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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 drugs,...
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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 analysis,...
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When are proposals closed or removed?

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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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 aren'...
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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 ...
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Why does Area 51 think CogSci is in public beta?

I was poking around in Area51, and noticed that the Cognitive Science proposal was apparently in public beta. However, when I clicked the "visit this site now" link, I got this: Why is this ...
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Will Stack Overflow in German (or language XX) ever reach beta?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in German) This proposal was created 9 month ago and it seems everything goes very slow. I'm following SO in German for ~3 month and I tend to say that it will never reach ...
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Is Behaviorism within our scope?

Proposal: Cognitive Sciences Behaviorism has widely been regarded as an affront to Cognitive Psychology but many findings of Behaviorism are still extremely relevant to psychology today. Are ...
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Allow edit/retag suggestions for Area 51 Meta

Those who have been on Area 51 know reputation is really quite hard to come by unless you can think of a great proposal. Reputation cannot be earned by posting good questions or answers in the ...
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Why are the Betas measured quantitativly when trying to provide quality?

If I got it correctly SE tries to provide communities of experts on very specific topics which are able to provide qualitatively high answers to questions in the respective field. But if a Beta of a ...
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Why was the future studies proposal deleted, but less frequented and older proposals still exist?

I have no problem if too less traffic for this site, but there are proposals twice as old and not gaining any new followers or questions in the same period of nov-dec, who are still not deleted, like ...
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Will Sexuality be on the SE domain and will this affect the way web filtering software checks stackexchange.com?

Proposal: Sexuality In one of the first SE 2.0 sites, a meta question was asked about whether adult web applications are allowed. The answer given was: No, I don't think we want this, as it would ...
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Area 51 “Days in Beta” count is incorrect [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dates on the private beta On the Area 51 page for LEGO Answers, the Days in Beta count is currently 57: However, on my profile, I've been on the site for 59 days (i.e. since ...
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The superimposition condition on Area51

I'm still caught up in Area51 trying to get a proposal together for AI and robotics. Currently this proposal is floundering as there are several small committal phase proposals (Machine Learning, ...
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Poker Proposal - Bad Beat Story Posts

Proposal: Poker Have you discussed how "bad beat stories" would be handled? Would they be allowed with a unique and/or exclusive tag? Would they be shunned altogether? I've just seen many poker ...
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Mathematica proposal has disappeared

The mathematica proposal at 89 commitments has disappeared without warning or trace. Why has it disappeared? And why without prior warning?
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Could be a good idea the creation of a proposal for disabilities issue?

I'm speaking about this thing: Where do a user can ask something about disabilities? Some thing like, for a "normal" person; "how does the screen readers work on Chrome?" Or, for a blind person, "Can ...
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Opinions about merging Business Intelligence proposal with the DBA site

I've had a conversation with one or two of the folks at the DBA site about merging Business Intelligence into that site. I've just put a question up on the DBA meta site as well, link here. The ...
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Do the downvotes in Area51 work same way as on Meta?

I'm asking the question here since apparently Area51 doesn't have meta. I dont agree with some "question" (it is more of a suggestion than a question) created as discussion at Area51. I wanted to ...
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So… Parenting or what? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we really want to segregate special needs? Proposal: Special needs Well, looking at the description and information laid out, this honestly looks like a Parenting site, ...
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Would questions regarding security be allowed on Hacking and Hackers?

Proposal: Hacking and Hackers Would questions regarding security be allowed here / good to ask here? IE: How can I protect against WPA2 handshake sniffing? I see that you can break WEP ...
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Site of area51 Launched site displayed as Beta

Actually there are some steps in area51 to define the state of a proposal define, commit, beta (when the proposal is still in the first two steps), private beta, public beta So why when a proposal ...
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How will Politics SE keep from being a discussion board?

Proposal: Politics I am hesitant to commit to this SE since I can see no future for this other than: A discussion board that is filled with LvR discussions. Votes based on the position taken rather ...
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How can we better serve the CS community on Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) Gotta admit, I see the point of this. From the look of the proposed questions so far, this would be a solid resource for CS students, who may well find ...
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Should there be some privacy/anonymity by default or identity separation from other stack exchange sites?

Reading over the A51 proposals, I see a proposal for a sexuality Q&A site (cough "sackoverflow" cough ). I don't know if I would particularily like Careers2.0 to link up a potential employer or ...
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Can one understand Stack Exchange sites if looking at them as markets?

Often, when I explain friends, who are economists, about the principles of a Stack Exchange, I discover that they cannot get such an exchange to fit into their framework of a market, and therefore do ...
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How specific should poker questions be without being “too localized”?

Proposal: Poker Poker questions can be very specific, so I was wondering whether or not it is appropriate to allow arbitrarily detailed questions or would they be considered "too localized." For ...
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Alert followers to Commitment phase

Currently the followers of a proposal are notified when the site enters its public beta. However, followers during the definition phase are likely to want to commit during the commitment phase as well....
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Announcement - Changes to Area 51 Voting

We recently made some changes the voting interface for Area 51 example questions. The improvements are designed to make the voting experience more like that of an actual, launched Stack Exchange site. ...
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Biology, Cogn. Science, Chemistry, Bio. Evolution, Bioinfo: Why we block up each other?

You all know these proposal are all over 1 year old and have below 50% commitment, so it will take long time (months, some likely additional year) before they start BETA. So why not make a concerted ...
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Questions about how a scene/shot was done

Proposal: Movies Would questions asking how a scene was shot be on-topic? For example: Q: How was the scene from Inception where the two guys were fighting in the hotel hallway with the shifting ...
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How to help a proposal enter public beta

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications How can we, as committed users, help a proposed site get out of the commitment stage and into public beta? Posting on forums? Emailing our friends? ...
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Anime: are questions on the entities behind productions on-topic?

Proposal: Anime & Manga Are questions on the entities behind anime productions on-topic? Anime studios Voice actors Authors Animators and graphical artists Directors
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Anime: should we allow the use of romanized Japanese titles?

Proposal: Anime & Manga Every anime has a romanized Japanese title (romaji). Most popular anime also has an English title. For example, this question can be written as How many times did Louise ...
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Anime: are questions about subbing groups allowed?

Proposal: Anime & Manga Shall we accept questions about anime subbing groups? In some cases their activity may be illegal. Here is one example question.
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Anime: are in universe or out of universe (or both) types of questions allowed?

Proposal: Anime & Manga What "angle" should questions here have? Should they all be "in universe" questions which ask about specific anime? Are "out of universe" questions which don't ask about ...
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Should some discuss.a51.se questions be migrated to per-site metas when betas begin?

There are many off-topic questions on discuss.area51.se: off topic not because they shouldn't have been created, or because the OP was mistaken, or anything like that. They are questions that have ...