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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 ...
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What will prevent this proposal from going down again?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence According to the blog post "No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51", there once was an AI site which was closed down on 2010-12-22. StackOverflow generously ...
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What does it mean “start your own” SE Q&A site in this message?

I just came here from seeing this message in the bottom of all sites list: Want to start your own Stack Exchange Q&A site? Check out Area 51. Our friendly robots are waiting. Does this mean ...
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Is “Music Fans” a duplicate of music.stackexchange.com?

Proposal: Music Fans Is "Music Fans" a duplicate of music.stackexchange.com? That site is for musicians, students, and enthusiasts. "Fans" are enthusiasts, after all. Their site suffers from a ...
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Grammar errors in launched proposals excerpt

I noticed the launched proposals tab on area51. The excerpts of Mi Yodeya has a grammatical error. The excerpt is For launched Q&A site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and ...
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We need more up-voted questions and re-distributed votes

Proposal: Game Theory At the time of this writing, we have some 7-8 questions with 10+ votes, some 2-3 questions with a little less than 10 votes, and a large number of questions just hanging around ...
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How does StackExchange decide that a new proposal will “steal users” from an existing site?

My question is about rpg.stackexchange.com I saw very good ideas being declined, because of the threat of stealing users from an existing website. Ok, fair enough. But how is rpg.stackexchange.com ...
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The scope of nutrition group

Related to this question, I was wondering why nutrition group is limited to nutritionists and medical professionals. I think there is a need for anybody to ask questions about nutrition and get good ...
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Area51 reputation calculation out of sync

Area51 has a reputation calculation problem. Today I was at 175 rep. I opened http://area51.stackexchange.com/reputation saw a total rep of 160. I hit the "Trigger Reputation Recalc" Button and then ...
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How to ask a site proposer to correct / improve their English?

A site (*) has been proposed which, I think, deserves an opportunity to exist for many reasons. However, the English used in the proposal and some of the initial mock questions (by the proposer) is a ...
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Should this Mobile Devices site deserve its part away from Super User?

Proposal: Mobile Devices This is a double-edged sword when I think of this. I like the idea of having a dedicated site for all mobile devices - yet at the same time, this is generally handled by ...
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What would a Site “Holiday” tell us?

I'm adding this discussion topic for thoughts on gamification and "brand" loyalty. Could Area 51 learn anything from placing a freeze on a site (and maybe prompting for feedback from visitors)? What ...
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How can I join the private beta site of astronomy?

I have committed the proposal of this site from commitment zone and now it is going to be a private site but after 3 days of private beta zone there is no invitation link in my e mail address. Is it ...
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Do we need German-language StackOverflow?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in German) English language is widely known in Germany, especially among engineers. German belongs to the same language group than English, making it more easy to learn for ...
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English-speaking committers might be interested in Expatriates proposal

Proposal: Chinese Emigration 移民海外 I'm great fan of extending StackExchange network to other languages, unfortunately there's seem to be long way before this proposal will be started. Most people ...
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Defining “Home Remedies”

I have found this space yesterday and I believe it would help to share knowledge with everyone to easily cope up with daily problems. People interested in Home Remedies should gather and share their ...
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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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Let's not let it get closed this time!

The last proposal was open for 2 years and thus closed: Old Joomla Proposal The Joomla users deserve a dedicated Stack Exchange site as the tag on Stackoverflow is becoming more and more popular ...
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Different Forms of Latin

Proposal: Latin Language & Usage I've only just started learning Latin, but I understand there are different "flavours" of Latin: Classical, Medieval, Ecclesiastical, (any more?) Would it be ...
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Artificial Intelligence proposal scope

I would like to open a discussion on the scope of the Artificial Intelligence proposal. In the last Machine Learning proposal there was some confusion about the scope we wanted, and it never really ...
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Questions don't have to be be borrowed from other SE websites

Proposal: Mathematical modeling I wanted to point that the current posted questions come from MO and MSE is that I am not an expert in modeling, and wanted to try and find questions an expert would ...
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Disagree with an ethics site because it is entirely subjective and opinionated

Proposal: Ethics I disagree with this proposal, I do not think it is a good idea to open up a place to discuss ethics. My reasoning behind this is that ethics is something entirely based on opinion, ...
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Replace TOR with Tor?

Proposal: Tor - online anonymity, privacy, and security It is meant to be spelled Tor, rather than TOR. [x] Will questions (and answers) be edited to reflect this "fact"? Is the community supposed ...
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“SO in Language” proposals scope

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Russian) Shouldn't SO translations be mainly devoted to language- (country-) specific questions, for example: Questions about APIs of local sites/services (ex. VK, ...
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Where did my rep go?

