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Drawing the lines between ELL and EL&U

Proposal: English Language Learners Since the proposal has been re-opened and given the excitement its closure caused, I think it is appropriate to further discuss the delineation between ELL and EL&...
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1answer
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Is a mass down vote vandalism

Proposal: *Atheism and Agnosticism * It appears that someone came through and down voted pretty much every question in the last few hours. I don't see any offered rational, so it would seem to be an ...
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389 views

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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Defining topicality

Proposal: English Language Learners How shall we clearly define what is on-topic for this site and what is confusing enough that it should properly go to English Language and Usage?
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ماذا سنفعل بالمشاركات التي تنسخ العربية بحروف أجنبية؟ What to do about transliterated posts

Proposal: Arabic Language ماذا سنفعل بالمشاركات -خاصة الأسئلة- التي تنسخ العربية بحروف لغة اخرى؟ فمثلا السؤال: What is the difference between the usage of 'Rasoolahu' and 'Rasoolihi'? يسأل عن ...
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1answer
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Is creation of new language-devoted sites still allowed after the “Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - SE 2.0 Sites edition” was issued?

I ask not about sites like "Programming (in Chinese)" and "Cooking (in French)", but about sites devoted to specific language like German Language or Spanish Language. Important point: I assume that ...
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1answer
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كيف نوازن بين مستويات المستخدمين؟ How do we balance the levels of users?

Proposal: Arabic Language هذا الموقع ستجمع -بمشيئة الله- صنفان رئيسان من الناس، هما: العلماء الطلاب والطلاب صنفان: صنف تتكلم العربية أصلا صنف لا تتكلم العربية أصلا وكل صنف على مستويات متفرقة، ...
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Should every question for Arabic Language have an English translation?

Proposal: Arabic Language Since the proposal for the Arabic Language is also for learners/beginners, does it make sense to have questions only in Arabic, without any English translation, as short as ...
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4answers
749 views

What are the advantages of single language sites over collective ones?

It has already been asked at the current Lojban proposal, but not at the Esperanto and Constructed Languages proposals, why it would make more sense to have a SE site dedicated to this single ...
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2answers
370 views

Reinstating the English Learners' Proposal

Proposal: English Language Learners Following the conclusion of the Definition phase, this proposal was recently closed in support of our English SE site. After a lot of discussion here and ...
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On the Closure of English Language Learners [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: English Language Learners Continues… Proposal: English Language Learners I wasn't sure about the need for this site when it was proposed. But in keeping with the spirit and ...
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3answers
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Is this only about the Latin language or also about its contexts?

Proposal: Latin Language Should this site be only about the Latin language, its grammar and its styles? Or are questions about its context also ontopic: Latin literature (eg discussion of various ...
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3answers
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ترجمة اﻷسئلة واﻷجوبة الانجليزية translate english?

Proposal: Arabic Language يبدو لي حين نطلع إلى البيتا أنه سيوجد أسئلة مطروحة في غير العربية وكذلك اﻷجوبة، فهل علينا أن نشترط لكل شي غير عربية أن تترجم إلى العربية؟ translate: I see that when the ...
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2answers
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What should define Mythology?

Proposal: Mythology What should Mythology be about? How can we make sure it stays on topic?
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Can we ask word-meaning or basic grammar rules here?

Since Arabic SE will be a Q&A site for non-native & native Arabic Language learners, can we ask meaning of an Arabic word? Can we ask to explain the grammar of a sentence? Can we ask questions ...
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4answers
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Are English questions allowed about Arabic

Proposal: Arabic Language Would this proposal allow English questions about Arabic? For example: How could I tell whether تَنَاوَلْتُ is past I or present she? All I have seen so far are peple ...
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2answers
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Do questions have to be in English?

Do questions have to be written in English? Or is asking in other languages ok? Proposal: English Language Learners
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2answers
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How are we going to tackle the problem caused by BIDI languages?

Since Persian is a right-to-left language and English is left-to-right, their combination either doesn't work or does not look good. What are you going to do about this issue? Proposal: Persian ...
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1answer
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Country specific Proposal

Would it be a good idea to have a proposal about a specific country. The questions in it can be about their culture, history, policies etc. I can see religion specific proposal in Area-51, such as on ...
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Should the person who starts a proposal be automatically a moderator?

For the Proposal of Mythology. Should the person who started a proposal automatically become a moderator? If I make a proposal I want it to be a website in which I and others feel comfortable.
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920 views

Isn't Buddhism a Religion?

Proposal: Buddhism Shouldn't the description for Buddhism at least include the word religion? I understand this is controversial from the POV of many Western practitioners but Buddhism is a religion ...
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2answers
501 views

Default Language for Questions in Portuguese

The Portuguese Site is at the Proposal Phase. Some questions are entirely written in Portuguese (I think it is wrong) and some others in English (what I think is correct because Stack Exchange is a ...
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6answers
650 views

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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7answers
363 views

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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Christianity: Are rational questions allowed?

