The Arts category includes proposals in subjects like art, humanities, media, literature, and music.

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Would it be helpful to merge efforts with the geography proposal?

Both seem uncertain of reaching weight, and seem to have similar goals and overlaps. I understand many of the top users of each may not be terribly interested in the topics of others, but each may ...
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Is Collada 1.5 widely supported or is it better to stick to the 1.4.1 specs? [closed]

Until recently I've always been creating DAE files based on the Collada 1.4.1 standard specs, published March 2008. Just one month later, April 2008, Collada 1.5.0 has been published, which offers ...
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Many Geography questions are on-topic on Earth Science

Proposal: Geography Many of the questions in this proposal are on-topic on Earth Science already. Apparently the topic is categorised as arts rather than science, so despite the list of sample ...
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I think this site should also address the literary aspects of this enormously important medium

Proposal: Acting and Theatre Theater is central to the literary tradition, beginning with the Greek Dramatists and continuing up through post-modernists like Beckett and Brecht. Analysis of work ...
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How will we avoid literature snobbery? [closed]

Literary analysis, and literature in general, is prone to a lot of cliquish cross-subject sniping and condescension. Bardolatry and the Authorship Question, the validity/dignity of [romance novels/YA ...
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Will the content of the old Literature proposal be re-imported into this one?

Will the content of the old Literature proposal be re-imported into this one? Proposal: Literature
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There's ALREADY a music production site at music.stackexchange.com - come and join in!

Proposal: Music Production What would be in the scope of this site that isn't already covered by music.stackexchange.com (or in some cases, sound.stackexchange.com)? Note that questions about ...
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How do you make it plain that Literature includes non-fiction?

Proposal: Literature In the 55 (or so) questions with a score greater than zero, I see only two that are about non-fiction: The Tower and Between the World and Me. Perhaps this is addressed ...
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What to we need to do to help this proposal succeed?

Proposal: Geography From my limited observations - the previous iteration of this proposal ran out of steam, then ran out of time. What can we do to ensure that this proposal sees success?
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Should questions about authors be ontopic?

Proposal: Literature Should questions about authors (as personalities, or as authors of works) be ontopic? E.g., How has experience in WWI influence Tolkien's writing (ok, this one is a bit trivia ...
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What are the good approaches to shoehorning literary analysis into Q&A format?

Proposal: Literature (stealing idea from a related Meta.SE answer), I'd like to pre-emptively highlight an area of concern so ideas to address it can be worked through in advance. Literary analysis, ...
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How can we avoid friction with SciFi.SE?

Proposal: Literature One possible problem I see is that there will be friction with existing SciFi.SE site for literature works in speculative fiction realms. That friction can be detrimental to the ...
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Literature or Books?

Proposal: Literature Since I believe it's still possible to change the name of a proposal during the commitment stage, but it becomes much harder during beta stage, this seems like the perfect time ...
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Music is so much more than EDM

Proposal: Music Production Would this proposal be better with a more focussed title - if the intent is to focus on EDM and electronic music, why not call it as you see it and name it "EDM production"?...
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Would draw traffic away from sound design?

Proposal: Film & TV Sound Recording Seems like this is all covered by https://sound.stackexchange.com/ Questions like this https://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/38234/how-do-i-reduce-echo-...
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How will Literature be run different this time?

I just found that there's an attempt to revive Literature. As a follower and temp mod of the last attempt, I'm curious as to how this go around will be treated differently. The old one started off ...
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Should this target magicians or beginners/laymen?

Proposal: Magic There are many different types of magic forums. Should this target working magicians like Genii's or the Magic Cafe? Should it be designed to help beginners and laymen start off and ...
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Should reveals/hows it done be featured? [closed]

Proposal: Magic Something for discussion, should revealing magic tricks and questions requesting how things are done be allowed? My personal vote is no. I don't think a good magician should be ...
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Are graphic novels on topic (specifically non scifi/fantasy)?

Proposal: Literature Naturally many graphic novels will overlap with scifi/fantasy, but what about graphic novels that do not fit that category? Maus comes immediately to mind as a "graphic memoir" ...
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Is book recommendation should be on-topic?

Would you think a book recommendation would be a great idea, or not? Proposal: Literature
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Is just English literature on topic?

Proposal: Literature Hi, I'm good in English, Italian and Spanish literature. So, Which type of Literature is on-topic in this site? Just English or Literature in other language too?
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What's the difference between this and GIS?

Proposal: Cartography There's an established gis.stackexchange.com site. How is this Cartography proposal different from the site?
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Is “Cosplay” actually necessary.

Proposal: Cosplay Don't get me wrong, Cosplay would be a good idea. However, wouldn't it be more resourceful to have a new "Cosplay" tag in Arts and Crafts?
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How can we draw more attention to Literature?

Proposal: Literature We've reached the Commitment stage! Finally the Literature proposal has the required number of questions with a score of 10 or more in order to advance to the next phase in its ...
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Can we have some sample questions about method acting?

