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Don't allow votes as duplicates of closed proposals/beta sites

Proposal: Economics I noticed that the economics proposal was marked as a duplicate of Economics (Update: no longer listed as a possible duplicate), which seems reasonable if you don't check the link,...
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Alternative: migrate to academia.stackexchange.com?

An alternative way for our community may be not to wait for another "define-commit-private beta iteration", but to use increase the visibility of Open Science agenda at Academia Stack Exchange site. ...
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Wanted: 45 more upvotes

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Just some statistics on our progress towards completing the Definition stage: We now have the required 60 followers (yay!). We have 31 out of ...
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What would the Postgrad Mathematics proposal provide over Mathematics?

Proposal: Postgrad Mathematics While I can understand the frustration with the research level suggestion for MathOverflow and the more populist Mathematics stack exchange, it is difficult to see ...
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Starting new versus joining and supporting existing beta community

Proposal: Air Quality Modeling I found a beta community: http://earthscience.stackexchange.com/ It has several questions related to WRF and CMAQ. We may want to search other stack exchange sites to ...
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Pareto optimality of the distribution of upvotes

Proposal: Economics We are economists, let's reallocate upvotes (the distribution of votes per question is not Pareto Optimal). We can achieve a better outcome at zero costs!!! In questions with a ...
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Has this been promoted on Linguist List or other linguistics notice areas outside SE?

I understand a great deal of the commitment process is about getting dedicated users, and reaching out to external communities is less reliable in fulfilling that goal. But as I understand the scores,...
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How is this not a subcategory of Mathematics?

Proposal: Voting Systems Voting systems are a subcategory of Game Theory - how to implement a good voting system that solves as many problems as possible, and how should voters vote to get what they ...
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Welcome to the Anthropology.SE proposal!

Proposal: Anthropology Going through the Science sites, I realised there is no Anthropology.SE (yet!). These are some related ones, though. I think it's impossible NOT to have some overlapping, so ...
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There was a previous attempt that did not make it and moved to openscience.uni-bielefeld.de - what would be the advantage of a new attempt here?

There was a previous attempt that did not get enough support. The content was moved to http://openscience.uni-bielefeld.de/ and the community is active there. What would be the advantage to start a ...
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Possible duplicate of The Great Outdoors

Proposal: Ornithology This is the third or fourth proposal about birds now. As I've pretty much said to all of them, bird watching is already on topic in The Great Outdoors Tags: bird-watching(16 ...
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How can we attract some expert users here?

Proposal: Economics I personally don't read/post on economics blogs at the moment, (it's one of those things I intend to do). I think the scope of this blog is perfect for SE, and stands to be a ...
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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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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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How do we actually change the name?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education There have been several possible different names proposed in this question, to replace "Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education". My ...
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I want to commit to game theory proposal but

Proposal: Game Theory Are questions on topics in operational research/optimal control/optimal stopping welcome here? The current definition is rather narrow and I want to know the answer to these ...
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Are free-time astronomers welcome?

Will the Astronomy QA site be targeted for hobby/free-time astronomers also?
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Notice on old closed site, about new proposed site? Invite to commit?

Proposal: Astronomy There seems to be a gulf between the old, closed Astronomy site, and this new, up and coming Astronomy proposal. Can't someone put a link on the old site to point to the new? ...
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How is Puzzling different from Math?

Proposal: Puzzling I see that most of the proposed questions ask for proofs and algorithms. That sort of questions would be welcome in Math. In fact it's faq mentions "solving mathematical questions"....
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Are social science what-ifs welcome?

Proposal: Speculative Science The current example questions are all related to the physical sciences. Would social science questions be on-topic?
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Science Books a duplicate of Writers?

Proposal: Science Books We already have Writers.SE, which ought to help with most aspects of writing, including those of writing science-related books. And most questions about the science about one ...
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Will history of medicine be on topic?

Example questions: "Who, if anyone, prior to Blalock and Thomas attempted open heart surgery?" "Between Galen and the Renaissance (say 1450AD), what evidence do we have for how Galenic humorism was ...
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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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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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Any reasons you would disagree this being a valid sub-category of Chemistry.SE and/or Biology.SE?

