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Board & Card Games exists and is ready for your questions!

To all followers of these proposals: Advanced Squad Leader War Games and Miniatures Game of Go Chess Bridge Magic: The Gathering Poker I'd like to direct you to Board & Card Games. B&CG ...
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Game-specific sites

There are a number of proposals around specific games, of both the computer game variety and the board/card game variety. Meanwhile we have a Gaming site that covers all types of video and computer ...
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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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Supporters of “Running” please come over and get “Exercise and Fitness” over the hump! [closed]

I'd honestly like both of these ultimately succeed. However, it seems that to achieve critical mass, we should first start getting the more general category of Exercise and Fitness up and running. So ...
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Why is the Magic: The Gathering proposal shutting down?

Proposal: Magic: The Gathering We are going to close the Magic: The Gathering proposal here on Area 51. There are a number of reasons for this. I'll do my best to enumerate them: Currently, Board ...
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Game design is already covered in tags on gamedev.SE, rpg.SE and board&cardgames.SE respectively

Proposal: Game mechanics Any question that is on scope here could work perfectly well on the aforementioned sites. Can you give your for why this site should or should not be created keeping this in ...
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Would the Woodworking site duplicate the Home Improvement site?

I created a proposal for a new SE site on Woodworking. This new site may have some overlap with Home Improvement. Are there enough new topics to warrant a separate site?
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Merge “Running” into “Excercise and Fitness”? Will they sap contributors from each other? [closed]

In response to Rick Roth's answer to my other question. Should we merge Running into Exercise and Fitness? I can see arguments both ways. There certainly are a lot of questions specific to long ...
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Relationship with World Building

Proposal: Scientific Imagination Proposal: Worldbuilding This is going to sound like a strange one but I can see a lot of cross-over between this and the worldbuilding proposal. For example: SI ...
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What will it take for Firearms to get off the ground?

Proposal: Firearms Firearms has a storied history. It was one of the very first proposals, but has been plagued by a number of difficult and vocal members. It eventually made it into the commitment ...
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Anime: should we allow the use of romanized Japanese titles?

Proposal: Anime & Manga Every anime has a romanized Japanese title (romaji). Most popular anime also has an English title. For example, this question can be written as How many times did ...
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Anime: Are questions about plot/story theories allowed?

Normally on StackExchange sites, discussions are not permitted. However, for the Anime & Manga forum, would it be permitted to ask a question such as "In Naruto, given the direction Sasuke is ...
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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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Will Public Firing Ranges Allow You to Put Up Advertisements Promoting Firearms SE?

I joined a public safety shooting range. Next time I go, I plan to talk to the range officers about the Firearms SE site. If each person who has committed to this so far can get 5 more people to ...
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Shouldn't we try to promote this on other Anime sites? Is it allowed?

Proposal: Anime & Manga I think the proposal for the Anime & Manga stack exchange site is not being spread very well. Which makes me want to ask if its allowed to try spreading it on other ...
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Warn user when a proposal has been deleted for inactivity

It's just come to my attention that one my proposals (Paper Craft) has been missing from my profile and my example questions have disappeared. I had no idea if it had been merged or deleted. The only ...
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What would separate this site from Board & Card Games?

Proposal: Magic the Gathering We currently have a Board and Card games Stack Exchange, which allows Magic the Gathering questions. What would this proposal do differently from them? As previously ...
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Should I make a new proposal to try to merge other subsets? [closed]

I recently answered a question on this forum about the possible merging of Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and some proposal with fewer followers / committed. In my view, merging the following ...
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URL for this site

Proposal: Amateur Radio Now that we're launching soon, I just wanted to make a simple request. The name that has been chosen for this site is radio.stackexchange.com But I would also like to ...
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What would be on topic at Birds that is not on topic at Biology?

Proposal: Birds The existing site Biology has 54 questions on birds/ornithology what would be covered at this proposal that is not already addressed by biology?
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About related, existing sites

Proposal: Game of Go I'll be frank: I am afraid this site might fail. In my opinion, it is absolutely necessary to be able to include content from Sensei's Library without loss of functionality. ...
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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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If you are only active on Amateur Radio SE, please, consider also being active on another SE site!

Proposal: Amateur Radio If you are only active on this Amateur Radio Stack Exchange proposal, please, consider also being active on another, already established Stack Exchange site and gain there a ...
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Is this site needed?

Proposal: Mystery and Detective Fiction Proposal: Literature Proposal: Book Lovers What all does this site cover that can't be included in the Literature and Book Lovers proposals?
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Anime: are questions about subbing groups allowed?

Proposal: Anime & Manga Shall we accept questions about anime subbing groups? In some cases their activity may be illegal. Here is one example question.
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We need to reach out, now!

