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How will this be more useful than the [slackware] tag on U&L?

Proposal: Slackware Everything this proposal covers is on-topic at U&L, which has 83 questions tagged with "Slackware". Many issues are distro agnostic and are thus better served at a common ...
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Why Post-Secondary Education proposal has been created

Proposal: Post-Secondary Education I am an undergraduate student and I have many questions that I would love to ask on the SE network, yet they would be off-topic on Academia.SE because they do not ...
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Boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Stack Overflow Academy Where is the boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow? Isn't the former more or less a subset (and therefore duplicate) of the latter?
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Similar to Webmasters

Proposal: Digital Marketing This seems as though it may end up with a lot of the same questions already discussed on Webmasters where a majority of the questions relate to various SEO techniques and ...
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Why has the proposal of “Physics Problems” been deleted?

Some time ago I proposed the idea of a new website called "Physics-Problems": http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/69198/physics-problems Why has it been deleted? Due to low ...
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Review of existing languages

Proposal: Programming Language Theory To make the subsite better aligned with StackExchange goals, it should explicitly include analysis of existing practices, libraries and languages. That would ...
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Are questions about the “zombie apolcalypse” allowed on this SE

Proposal: Emergency Preparedness I am not trolling, but are questions about the "zombie apocalypse" allowed on this SE? I know that some people don't take it seriously, but the CDC site says that ...
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We need more diversity, talk to your colleagues!! (About perceived duplicates and unsuccessful proposals)

First of all I'll say I love love love StackExchange. And I think it'd be awesome if communities from more fields of knowledge would spill their expertise to the CC internet. TL;DR We should be ...
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Are questions about what firearms to buy on topic

Proposal: Firearms If a person was using the site to find the right firearm for them, would that be considered on topic? Are questions about the specifics of buying a firearms on topic?
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How is it a Q&A site proposal if there are no questions asked and no answers expected?

Proposal: Gaming Challenges I know SE has a Code Golf site, which doesn't exactly deal with questions and answers, but rather code challenges, but SE started out with programming sites, so I ...
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What questons about guns would be off topic for this proposal

Proposal: Emergency Preparedness In this proposal what questions about firearms would be off topic? Questions like the mechanics of guns? Because I am sure questions about what firearms to buy are on ...
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How do we make this stand alone?

Proposal: Ancient Alien Theory There will be a lot of overlap between this proposal and Extraterrestrial Life and Mythology. How can this be made strong enough to stand alone?
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How do I support a proposal in Area 51?

In area 51 there is this proposal that has been there for 9 months it has 52 followers and I want to know is there any other way besides following it I can help support it and make it a site?
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Requirements for example questions with 10 upvotes is being gamed

I'm putting this discussion topic forward, to get consensus on this issue. If we examine the highly progressed proposals, we see that in most of them, the participants are gaming the upvoting ...
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Proposal to increase the scope from 'Startup Business' to 'Business' or some other larger scope

Proposal: Startup Business I don't see any good reason why limit it only to start up businesses? I see such choice equivalent to instead of having Stack Overflow having Microsoft Programmers only, or ...
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Questions of closed area51 proposals

How can I access the questions and answers of a closed Stackexchange beta site? Particularly, I am looking for http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/40518/big-data
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Will questions with English be appropriate here?

Proposal: Chinese Emigration 移民海外 I'm interested in this proposal for personal reasons, but my Chinese is not very good for various reasons. If I joined this site, would it be acceptable for me to ...
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The requirements for progressing from definition to commitment are warped

The proposals Economics and Coffee and coffee for example. Coffee has 76 example questions, and 119 followers. Economics has 77 example questions, and 119 followers. Each requires about 10 more ...
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Would questions about existing world building tools or software be on topic here?

Proposal: Worldbuilding Correct me if I am wrong, by skimming trough the discussion I did not see this topic brought up. I am concerned about this as I am a user of a few tools that came up with ...
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BeagleBoard and others should have a single site

BeagleBoard and BeagleBone questions, and in general questions about any of the numerous similar boards would be better served on a single site, a site encompassing all of Embedded Programming & ...
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Automotive Electronics would be on topic at EP&D, no?

I don't see a reason why Automotive Electronics questions would be off topic at Embedded Programming & Design, can anyone else? If not, I propose that this discussion be used to define question ...
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It's time to look ahead

Proposal: Hinduism At the time of my writing this, our Hinduism proposal has attained 93% commitment. It won't be long before we get into the Private Beta phase. So, it is almost time that we look ...
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Should the proposal definition be changed?

Proposal: Arabic Language I don't think the current proposal definition: Proposed Q&A site for people who want to learn the Arabic language is befitting for the site we would like to ...
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Attention all soccer fans **World cup 2014** is here!

With the opening of World cup 2014 quickly approaching; may I suggest this site for the international StackExchange community to discuss the various aspects of this celebration?
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Why should this not be merged with Painting and Drawing?