Let me preface this question by saying: I know it's only rep, and moreover, only on Area51, so who really cares? Thus, I'm not asking out of a sense of justice, but of curiosity. Today, I have ...
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what happened to my to journalism proposal? [duplicate]

i proposed journalism in area 51 and got followers too ,while i recently looked over to the site i shocked to see my proposal related information got deleted,may i know why it is removed and there was ...
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**Instructions for ALL Private Beta Members**

Thank you for deciding to commit to using Embedded Programming and Design. We are asking you to ask and answer at least 10 questions to fulfill your commitment. Also, please check the meta site of the ...
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Should the description of the **beer** site be more specific?

Currently the proposed beer site's description says "proposed Q&A site for connoisseurs and lovers of Beer." Shouldn't it be more specific? Proposal: *Beer *
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Are “reminder questions” to participate in a proposal okay?

I saw some "questions/discussions" in proposals which say something like: Use your votes! Post example questions! Examples: Marketing reminder: Use your votes! Use your votes! Have you added ...
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Differences with EE

Proposal: Amateur Radio See the announcement on the Arduino proposal: Questions on the electronics engineering aspects of Arduino? Ask on Electrical Engineering.SE! Should we have something ...
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Is there a deadline that we have to meet before the Blender proposal is closed? [duplicate]

Is there a deadline that we have to meet before the Blender proposal is closed? Proposal: Blender
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When a private beta is closed, are the questions merged with a living site?

I was part of the Digital Presernation private beta which was just closed today. I'm hoping that all the questions and answers that were created during the private beta are being preserved by rolling ...
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Number of Blender users

Proposal: Blender I've been reading into a previous Area51 proposal (3D Graphics proposal) and read through a few of the beta questions. Of which, there appears to have been 235 posts over 33 days. I ...
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Wise usage of automatic translators for faster achievement of result

We could use an automatic translator to translate most of UI elements: menus, headers and other "User Experience" things, and then correct the translations in such cases where the correction is ...
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Is paleohacks part of the SE network?

http://paleohacks.com has the same format as SE sites. Is it part of the SE network? Also http://paleo.stackexchange.com redirects to paleohacks.com. Would a paleo site here be a duplicate?
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How positive do I need to be?

Proposal: Nutrition On the 64 questions in this proposal, I've used my 10 upvotes. When I ran out of upvotes, I started using comments. I've given 5 comments that are unqualified positive opinions ...
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Why duplicate question doesnot closed here?

There are multiple question which are duplicate here, But they are not became close as it is done in other SE's. For example take these three question (1,2,3). All three question are completed ...
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Can We Start a Pharmacy Q&A site?

For some pharmacy questions (e.g. http://biology.stackexchange.com/users/1813/brenton-horne where I originally received 2 downvotes for asking a question that is completely answerable because they ...
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How to deal with low engagement?

If a proposal is progressing at the rate of 2-3 followers added per day, but the followers are not participating in question creation or discussions, is it a bad sign ? The followers are using their ...
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What's wrong with EE?

Proposal: Arduino What's wrong with the Electrical Engineering site? Arduino is supported there.
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Is a new Area 51 site under development?

Some comments on the Area 51 discussions seem to suggest that there is a new Area 51 in the works, because of which no further changes/improvements will be made on the current site. Is this true? If ...
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How do i deal with an unresponsive proposal creator?

I am following a nascent proposal(<5 followers) which i feel rather strongly about. I have posted some suggestions regarding the scope of the site. The creator has not responded at all even though ...
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How should we publicise this proposal?

Proposal: Arduino I really think an Arduino specific Q&A site would be great. Even though the proposal is new, how about some directed efforts to bring more people to this proposal and get some ...
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Why is there a character limit on questions?

The best questions on stack exchange are well-researched, specific and detailed, but on area 51, I'm limited to 150 characters. It's hard to show off what great, well-informed questions could get ...
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Prevent upvoting questions at +10 on Area 51

Would it be possible to prevent upvoting of questions when they reach an (equalized) rating of +10? Since you get only five votes on each proposal, why would you waste them on bringing a question to ...
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Will proofreading be allowed on ELL?

Proposal: English Language Learners As we know, proofreading involves checking for grammatical, spelling, and mechanical errors, which may include problems with verb tense, subject-verb agreement, ...
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What about homeworks?

We are bound to get smartasses who will want us to do their school homeworks for them eventually. Their questions will be sufficiently nontrivial, they are unlikely to meet any common closure ...
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Putting a floor under Grammar questions

Proposal: English Language Learners The question of “General Reference” raised by Cool Elf at Bottom Falling Out will be especially knotty with regard to grammar questions on this site. Grammar ...
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create a proposal

How to create a proposal and what will be limitation for create a proposal? I have checked on "AREA51" for create a proposal but didn't get solution. This question may be repeated.
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How can we drive more questions to beta sites?

I ask this not of a particular site in general, but of the area51 community as a whole - why? Because looking at the sites that have spent a long time in beta (around the two year mark) they seem to ...