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Are Historians interested in future? [closed]

Proposal: Futurology I hope this is a rhetoric question ;) I just want to announce the futurology proposal here, as both proposals would imo benefit from each other and future studies are often ...
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Would a reputation/voting system oriented on peer-rewiew of scientific journals better fit science proposals than the current democratic system?

I think I don't have to explain why and how peer review works in scientific journals. While I think one user - one vote fits proposals where no long and higher education is needed pretty well, I see ...
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Where are all the Genealogists? [closed]

I'm not sure why, but the Genealogy topic here at Area51 has needed a few kickstarts since it was originally proposed by Dean Richardson back in May. I've attempted to promote it over at Google Plus ...
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Closed AI project

About a year ago the AI site was launched and closed after a short few days. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/6607/artificial-intelligence I'd say the general reason is that we simply didn'...
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Shareware Authors: Duplicate, not a real proposal, or? [closed]

Proposal: Shareware Authors When I look at the recently created Shareware Authors proposal and read its description: Proposed Q&A site for software developers who want to learn how to sell, ...
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Is there a way to make people link their other SE profiles?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics This proposal is not reaching beta more or less just because we don't have enough high-rep SE users. Yet today I noticed that there are multiple people who either claim ...
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Should all the Q&A in this proposal use Chinese language only? | 这个项目里的所有问答都将使用中文吗?

Proposal: Applying to Foreign Colleges & Universities (in Chinese) 这个项目的核心是解答中国学生在留学上的疑惑,这是不是意味着,这个项目里的所有问题和解答将完全使用中文?如果完全使用中文,那么对于诸如在国外生活体验这样的问题,就仅仅只有海外的华人可以回答了,毕竟大部分外国人是不懂中文的,而懂中文的未必在国外生活。 ...
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Improving commitment role descriptions

At the moment, when committing to a proposal, we're asked to select a role amongst Professional or Expert Academic or Research-Level Student Avid Enthusiast or Prosumer Beginner or Learner Just ...
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Adventures in Odyssey [closed]

Proposal: Adventures in Odyssey First, StackExchange is not for discussion, it's only for Question and Answer, an issue that can be fixed with a simple change of the description. Second this ...
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Pokemon cartoons: subset of Anime? [closed]

Proposals: Pokemon and 4kids translations of cartoons, Anime & Manga I'm not an expert in this area (or even a novice, to be honest) but my impression is that the Pokemon and 4kids translations ...
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Rename 'Healthcare IT' to 'Health IT' to include the IT targeting non-care aspects

I suggest a rename of 'Healthcare IT' to "Health IT". I can see the name "healthcare IT" being unnecessarily limiting in the future because it will artificially exclude the health IT approaches to ...
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Frugal: Is this a viable SE site? [closed]

Proposal: Frugal I'm not convinced that Frugal could be a viable Stack Exchange site. Its description is: for frugal people. Not interested in new gizmos and marketing spam. Happy with low budget ...
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Data Structure & Algorithms: Seems like a dupe to me [closed]

Proposal: Data Structure & Algorithms Seems like this could go into SO, Programming, DBA, etc. It's also not defined well.
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Wouldn't most questions be subjective?

Proposal: Will my idea work? And if not, wouldn't most of the answers be subjective anyway? What person A and B think might contradict C and D. It also doesnt' seem like it'd give any real value ...
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Changing title and scope to be explicitly inclusive of IC design

Proposal: Programmable logic and FPGA design By votes, it's clear that there's support for explicitly including IC design for this proposal. Given that this proposal has taken a very long time to get ...
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What is included in 'Sustainability'?

Proposal: Sustainable Living Are we talking only environmental sustainability or does it include social sustainability? Permaculture talks about "permanent culture" and is one model of a sustainable ...
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Sustainable Living covers a set of questions that intersects — but does not completely overlap — other proposals, how to handle?

Proposal: Sustainable Living Is there a standard way determined for handling sites that have an intersection (but not total overlap) with existing sites or proposals? For example, see this question ...
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Would a Grilling/outdoor cooking proposal be redundant with cooking?

We already have Cooking.SE, and I have noticed a number of grilling/smoking questions on there, but they are hardly common. Would a grilling/smoking/general outdoor cooking proposal be redundant or ...
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Is it OK for my whole department to commit to a site?

I sent out a link to the other programmers and support dudes in my department for the health care IT site, I think we hit some sort of trigger because only the first two guys showed up as committed ...
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Shouldn't Health and Fitness/Nutrition be merged?

In English you rarely hear the word 'health' without the accompaniment 'fitness'. This is for a good reason - the two topics are usually closely linked. I suspect there will be many questions that ...
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Community vs. subject - any best practices?

