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Should the description be more broad?

Proposal: Open Modelling tools for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The current description states that the target group consists of several professions working towards the Sustainable ...
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Who is the main target of the site, developers or new users?

Proposal: Dash Who should this site be more focused in? developers and or advanced users (and thus, more technical questions) or new users (so more basic questions).
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Will questions about which SE site to ask on be on-topic?

Proposal: Website recommendations Currently, you either need to guess what SE site you should ask a question on, or ask on one of the 155 different Metas. This means that if the question has already ...
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Educational programming Q&A (“homework”)

I don't love the eternal question "Is this homework? We don't use the answer but we need to know whether or not it is homework." Why can't we have a Q&A site for educational programming where ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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Why move to StackExchange from Google Groups/SilverStripe forums?

Proposal: SilverStripe The question has been asked on the SilverStripe development Google Group: Why should/would people move to a SilverStripe StackExchange site from the existing Google Group ...
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How does this differ from the other IT Stack sites?

Proposal: IT Architecture I can assume for myself that this proposal might be for a more theoretical or general forum, perhaps for business processes, etc rather than being specifically about ...
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RfC sent to what-if.xkcd.com

Proposal: What if(hypotheticals) Questions sent along to what-if: Ca. 1 March 2016 I sent the following message along to the contact address one can find at what-if. I'll post any reply I get. ...
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Is “Programming Languages” a duplicate of “StackOverflow” and/or “Programmers”?

Would you agree that Programming Languages a duplicate of StackOverflow and/or Programmers?
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How to appeal a close-as-duplicate decision?

My AWS proposal was closed as a duplicate of the Web Apps SA. I made some counter arguments (AWS is not a web app, and there are very few AWS questions in the SA site). Who can re-open the proposal, ...
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Not a duplicate?

Proposal: AWS I can't imagine getting an answer on Web Apps for any of the example questions in this proposal.
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Can we prepare better for (or even just reach) the Beta stage?

Proposal: django CMS The number of people who have committed to this proposal is excellent. One thing stands out quite clearly in the statistics though: a very large proportion of committers are new ...
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How about blitting, surfaces, and other image redering

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Animation Will this Q&A include topics, of blitting, rendering surfaces, pushing images and video to the screen, loading various image formats, etcetera, from ...
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Specific Purpose of ROBLOX Q/A Site

Proposal: ROBLOX Is this site purely devoted to ROBLOX development, or does it also include things about the game itself? For example, questions about topics such as these: Website navigation and ...
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How is this any different from Stack Overflow or Game Development?

Proposal: ROBLOX As far as I can tell so far, the majority of this site is dedicated to questions about programming and developing games/tools in Roblox. As of right now, programming questions are ...
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Will this include Octave and Simulink as well?

Proposal: MATLAB Will this site, if created, be a home for questions regarding Octave, and also Simulink? What exactly is the scope of the proposed site?
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Shouldn't we open up the scope a bit?

Proposal: Visual Effects Compositing Using Foundry Nuke Software specific proposals can make sense occasionally, but in the end, many questions are simply not software specific, therefore they either ...
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Current state of Stackoverflow in Turkish? [duplicate]

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Turkish) It has been a long time since the last news about SO in Turkish. SO in Russian is proposed after SO in Turkish and launched 2 months ago. Russian is using a ...