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Merge the various geoscience proposals?

Proposal: Geoscience I believe we need a communal site for all the geoscience proposals. This site would cover multiple areas and multiple proposals into a larger site. The following existing ...
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Why wouldn't this just be part of the existing physics Stack Exchange site?

Related: https://physics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4223 We tried an astronomy Stack Exchange site, and it ended up being merged with Physics after the beta ended unsuccessfully due to lack of ...
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Mathematica proposal has disappeared

The mathematica proposal at 89 commitments has disappeared without warning or trace. Why has it disappeared? And why without prior warning?
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When did Area 51 go full-on X-Files?

http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/107299/paranormal http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/67105/metaphysics http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/69382/new-age http://area51....
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Is Computer Science a duplicate of Theoretical Computer Science?

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) I originally wrote this question because I believed that this was a duplicate of Theoretical Computer Science. However it does appear that the example ...
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What's the purpose of the site?

Proposal: Open Science Having seen the first startup of Open Science, I was kind of disappointed. I didn't see much for quality in questions, nor answers. However, what has really confused me the ...
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Open Science is a duplicate (subset) of academia.SE

Proposal: Open Science I'm going to go further than the related question Should open science questions just be asked on academia.SE? I can't see any reason why this isn't a subset of Academia.SE, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Theoretical Physics: Merge with Physics?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics Is Theoretical Physics different enough that it deserves its own site separate from the Physics group? I would suggest just merging them.
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Vote here to decide the name

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education This thread is to vote on the name for this Stack Exchange. Before voting, you may want to read the first discussion and second discussion on ...
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A subset of TheoreticalPhysics.SE? [closed]

Proposal: Quantum Information and Foundations Why not ask such questions on Theoretical Physics SE? Every research-level quantum information question is perfectly on topic on TP.SE. Moreover, in ...
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Computer science: the audience description is now wrong

Proposal: Computer Science The title of the computer science proposal is now presentable, thank you. The site description has also been edited, but that edit threw out the baby with the bathwater. ...
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What should the Theoretical Physics sub-domain be?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics Theoretical Physics is at 96% commitment now! That means that launch is probably imminent. You need a URL sub-domain though. And, well, you can't take physics....
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What niche does this AI proposal aim to fill?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence "AI" questions are already on-topic on several sites. Engineering questions about tools like TensorFlow, Torch, etc. are on topic on Stack Overflow. In fact Stack ...
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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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A name change needed, but to what?

Proposal: Aviation and Aerospace When a proposal reaches 45% commitment, the Community Team at Stack Exchange does a final evaluation in preparation for the final launch. The name "Aviation and ...
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The example questions will not attract experts

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence I find that there is a fundamental problem with this proposal: the quality of example questions is very low and won't attract experts, yet they are upvoted. Here are ...
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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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Possible Duplicate of Cognitive Science

Proposal: Psychology This site is possibly a duplicate of Cognitive Sciences.
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Boundary between space exploration and astronomy sites

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Space Exploration and Technology I believe these two are closely related, and we should discuss where to draw the line between the two, should both sites be ...
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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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Biology, Cogn. Science, Chemistry, Bio. Evolution, Bioinfo: Why we block up each other?

You all know these proposal are all over 1 year old and have below 50% commitment, so it will take long time (months, some likely additional year) before they start BETA. So why not make a concerted ...
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Suggest a URL for this site

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics When a proposal makes it about half way through the Commitment phase, the Community Team will start to evaluate the proposal to see if it is ready to move ...
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The Computer Science proposal should be in the Science category

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) I don't know how Computer Science ended up under Professional, but it clearly belongs to the Science category.
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What are the options for naming the Computational science proposal?

Update: Based on the scattered arguments, discussions, and comments, the consensus seems to be to name this site: "Computational Science" <-- header at the top with a url of scicomp.stackexchange....
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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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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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Mathjax in private Beta already

Proposal: Economics Ahem... I understand that MathJax is not automatically implemented in all new SE sites, because it burdens the system in various ways. I am currently reading the relevant thread ...
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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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The second start up: What can we do better?

Proposal: Open Science This is the second startup for an Open Science site: I'm here to ask, what elements went wrong, and what can we do to improve, or make sure that they don't repeat themselves 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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Alternative names

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Some other possible names for this site: Mathematics Education Mathematics Teaching and Learning
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Would the focus of this be technical, philosophical or both?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence Personally I would prefer mainly technical. It seems that a few of the questions involve semi philosophical, and somewhat subjective questions.
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Best way to promote the site/proposal within the physics community?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics Does anyone have any thoughts on how best to promote the site within the physics community? By this I mean the community of research active physicists. I've tweeted and ...
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Is this only about the Latin language or also about its contexts?

Proposal: Latin Language Should this site be only about the Latin language, its grammar and its styles? Or are questions about its context also ontopic: Latin literature (eg discussion of various ...
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Lojban should be part of Constructed Languages

Proposal: Lojban, the logical language should be part of Constructed Languages Since Lojban is a constructed language, it would be better to bring more support to an existing proposal, especially ...
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Relationship of Open Science to Open Data?

Proposals: Open Science and Open Data There is an existing beta called Open Data. It's been around for about 16 months, and looks like it could use a hand in generating critical mass. I'm not an ...
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Change the name of “Lojban, the logical language”

Other language sites on Stack Exchange follow a similar format with their names: German Language Stack Exchange, Esperanto Language Stack Exchange, Italian Language Stack Exchange, Russian Language ...
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Computational Chemistry, official location?

Proposal: Chemistry As many of you may know, or perhaps have already previously discussed, computational chemistry already resides in the 'Computational Sciences' community. I've just recently ...
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Drumming up support for Cognitive Science

When I saw the advertisement for the Cognitive Science site proposal in the sidebar at Stack Overflow, I thought it was great idea. I've committed to it, and I've tweeted the information about it a ...
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What should be the final target audience of Mathematics LSE

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education There is already quite some discussion about the (final) name of the site, but to me this seems somewhat backwards. I think we should start ...
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Rename to “Earth Sciences”

Proposal: Geoscience Rename to: Earth Sciences Rationale: Geoscience has connotations of geology and geography (all to do with the surface of the planet, or what's under it. This could potentially ...
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Supporting your favorite proposal

Proposal: Theoretical Physics (but not restricted to it) Remember, if you want support a proposal during commitment phase, aside from advertising it to gain more followers, you can also help ...
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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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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 ...