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Two level model (MO/Math.SE) vs one level model (SO)

Proposal: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Physics, etc. Recently there has been a number of cases where people from SO/SU/SF sites have criticized the two level model ...
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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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Rationale for other.stackexchange.com

Proposal: Other It seems rather often, and to the chagrin of many loyal Stack Exchange users and the entire community, that some questions have no place to go. See What happened to "What real ...
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What problems does the two-level split solve?

Kaveh asked what problem the two level split into research and non-research sites would cause. This has now gotten a couple of answers. I asked what problem is solved which I think is more important, ...
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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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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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Does this proposal include questions about Android?

Proposal: Google We already have a SE for Android users. Does this proposal's scope exclude or include questions about Android?
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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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What are the advantages of single language sites over collective ones?

It has already been asked at the current Lojban proposal, but not at the Esperanto and Constructed Languages proposals, why it would make more sense to have a SE site dedicated to this single ...
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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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How should we craft the site description for “Technical Communication?”

Proposal: Technical Communication NOTE: The site name has changed from "Documentation" to "Technical Communication" I'd like for people to discuss the site description here. Thanks!
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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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Could the definition for the SharePoint proposal be broadened?

We would like to move SharePoint Overflow to Stack Exchange via the Area 51 process. This proposal matches our site the best, however it describes a developer-only site. We are only interested in ...
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Books is a bad organizational name for a proposal, overlaps with Sci-Fi and others

Ok, so Books right? What about novellas, or short stories? What about e-books? What about Sci-Fi books? If one went to a major university and asked to major in books, the counselors would ...
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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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On proposals soliciting reviews, recommendations, comparisons, etc

"Software Recommendations" was created in a time when the sheer size of our software developer audience gave them the collateral to give this a shot. "Hardware Recommendations" later expanded on that ...
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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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Scope of Cryptography proposal overlaps with other existing sites

Proposal: Cryptography, CS Theory, IT Security I am failing to understand the scope of this proposal. The comments like these: Since this site was not merged with the security.stackexchange.com ...
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Christianity: Are rational questions allowed?

Proposal: Christianity Should this also allow questions that critically ask about the validity of the Christian faith, the Christian bible history and such? And questions about what the bible says ...
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How can we better serve the CS community on Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) Gotta admit, I see the point of this. From the look of the proposed questions so far, this would be a solid resource for CS students, who may well find ...
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Sustainable Living covers a set of questions that intersects — but does not completely overlap — other proposals, how to handle?

Proposal: Sustainable Living Is there a standard way determined for handling sites that have an intersection (but not total overlap) with existing sites or proposals? For example, see this question ...
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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 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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Would it be worth including space & planetary sciences?

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics As the Astronomy proposal didn't get enough participation, would it make more sense to broaden the proposal even further to specifically include: Solar physics ...
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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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An official statement about how / if this is related to the existing SharePointOverflow.com is needed

Proposal: SharePoint Is this instead of the existing SharePointOverflow.com StackExchange 1.0 site or will SharePointOverflow.com be upgraded as part of this Area51 proposal?
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Change Kanban to Lean [closed]

Proposal: Kanban Suggest broadening this (currently very narrow) proposal to Lean or even Process Improvement to broaden the potential audience and hence increase the chance of success of this site. ...
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How can i change the topic of my proposal?

Is there any way to change the topic of my proposal, for example from Technology to Life, or i should to delete it and create it again? Thank you.
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Should Ethics be allowed?

Proposal: Veganism and Vegetarianism When I originally created the proposal I was advised to disallow ethical questions as the tend to be opinionated and subjective. However, it's inevitable that ...
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SE Proposals: Breadth Versus Depth

Looking at some of the proposals, it seems that there many which should be merged, on the basis that the combined interested user base will be large enough to support the site. Good examples are all ...
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Will this site overlap the scope of Web Applications?

Proposal: Google The scope of Web Applications (WA) is about the use of web applications. Nowadays Google has several web applications that are very popular like Google (the web search service), ...
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Organisation of digital libraries/deposits of research papers

Proposal: Libraries Does the topic of the organisation of digital libraries/deposits of research papers belong to this site? (Like http://arxiv.org or http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/ for a specific ...
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What is included in 'Sustainability'?

Proposal: Sustainable Living Are we talking only environmental sustainability or does it include social sustainability? Permaculture talks about "permanent culture" and is one model of a sustainable ...
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Anime: are in universe or out of universe (or both) types of questions allowed?

Proposal: Anime & Manga What "angle" should questions here have? Should they all be "in universe" questions which ask about specific anime? Are "out of universe" questions which don't ask about ...
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Would SE consider a site that wanted to use the SE framework, but not implement the same rules and guidelines?

I would like to propose a site that is focused on a community rather than a topic, and that would follow slightly different rules than most SE sites. Would SE allow this? For example, a site for ...
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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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Anime: are questions on the entities behind productions on-topic?

Proposal: Anime & Manga Are questions on the entities behind anime productions on-topic? Anime studios Voice actors Authors Animators and graphical artists Directors
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This would dilute traffic from CS and the DataScience sites

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence This proposal massively overlaps with the scopes of DataScience and ComputerScience. One is in beta and the other recently graduated. So, all it does is just ...
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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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Should proposals of language-specific versions of an existing Stack Exchange site be closed as duplicate?

I don't actually think they should, but I wanted to understand what the general opinion about those sites is. As a version of an existing site in a specific language would just contain questions that ...
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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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Frugal: Is this a viable SE site? [closed]

Proposal: Frugal I'm not convinced that Frugal could be a viable Stack Exchange site. Its description is: for frugal people. Not interested in new gizmos and marketing spam. Happy with low budget ...
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French Language & Usage description was edited, why?

Proposal: French Language & Usage It seems Robert edited the description of the French Language & Usage proposal a couple of days ago. Whilst I like the merging of the 3 French proposals, ...
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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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Should food decoration be on topic here?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts Should questions regarding cake or any food decoration be on topic on this site? What does the community think?
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Can proposals regarding a specific country be made?

For example, can I make a proposal for a community for a country, example: India? In which, discussions ranging from economics, politics, education, etc of the country be discussed I did see this ...
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Site Scope / Name Conflict at Documentation/Technical Communication

Proposal: Technical Communication NOTE: As a newcomer to this proposal, I apologize for jumping in and kicking sand all over everything. But, I think this is really important to address now, before ...
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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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What about Robotics?

It seems Artificial Intelligence is on-topic at Robotics SE. The central problems (or goals) of Artificial Intelligence research include reasoning, knowledge, planning, learning, communication, and ...
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Is book recommendation should be on-topic?

Would you think a book recommendation would be a great idea, or not? Proposal: Literature