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I followed the proposal, what's next?

This discussion topic is for new followers who want to contribute to a proposal. Here is what you can (and should) do: Add example questions that can be asked when this site goes live (or in beta). ...
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Creating research paper study groups

Proposal: Open Science I would like to know whether creating study groups for individual research papers will come under the scope of Open Science site? Actually my question is similar to ...
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Do we really need another Q&A forum on mechanics?

Proposal: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics The mechanics community is fragmented with question on various topics appearing on open forums such as iMechanica, various commercial software forums (most ...
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What is “Sourcing”?

Proposal: Sourcing Purpose My idea is an experimental one, and is meant to fill a gap let open by a variety of other sites. It's intended to address a very specific type of "shopping" question: ...
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Scoping concerns

Proposal: Programming Language Theory The topic programming language theory has possible overlap with a number of Stack Exchange sites: CSTheory.SE – deals with topics in theoretical computer ...
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Does this proposal seem to contain several SE's already proposed/in beta?

Proposal: Natural Lifestyles It seems like this proposal combines several others: Health Nutrition Sustainable Living Home Remedies and Tips It seems to me that this proposal should be closed ...
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Does the description of this proposal seem too broad?

Proposal: social entrepreneurship and social worker I think that social entrepreneurship and social work are great categories on their own. This combination along with NGO's, women's studies, etc. ...
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How do you address ethics and veganism while staying in scope for a stack exchange site?

Proposal: Veganism Veganism is a life style choice based, at least in part on ethics. Ethics is "is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts of right ...
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Why is the scope so narrow?

Proposal: Libraries and Information Sciences The downfall of the old Libraries S/E was that questions were restricted to things definitively answerable. Librarians are great researchers - if there is ...
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Is Soapmaking / should Soapmaking be a subcategory of Crafts?

Proposal: Soapmaking I'm going to argue that it isn't/shouldn't be, for which I have two principal reasons. By the description, etc., of Crafts, I gain the impression that it is aimed more at the ...
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Expand to powersports?

Proposal: Motorcycles This is at least the third proposal I've seen for an SE based on motorcycles and motorcycling, and neither the earlier "Motorcycles" nor the later "Motorcycles, scooters and ...
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Are hangman puzzles on topic?

Proposal: Puzzling Will we be allowed to discuss Hangman/Wheel of Fortune puzzles?
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Proposal/Definition - Not a duplicate of “Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair”

Proposal: Motorsports & Performance Tuning This Q&A site proposal is for the car enthusiast and the performance-minded technical crowd. The site should cater towards the DIY enthusiasts, ...
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Will the types of puzzles allowed to be discussed be laid out in the community rules?

Proposal: Puzzling So I was wondering: is the scope of this proposal already established, or can we propose changes to it once it goes beta? And will there be some definitive rules laid out somewhere ...
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what about an open forum? [duplicate]

what if we create an open forum and discuss multiple and different topics on one place? i have this idea to create some thing unique on stackexchange whereas i have seen sites like yahoo answers and ...
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Text Book and Paper Recommendations

Can we ask questions looking for text book recommendations and suggestions for academic papers in certain fields of economics in the Economics proposal?
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Questions about drawing certain subjects or styles, not just questions about drawing materials

A large majority of questions in this proposal have to do with the tools used for drawing and painting. I think we should also include questions about how to draw or paint in certain styles how to ...
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Will Sudoku and Str8ts questions be on topic for Puzzling?

Proposal: Puzzling I see the proposal for Puzzling has already made it through the definition stage, so I was wondering: are number puzzle games, e.g. Sudoku and Str8ts, on-topic, or did I just ...
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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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Are questions about 3rd-party-cookies as related to privacy issues to be considered on-topic?

Proposal: Privacy From the discussions I read, I get the impression that the technical part of privacy is considered to be covered by the "Information Security" site, and off-topic here. Is the ...
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Which definition must licenses meet to be on-topic? (Let’s change the title accordingly.)

Proposal: Open source licensing The current proposal title is "Open source licensing". I think we need to be clear which licenses can be considered "Open source", and I think we should discuss if ...
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Should non-open licensing be included?

Proposal: Open source licensing Should questions about non-open licenses for code be included in Open Source Licensing? I'm not familiar with any such licenses, but no doubt they are out there; I'm ...
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Would the scope of “Clocks and watches” include clockwork in general?

Proposal: Clocks and watches Clockwork has a myriad of uses other than timekeeping — especially in pre-electronic devices — which range from simple wind-up toys to more complex devices ...
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How is this distinguished from the Linguistics site?

