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Should we expand the LEGO proposal to also include other brick families, like K'Nex and Erector?

Proposal: LEGO There has already been comments about this to the proposal. It will probably boost the popularity of the proposal to include others, and the tag system in StackExchange will work well ...
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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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Will the Chinese Language site allow for questions to be asked completely in Chinese?

Proposal: Chinese Language All of the examples provided so far have a mainly English component with Chinese characters added. I would like to know what everyone thinks about asking questions purely ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows Phone Developer questions should stay on StackOverflow

Proposal: Windows Phone As per the comment in 'Announcements' from Mick N, this site should not be targeting developers and WP developers should continue to leverage Stack Overflow. Can the site ...
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What is on-topic here and not on Writers?

Proposal: Documentation Technical writing is already on-topic on Writers.SE, with (currently) 225 questions on the technical-writing tag. What topics will this proposal cover that don't belong there?...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should Veganism be extended to Vegetarianism?

Proposal: Veganism Veganism imho is a pretty narrow topic for a SE site. Should we extend this proposal to Veganism and Vegetarianism?
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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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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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Are graphic novels on topic (specifically non scifi/fantasy)?

Proposal: Literature Naturally many graphic novels will overlap with scifi/fantasy, but what about graphic novels that do not fit that category? Maus comes immediately to mind as a "graphic memoir" ...
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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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Do we need a “Firearm Safety” site for questions like this: “How to disable a gun so it can be used as part of my halloween costume?”

Firearm safety should always be the cornerstone of any Firearms Q&A site. Which should mean that any question that involves a safety violation indicates that the OP has a lack of understanding of ...
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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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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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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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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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Is overlap with GameDev SE a problem? — Advice from the first private beta

Proposal: Computer Graphics After it was announced that the first Computer Graphics private beta was closing, the community decided to make a new proposal. Prior to the site's closure, there was a ...
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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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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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Scope of Computer Science (non-programming)

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) I am having trouble with understanding the scope of this proposal. (Partially because of attempts to merge it with other CS proposals.) My first ...
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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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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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Should questions about Astronomical software be allowed?

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics Both professional and amateur astronomers/astrophysicists use a lot of software either for image processing or data analysis. So should queries related to those ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Gardening and Landscaping only include outdoor plants or indoor plants aswell?

Proposal: Gardening and Landscaping I was just wondering if this only includes outdoor plants. As "gardening" is usually reserved for outdoors and landscaping definitely is. Would it be acceptable to ...
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Preventing Political Debates

Proposal: Economics I am excited about the possibility of having an exchange on the study of economics, but I am concerned that many of the questions will become debates. The realm of economics is ...
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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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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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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 mean?"...
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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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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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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 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 ...