The Professional category includes proposals in subjects like organizations, occupations, and vocations.

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Asking for legal advice is impractical

Proposal: Intellectual Property Every single example question so far is a question asking for legal advice. This doesn't work well because legal advice depends on where you live. Even in the US, ...
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Will changing the name to Community Building shorten the site's scope?

Proposal: Moderators In the proposal's description, it mentions: ...channel operators, helpdesk, portal creators and consumer advisors To me community building sounds more along the lines of ...
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Beta launching time

How much time is often passed after finished commitment phase to the beta launching? For example, there is 3 commited SO translation proposals for a long time, but beta has not been launched yet: ...
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Voting the name of the proposal

Proposal: Moderators There's been an idea of renaming the proposal to community building, with community.stackexchange.com for site domain. I believe this should be left to vote. In the previous ...
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Why was this site proposed?

Proposal: Medicine What is the purpose of this site? Are you looking for medical providers to offer free medical advice over the internet? Or are you trying to create a place of the discussion ...
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Why should the name “Moderators” be used?

Proposal: Moderators Most site names here are worded as a general topic, not the people who practice it. For example, there's a site called "Aviation," not "Pilots." (I've found that the only ...
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how is this different than the workplace?

can you clarify how this proposal isn't just a subset of topics from the workplace? Proposal: Jobs
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Who are the “experts” for this topic?

Proposal: Career Advice I like the idea of a home for a category of questions that are off topic at The Workplace. However, it seems unclear to me who the target users are for this site. Are they ...
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Genetics is on topic on Biology.SE

Proposal: Genetic Science This is already pretty well covered on Biology.SE.
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Interest in Q&A for Manufacturing Professionals?

There doesn't seem to be a place for Manufacturing Professionals on the Stack Exchange network. Personally, I have a lot of questions about Manufacturing Equipment and Industrial Automation that ...
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Why was the name Moderators chosen instead of Community Managers?

I don't necessarily disagree, but I'm curious. Community Manager seems to me to be a broader term that can involve moderation. In this context, I think the word moderator has been used online much ...
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seperate stackexchange for php

As far as stackoverflow is concerned, many questions now-a-days, I see are related to php. Why cannot a seperate stackexchange site be opened especially for php enthusiasts. It would really be helpful ...
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What Guidance Exists for promoting an SE Site Proposal on an Existing List-Serv?

I am working on a proposal for Learning Management Systems (LMS) and there are 2 public list-serv email lists for the Blackboard product in this space. The list-servs are chock-full of great info, ...
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How do I Inform Followers of a Related or Closed Proposal About a New Proposal Covering Their Topic?

I have created a new proposal, and it is a slightly wider scope than a related and closed proposal. I am certainly using channels outside of SE to promote the area51 proposal. Is there an ...
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What is the best scope for Learning Management Systems (LMS) StackExchange?

I am thinking that LMS is the right scope, to build a large enough community to enable the SE magic to work. However, I am a sysadmin and I am doing data minining and Student Information System (SIS) ...
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Is anyone interested in Learning Management Systems, LMS, or Blackboard Sys Admins site?

I work at a university, in Higher Ed technology and system administration. We use Blackboard (www.blackboard.com) for our online courses. I would love to have the power of stackexchange when it comes ...
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A real complementary italian proposal

First off, i'm an italian student but at the same time auto trained IT guy. I must say that not all italians can understand well a book or english answers on Stack Overflow and, for those who can, ...
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We need more questions

Proposal: Moderators This proposal needs more questions. It covers the basics currently, but we really should broaden the subjects. With 21 questions total we're nowhere near to 40 "+10" questions. ...
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I would like to see a site about motorcycle maintenance and repair

I was looking over the proposed sites and there is one, about motorcycles in general. The questions there are along the lines of "is it safer to ride on the rightmost lane or leftmost lane." Just ...
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Offensive Security

While there is a security stack exchange I would like to propose a stack exchange dedicated to offensive security for penetration testers.
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Should Sport Officials be merged into Sports?

Proposal: Sports Officials I would expect that Sports Officials would be a relatively small community if left on its own, but I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be merged in with Sports to ...
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What to do if tried a site and found the quality poor?

Is there a way to down vote or give feed back on a beta site I had experience with?
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Possible duplicate of The Workplace

Proposal: International Careers Possible duplicate of The Workplace. The Workplace includes, between many others, the following tags: career-development, careers, career-switch and opportunity.
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day in the life of a network engineer [closed]

Proposal: Network Engineering I'm thinking of transitioning from programming to a network admin role. I am studying for the CCNA. I only have a vague idea of what a network engineer does, and what ...
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“Moderators” a superset of “Building Social Networks”

Proposal: Moderators Proposal: Building Social Networks "Building Social Networks" has been struggling to gain critical mass since summer 2011, with 28 example questions in something like 20 months. ...
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Scope of moderation questions concerning specific platforms?

