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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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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

NOTICE: Since this site is now in beta, it is time to have these conversations with the folks who are actually building this site. Please bring your comments and discussions to this site's ...
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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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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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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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“@” 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Summarily dismissed proposals should remain visible

We sometimes close proposals summarily, due to being duplicates of others or generally being unacceptable. The problem is that those proposals disappear. Which means that someone else will come along ...
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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 ...