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Germanic languages

In learning the West Frisian language I'm amazed at how, after learning the pronunciation of the Frisian alphabet, how closely related is English and Frisian grammar and vocabulary. So much so that ...
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Stateless Societies on-topic on Politics?

Proposal: Stateless Societies Aren't all those questions already on-topic on Politics?
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Fine line between constructed and natural languages

This question: If a parent talks to their child exclusively in [constructed language], does this language become a natural language? was closed as off topic. However, I think it is relevant -- it is ...
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New Proposal : Tamil Language [on hold]

Tamil is one of the oldest living languages in the earth and it has lots of cultural heritage. It would be better to have QA website for Tamil to expose the heritage to language enthusiast and other ...
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Discussing if it would be a good idea to merge Sanskrit and Tamil languages proposal?

Proposal: Tamil language Proposal: Sanskrit language The Sanskrit and Tamil languages proposals have progressed well, although it could be better. I think if these proposals are to go beyond beta, ...
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Do programming languages have a place within Conlang discussion, and why or why not?

Proposal: Constructed languages What sets programming languages apart from artificial ones? I feel like there are important connections here, but I can't put my finger on exactly what they might be. ...
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Wouldn't a single location for questions on Germanic languages and dialects be more beneficial to scholars than individual websites?

I would like to propose an omnibus "Germanic Languages and Dialects" category. The category would have tags that can help scholars link specific Germanic languages, dialects, their grammar, syntax, ...
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Is someone interested in supporting the creation of a Site for Degrowth?

In reference to the existing Site Sustainable Living, I would like to broaden the topic and thus create a Site for the larger topic of Degrowth. Is someone interested in pursuing this effort?
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Indian language seems to be a much broader proposal. Support it

Proposal: Sanskrit Language Proposal: Hindi Language Proposal: Tamil Language Proposal: Indian Languages Proposal: Bengal & Bengali Language The proposal Indian languages seems much broader ...
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Specify the reasons for your downvotes

Proposal: Hinduism There are many valid questions down-voted with no possible reasons. So, when down-voting a question, please do comment about your reason to down-vote the question. This will help ...
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This subject matter is already well-covered by Skeptics.SE

Many if not all questions for this proposal would be on-topic for Skeptics.SE. Proposal: Paranormal
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Why would people downvote on questions without any explanation and how to avoid it?

Here are few examples of questions which are on-topic, but downvoted: How many alien races are on Earth according to the Canada's former minister of National Defence (based on his interview)? This ...
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Let's chat about Paranormal

The current state of Paranormal site proposal could be confusing at first (what's on-topic or not). Given the fact that there are many downvotes, I think it's great to have a chat room where we can ...
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When did Area 51 go full-on X-Files?

http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/107299/paranormal http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/67105/metaphysics http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/69382/new-age http://area51....
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How will this site deal with sophisticated trolling?

It is no secret that many people making paranormal claims on the internet are doing so for fun - without malicious or commercial intent. A good example of this can be the free/paranormal energy ...
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Should folklore be off-topic?

There are few questions such as: Are there werewolf ghosts? As a werewolf, how do I prevent fur from getting all over the house when I transform during shedding season? What's the best kind of ...
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What exactly counts as paranormal?

Proposal: Paranormal When considering any particular phenomenon, how can I tell whether it is within this site's scope?
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Should Parapsychology also be included?

Proposal: Paranormal Should we include Parapsychology also in this site?
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Let's have some more good example questions for Paranormal

Proposal: Paranormal If this proposal is to get anywhere, we need some more good example questions. There's a limit of five per person. We have got some good ones already - have a look at the list - ...
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What are the rules for removal the proposal after a month of inactivity?

The Paranormal proposal reached 1 month of inactivity at a time of writing. latest activity: 1 month ago In FAQ we can read: Inactive proposals that do not receive any activity for one month ...
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What's the basis of the answers to the questions?

Proposal: Paranormal in this discussion someone mentioned in the comment that So anything with actual evidence to back it up is off-topic. and if there's evidence it would be science and no ...
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Would resource requests be on topic for “smaller” languages where resources can be difficult to locate?

Proposal: Slavic languages One thing I've really struggled with is the (relative) lack of English-language learning resources. There are a fair number of beginning to intermediate-level language ...
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Why is Jainism not here?

We should have a proposal for Jainism site here. It should not be confused as a part of Hinduism. It is a distinct religion just like Buddhism. I will be more than happy to throw more light on this, ...
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Важливо / ReadMe for the “Ukrainian Language” proposal

Ця сторінка є не обговоренням, а інформацією. Ukrainian Language proposal — це сторінка пропозиції (англ. proposal) щодо відкриття на базі платформи Stack Exchange сайту питань і відповідей про ...
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Do we discuss here as well the about the good practises on how to build the right mindset/cultural in a organisation?

Often you can see that DevOps is about automation of tasks, measuring services and sharing information, but the right mindset/culture is also very important when it comes to practising DevOps. Are we ...
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Etiquette and Interpersonal Skills

The Etiquette proposal has a lot in common with the Interpersonal skills proposal. Not enough to make them absolute dublicates, but there's still a lot of overlap by the look of the existing suggested ...
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Do the Mods need our help to push forward the creation of Beta?

