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Expand to general infrastructure?

Proposal: Urban Planning Urban planning seems to exclude things like highways. Should they be included and expand the scope to outside the city?
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Art vs Arts & Crafts

Proposal: Art What does this proposal cover that isn't covered by Arts & Crafts?
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Sandbox proposal should not exist

Proposal: Sandbox This isn't really a good proposal. If this is launched, this happens: Spam Nonsense we don't need that will take up disk space. We upvote everything, and get free 100 rep on other ...
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Include Other Robotics Competitions that are not part of first?

Should we include robotics competitions that aren't part of First, specifically VEX and VEX IQ? Proposal: FRC Robotics Competition
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“Yoga” should be merged with “Physical Fitness!”

Proposal: Yoga The "Yoga" proposal should be merged under "Physical Fitness" which is already under public beta.
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Is a white-list approach to allowed opinions in answers feasable?

In my previous question in regards to the Catholic Culture, Ministry and Apologetics site proposal, I asked what the defining characteristics of the site would be and how it would be distinct from ...
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Will the application of secular experience and expertise to solve practical problems be on-topic here?

Proposal: Secularism The description of this proposal reads (emphasis mine): Proposed Q&A site for a place to ask, and get answers to, questions about people who live their lives without ...
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Classical Languages/Cultures?

Proposal: Latin Language Now, I may get a lot of initial skepticism for this, but since most Classicists know both Latin and Ancient Greek, and since the Greek proposal is going nowhere, and since ...
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How would the Catholicism proposal be distinct from Christianity.SE?

Having reviewed the initial proposed questions on the Catholic Culture, Ministry and Apologetics proposal I noticed a theme. I'm not actually trying to rain on somebody else's parade here, but I'm ...
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Limited to etiquette in “western” culture(s)?

Proposal: Etiquette Or are questions about the etiquette of other (foreign) cultures within the scope of the proposal?
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Isn't Recommendations the exact opposite behavior desired from a StackExchange Q&A site?

Proposal: Website Recommendations I fear this proposal will not be able to survive long term as the key to making these Q&A sites work is when there is a definitive (set) of answers that can be ...
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How do we define hacking?

Could be a bit to early to discuss, but I think it's important as this can help with better understanding our scope and quality of the questions. How actually we can define hacking? Proposal: ...
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Would Garden Wildlife be synonymous with my idea to expand Birds to include backyard animals?

Proposal: Garden Wildlife Would this be synonymous with my idea expressed here? Can we expand either the proposed Birds or Bird Watching sites to include all backyard animals? If so, I definitely ...
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Should “Digital forensics” be on the scope of this page?

Questions about Digital forensics could be about recovery of data, logs etc. on different devices, systems and file systems. Analysis about recovered or damaged data and logs. Should this topic be on ...
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Instead of creating many language specific sites, shouldn't we expand the multilingual features of the original one?

I'm not sure if this belongs here or into the mother meta as a feature request, if the latter is the case, please migrate. There are a few proposed sites that are StackOverflow in a language other ...
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Highly related to Embedded systems proposal

Proposal: Internet of Things There is an existing proposal for an Embedded Systems site that is already in the commitment phase right now. And if you look at the top questions on that proposal, the ...
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Is asking questions on personal health tests a good idea?

Proposal: Personal Health So the proposal's description ends with "here users can ask experts details about their conditions or symptoms." and already this seems like shaky ground. It's one thing to ...
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What is “Bird Watching” and how is this proposal different from “Birds”?

My Proposal: Bird Watching Similar Proposal: Birds Both of these proposals have to do with birds. What is the difference between these two sites?
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Should folklore be off-topic?

There are few questions such as: Are there werewolf ghosts? As a werewolf, how do I prevent fur from getting all over the house when I transform during shedding season? What's the best kind of ...
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What kind of questions we should ask?

It seems people are joining, but we are in strong need of high-quality questions. Obviously we shouldn't ask about Wiki-able, Google-able things, nor about finding the tools, what is this or that or ...
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What else could be on the scope?

What kind of ideas you have which can expand our scope further more and make it even more interesting? The proposals shouldn't be too much overlapped with other existing SE sites. Therefore you ...
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Are 3d CAD applications out fo scope?

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Animation Are CAD apps in scope? 3D CAD applications follow a different paradigm from mainstream DCC applications like Maya and 3DS Max. They work on totally ...
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How does Atomic Coding still fit the Stack Exchange model?

Proposal: Atomic Coding There has been a dispute about whether Atomic Coding still fits the Stack Exchange model. Atomic Coding has already been closed by a mod because it would require "too much ...
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Can external hack challenges be on-topic?

I'm proposing code hack challenges as part of the scope of this proposal. For example people can post their challenges with specially prepared code (which should be short enough to fit the post) and ...
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Why Atomic Coding Is Not Stack Overflow

Proposal: Atomic Coding Stack Overflow is a general programming Q&A website reserved for only programming. Atomic Coding is a programming learning Q&A website dedicated to answering ...
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Would this be an appropriate question lifetime structure for Atomic Coding?

Proposal: Atomic Coding There is no question that Stack Overflow gets many "questions" that are some variation on "here, do my homework" or "debug my code" when the problem could be greatly ...
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How do we scope and what is sufficient preparation in 3d questions

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Animation I think this proposal is sane in the sense that 3d questions get asked and they have no home. However i'm a bit worried about scoping of the questions. ...
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How should we scope our definition to refer to homelessness as a condition related to poverty?

So our recent discussion about homeless persons in undeveloped nations probably lacking internet access has led to me thinking maybe we should scope the site to regions wherein homelessness is a ...
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Remove Woodworking from Arts & Crafts?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts The Arts & Crafts proposal currently includes wood carving in the examples of things considered on topic. However, the Woodworking proposal is now in Beta. Should ...
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Should Afrikaans be included in the proposed Dutch Language site?

Proposal: Dutch Language There was a question on the site, trying to establish if questions about Flemish were welcome on the site. It was generally well-received. I would ask the same thing for ...
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Can we broaden the scope of MOOCS to self-directed learning?

Proposal: MOOCs I suggest to broaden the scope to include self-directed learning in general: Using code-review sites to sharpen ones skill, using OCW (Open course ware) or going to the library and ...
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What exactly counts as paranormal?

Proposal: Paranormal When considering any particular phenomenon, how can I tell whether it is within this site's scope?
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Scope for Cars proposal

Proposal: Cars What should be the scope for the new Cars proposal site? I suggest going for the ones below: Trivia questions Science questions related to cars Technical questions that do not ...
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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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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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How will the content of this website differ from Stack Overflow?

Many MATLAB related questions are already asked on Stack Overflow 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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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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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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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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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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Can we expand either the proposed Birds or Bird Watching sites to include all backyard animals?

PLEASE NOTE: Based on this discussion here, and this on The Great Outdoors, I've decided that, for me, this suggestion is no longer relevant. An increase in related questions and answers is already ...
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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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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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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 ...