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Unix and Linux Stack Exchange does not focus on distro specific issues

Proposal: Linux Desktops Unix and Linux SE is not desktop environment focused. It is focused on questions about on Linux administration and command line utilities and programs, not with problems that ...
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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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A Basic Overview of the Atomic Coding Curation Process

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 does it different from Biblical Hermeneutics?

There is already Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange: for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical analysis of biblical texts. How this proposal is different? Proposal: ...
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What kinds of questions would be suitable for “Cambridge IGCSE”?

Proposal: Cambridge IGCSE I'm not sure what questions would be suitable here that wouldn't be suitable on another site. Some of the types of questions that I can think of include: Time ...
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Overlap with computer graphics

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Animation It seems like the scope is a little different from Visual effects and Computer graphics, but it would be nice to define this in a more exact way. So ...
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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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Are men's rights under the banner?

Proposal: Feminism and Gender Equality Should questions on men's rights be considered on-topic for this proposal or should prospective MRAs go their own way?
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Should Ask Microsoft consume Windows Phone SE?

If this SE goes live, should it consume Windows Phone SE? Having all Windows Phone be equally valid on two sites will be confusing. Proposal: Ask Microsoft
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Duplicate Proposal: Joke Meanings covered by Jokes?

Proposal: Joke Meanings Proposal: Jokes Am I wrong or is the Joke Meanings proposal a duplicate/subset of Jokes? Jokes: "Proposed Q&A site for people who want to interpret and make jokes ...
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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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3x Real Estate proposals, which one should go forward?

To let you know, there are 3 different Real Estate proposals. Commercial Real Estate is too narrow I think, Home Sweet Home has been open just today and Real Estate seems to be (only?) for ...
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It's unclear: It's Java or Javascript proposal? [duplicate]

{ Java } for [Begginers] } Proposed Q&A site for the beginner users of Java who hardly have any idea what JavaScript is. Even description is confusing, as it says it's for Java people ...
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How this is different from Movies and TV SE site?

Movies and TV SE is a question and answer site for Movie and Television enthusiasts. Proposal: Reality TV
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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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Closed == Deleted

Has any proposal ever been closed but still made it to Commit/Beta/Public? If so, which ones? How do you get a proposal re-opened? or is the advice to just forget about it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.