Proposal: Ukrainian Language This proposal has reached 100% commitment two weeks ago, on January 25th. However, the Beta has not yet been created. Do the StackExchange Moderators need any help to ...
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The 3rd proposal for arabic language / الإقتراح الثالث للغة العربية

The first failed in beta. The second failed in definition. If you didn't already follow the proposal, follow it If you didn't already asked 5 questions, ask them, you can inspire from old proposals ...
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Are questions related to learning Dutch considered off-topic?

Proposal: Dutch Language One of the questions I proposed is Are there any online courses for Dutch as it is spoken in Flanders/Belgium? It immediately got a downvote without an explanation why ...
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Will this site allow no-food vegan questions?

Proposal: Veganism & Vegetarianism Because reasons of being vegan or vegetarian varies, I wonder if questions that do not ask about food would be accepted. For example, is talking about "vegan ...
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Is question about translation from or to Arabic are in-topic?

Proposal: Arabic language (اللغة العربية)
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Adding “native speakers” in the site definition

Actually the site definition or title is Proposed Q&A site for linguists, teachers and students of the Arabic Language I'd add (native or fluent) speakers in this definition. Of course as ...
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Will this site allow other reduced-meat diets?

Proposal: Veganism & Vegetarianism Does this community have an interest in offering health advice, recipes, etc to encourage reduced meat diets such as pescetarian? Would these diets be ...
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This is totally Urban Planning

Proposal: Urbanism Proposal: Urban Planning Literally everything related to cities (and more!) will find a place at Urban Planning! :)
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Separate section for creating guides to switch to a vegan lifestyle? [closed]

Once this site graduates to beta, will there be a specific section for creating "how-to" guides on how to go vegan or a section for "resources on benefits of going vegan"? Or should we create a ...
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Hebrew: Are folk/speculative etymology questions appropriate?

On several of the language related sites questions pop up that have the form "Are these two homophonous or near homophonous words related?" (one example that popped up recently) and intuitive ...
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How can we get the last five 200+ rep users?

Proposal: Ukrainian Language As of today, we have 397/200 committers in total 95/100 committers with 200+ rep on any other site 100% commitment score, based on committers' activity on all ...
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Should questions about Ukrainian written in Russian be allowed here?

Proposal: Ukrainian Language Hear me out and just don't take this as trolling. This is a very subtle issue but I guess it's better to discuss here. Let me start with some facts: The thing is that ...
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Should Ethics be allowed?

Proposal: Veganism and Vegetarianism When I originally created the proposal I was advised to disallow ethical questions as the tend to be opinionated and subjective. However, it's inevitable that ...
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When will this site begin?

Site: literature. The Literature proposal now has 210 committers but the beta site has not yet started. Am I missing anything or it's going to begin soon?
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Will it be strictly reserved to so called “natural products” or will question about GMO products will be also allowed?

Proposal: Vegetarianism Since vegetarian/vegans... have the tendency to fall into naturalist beliefs ("what is natural is good, what is artificial is bad") I was curious to know if questions related ...
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Які мови дозволятимуться на сайті? / What languages will be allowed for use in questions and answers within the proposed “Ukrainian Language” site?

Якими мовами можна буде писати запитання і відповіді на запропонованому сайті "Ukrainian Language"? What languages will be allowed for use in questions and answers within the proposed "Ukrainian ...
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What about language of the site interface?

Proposal: Ukrainian Language Чи можливо буде перекласти інтерфейс цього сайту українською? Те саме, тоді необхідно зробити з довідкою та іншими частинами сайту. Я готовий допомогти з цим. Що треба ...
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Are more basic Ukrainian questions allowed?

Proposal: Ukrainian Language Stack Exchange sites generally don't allow simple questions that can be answered by "just googling it". But where there may be easily accessible answers available for ...
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Is it a good idea to mix ancient and modern Greek?

I should think in most cases people who are interested in the one are not particularly interested in the other. And why is combining them any more natural than combining Latin and Italian? Surely ...
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Would a fact based vegan answer to a vegetarian question be appropriate?

Proposal: Veganism & Vegetarianism Consider a question like "What is the healthiest cheese?". Would an answer like "The healthiest is vegan cheese home made with cashews [references]." (purely ...
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Should conlangs include critique/help on parts of users' own conlangs?

Proposal: Constructed languages I'm not clear on exactly whether a constructed languages site would include this. For example, if I were to post a question like "What are the fundamental problems ...
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How can we attract commitment to Veganism and Vegetarianism?

Proposal: Veganism and Vegetarianism How do you suggest we gain committers to our site proposal? Things that spring to mind: Creating a Community Promotion Ad which we then submit for review on ...
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Hebrew: Are questions asking whether or where Hebrew was spoken or written in scope?

Are questions about a narrow niche of Hebrew language history in scope? I'm sure questions about the historical development of the language as a whole would be in scope (I hope). But would a ...
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Should we include Geography? Study related countries , maps, lands and culture?

I am much into Geography and always eager to learn about various maps , geographical information, Geo Politics and much more. So can we start new Geography brnach of stack exchange network? Edit ...