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Where do all these followers of the proposal Dash come from?

Proposal: Dash I have noticed that this proposal gained 37 followers in only 2 days after it was proposed. However, when one looks at the list of followers, almost all of them are new users which ...
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Does this proposal interfere with the current BitCoin Site?

Proposal: Dash I understand that Dash is very similar to the concept of BitCoin, and there is already a current site for Q and A for BitCoin. There is a current Dash tag on the site, and although it ...
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debugging Q&A site?

Could it be an idea to have a Q&A site on SE dedicated to questions about software debugging? Since I asked 100s of questions where in 90 % I ask about debugging and find the problem, similar to ...
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Best easy video editing software [on hold]

Proposal: YouTubers What video editor do YOU guys this is the best? I vote Camstasia Studio because it has such a easy interface, with almost all of the features of Sony Vegas. Vote yours by ...
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Which is better? Blender Render or Blender Cycles [on hold]

Proposal: 3D Graphics Why is Cycles recommended over Blender Render?
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Is it ok to ask for links to tutorials for Blender Render?

Proposal: 3D Graphics Is it ok to ask for links to tutorials for Blender rendering?
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Can I ask a question like, "How can I improve on my monkey 3d model?

I asked this question on blender stack exchange and some people helped but others marked it as off topic so I was wondering if I could ask this type of question here.
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Will Link-Only answers be accepted? If so, how will they be handled by the community?

Proposal: MATLAB I love the idea of an SE that focuses on MATLAB because I know I learn so much from browsing other questions and answers on other SEs. However, there seems to be a great disdain for ...
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What does this offer over existing stackexchange sites?

Proposal: MATLAB Other StackExchange sites like StackOverflow and CodeReview already have active MATLAB tags. Why does MATLAB need its own site when no other programming language has one?
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Stack Overflow (in Italian) [closed]

I propose a Q & A site for programmers in Italian. Propongo un sito domande e risposte per programmatori in Italiano.
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Wordpress is on-topic on Webmasters SE

Proposal: Wordpress User Webmasters HE has a Wordpress tag with more than 800 questions, with almost 90% of them having answers. Why do we need a specific Wordpress site?
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Should the “Home Automation” proposal be enveloped by IoT?

Proposal: Internet of things A large portion of the "internet of things" is made up of connected home automation devices. While it's been closed, the Home Automation proposal got relatively far in ...
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Are web API recommendation questions on-topic?

Proposal: Website recommendations Are questions asking for web APIs which serve specific data on topic ? For example, is it on-topic to ask about an API for weather data which I could consume in a ...
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Can a closed beta be revived again?

Proposal: Electronic Gadgets I noticed a meta question on the main SE site asking for the appropriate SE site to ask their question that is related to mobile phones. The user that answered this ...
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Possible Duplicate of Stack Overflow

Proposal: Python Python (the language) is covered in Stack Overflow already. So wouldn't this proposal be a duplicate of Stack Overflow?
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There is an app on iranian android appstores to advertize the proposal!

Proposal: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Chat room of the proposal I also have an opinion about our logo that you can see here I've made a simple app and placed it on iranian android appstores ...
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N00bsEE - ElectricalEngineering SE more welcoming to newcomers

The current Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange is very harsh to new comers. The moderators and power users appear to want to keep it that way so that, as they would put it, the quality of content ...
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Will a CMS proposal be accepted?

Just wondering what the policy is on accepting a proposal for a CMS/technology platform? I notice there is the Craft one already and it has been in "Beta" for a considerable period of time. Is this a ...
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Language-agnostic or specific?

Proposal: Software Design Is this intended to be language/platform-agnostic or language/platform-specific? For example, if a person posted "Review my design for X in Java" and another person posted ...
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What is the definition of “Drones” for this proposal?

Proposal: Drones This proposal has the name "Drones" which is pretty vague. What is included in the definition of "Drones" for this site? I am guessing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is definitely ...
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How does this differ from Code Review.SE?

Proposal: Software Design How does this proposal differ from the standing site Code Review?
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How does this differ from Programmers.SE?

Proposal: Software Design How does this proposal differ from the standing site Programmers?
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Duplicate of Unix/Linux

Proposal: BSD The BSD family is on-topic at Unix/Linux.
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Naming (near) duplicate: 3D Computer Graphics and Computer Graphics

Proposal: 3D Computer Graphics There is a site named Computer Graphics, which currently is in public beta and is for computer graphics researchers and programmers. While the scopes of both sites are ...
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What's the rationale for a “FOSS Office” Stack Exchange site?

Proposal: FOSS Office Suites The primary factors (they aren't numerous, nor need they be!) which suggest to me a FOSS Office site would make the internet a better place are as follows: resources ...
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Why create a Calculators site when it is on-topic on math.SE?

Proposal: Calculators The calculator tag isn’t the most popular tag—only 176 questions were tagged in the last 5 years—, but a on-topic subject on math.SE, I wonder why a completely new StackExchange ...
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How to handle recommendations for alternative websites?