Proposal: Languages Several of the suggested questions are on-topic for the Linguistics site, though several are not. Is it best if there's only one appropriate site for a question?
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Possible duplicate and not sustainable

This proposal about a city cannot be sustained. The specifics of a city cannot be made up as a proposal. This has to be merged with indian culture or a similar proposal rather than keeping it as a ...
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Combine Aliens and Paranormal Files into Cryptozoology

Proposal: Aliens A cryptid is defined as "a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but is not recognized by scientific consensus". Both aliens and ghosts currently fit this description ...
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How about “Underwater Activities” instead of just “Scuba Diving”?

Proposal: Scuba Diving It has already been proposed to merge Apnea and Scuba Diving proposals. Here I'm proposing to expand the target even more: Scuba diving equipment storage and care; ...
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Definition of natural

Proposal: Natural Lifestyles I think it is extremely hard to scope a site around the word natural, every person I meet and talk about thinks about something different. Can a domestic animal be ...
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about the scope of the site

Proposal: Live Coding for Audio and Visuals All these tools that we use require for artists to learn a lot about programming, and for programmers to get a grip on the subtleties of visual aesthetics ...
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Learning Management Systems (LMS) Followers: What is holding us back?

Wondering what might be holding back followers from posting questions and voting them up so we can get enough questions and votes to get moving? Proposal: Learning Management Systems (LMS)
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Why not include painting/sketching of different kinds in the pencil sketching proposal?

Pencil sketching along with painting/sketching of different kinds would make a comprehensive topic. More people might be interested to know about the different techniques in this field of art. ...
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Make it different or don't make it at all

OK, so in recent two years two machine learning proposals failed (one, two). Not only that, but the progress from first to the second was very moderate. Now, I feel quite discouraged by this and not ...
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National Railway Tags

Proposal: Railway By the very nature of the proposed site, a lot of questions will be specific to one nation's rail network. You only have to look at the example questions to see this. Both ...
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Only Media Wiki or all Wikis ?

Proposal: Wikis There are of course, a lot of Wiki software, out of which the most popular, is of course, the beloved MediaWiki (when writing that, I'm already using [[MediaWiki]] for links, instead ...
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Zijn vragen over de Nederlandse etiquette on-topic / Are questions about Dutch etiquette on-topic?

Proposal: Dutch Language and Culture Volgens mij valt er weinig toe te voegen aan de titel. I think there isn't much to add to the question title
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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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The scope of nutrition group

Related to this question, I was wondering why nutrition group is limited to nutritionists and medical professionals. I think there is a need for anybody to ask questions about nutrition and get good ...
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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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Why do people persist in creating duplicate or subset proposals rather than supporting pre-existing proposals?

My observation of the Stack Exchange (SE) Beta Sites, is they need as much consolidated support from user to get them launched, up and out of Beta. Many fail. Once a site has become a thriving ...
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Scope of Learning Management Systems [LMS] vs. Moodle

Is it possible that that Learning Management Systems SE site is a duplicate of the Moodle SE site? Learning Management System (LMS) SE site would include Moodle, since Moodle is-an LMS. What do you ...
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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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Fish Photo Identification

Proposal: Scuba Diving Questions with underwater photos attached asking to identify unknown species (fish, nudibranchs gastropods etc) would fit in the Scuba Diving site or not? Even if it is a ...
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An SE site for “Indian languages” does not make sense

Proposal: Indian Languages and their usage I'm voicing the same opposition I posted for the original proposal: A SE site for "Indian Languages" makes no sense A single site for Indian ...
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Does the description of the proposal discourage people from committing?

Proposal: Nutrition Proposed Q&A site for dietitians, medical professionals That description makes it sound like this is only a place for professionals in the field. Reading the top example ...
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Will the proposed site be about the product NemCV?

Proposal: NemCV If the site is going to be about the product NemCV should not it be explicitly mentioned in the site description? If the site is going to be about CVs in general should not it be ...
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Rebooting Economics.SE site

Proposal: Economics I am starting this discussion because I truly believe that a Q&A site related to economics and econometrics can be a success. Right. So why the first attempt failed? I ...
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Example question for embedded programming and design

I'm a little confused by the process of commitment so the proposal of Embedded Programming and Design gets created, so please forgive me if I'm asking in the wrong place. I understood we were supposed ...
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Move this proposal to the Science category

Proposal: Sociology Hi, I think that sociology would fit better under science, as it is usually considered a social science and has its own scientific methodology.
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Home health monitoring devices

Proposal: Healthcare IT Would this site allow questions about home health monitoring devices like blood pressure monitors and the related computer applications like software for blood pressure ...