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What are our standards for references?

If I answer a question making various historical claims, how strict should we as a community be about what kinds of references I use to back up my claims?
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What should the scope of the Applied Mechanics proposal be?

Proposal: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics If you look around in the Stack Exchange eco-system, there are a large number of proposals on related field. For example, see Should we try to unify the ...
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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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Let's create superset of riddles, logical inference, and theoretical experiments

Proposal: Riddles Wouldn't be better to create superset: Logics: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/67126/logics
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Is this really a duplicate of Nutrition?

Proposal: Paleolithic Diet and Lifestyle As the creator of the nutrition proposal, and also the Paleohacks proposal, let me assure you that these are not duplicates. I think this has been explained ...
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Decision analysis proposal may also adress game theory questions

Proposal: Game Theory Decision analysis proposal may also adress game theory questions. Decision analysis comprises normative decision making plus descriptive decision making as well as individual ...
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There is already an existing site called Paleohacks

Proposal: PaleoHacks Paleohacks.com is an already established Q&A site for this topic. It's probably a good idea to avoid using that name if you'd like to try and create a competing website ...
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Duplicate of Chemistry SE?

Proposal: Laboratory equipment Does anyone think this site would be a duplicate of the Chemistry SE
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PaleoHacks proposal is miscategorized

As clearly indicated in this discussion, Paleo is a lifestyle and not a science. This proposal should be categorized under Life or Culture, not Science. Proposal: PaleoHacks
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Why is it wrong to think PaleoHacks is a duplicate of Seasoned Advice?

Proposal: PaleoHacks Someone posted a close-vote, stating that PaleoHacks might be a duplicate of Seasoned Advice. Why is it wrong to think PaleoHacks is a duplicate of Seasoned Advice? Where’s the ...
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How to promote Health StackExchange proposal?

I think it would be a good idea to promote this proposal to existing groups who may already be interested in the topic. Of particular importance is finding people who will have good health knowledge ...
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Why not use each science/topic specific SE site?

Proposal: State of the Art What would we need a site for this, and not ask directly the relevant SE site?
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Newcomers: Please upvote example questions

Proposal: Economics Message to any new readers. To make this proposal go to the next stage, we need more example questions with 10 or more upvotes. So please go through and use your five upvotes ...
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Is Botany already covered in other sites / does it need it's own site?

Proposal: Botany To me it seems like Botany would be covered in Gardening & Landscaping. Anything not covered should be covered in Biology shouldn't it? So what part of Botany isn't covered, and ...
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Graduating Quantiative Finance [closed]

Quantiative Finance has been in beta for about three years now. Despite not all stats being excellt I would like to argue in favour of graduating the site. First some comments on the stats: Low ...
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Are broadshot questions appropriate?

Proposal: Economics This question applies to all SE proposals, not just economics. I think this question is a good one, but lends itself to quite a broad kind of answer - ie one that lists an ...
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Maybe CS educators should be under a different proposal group?

Proposal: Computer Science Education I created this in response to the Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange which is doing rather well and in public beta, so I created it under the same heading. ...
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What to do with proposals with many followers but no new questions?

Proposal: Mathematical modeling I created this proposal several months ago. While many people have joined, few have written new questions; in fact, no questions have been written in many months. I ...
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“You keep using that word…I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Metaphysics is a major branch of the academic pursuit of philosophy. It may have been subsequently appropriated by the paranormal studies crowd, but the philosophers got there first. Aristotle ...
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How recent can “History” be?

With relevance to the history of science and mathematics, "history" seems like it can be much more recent than for general history classes. For example, the first isolation of graphene by the scotch ...
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Reopened as Artificial Intelligence

Proposal: Artificial General Intelligence This proposal has been reopened as Artificial Intelligence with a larger scope. Artificial General Intelligence would be however a major topic for it's ...
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Microscopy is not biology

Microscopy is used by scientists from many disciplines: physics, ecology, engineering all use makes use of microscopy. Microscopy is it's own subject. This this is not a duplicate topic.
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Please vote and ask questions

Proposal: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Modeling Please make sure that you have used all of your 5 votes for existing questions and/or asked the questions that you would like to see get answer on this ...
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What makes this different compared to Crypto.SE?

Proposal: Practical Cryptanalysis As I know the question is bound to come up, I'll simply post it myself – for your convenience. ;) There is a Crypto.SE website up and running. What makes this ...
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Will the history of computing/computer science be considered on topic for History of Math & Science?