Proposal: Laboratory Techniques and Safety When I saw the proposal "Laboratory Techniques and Safety", something told me that it might be a valid sub-category at Chemistry.SE. To be sure I wasn't ...
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Similar Q&A site (and why we can do better)

Proposal: Aviation Note that there is already an OSQA site that has a similar scope (Circle to Land) - there's some good content there but it's devolved into a spam pit from lack of maintenance/...
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Would it be helpful to merge efforts with the geography proposal?

Both seem uncertain of reaching weight, and seem to have similar goals and overlaps. I understand many of the top users of each may not be terribly interested in the topics of others, but each may ...
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Do we need an official statistics Stack Overflow? Isn't the statistics “Cross Validated” board enough?

Just to throw this out there: is it better to latch onto one of these established boards for statistics, and encourage people to ask questions there, rather than trying to establish a whole new board.....
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What about a site for Maple

There is a site for Mathematica which seems very active. Maple does have Mapleprimes.com which is a whole mix of stuff and not so active. I'd think that both systems get wide use. I have my own ...
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How many experts do we have here?

Proposal: Economics Economics is a domain that will require expert knowledge. Do we have any professional or academic economists here?
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More followers wanted!

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics The number of new followers per day seems to be dropping. At this rate, we'll likely make it to the required 60, but it would be nice not to scrape past. ...
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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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Does any other side include Landscape Engineering?

Proposal: Architecture & Home design I feel like I have seen this scientific branch on a different site but I can't really find it now. Is the Landscape Engineering on topic on any other site?
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Does the “data” in the proposal desciption interfere with opendata.stackexchange?

Proposal: Open Science The current description of the Open Science proposal reads: Proposed Q&A site for the "open science" movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination ...
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How Detailed Do You Want Your What-If Questions?

Proposal: Speculative Natural Science How detailed do you want your What-If questions on Speculative Natural Science SE? I'm asking because I have many speculative scenarios concerning geography, ...
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Correct category?

Proposal: Strategy I'm not entirely sure whether this should go under the "science" category, but I am trying to center around the mathematical and scientific study of strategy. Should it stay in ...
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This seems to be extremely narrow in scope - could these questions fit well on CogSci.SE?

Proposal: Neuroeconomics Cognitive Sciences already has a tag for neurology with 37 questions and neurology is specifically listed as being on topic in their site description. Cognitive Sciences ...
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Should we include specs of any military equipment?

Proposal: Strategy If we're including military strategy, should we include specs of any military equipment? For example, what are the dimensions of the AK-47, what is it's expected lifetime, it's ...
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Error in description of EA proposal

Proposal: Effective Altruism "Proposed Q&A site for donators and impact evaluation professionals to discuss scientific evidence on the most effective ways to improve the world." Should "donators"...
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Questions on voting systems welcome at Economics SE

Proposal: Voting Systems I like the proposal and followed it. Still I thought it might be useful to note that questions about voting systems (or at least voting theory) would most likely be welcome ...
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Possible overlap of Empirical Research proposal with Cross Validated site

Proposal: Empirical Research Is all of this already covered sufficiently by the Cross Validated site? Until I checked its tags, I wasn’t aware that survey and experiment design would be on topic ...
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Numerical methods a duplicate of computational science

Proposal: Numerical Methods Proposal: Computational science Is numerical methods a duplicate of computational science, which is in beta here: http://scicomp.stackexchange.com/ ?
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Which site would be most suitable for rhetorics subjects?

I have a series of question I would like to ask related to rhetorics, debating and general techniques for persuasion. They range from quickly identifying logical fallacies to rhetorical semantics to ...
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Be careful with your draft work you plan on publishing

Its great when a community wants to help out and proof a paper for you. Just be careful when advertising your pre-published work. You could get scooped by somebody else. This point should probably ...
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Difference between complex networks as science of ecosystems rather than a branch of physics portal?

Complex networks can be described as a sub-area of physics and mathematics, where you study how things entangle with each other. After Barabasi and Newman (in my personal point of view) complex ...
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Is the geology proposal redundant to the Earth Science one?

Proposal: geology Is this redundant to Earth Science?
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Shouldn't Chaos Theory and Non-Linear Dynamics go into the already existing Physics SE?

Shouldn't Chaos Theory and Non-Linear Dynamics go into the already existing Physics SE? Choas Theory and non-linear dynamics are branches of physics.
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The existence of answers.opencv

This site http://answers.opencv.org works exactly the same as any stackexchange site. I was thinking of creating a proposal about opencv here given that questions are so many that they could sustain ...
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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. ...