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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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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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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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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 [...
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Boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Stack Overflow Academy Where is the boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow? Isn't the former more or less a subset (and therefore duplicate) of the latter?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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**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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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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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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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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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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Indian language seems to be a much broader proposal. Support it

Proposal: Sanskrit Language Proposal: Hindi Language Proposal: Tamil Language Proposal: Indian Languages Proposal: Bengal & Bengali Language The proposal Indian languages seems much broader ...
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Should Ethics be allowed?

Proposal: Veganism and Vegetarianism When I originally created the proposal I was advised to disallow ethical questions as the tend to be opinionated and subjective. However, it's inevitable that ...
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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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Please vote for the example questions!

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Animation Please vote for the proposal or this will die. If it dies theres nothing on Stack Exchange that can take up the slack.
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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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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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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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“New” Latin words

Proposal: Latin Language Is it acceptable to ask or answer using terms from neo-Latin and Contemporary Latin (created to describe more modern things or ideas)? For instance, Contemporary Latin has a ...
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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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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 physics ...
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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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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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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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To those new to StackExchange: explore the net!

Proposal: Ethereum There are several criteria for the site to go beta. A lot of people from outside the StackExchange community came to support this project, so what's dragging this site's percentage ...
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Is overlap with GameDev SE a problem? — Advice from the first private beta

Proposal: Computer Graphics After it was announced that the first Computer Graphics private beta was closing, the community decided to make a new proposal. Prior to the site's closure, there was a ...
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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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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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How quickly proposal can go into private beta?

Recently I've came across Monero proposal (btw. I haven't heard about it at all until now) and it's already in 19% of Commitment phase with 70 people already committed (as at time of writing) and it ...
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How will Literature be run different this time?

I just found that there's an attempt to revive Literature. As a follower and temp mod of the last attempt, I'm curious as to how this go around will be treated differently. The old one started off ...
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Define Internet of Things

I feel like there is a slight mixup in some of the sample questions that Internet of Things requires internet connection. I'd like to kick off a discussion of what other people think Internet of ...
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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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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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Will this site overlap the scope of Web Applications?

Proposal: Google The scope of Web Applications (WA) is about the use of web applications. Nowadays Google has several web applications that are very popular like Google (the web search service), ...
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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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What's wrong with EE?

Proposal: Arduino What's wrong with the Electrical Engineering site? Arduino is supported there.
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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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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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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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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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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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How do we get more comitters?

Proposal: 3D Graphics Seems to me that we need to go and do some legwork to find more people to commit to this cause. Any ideas on where to market this stuff welcome. By sharing the idea you do not ...
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Preventing Political Debates

Proposal: Economics I am excited about the possibility of having an exchange on the study of economics, but I am concerned that many of the questions will become debates. The realm of economics is ...