I don't see any example questions among the 87 thus far about computing/computer science. Is the history of these considered to be on-topic here? Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics
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Broadening to general CFD

Proposal: Ocean Modeling Another option to broadening this site would be to make it about CFD (computational fluid dynamics) in general. This would open it up to a much wider range of numerical ...
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How can we move our proposal from the Business to the Science category?

Our new proposal "Currencies" really should be in the Science category where Economics is. Currencies are NOT just about business use of currency but a wide range of currency types including citizens, ...
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Request to merge Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Modeling with Earth Science

Proposal: Earth Science, Ocean Modeling UPDATE: It seems to me that it will be the best to merge two proposals to move forward. Hence I am proposing to merge Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Modeling ...
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Artificial Life is a fundamentally different concept to Artificial General Intelligence

Proposal: Artificial General Intelligence Since it has been proposed that the Artificial Life site proposal may be a duplicate of Artificial General Intelligence I'd like to see discussion on this ...
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Should “Open Science” proposal title be changed to “Open Research” or “Reproducible Research?”

Proposal: Open Science I have recently moved from being an experimental biophysicist to working on "research data services" in an academic library. For this SE site to gain broader audience, I am ...
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How is Ocean Modeling different than Computational Science and Earth Science?

Proposal: Ocean Modeling, Earth Science It is not. The Ocean Modeling proposal is intended for people who use computational science tools to answer Earth science questions. The main target group ...
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Do we think we are going to have enough activity?

Proposal: Ocean Modeling We will need something like 15 questions per day on average to get to beta! That seems a lot more activity than what we are getting. In order to become a Stack site, past the ...
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Is it good to segregate Maxima CAS from stackoverflow

Proposal: Maxima In last 3 years total number of questions on stackoverflow have been around 125 and have received fewer responses than other questions. But the Sourceforge tells that there have been ...
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Would problems of collective decision be on topic?

Proposal: Decision Analysis The question is contained in the title : do you think question of collective decision (voting, social choice theory, mechanism design,...) would be appropriate here or do ...
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Healthcare IT has been restarted

Proposal: Healthcare IT http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/65896/healthcare-it
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Traditional/Simplified Chinese? 正體中文還是簡體中文?

This question is regarding this proposal: Algorithm(in Chinese) Question: If this proposal does get pass to the beta stage, which Chinese would be used? How can the site implement an auto-translating ...
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Math or Mathematics Educators (vote)

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education In a vote to decide the name of the site proposal dedicated to question around teaching mathematics it seems that the proposal Math Educators ...
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What to expect after reaching 200 commiters

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Based on this question and answer, beta proposals are generally started on a Wednesday or Tuesday a week after the proposal reaches 200 ...
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Are new questions at Student Science Olympiads related to proposal?

Proposal: Student Science Olympiads 1. Are my problems match with your idea from example questions? 2. I'm more familiar to math and just have one other question to ask. Please find and ask problems ...
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What would be on topic at this site that is not on topic at History Stack Exchange

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics What would be on topic at this site that is not on topic at History Stack Exchange?
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How can we promote the proposal?

Thanks for the proposal which I think is really great. However, we need to advertise! What I already did is what Hassan Saif suggested in another propsal: Ask as many useful questions as you can. ...
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Progressing towards beta and what if anything should be done?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education The proposal progresses quite fast, at the time of writing we only miss 52 commits (so a quater) and are already done regarding the second ...
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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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Natural Science

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics So far the followers of History of Science and Mathematics are dominated by physicists and mathematicians, and the questions largely reflect their ...
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About my question on “alien/alternate-history mathematics”, and more generally on “figuring out which questions belong”

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics I proposed a question on possible "alien/alternate-history" mathematics that got thoroughly downvoted here. I would like to make a case that it does in ...
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Switch over to the Complex Systems proposal!

Proposal: Complex Adaptive Systems Please switch your membership over to Complex Systems! I will be shutting down this proposal at the end of the week.
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Is Econometrics inside Economics Proposal?

Econometrics is related to Economics Science also Statistics. Is it possible that it be an independent proposal like as Game Theory ? Can we enter Econometrics questions in Economics proposal?
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Should open science questions just be asked on academia.SE?

Proposal: Open Science There are a number of open science and open access questions already on academia.edu. Perhaps an easy way to get these kinds of questions answered is to ask them there. ...
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Discussion about Education vs. Mathematics Teaching and Pedagogy

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Proposal: Education This question was originally about Math Teaching being a duplicate of Mathematics, but the discussion turned to comparing ...