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What is the SE stance on the 'Science Exchange' proposal?

Proposal: Science Exchange The proposal for Science Exchange is a little outside the box. But has gained 17 followers in a week. The proposal is NOT question & answer based but does have the ...
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The time constraint for definition stage of a new proposal is 12 months

Proposal: Business Intelligence We have an impressive number of followers at this point. And only if all of you manage to submit credible BI questions and able to answer as much as you can, this ...
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What type of research?

Proposal: Research Methods The proposal states, Proposed Q&A site for researchers to collaboratively discover, understand, employ, and interpret both quantitative and qualitative research ...
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Romanian speakers learning English and English speakers learning Romanian on the same site

I have noticed that there are quite a few language sites on area 51. They all seem to involve helping people who already speak English to learn to speak another language. What if instead of only ...
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Are physical disabilities on topic?

Proposal: Living with Chronic Illness Does missing an arm, being blind etc count as ontopic for this proposed site? I assume they do.
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Expand on Pre-Tertiary Education proposal

Proposal: Pre-tertiary education It currently says Proposed Q&A site for parents of or students in primary or secondary education I think that this should be expanded to undergraduates in ...
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Should Chinese Medicine and herbs be on topic?

Should Chinese Medicine and usage of herbs for health purposes be on topic? Proposal: Health
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Sites with similar subject matter

Can they merge to pass phase levels? Could have a full voting process to ensure members don't double up. A lot of the proposals seem very much the same.
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Expanding System z to the non-IBM mainframe OSes

Proposal: System z Although not as pervasive, there are mainframes produced by Hitachi and Fujitsu that are based on System/390. These include MSP and VOS3 (MVS clones), and the DOS and VM clones. ...
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Is Sumerian, Mesopotamian and Babylonian mythology on-topic?

I'm aware that Greek and Roman mythology is on topic. But is Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Buddhist and other mythology on-topic as well? Proposal: Mythology
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What is Paganism?

Proposal: Paganism According to New Advent Paganism, in the broadest sense includes all religions other than the true one revealed by God, and, in a narrower sense, all except Christianity, Judaism, ...
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How will the content of this website differ from StackOverflow?

Many Matlab related questions are already asked in StackOverflow and other websites. How will this one differ from those ? Proposal: MATLAB
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Do you like the new scope for “Firearms” … soon to be “The Armory”?

Proposal: Firearms In anticipation of changing the name of the proposal to "The Armory," as proposed here by Ben Collins, and in view of other previous discussions, I significantly expanded and ...
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Soft, Hard or Wet Artificial Life?

Proposal: Artificial Life From the Wikipedia article on Artificial Life: There are three main kinds of alife, named for their approaches: soft, from software; hard, from hardware; and wet, from ...
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Currently developing/running a bespoke POS system - anyone else doing this?

Proposal: POS (Point of Sale/Service) Systems I'd previously posted a proposal by the same name, but it became inactive. I'm currently developing a system being used at a factory to process goods ...
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Can Numismatics fit in the SE model?

Proposal: Numismatics This is an interesting proposal, and there are lots (millions) of potential members, but can the proposal fit into the Stack Exchange model? The SE model is Questions & ...
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What is Design Thinking?

Proposal: Design Thinking This proposed site will only succeed if we define the topic. We'll use this definition to figure out which questions fit and which ones don't. The definition is the ...
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Is this on-topic on Lifehacks?

Proposal: Handicapped Lifehacks Correct me if I am wrong, but I think all the questions that could be made on this proposal are easily on-topic on the Lifehacks beta site. What could be the reason to ...
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Bookmarklets, GreaseMonkey/Tampermonkey, WebApps

Proposal: Code understanding Very often I found myself inspecting the source code of a web page with Firebug or Chrome Developer Tools to add some functionality to this page or to create a webapp ...
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Isn't this already on-topic on programmers?

Proposal: Open Source Although I welcome and share enthusiasm for free and open source software, is a separate site needed or helpful? Is there any aspect of this proposal that wouldn't be on topic ...
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Are book recommendations part of the scope this site?

Proposal: Book Lovers I would love to see a website that I could ask what's the best book about learning a subject.
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What is the potential overlap between Open Source and Open Science?

Proposals: Open Source and Open Science As far as I can tell, there is a significant overlap between Open Source and Open Science. Where exactly does this overlap lie and will this be a problem? As ...
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Can't these questions be asked at Web Applications?

Proposal: DuckDuckGo I would expect most of the questions asked on this site would be welcome at Web Applications. Why do we need a site specifically to ask questions about one website?
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Why is this proposal limited to *web* comics?

Proposal: Web Comics Since, from the description, this seems to be about comic strips (as opposed to comic books), why not include all comic strips, whether they are published in newspapers, ...
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The best of both worlds?

Proposal: RC & Scale Modeling The Radio Control proposal is gone, the Scale Modeling proposal is unlikely to move to the next phase (1 year out and needs 29 more questions with a score of 10 or ...
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Too broad a site?

