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Cross-over with gardening

Proposal: Sustainable Living I figured we should probably discuss this sooner rather than later - there's a fair few example questions that relate to sustainability which have been proposed, such as ...
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Geoscience scope — include planetary, solar system, solar-terrestrial sciences?

Proposal: Geoscience Interpretations differ as to whether geosciences include space and planetary science. From the list of AGU journals or the 2012 list of EGU General Assembly sessions, it probably ...
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Chat area for Genealogy & Family History

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History A chat area for this proposal has been created, called: "Roots" Visit it at: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/6003/roots where you can talk live to other ...
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Suggestions for spreading the word to people that care

Proposal: Stack Overflow in Spanish Beyond the obvious of share to social networks, what are some ways to get people that would already be interested in this proposal to come and support it? (see my ...
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how to get new questions voted

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage I think we are doing fine as far as the number of followers is concerned (although I admit the increase pace has slowed down somewhat), but the problem of ...
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Rename “Repurpose Hacking” to something else

Proposal: Repurpose Hacking I've never heard anyone call the act of repurposing a device "repurpose hacking" - either repurposing or hardware hacking. At the moment, it's a clunky and misleading ...
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Can proposal “Microsoft” be closed?

I recently viewed the Microsoft site proposal on area51.stackexchange sites my opinions were two if the question related to microsoft software products we can ask at superuser.se if the question ...
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How does the Area 51 site work?

I learned that Area 51 is also a website of this network. I have visited it for several days, and I studied the FAQ and the privilege page. I also see some questions in different stages, but I'm not ...
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Is it allowed to invite people?

I am proposing an area to discuss about GeoGebra software. But I would like to know if is allowed to invite people to follow me. And what about other areas? I am a member in Mathematics, but I would ...
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does proposal to open websites with matured content welcome here?

i like to make a proposal for an site "sex games & toys" which can deal with adult games which revolve around the world since its an growing field and there were many users whom don't know where ...
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Get active on other Stack Exchange sites?

Proposal: Digital Preservation I was noticing that this proposal has everything it needs to get started except it's short of people with reputation on other Stack Exchange sites. It's great that ...
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How does a merge take place in Area 51?

I have seen many suggestions to merge proposals. How is this done? I get the impression that, even on very popular merge proposals, everyone's waiting for "the powers that be" to do a merge. Do the ...
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Are questions going to be limited to Japanese animation and manga?

Proposal: Anime & Manga I realize a lot of Japanese animated shows have a lot of Korean or Chinese studios working under the main animation production studio, but the focus is still going to be ...
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Promoting Stack Overflow in German

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in German) As the title already says, what can we do, to promote this proposal, so we get more commitments? Stack Overflow (in Turkish) already completed the commitment ...
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Can language based Stack Overflow proposal regrouped the most popular stack exchange sites (SO, SU, SF…) using tags

There's many stack overflow languages based proposal on area51 Stack Overflow (in French) Stack Overflow (in Persian) Stack Overflow (in German) Stack Overflow in Polish Stack Overflow (in Chinese) ...
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Any information on the new Area 51?

I've seen in a few places the Stack Exchange staff have alluded to the fact (or sometimes said directly) that the current Area 51 model is broken, not effective and needs a massive overhaul, ...
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Proposal on Book Review

Proposal: *Book Review * A sample question: Did anybody read the book: Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition, by Kimberly Elam? Requesting for concise review. Another could ...
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How do we separate this site from the already existing English Language & Usage site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Defining topicality Proposal: English Language Learners The proposal of this site seems very similar to the English Language & Usage site. How do we differentiate ...
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Would a Demoscene Q&A site proposal be acceptable?

I thought that this question/topic wouldn't be appropriate for Area51's chat and I couldn't find any topic mentioning Demoscene, so I started this discussion. So, would a Demoscene.SE be a valid ...
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How about starting UI and Design Q/A site

Proposal: *User Interface (UI) & Design * This will cover design of every thing from table chair to computers, robots & Websites, to airplane and helicopters, to bridges and flyovers, to ...
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All healthcare related area 51 proposals. Differences? Similarities? Can they co-exist? How can members of all proposals benefit?

Proposal: Healthcare Industry Proposal: Bioinformatics Proposal: Biomedical Informatics Proposal: Biomedical engineering Proposal: Neuroinformatics Proposal: Public Health & Epidemiology ...
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Reputation not being added to the referrer when a proposal is followed

I do not know if this is intended but I know for a fact my referral link was used to follow a proposal but I did not get any reputation for it. How does it work? Is that a bug? Or is it intended?
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Should voting be measured as part of site health?

I've been active on Code Review and I think that the site has potential, but voting is very uneven and I am not at all convinced that questions and answers are getting enough votes to encourage users. ...
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What will be the icon of this community? [closed]

Proposal: Islam As you know, all of the Stack Exchange communities have a unique icon. For example, the icon of the Stack Overflow community is this: . The problem is that Islam has no icon, ...
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Sunnah and Shia questions

Proposal: Islam All Muslims know that Sunnah and Shia topics are so sensitive. In real life things got pretty ugly and these topics between Sunnah and Shia ended up in armed conflicts in some cases. ...
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What is the line between the feature-request and change-request tags?