Proposal: Christianity Should this also allow questions that critically ask about the validity of the Christian faith, the Christian bible history and such? And questions about what the bible says ...
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Islam: Only answers with references to credible sources should be allowed in this site otherwise they'll be chaos

In a QnA site for religion only answers with references to credible sources should be allowed in this site otherwise they'll be chaos. There should be no personal opinion questions or answers. ...
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english support only?!!!! مشكلة عدم دعم اللغات الاخرى

Proposal: Arabic Language لقد تصقحت الشبكة ستاك اكستشانج هذه و رايت انه هناك حوالي مئة موقع لكن سبحان الله كلها تدعم اللغة الانجليزي فقط. فما سبب عدم دعم شبكة ستاك للغة العربية؟ من مشكلات عدم وجود أي ...
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1answer
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Merging All the Language Proposals into one language website

Proposal: German language I was wondering if we should make one language SE site, where all these matters are discussed e.g; Translation from Language A to B, Grammar and Usage issue, instead of ...
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2answers
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Pertinent quaestiōnēs linguā Latīnā? Eās ut nōn hortēmur?

Proposal: Latin Language Or in English: Are questions in Latin on topic? Should we encourage that? And how about answers in Latin? I'm currently imagining latin.stackexchange.com as having a similar ...
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1answer
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Why limit the new group to ESL?

Proposal: English as a Second Language People often ask questions which are too basic for ELU, though the people asking are not ESL students. Why not broaden the new group to accept all basic ...
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1answer
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Qur'an reciting (Tajweed) related questions - أسئلة في التجويد

Are questions related to Tajweed of Qur'an on-topic on Arabic Language; since Islam covers questions related to Fiqh هل تعتبر الأسئلة المتعلقة باحكام تجويد القرآن الكريم ملائمة لموقع اللغة العربية؟ ...
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0answers
172 views

English for Language Users

Proposal: English Language Learners My basic issue is that ELU is for linguists, etymologists, and (serious) English language enthusiasts. ELL is supposed to be for English learners And we still ...
10
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1answer
276 views

Five more people for the Portuguese Language proposal

Proposal: Portuguese Language At the time of writing, we've gathered 108 followers and have 38 out of 40 questions with 10 votes or more. We have less than five days left to find (& upvote!) 2 ...
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1answer
226 views

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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How broad is the site?

Proposal: India I am feeling like the site is too broad, since asking questions about each and everything related to India would be too fragmented. Can we have a list of topics which should be there ...
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Jainism and Cārvāka

Proposal: Hinduism Is Jainism and Nastik (Atheist) Hindu philosophy such as Cārvāka also in the scope of this proposal?
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Biblical Hermeneutics as a subset of Christianity?

Proposal: Biblical Hermeneutics looks like it's explicitly about Christianity, and I believe it would be best merged with the Christianity proposal. Although honestly, I'd probably prefer to see a ...
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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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3answers
987 views

Why will this dupe of Atheism succeed where the former beta failed?

Proposal: Atheism/Agnosticism This has been tried before at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2732/atheism. As that page says, The Atheism site didn't have enough activity during the ...
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2answers
315 views

Change the Islam proposal description

Proposal: Islam The Islam proposal description/tagline is: Proposed Q&A site for the Muslim community who have questions about Islam. Is this meant to exclude people who are not Muslim? ...
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6answers
731 views

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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3answers
308 views

How to deal with dialects?

Proposal: Arabic Language This question recently made me wonder about this proposal: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/62022/arabic-language/67683#67683 whereby it essentially asks for a map ...
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2answers
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“New” Latin words

Proposal: Latin Language Is it acceptable to ask or answer using terms from neo-Latin and Contemporary Latin (created to describe more modern things or ideas)? For instance, Contemporary Latin has a ...
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0answers
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Korean Language Discussion Room has been created

Proposal: Korean Language To keep the interest in this going and to encourage more new users to commit here I have set up a chat room at http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/30769/korean-language-...
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1answer
122 views

How is this different than Philosophy?

Proposal: Ethics Especially considering that ethics is within the bounds of the philosophy site, now in an open beta? ethics — the nature of the right thing to do
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1answer
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Are questions about specific languages on topic?

Proposal: Language Learning There are lots of language specific proposals on area 51, does this matter? Can people ask about language specific things on this site?
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1answer
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Why did the previous proposal fail and how can we avoid it

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage The previous proposal failed after 2 years at some 60ish percent commitment I think. What were the reasons and how do you think we can avoid it this time
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4answers
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Bottom Falling Out

Proposal: English as a Second Language ESL will provide a venue for questions that are too basic for EL&U, but how does the new site draw the line for itself? In the parent site, relatively easy ...
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1answer
219 views

Four more people for the Korean language proposal

Proposal: Korean Language and Usage At the time of writing, there are 133 followers and have 35 out of 40 questions with 10 votes or more. We have less than three days left to find (& upvote!) 5 ...
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2answers
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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 ...