Proposal: Acting and Theatre A Theatre proposal has been proposed in the past. (In fact, I created the new one because I couldn't find one - and it's an area that has experts and professionals, has ...
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Rename 'Magic' to 'Magic Tricks'?

Proposal: Magic Can we rename Magic to Magic Tricks? When I first saw it, I thought that it was a site for witches or something like that. Editing the title would forestall that.
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Different types of music software

Proposal: Music Production There are so many different types of DAW's out there, so for trouble-shooting questions that pertain specifically to one DAW (for example Garageband) may/will not be ...
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Many of these questions would be welcome on Arts & Crafts

Proposal: Cosplay The recently-opened site Arts & Crafts would be a great place to ask most of these questions. In fact, we have many questions that deal with the subjects of costuming including ...
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Are non-gaming, non-manga costumes on-topic?

Proposal: Cosplay Humans have made and worn costumes to mimick other people or professions or just to disguise for as long as our written history goes back. Would, for instance, makeup artists, film ...
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Is a site for drawing and painting needed?

Proposal: Drawing and Painting Is a site for drawing and painting needed? Here are some of the arguments both ways: No Questions about traditional drawing and painting are on-topic for the Arts and ...
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Will questions on miniature painting be on topic?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts As the title says, will questions on miniature painting, dioramas etc be on topic?
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How about adding Calligraphy to Arts and Crafts? Its decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering which is again an art

From: How about adding Calligraphy to Arts and Crafts? Its decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering which is again an art. What does community think about this? Proposal: Arts and Crafts
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Why is some users unable to vote, comment or answer questions in the discussion zone

Two different users have told me that they are unable to vote, comment or answer in the discussion section. They complain that they see the discussion topic at the top of the proposal and when they ...
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Filmmaking Q&A advert does not reflect the new size

Just ran into this on Movies & TV and thought someone should know. Not sure if this is the best place for this specific question. Notice the text appears squished and the votes bar on the bottom ...
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Should candle making be permitted under “Arts & Crafts”?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Since candles can be made by hand, this subject should be permitted in the Arts & Crafts proposal.
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The “Entertainment” proposal was already covered by a number of more-specific sites

Proposal: Entertainment Different types of entertainment already have their own Q&A sites: Arqade for videogames Movies & TV Anime & Manga Role-playing Games Board & Card Games ...
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I am the creator of the old Literature proposal [duplicate]

Proposal: Literature Glad to see you've rebooted it. I was gonna do it myself today or tomorrow but I see you've beat me to it :) Oh well. We're going to have to spread this one like wildfire. Where ...
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How can we make this literature proposal succeed when other literature proposals have failed

Proposal: Literature I recreated the Literature proposal because I would really like a place where I can answer questions about Literature online. However, I'm a little bit worried, because past ...
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Change the Arts & Crafts proposal description

Proposal: Arts and Crafts As per the discussion here I'd like to propose a change in the proposal description. Arts and Crafts Proposed Q&A site for questions about traditional artwork and ...
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Which site would be most suitable for rhetorics subjects?

I have a series of question I would like to ask related to rhetorics, debating and general techniques for persuasion. They range from quickly identifying logical fallacies to rhetorical semantics to ...
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Does the title “arts and crafts” need some work?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts I think there's a subtle, but serious problem with the title. While "Arts and crafts" covers the topics very neatly, the subtext seems a little "macaroni painting" to me. It ...
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Have created advertisements on Reddit and Quora. Need your votes now!

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Probably you can upvote these so that the many people see it. Crafts reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/crafts/comments/3hjtz6/arts_and_crafts_qa_website_on_stackoverflows/ ...
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Works with beads will be on-topic?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Will works with beads, that ones that you press with ironing paper, be on-topic?
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Are art-related identification questions on topic?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Would questions asking to identify an artist by a given work be considered on-topic? A follow-up question would be: Are questions asking to identify a type of material or ...
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Should food decoration be on topic here?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Should questions regarding cake or any food decoration be on topic on this site? What does the community think?
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What is this site about and how does it differ from existing sites?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts I've read through several of the discussions and everyone seems to be floundering in all different directions trying to keep the definition as vague as possible so as to ...
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Questions on abstract techniques like aesthetics and composition

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Looking at the example questions, there's a lot of mechanical how-to and tools use and not as much as I was expecting on the, for want of a better word, artistry side of ...
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Have created advertisements of Arts and Crafts on other sites. Need your votes now!

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Following advertisements need 6 votes each to be displayed on the corresponding main sites. I have done my bit. Can you help by voting now? On Graphics site: http://meta....
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Do we want to allow requests to recommend or find off site resources?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Do we want to allow questions that ask the community to find or recommend something? This was touched on in this question: Are activities relating to A&C on topic? The ...
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Are activities relating to A&C on topic?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts I'm a bit late to this party, since it's already in commitment, but have we considered whether activities relating to 'Arts & Crafts' are on topic? I am thinking from ...