Proposal: Amateur Radio Viewing the nice committers graph to the right, its beautiful exponential shape reminded me of a capacitor charging to the full available potential. It looks like marketing ...
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Is this too narrow?

Proposal: xkcd I like the idea of this proposal but I'm worried it's too limited. XKCD is only updated three times a week (sometimes four if you could the What-If). For me there isn't enough content ...
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Should ARES be on-topic in the Amateur Radio SE?

Proposal: Amateur Radio One part of an Amateur Radio Operator's (for want of a better word) charge is this - In the event of a failure of regular communications he may provide necessary ...
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Where can we get more involved commiters?

Proposal: Game of Go Go clubs? Authors of popular Go blogs? Facebook? Let's send e-mails to anybody we know or to Go "celebrities". (Note: I asked Alexander Dinerstain to advertise this SE on his ...
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Why did Firearms fail 4 years ago?

Proposal: Firearms A Firearms proposal 4 years ago made it into beta and then failed. I wanted to note this for two reasons: So we can take advantage of the good ideas from that proposal that ...
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Are we trying to compete with “explainxkcd.com”?

Proposal: xkcd The website explainxkcd.com already does a pretty good job at explaining what each comic means, and it is already an open wiki format. What are we hoping to get out of this site that ...
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Could posting some Youtube videos help garner commitments?

Proposal: Woodworking In another discussion on this forum the idea came up to contact some of the YouTube/internet woodworking guru's to help promote the Woodworking Community proposal. It was, ...
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Starcraft is a tag on Arqade

Proposal: Starcraft We already deal with any and all starcraft and starcraft-2 questions on Arqade.
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Expand the scope to include visual novels, and light novels?

Proposal: Anime & Manga This is a proposal for scope expansion. Visual novels and light novels can be very closely related to anime and manga. Should the proposal be changed to include the ...
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Joint site for competitive board games

I think competitive board games are quite different from recreational board games in nature and draw different communities. The typical questions asked in the proposals for go, chess,... are very ...
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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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What kind of cosplay questions would be allowed?

Proposal: Anime & Manga The description for the proposed Anime & Manga SE states "Proposed Q&A site for anime fans, otakus, cosplayers, doujin producers, etc." Right now, the only sample ...
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Are questions going to be limited to Japanese animation and manga?

Proposal: Anime & Manga I realize a lot of Japanese animated shows have a lot of Korean or Chinese studios working under the main animation production studio, but the focus is still going to be ...
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Should CB be on topic?

Proposal: Amateur Radio As mentioned in this answer, there is a discussion about if CB radios should be allowed. So, should they?
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Are “Where can I find ____?” allowed?

Proposal: Anime & Manga You know it';s going to be asked, so I had to put up a discussion. Example Questions: Where can I watch Baka to Test to Shokanjuu online free? Where can I ...
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It's going to come up eventually, so can we all agree…Lego bricks *not* Legos?

Proposal: LEGO I know this issue can raise hackles, but one of the canonical answers this SE site will have to provide is the correct, unabridged and definitive answer to the Lego/Legos question. ...
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Will this be a place to find Elmers or are only technical questions on topic?

Proposal: Amateur Radio Granted, meeting Elmers in real life is best, but what if someone had questions about the usage of a Q-signal (for instance, why is everyone asking me QTH? Someone could ...
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Pokemon cartoons: subset of Anime? [closed]

Proposals: Pokemon and 4kids translations of cartoons, Anime & Manga I'm not an expert in this area (or even a novice, to be honest) but my impression is that the Pokemon and 4kids translations ...
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Will SDR (Software Defined Radio) be welcomed here?

Proposal: Amateur Radio Will this community answer questions about SDR too or is this aimed purely at analog amateur radio?
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The scope of “Trains”

Proposal: Trains Does this group propose to cover model railroading and toy train collecting, or this group propose to be more tightly focused on present and historical real world railroading?
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I made a proposal and it disappeared

I made the proposal "Mushroom hunting", it disappeared and I can't trace what happened. Was it closed due to some reason? Was it deleted? Why I can't find out what happened to my proposal? Thanks for ...
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Is the intended scope books as physical objects (their upkeep, values, etc.)

A large fraction of the suggested questions makes me think so. Could the original proposer please clarify? Proposal: Book Lovers
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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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Pairing recommendations should be considered out of scope

Proposal: Alcoholic beverages I think realistically any and all pairing recommendation questions are unanswerable unless they are asking about general, well known trends (white wine with fish, red ...
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Please propose real, specific questions

Proposal: Firearms There is a tendency for Area 51 sample question to be trivial newbie questions or too general to have good answers. Let's try to propose real questions that someone would actually ...