There are no wiki descriptions for either. I recently posted a question that is sort of a feature but also sort of a change. Should feature-request only be used for new feature requests and ...
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Which one to use: “Stack Overflow” or “Software Development” in the title?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Turkish) There's a confusion with the title of the local software development site proposals. The main confusion is in that: Should it involve the term "Stack Overflow" ...
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Why should Tridion Developers still support the Tridion Forum?

Proposal: Tridion I have pretty much ignored the Tridion Forum for a while now, since all the questions can be answered on StackOverflow because of the type of Tridion developers who actively use ...
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Would it be worth including space & planetary sciences?

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics As the Astronomy proposal didn't get enough participation, would it make more sense to broaden the proposal even further to specifically include: Solar ...
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Is cue sports a duplicate of sports?

Proposal: Cue Sports It seems we already have a sports proposal in beta, would cue sports not be a direct subset?
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Big Data is not reasonably scoped

Proposal: Big Data is not reasonably scoped While I like the idea of having a community centered around Big Data I believe this is not a good fit to the StackExchange model in its current state and ...
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Differences between “dedicated” and “sub” communites on Stack Exchange

Putting aside the reasons why a given community might exists within dedicated community site, or as a "sub-community" within an existing site, what are the benefits and constraints that result from a ...
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Pharmaceutical SE?

This idea just stroke me: isn't pharma a perfect area of knowledge to benefit from a stackexchange site? I am not into that field, but supposedly it is pretty complicated with a lot of different ...
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RE: Possible duplicate of Stack Overflow

My reading of the question "Why has a proposal for Zend Framework been closed?" is that if there's a community demand for the site, then it's okay for a sub-topic to become it's own site. What's not ...
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Is a lack of high-quality daily visitors to a beta site the number one cause of their failure?

In finding an answer for "Is there a list of failed/closed betas?", I decided to look through the results to see if there appeared to be a common cause of failure in a beta site. Based on my ...
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Complete list of vote-to-close and auto-close reasons on Area 51

To be clear, I'm just attempting to get a complete idea of the potential lifecycle of a proposal, which includes it being closed. I'm looking for a complete list of vote-to-close and auto-close ...
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Minor inconsistency in Area 51 beta stats display

There is a minor inconsistency in the beta stats display on Area 51: It says it's 90% answered, and you need 90% for a healthy beta, but it does not display "Excellent" indicating it's a healthy beta ...
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Isn't it too localized

Proposal: Where to get The proposal is about where to get stuffs, but the stuffs can be found at different places in different countries/regions. So all answers would be localized. What do you think? ...
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Exact meaning of Questions

It's mentioned in the faq that: Once you've fulfilled your commitment on a new site by asking and answering a few questions, you'll be able to commit to another site. So what does it mean by ...
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How do you reach out to and eductate new users?

This question arise in context of Broadcast And Media Technologies, but it shares such a fate with many other proposals. Broadcast and Media Technologies - is a very specialized industry where ...
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Why is the Magic: The Gathering proposal shutting down?

Proposal: Magic: The Gathering We are going to close the Magic: The Gathering proposal here on Area 51. There are a number of reasons for this. I'll do my best to enumerate them: Currently, Board ...
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Should “Software Development (in Portuguese)” be renamed to “Stack Overflow (in Portuguese)”?

Proposal: Software Development (in Portuguese) From a branding perspective, wouldn't it be better if this proposal were called "Stack Overflow (in Portuguese)" like most of the proposals mentioned ...
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Reduce the reputation required to 'vote-to-close' a proposal on Area 51

I'd like to suggest reducing the reputation required to vote-to-close a proposal from 2000 to something more affordable like 250. The majority of my flags on Area 51 act as pseudo close votes and ...
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Is it possible to create a webstie for Language interpretation?

google translate is not good, and there's no forum or Q&A website dedicate for professional translation. So is it possible to create a section for that. Where users can post words or small ...
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Reopening a Beta?

Would it be considered as good practice to create a new Area51 proposal to poll for interest in reopening a StackExchange site that was closed during the beta?
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Why is the stackexchange community still so programming oriented?

I understand that Stack Overflow is the gem in Stack Exchange's crown, but does anyone else feel that the Stack Exchange community is only used by people who are programmers? There are a lot of great ...
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How the prononciation will be analyzed? [closed]

Proposal: Czech Language & Usage It seems to me, that speaking on foreign prononciation using only writing, is terribly awkward. maybe, the similar technics, as it used for images, could be used ...
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Am I missing “Network” site?

I'm searching a StackExchange site where I can read about general network questions, like: Windows/Linux Networks; Hardware Routers, Switches, Gateways, another network hardware; Network patterns, ...
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Can we have a 'duplicate proposal' flag?

The most common reason proposals are closed in the early stage is becuase they're a duplicate of an existing proposal/site. So why don't we have an option to flag proposals as a duplicate instead of ...
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Sports Uncommit

Proposal: Sports I encourage everyone who was lumped into "sports" to uncommit if you do not believe that such a broad focus will create meaningful discussions about the particular activity you had ...