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Could a “Middle Board” work?

SE currently has SuperUser for power users and enthusiasts and also ServerFault for SysAdmins. ServerFault operates much like an elitist club where as SuperUser is not advanced enough. There seems ...
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A proposal scope?

I go straight. I think that there should be another website (xxxxx.stackexchange.com) where you can tell some symptoms for your disease and people with more information with biology may answer you. ...
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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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Are hangman puzzles on topic?

Proposal: Puzzling Will we be allowed to discuss Hangman/Wheel of Fortune puzzles?
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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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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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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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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 ethical/...
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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 success,...
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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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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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How is this proposal different from Cross Validated?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence There is already a site about machine learning named Cross Validated. How is this proposal different?
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Faked Artificial Intelligence like in Game Development

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence Should algorithms that try to fake an intelligent impression with banal functionality behind be part of this new site? I think not since it is a different field and ...
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Is the scope of this proposal too broad?

Proposal: List of Websites Currently the scope of this proposal seems to include just about every topic under the sun (even the sun itself). Everything's on topic as long as questions ask for a list ...
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Is a “Shopping” site even possible on StackExchange?

Almost every site that I've seen on the SE network contends that Shopping Questions are taboo and off-topic. Likely this is due to trying to prevent opinionated answers or lengthy discussions back ...
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Speedcubing on topic here?

Proposal: Puzzling Speedcubing is the act of solving Rubik's cubes and other closely related puzzles quickly. It's sort of a half-sport, half-puzzle activity. There's already a Sports site, but so ...
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Disagree with an ethics site because it is entirely subjective and opinionated

Proposal: Ethics I disagree with this proposal, I do not think it is a good idea to open up a place to discuss ethics. My reasoning behind this is that ethics is something entirely based on opinion, ...
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DRM Removal in or out of scope

Would questions about non-commercial usage Digital Rights Management DRM removal be on topic? Without doubt, piracy type activity is out of scope. General discussion about DRM would seem to be in ...
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Data about spacecrafts and physiological aspects of being in space on topic?

Proposal: Space Exploration Would the questions about the parameters of spacecrafts and about the physiological aspects of staying in space be on topic on the site? I would like to ask a questions ...
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Boundary between space exploration and aviation and aerospace sites

Proposal: Aviation and Aerospace, Space Exploration There is some overlap between Aviation and Aerospace and Space Exploration. Definition of Aviation and Aerospace: Proposed Q&A site for ...
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Why limit this to TOR?

Proposal: Tor - online anonymity, privacy, and security Why not expand this proposal to other anonymizing networks - Freenet, I2P, and others?
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“SO in Language” proposals scope

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Russian) Shouldn't SO translations be mainly devoted to language- (country-) specific questions, for example: Questions about APIs of local sites/services (ex. VK, Mail....
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On or off topic: Cosmology?

Proposal: Astronomy. Cosmology and Astronomy are closely related and a few of the example questions look more like Cosmoloy to me: What does the future of the universe look like? Does the cosmic ...
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Will I be able to discuss the technological aspects of “gamification”?

I am also active for "Programmers", and I would like to know if the "gamification" site will also cover the technological aspects, such as the development, usage, implementation or integration of ...
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Are microcontroller questions welcome?

Proposal: Embedded Programming and Design Would this SE by the go-to place for all uC questions? My expertise (what little there is) is in 8 bit micros and programming in C. It's difficult to gauge ...
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Suggested name change to Artificial Intelligence

Proposal: Machine Learning Machine Learning is a large enough sub-field of Artificial Intelligence, I figure we might as well change the name (+ description) of this proposal to Artificial ...
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Can the scope be widened to include other intro platforms?

Proposal: Arduino Although Arduino is a very popular platform, there are others that appeal to the same kind of users. Raspberry Pi, Basic Stamp, and Propeller are some examples of easy to use ...
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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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Data Science Proposal

Proposal: I think its good time to have a Data Science community. The basic goal is that people from different disciplines like health, education, economics, agriculture, advertisement, etc working ...
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If this isn't a duplicate of EE, might want to consider elevating fewer electronics-heavy examples

Proposal: Arduino The last iteration of this proposal was closed as a duplicate of http://electronics.stackexchange.com/, where Arduino is a pretty popular topic. If there are aspects to this topic ...
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How do we draw the line between E-readers and general purpose tablets?

Proposal: E-books and E-book Readers I'm going to assume that this site won't be a clearing house for any question on any device that one might read a book on. Questions on reading apps are likely ...
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Proposal: Why don't we have a mobile.stackexchange.com? for android developers and ios alike?

We have an apple one, but there are a lot of mobile developers that develop cross-platform - why not have a stackexchange devoted entirely to mobile development ios and android? There are so many ...
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Scope of Embedded Programming

Proposal: Embedded Programming and Design Let's discuss how far "up" or "down" this site should go. Which belong here, which are better left to SO, EE or elsewhere. IDE, tools, configuring the "...
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DITA - Do we need a site for just this?

Proposal: DITA DITA is, for all intents and purposes, an XML file format that has a particular series of tools built around it. It's mainly used as a markup language for documents, with an ...
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Is the 'Yoga and Meditation' proposal really also about meditation?

Proposal: Yoga and Meditation The proposal name is 'Yoga and Meditation', but in the proposal description I only read about Yoga. There is no mention of meditation. Is this site really about both, or ...
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How to propose a new site?

How to create a proposal and what will be limitation to create a proposal? I have checked on "AREA51" for create a proposal but didn't get solution. This question may be repeated.
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Are eReader apps on topic or not?

Proposal: E-books and E-book Readers Are apps like the iOS/Android Kindle app on topic for this proposal? Generally they may be on topic on the Apple/Android/Super User/etc sites related to whichever ...
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English for Language Users

Proposal: English Language Learners My basic issue is that ELU is for linguists, etymologists, and (serious) English language enthusiasts. ELL is supposed to be for English learners And we still ...
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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 smaller ...
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Storage Area Networking

StackExchange has Serverfault, stackoverflow, superuser and other technology sites and they are working very well. I have also seen a proposal for virtualization and cloud computing too. I think if ...
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How can the proposal definition for Postgrad Mathematics be improved?

Right now, the proposal definition for this site says that it's for the questions that don't fit Mathematics and don't fit Mathematica. This isn't a good definition for a site, considering that a ...
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Drawing the lines between ELL and EL&U

Proposal: English Language Learners Since the proposal has been re-opened and given the excitement its closure caused, I think it is appropriate to further discuss the delineation between ELL and EL&...
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Geoscience scope — include planetary, solar system, solar-terrestrial sciences?

Proposal: Geoscience Interpretations differ as to whether geosciences include space and planetary science. From the list of AGU journals or the 2012 list of EGU General Assembly sessions, it probably ...
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How do I go about setting up a homework site?

I teach mathematics in a university. I want to encourage my students to ask and answer questions from each other to build a sense of community. Thus the proposal for a homework site. I want a ...