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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 your example question about differences between GFPmut3, EGFP, and sfGFP would be to point people to GFPmut3, despite the fact that it's an objectively worse ...


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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. Reputation on Area 51 is extremely different than on other sites. You can easily get large amounts of it by just having been the person to propose the site or ...


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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.


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There's a Stack Exchange site dedicated to Information Security; it covers both the technical part of hacking and ethics. See e.g. How do we provide value to white and grey hats? and related questions on their Meta site.


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Preliminary research suggests that it is too closely related to Ethereum to warrant a separate site, and statements from others suggest that developing in Harmony is almost exactly the same as developing in Ethereum. Based on this information, we are not willing to host a separate Q&A site for this community. We already made the mistake of splitting ...


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The "total reputation" number will only ever match the user's reputation to the right if they have not referred any users to the proposal. The number is actually a calculation of that user's reputation and all the reputation of every user they referred to the proposal. Why does that extra number exist? I have no idea. But that's the way it's always ...


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I and some others have given this some thought, and we believe that the most effective things that you can do to help are the following: You can share the proposal with your network to get more people to simply commit, a number of these people may already have 200+ reputation on StackExchange. If you do not already, you can get 200+ reputation on a site ...


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Yes, this is a better platform than telegram for FAQ's, technical help, scoring of answers etc. Telegram is great for joining in discussions that are hot/current topics, but not so good for finding the best answers to a specific question. But at the moment, this site (Area51) is about getting the Beta up and running. Once that is done the beta site will be ...


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It's actually quite simple: If it's a spreadsheet program running natively on Windows, macOS, Unix or any other operating system for a computer, it's on-topic on Super User. Microsoft Excel is one of their most popular tags The operating system may have its own site in the network, e.g. Ask Different for macOS, and Ask Ubuntu. Those are acceptable places ...


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Not only is it a reduced-scope duplicate of the closed FPGA/ASIC proposal, this will handily fit on Electronics.SE


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Stake Pool Operators currently have several places to find information. This would just be another one IMO. These are some I am currently using Cardano Stake Pool Best Practices Telegram: https://t.me/CardanoStakePoolWorkgroup CoinCashew Resources: https://www.coincashew.com/coins/overview-ada If this becomes an official site, I could see this being a ...


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This has been discussed before countless times on Meta Stack Exchange: Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received? Encouraging people to explain downvotes Such a policy would not be enforceable and it doesn't solve the problem.


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Great points, but the biggest challenge at the moment is how to drive traffic here to get some genuine questions to be answered. There is nothing wrong with having overlapping places to get answers (especially in the early stages). Over time, various platforms will have distinct subcultures that gravitate towards them. e.g. Devs to here, governance to ...


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No, there's not. Uniswap is already on-topic and well-covered by the Ethereum site because it is specific to Ethereum. We are not interested in splitting off cryptography topics even more than they already are.


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There are many Cardano related questions on stack overflow that are not tagged with "Cardano". Other community specific terms include Plutus, Marlowe, Oroboros, Daedalus and others. When searching on stack-overflow for many of these terms there are many results that are unrelated to Cardano that need to be filtered out or skipped. Having a ...


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Most platforms do not have their own community, only the largest ones (SharePoint, Salesforce, Wordpress, Magento) do. 1,500 questions is not a lot; while there are smaller sites in the network, none of them are really healthy and you're better off as a sub-community of Stack Overflow. It's quite telling that the platform does not even have an English ...


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Scratch is programming, and it's on-topic on Stack Overflow. With only 179 questions, it's not really popular, but there's no need for a separate site.


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There are many topics relevant to cardano. When looking at existing questions, it becomes clear that those are mostly development-related, simply due to the technology related exchanges they are posted on. When looking at other websites and communities we see that many questions are less development-related, yet still technical in nature. Due to the lower ...


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I'm pretty sure it will be closed as a duplicate of Super User (and/or Server Fault, for Windows administration questions), even if you had an organization to support it. The existence of other sites whose scopes fall within or overlap significantly with (iOS questions are off-topic on Super User) doesn't matter. That happened a long time ago when rules for ...


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While there is not a forum specifically dedicated to Computational Chemistry, both Chemistry SE and the newer Matter Modeling SE both accept a large number of computational chemistry questions, with Matter Modeling having a greater emphasis on the code side. As mentioned, Computational Science SE can also address some of these questions, but it tends to ...


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No. Maybe there will be in the future, but larger communities have used a tag on stack overflow for longer than Cardano has existed.


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As of 20 March 2021, There are 276k members in Cardano subreddits 5k members in Cardano Developer subreddits, 5K plus members in the pool operators telegram channel, and 50k plus members in Cardano telegram channels. A substantial number of technical questions are raised in these channels and get answered. Being an open-source project with multifaced high-...


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I'd like to add to the other answers a comparison with "Ask Ubuntu SE" and "Unix SE". There has been discussion for years on whether these two Stackexchanges should be merged, as Ubuntu is a UNIX OS. However, the response from the Ubuntu community when asked if they wanted to be merged is, as far as I can tell, always negative: see here ...


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To me it's because in platforms like SE you can not cover al chemistry nor biology in a single place. In the information era we would like to filter and focus our attention in delimited fields, like SynBio. Synthetic Biology even has its own nomenclature and metaphors so we talk in terms of genetic circuits, the repressilator, PoPs, MEFL, connect this NOR ...


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Stack Exchange questions / answers will rise in search engine rankings faster than threads on forum.cardano.org because the stack exchange network is large and contains a lot of cross links. So, even if forum.cardano.org has all the same features, having a stack exchange site might still be good for "popularity" effects.


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The site was launched into private beta yesterday, April 27, 2021.


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There is a slack channel for Cardano developers https://join.slack.com/t/iohkdevcommunity/shared_invite/zt-mdvb06fr-8Tv8pjl~iR0~lGrimqK_yg I think many of the members would be interested in this proposal.


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Add to the "science helping science" ads: Since almost 10 years ago, the "Science helping science" ad has been on the Meta site of Physics.SE, and later also on Chemistry.SE, Astronomy.SE, Earth Science.SE, Engineering.SE, and OpenData.SE. Synthetic Biology can be added under "commitments needed" to all of the above. More places ...


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I wouldn't consider "Embedded Systems" to be the same as "FPGA and ASIC". However, the discussion in an "Embedded Systems" board would mostly be about software design such as C or C++ or python, etc used with linux or other realtime operating system, or how it would talk with some IC on the board using PCIe address space, or ...


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I am involved in another blockchain project (Elrond) that is somehow similar with Cardano. So we talk about a similar complexity. I can say that there are a lot of questions. They are not so obvious just because they use other communication channels (internal forums, reddit, telegram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.). Even from the development point of view,...


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