Proposal: Pencil Sketching Why should this not be merged with Painting and Drawing? Isn't pencil sketching a part of drawing?
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How do we define what is too broad a question for this site?

Proposal: Worldbuilding Certain questions are on the list of example questions that are quite broad and open to a lot of differing answers that all could be considered correct. A good example of this ...
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Could a “Middle Board” work?

SE currently has SuperUser for power users and enthusiasts and also ServerFault for SysAdmins. ServerFault operates much like an elitist club where as SuperUser is not advanced enough. There seems ...
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How can stereotyping be avoided with this site?

Proposal: Understanding the Opposite Sex Looking at this proposal and some of the suggested questions, I feel that some of the questions (and potential answers, even) in this site assume somewhat ...
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A proposal scope?

I go straight. I think that there should be another website (xxxxx.stackexchange.com) where you can tell some symptoms for your disease and people with more information with biology may answer you. ...
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Spend Your Votes Wisely

Proposal: Startup Business Please spend your votes wisely. You can vote for any question you want, but if you vote for a question that already has 10 votes, it makes very little difference. So it ...
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Where did the 'close' link go?

We recently removed the 'close' link from proposals, preferring instead that users simply 'flag' proposals that have to be closed/removed for egregious problems. Why did we do this? My initial ...
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We should change the scope to solving problems

Proposal: Gamification Looking through most of the questions here, a lot of the questions are theoretical. That should be allowed, but theoretical problems can be quite tedious to answer, especially ...
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Content Protection

Proposal: Worldbuilding A question occurred to me, we will be working with people's original creative works, what can we do to ensure that content is protected? I am not familiar with the rules on ...
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Is it appropriate to request/require comments for down/close votes?

Proposal: Pastafarianism While I am in no way suggesting that detractors to a question or idea, not have a full voice, I am encouraging them to use their voice to the fullest. I have noticed ...
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Are fabric and glass painting questions on topic?

Proposal: *Painting and drawing * Or is it only about pencil and paper?
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Are questions allowed to be asked in Swedish?

Proposal: Swedish Language Are questions allowed to be asked entirely in Swedish, or should the site be aimed at English speakers?
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How to let people know that voting on questions is necessary to get this proposal move on?

Proposal: *Painting and drawing * Please read this before VOTING on questions This proposal has now got 50 followers and 38 example questions. This proposal now needs 34 questions with a minimum ...
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International and National Standards

I'm interesting is discussing and asking questions relating to various international and national standards. Is there currently, or is there any plan to create, a Stack Exchange site for standards? ...
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Why not have one international Scouting proposal?

There's this proposal and there's another proposal SCOUTS South Africa. That's two very small scouting proposals. Why not merge them into a new proposal called Scouting and include all international ...
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Will Sudoku and Str8ts questions be on topic for Puzzling?

Proposal: Puzzling I see the proposal for Puzzling has already made it through the definition stage, so I was wondering: are number puzzle games, e.g. Sudoku and Str8ts, on-topic, or did I just ...
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About my question on “alien/alternate-history mathematics”, and more generally on “figuring out which questions belong”

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics I proposed a question on possible "alien/alternate-history" mathematics that got thoroughly downvoted here. I would like to make a case that it does in ...
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Please read this before VOTING on questions

Proposal: Painting and drawing To move from the "definition" phase to next phase, this proposal needs: X More followers Y More questions with a score of 10 or more Before voting on questions, ...
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“@” ping doesn't work in the Example Questions?

In the example questions the "@" ping doesn't work in the comments. Meaning you don't get the usual suggestions of who you want to ping. Is that by-design or a bug?
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Why support this proposal

Proposal: Home Theater & Audio Being on the hunt for my first good stereo system, I was astonished to see there was no SE site covering the topic. There are millions of users for AV systems, but ...
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Isn't it possible to combine Literature and E-books?

Proposal: Ebooks Will people be able to ask questions about the book contents on the E-book site? I think it would be good(if it is possible) to combine the E-books with the closed Literature
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Stack Overflow In Portuguese still show as in commitment phase

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) This proposal is still show as being on hold in the commitment phase. Shouldn't it be show as private beta, since it was already launched in beta a few hours ...
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Standardizing & Simplifying SE Site Names

This is a repost of an announcement/discussion on Meta Stack Overflow. I'm cross-posting here since this is where new sites are born and named, and because you may notice some proposal names ...
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Questions about software that some juridictions consider illegal

Proposal: Software Recommendations Presumably there will be requests for recommendations that we would not want to answer. Questions like "What's the free word processor that opens fastest on Mac ...
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Would the Woodworking site duplicate the Home Improvement site?

I created a proposal for a new SE site on Woodworking. This new site may have some overlap with Home Improvement. Are there enough new topics to warrant a separate site?
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What does it take to spin off a subtopic site?

There are some really great, active sites that represent subtopics of existing sites, like Mathematica which essentially spun off from StackOverflow. But there are also a lot of proposals which have ...