as well as plenty of room ...


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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 awful. This gives people a good picture of good vs bad questions. You shouldn't be too worried about offending people who are new to SE for closing their ...


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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 entire network. Stack Overflow: 15221 Super User: 2671 Unix & Linux: 790 Ask Ubuntu: 373 And even TeX - LaTeX with 156 ...


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