This is quite similar to: SE Proposals: Breadth Versus Depth But I hope, different enough to be worthy of discussion. A good Stack Exchange site is one with a well-defined subject around which a ...
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Some computer-related merges on Area 51

A bunch of proposals on Area 51 are being voting to be merged, with various results. In a comment, a user said decisions were taken, but the user was not able to explain what will be done. Could ...
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French language title?

Proposal: French Language & Usage Should not the name of this site be changed to "Langue et usage français" or similar? It doesn't appear to make sense that the name and description of a site ...
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Permaculture and aquaculture questions on topic? [closed]

Proposal: Gardening and Landscaping Will the gardening site include other gardening related topics covered more broadly in permaculture and aquaculture? Would a question on raising chickens, water ...
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How to promote the Healthcare IT Site?

Proposal: Healthcare IT Does anyone have suggestions on how to promote the site? Are there message boards in the health care IT area that we could post to? I would really like to see the site come ...
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The site should be called KiddushCupOverflow.com [closed]

Proposal: Jewish life and learning Is it too late, impossible, or inappropriate to create a cute name for the site about Judiasm? If not, I recommend KiddushCupOverflow.com because a kiddush cup is ...
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Add old proposed questions to new proposals? [closed]

Over time, many proposals have been closed & deleted after they've gone stagnant. Some of those proposals have later been re-created, with the hope that they'll have better luck on their second ...
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Wikis and Wikipedia chat room open [closed]

Proposal: Wikis and Wikipedia Since it is now possible to create chat rooms for proposals in commitment phase, I have created one for this proposal. You can use this e.g. to discuss how we can ...
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Medical Imaging: distinct from Healthcare IT?

There is another proposal for a 'medical imaging' SE. From what I see, this proposal is distinct in the sense that healthcare IT will be much more concerned with data management, informatics, HIPAA ...
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Do not close - Hinduism should exist like other specific religious sites [closed]

Proposal: Hinduism Christianity is in the commitment phase Islam is in the definition phase Buddhism is in the definition phase So why vote to close this one? Let's instead wait to see if it gets ...
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Motivation for the proposal Distributed Systems

I believe that we should have a venue that is specifically dedicated to the distributed aspects of very hot topics such as: Intelligent vehicles Energy grids Distributed and swarm robotics Network ...
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Does Gardening and Landscaping only include outdoor plants or indoor plants aswell?

Proposal: Gardening and Landscaping I was just wondering if this only includes outdoor plants. As "gardening" is usually reserved for outdoors and landscaping definitely is. Would it be acceptable to ...
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This proposal is not a dupe

Proposal: French language I don't agree that this is a duplicate of 'correct French usage'. It's a more generic forum that covers that, and translations. It seems too granular to split French ...
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Answers for Pilots [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answers for Pilots Proposal: General Aviation I posted this question in Area 51 earlier today discussing the scope of my website, AnswersforPilots.com. Hosted in a user ...
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What problems does the two-level split solve?

Kaveh asked what problem the two level split into research and non-research sites would cause. This has now gotten a couple of answers. I asked what problem is solved which I think is more important, ...
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Two level model (MO/Math.SE) vs one level model (SO)

Proposal: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Physics, etc. Recently there has been a number of cases where people from SO/SU/SF sites have criticized the two level model ...
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SE Proposals: Breadth Versus Depth

Looking at some of the proposals, it seems that there many which should be merged, on the basis that the combined interested user base will be large enough to support the site. Good examples are all ...
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Why should RuneScape be a different site than gaming?

Proposal: RuneScape Q&A It is possible you're thinking RuneScape Q&A should be kept in the Gaming StackExchange site. Well, here are a couple reasons it probably shouldn't: RuneScape is deep ...
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Organisation of digital libraries/deposits of research papers

Proposal: Libraries Does the topic of the organisation of digital libraries/deposits of research papers belong to this site? (Like http://arxiv.org or http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/ for a specific ...
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Crowdsourcing: translation between natural languages

I have translated this song from Russian to English. Can you correct my mistakes? This is one of the questions in the proposal. Asker then wonders if this kind of question would work well for Q&...
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Game-specific sites

There are a number of proposals around specific games, of both the computer game variety and the board/card game variety. Meanwhile we have a Gaming site that covers all types of video and computer ...
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Is there value in merging the Libraries and Books proposals?

The Libraries proposal had a significant amount of activity early on, but the activity chart has been more or less flat for a long time. Many people who signed up are not active on the Stack Exchange ...
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Is the reputation requirement during the commit phase too strict? [closed]

Proposal: Programmable logic and FPGA design My understanding is that the motivation for the reputation requirement during the commit phase is that the site is more likely to succeed if it has: more ...
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Machine Learning is a duplicate of CrossValidated

Proposal: Machine Learning Machine Learning is a valid and avid topic on CrossValidated. So what's the problem? EDIT: While I can't see any justified point why this can't live happily within CV's [...