Proposal: Taboo Questions It is my belief that this site may eventually be treated as a junk site. All the questions in other sites that are deemed unworthy will be dumped here, opinions, spam, ...
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Folks with health questions… or folks learning about health?

Proposal: Health About a month ago, I made a small edit to the audience description here, such that it now reads: Proposed Q&A site for medical specialists, students, dietitians and anyone ...
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Possible duplicate of Sustainability SE site?

Proposal: ecotech I think this proposal is a duplicate of the existing Sustainable Living SE site
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Isn't this topic already covered by Personal Productivity SE?

Proposal: Mnemonics Isn't this topic already covered in the current Personal Productivity SE site? If not, how would this proposal differ?
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Tiny overlap with stack overflow

Proposal: Adobe I think that the beta site will overlap with stack overflow a little bit. This is because Flash CS6 uses code, and code is for stack overflow. So, would code be allowed?
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Should Product Design be split from this site or will there be engineering design included?

Proposal: Engineering I am wondering if I should start a product design site on stack exchange. Will the engineering site include a section on this? The process of an engineer is much different than ...
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Should Animal Rights be on-topic on Veganism or should it be a separate site?

Proposal: Veganism I think a Q&A on Animal Rights would make sense. It is a broad topic and a lot of objectively answerable questions exist. Should it be separate from veganism, given that there ...
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Are religious (or non-) on-topic?

Are discussions on religion (or the lack thereof) on-topic? For example, could there be a community wiki on whether or not there is a god? (Just one example...) Proposal: Atheism
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How would solutions that require software AND hardware fit into this proposal

Proposal: Hardware Recommendations Given that hardware recommendations are off-topic on Software Recommendations and it is assumed that pure Software Recommendations would be off-topic on this site, ...
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Motion graphics proposal

Proposal: Motion Graphics Why this? Actually topics about motion graphics/animation/3d are spread between video.stackexchange.com (looks more specific for video professionals, equipment, filming ...
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Why isn't Area51 committed to the answers and tone that is set in its FAQ?

From the FAQ: Help sites get off the ground by defining the types of questions that are wanted, recruiting a critical mass of experts, and committing to the site's success. This is false. ...
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Will Answers Be Too Opinionated on Stock SE?

Proposal: Stock Exchange The Stack Exchange platform has thrived on quality questions that don't delve into opinions: What types of questions should I avoid asking? [Relevant points extracted and ...
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Is bioinformatics not covered already?

There are already the following sites: Biology Computational Science Computer Science CrossValidated Won't most questions (that go beyond tool support) fit at least one of these? Proposal: ...
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The scope is too narrow, and greatly overlaps Gardening & Landscaping

Proposal: Urban Farming Proposed Q&A site for residents that plant, raise, process, and distribute food in a surrounding village, town, or city. The planting/raising aspect (plants) on that ...
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How will we treat questions like “Can you look over my contract?”

Proposal: Law I imagine it wouldn't be uncommon for someone to draft up a contract, or to be given one, and then come to Law.SE and ask "Does my contract look good?" or "What does this contract ...
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What is exotic anyways?

Proposal: Exotic Creatures (Wild life) There's me. I am a young male from western Europe. I think Kiwis, Kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils are exotic. Then there's this person from Australia. Does that ...
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Are “mocktails” out of scope?

Proposal: Alcoholic beverages Suggest expanding the scope to "drinks," alcoholic or not.
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Is this really necessary?

Proposal: Physics homework questions and Homework Do we really need this? There are many numerous sites that different types of questions can be asked. The only difference is in all of those you must ...
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How discussion-oriented would this board be?

Proposal: Visual effects and computer graphics I'm mostly familiar with Stack Overflow, so perhaps this is moot, but how much pure discussion would we encourage/discourage on this board? SO works ...
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Are questions about adaptive solutions (artificial limbs, braille, etc) in scope?

Proposal: Health I just noticed there are no questions about adaptive solutions in the example questions. There have been a couple of previous failed attempts to create a site specific to addressing ...
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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 ...
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What kind of questions should be asked on Metaphysics site?

What kind of topics should be point of focus on Metaphysics site? Proposal: Metaphysics
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Can we emphasise “Professionals” to discourage simple Googleable questions?

Proposal: Audio The proposal says "Proposed Q&A site for electronic musicians, DJs, and professionals using DAWs" which I think is pretty broad, but not completely out-of-scope. If pushed, I'd ...
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Would questions about sex be on topic at Health?

Proposal: Health I ask this question as a discussion question rather than just posting an example question because I think the subject may require a fuller examination then can occur in the comments ...
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Shall Metaphysics also handle all matters regarding occultism and the esoteric?

The proposal description says for those interested in the metaphysics, extrasensory perception (ESP), metaphysical cosmology, paranormal, energy manipulation, psychokinesis, occult abilities, ...