Proposal: Website recommendations I have concerns about how to deal with questions for alternative websites like Open source alternative to Facebook, with a comparative set of features, but ...
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Motivation for the WebFEDAT proposal

Proposal: Web Frontend Design and Technology (WebFEDAT) Since the divisions between Stack Exchange sites shall better reflect existing communities than boundaries of technologies or sciences, this ...
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How to override YAML files easy as overriding lang files? [closed]

How to override YAML files easy as overriding lang files? Proposal: OctoberCMS
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How should the term colorist be defined?

Proposal: Color Grading What should the basic understanding of what the term colorist should be in this proposal? Should this proposal be open to a narrow definition of colorists or a more expanded ...
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Color symbolism be on topic?

Proposal: Color Grading Will color symbolism be within the scope of this proposal?
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Can us contribute to the stackoverflow localization with our mother language?

As I knew at a minutes ago, That our community in progressing to the internationalization "state of the stack", can us contribute with our mother language ? or our community have chosen any translator ...
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Where is the limit when asking 3D-oriented scripting questions?

Proposal: 3D Computer Graphics Ok, so here we are talking about CGI software from all the scope: Blender (polygonal modeling), Nuke (compositing), ZBbrush (sculpt modeling), SolidWorks (CAD), etc. ...
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Should the CAD proposal encompass CAE?

Should Computer-Aided Design (CAD) be generalized and merge with Computer-Aided Design (CAE)? Funadementally they are different in the sense that CAD is more to do with building 2D/3D models of ...
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Ask Mircosoft/ Migrating from Microsoft?

Proposal: Migrating from Microsoft Proposal: Ask Microsoft I think a merge may be in order.
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What are the question guidelines for “Website recommendations”?

Proposal: Website recommendations What are the question guidelines for posting on "website recommendations"? What is considered off'topic and what questions are you looking forward to answering?
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How is the Open Source Projects Recommendations proposal different from Software, Hardware or Website Recommendations?

Proposal: Open Source Projects Recommendations At the moment there are two very active Recommendations Q&A Sites proposed on Area51: Hardware Recommendations Website recommendations and ...
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How will this site succeed where an almost identical SE site failed before?

Proposal: 3D Computer Graphics There is a similar SE sites that ended up being closed: - http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/5022/3d-graphics What will this one do differently to succeed? ...
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Isn't Stackexchange for these kinds of questions and answers?

Proposal: Deep Web The way I see it, stackexchange is a way to get answers to things that you cannot simply google search. Is there something different about this proposal, like finding entire ...
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A Community Promotion Ad might help boost the commitment level of the Retrocomputing proposal

Proposal: Retrocomputing Has anyone considered doing a Community Promotion Ad for this group? The commitments have been steadily increasing to about 150, but this has slowing down lately. ...
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Check and redistribute your votes if necessary!

Proposal: 3D Computer Graphics There are currently 33 upvotes on 5 of the example questions that have been closed: My model has random discolored patches when rendered Is there a simple way to ...
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Stats for XBee questions and tags

For any of you that are interested, i.e. the statisticians amongst you, these are the stats for XBee tags, across a limited selection of Stack Exchange sites (the + numbers indicate XBee related ...
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XBee specific questions that do not fit anywhere currently on Stack Exchange

Proposal: XBee Following on from Why do we need a separate XBee Stack Exchange site?, there are a specific set of questions that, IMHO, would not fit on any SE site currently, and as such would be ...
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Would derivatives and uses of tools created for Arch Linux outside Arch be welcome here?

Proposal: Arch Linux The Wikipedia page on Arch Linux mentions several derived distributions. Are they welcome? What about specific utilities such as pacman? pacman is also used outside of Arch ...
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Arch Linux is duplicate of Unix & Linux

Proposal: Arch Linux Unix & Linux has already popular tag for arch-linux which has 1.8k questions currently. Bigger is batter.
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How does this site differ from SE Robotics?

Proposal: Drones How does this site differ from SE Robotics, where (I think) most drone type questions currently seem to be asked? Is there not a risk of splitting the communities up too much? Don't ...
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Is it appropriate to ping the XBee manufacturer and/or their guru/evangelist regarding an SE site proposal?

Proposal: XBee Would it be worth pinging Digi, the manufacturer of XBee, to see if they would be interested, and indeed, maybe even support an SE XBee site, in the same way that Ubuntu does with SE ...
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How should we handle questions for alternative Projects?

Proposal: Open Source Projects Recommendations I am wondering how we can or should handle questions for alternative Open Source Projects for instance like this one: Do you know any Open Source ...
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Modules - how far do we encourage/support questions on them?

Proposal: SilverStripe SilverStripe is a bit unique in terms of this. Many StackExchange sites such as Magento for example generally consider questions relating to third party modules as off topic, ...