Proposal: Moderators How should questions concerning moderation with a specific application be handled? Say for example, if I had some technical question about Reddit or vBulletin that was about a ...
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Can't see follower

I was informed that one professional has followed the "Internal Audit" site - however I can not see any change. The site still only shows "one follower" - which is me. What could be the reason? ...
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Is this proposal needed, considering Academia can be expanded in scope via its Meta?

Proposal: Undergraduate The academia S.E. doesn't cater for undergraduates :( by proposer. I doubt that a new site is really needed for undergraduates, and this site appears to support a ...
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How is this any different than OnStartups?

Proposal: Self Employed and Freelance Workers How will Self Employed and Freelance Workers be any different than OnStartups? Right now, OnStartups is about doing your own thing by starting / running ...
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Would it be beneficial to reduce the scope of this exchange to the Common Core Standards - thoughts?

With so many teachers and schools learning and adopting the common core I think having a Q and A site dedicated to just that topic would be beneficial over having such a broad category like ...
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Open source version of careers.stackoverflow

As a reaction of this question, I wanted to propose a site similar to careers.stackoverflow, but for creating, recruiting and contributing to open-source projects. To be clear, this is not a ...
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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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Could this be expanded to businesses who work with ICs?

Proposal: Self Employed and Freelance Workers The company that I work for uses independent contractors for a number of different projects. I often have questions about contracts, expectations, ...
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What happened to the law proposals?

I know that I committed to at least 2 law proposals that at the time had a decent amount of activity and support. Now I can't find them anywhere. Not in my activity, not in my searches, not in my ...
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Merging Digital Preservation & Libraries & Information Science?

Proposal: Digital Preservation The Libraries & Information Science QA site is struggling to get enough activity. Maybe it should be united with Digital Preservation? They are different, of ...
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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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Looking for more info on what this SE will be about?

Proposal: Healthcare I am an office manager at a small medical office. While searching for the right SE I first overlooked this one because the of the title "Healthcare" did not quite describe what I ...
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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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Ponder DP in the abstract or confront it in the concrete?

Proposal: Digital Preservation The questions on this site seem to fall into two categories, the abstract/definitional/policy (What it fixity? What is the necessary makeup of a DP task force?) and the ...
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What is “CoWorking”?

Proposal: CoWorking Am I missing something here? As far as I can tell, it's just working together with other people, as in co-workers. Is there some alternate term that this is meant to get at and is ...
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Is this proposal going to do any better than old, dead Freelance Workers proposal?

Whilst searching for something unrelated, I found Freelance Workers which died in private beta due to lack of traffic. Will this new proposal do any better? Adding "self employed" does widen the ...
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Meaning of Libraries & Information Science

Proposal: Libraries & Information Science What is the meaning of Libraries & Information Science and how it's so different than Library Management?
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Teaching should include Learning as well

Proposal: Teaching should also include learning and psychological learning styles. This would broaden the scope of not just teaching, but also methods teachers use to help pupils learn and employing ...
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What is the reasoning behind the name change from “Professional Matters” to “The Workplace”?

Proposal: The Workplace As I said in my answer to the Merge career proposals discussion, I rather liked the fact that the old name, Professional Matters implied both that the site was for Matters ...
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Title of Library Proposal

Proposal: Library & Information Science There has been some discussion about the naming and scope of what used to be the Libraries proposal (and is now the Library and Information Science ...
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Surely 50 users with 200+ rep on somewhere else would be enough?

Proposal: Library & Information Science It just seems so unfair that Libraries and Information Science, with its huge number of expert committers, can't get over the line to beta. I understand ...
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Should Gemology categorized as a science or a profession?

Proposal: Gemology As per the title, should Gemology be categorized as a science or a profession? From a scientific standpoint it is a geoscience in line with mineralogy but contextually it tends to ...
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How would this site be different from BIOSTAR? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Successor to BioStar Proposal: Bioinformatics Although I like the idea of starting up a bioinformatics site. I have to ask how this site would be different from ...
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You do realize that 'Libraries & Information Science' is not the same as 'Libraries', right?

Proposal: Library & Information Science You'd have almost been better off merging Libraries with Books. LIS deals more with the theory of how information is organized. Now, an MLS (Master of ...
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Is this just for private health care IT, or will questions about NHS IT be welcome? [closed]

Proposal: Healthcare IT Given how different the UK health service (free at the point of use) is to the USA health system (left on the road side if no insurance cover). Do we need a separate site ...