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How do we (if at all) draw the line between built-in emacs features and user-written packages?

The emacs mentality encourages everyone to solve the problem they have, scratch their own itches. So there's a lot of existing user-written solutions out there. Should we mark a preference for ...
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does this site include questions about developing emacs?

The description for this site reads, "Proposed Q&A site for those using, extending or developing emacs." As I understand it, that last bit means questions about actually contributing to the emacs ...
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having interrups from 'chicken' and no strong scrum master

Proposal Agile Help on Interrupts We are developing in a Scrum Team of eight people and get often interrupted by requests from other teams or emergeny bugs so we cant really concentrate on our sprint ...
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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

Background It's a bit unusual for us to write about an upcoming private beta. Most proposals struggle to get critical mass, so beta periods tend to be the culmination of months of community building. ...
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Potential duplicate of DIY / Hacking proposal

I'd consider the subject of this proposal to fall under the scope of the DIY / Hacking proposal Proposal: MacGyvering
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What 'Java Mobiles' apart from Android?

Proposal: Java Mobiles Proposal: Andoid Devices Which "Java Based Mobile Operating Systems" is 'Java Mobiles' focussing on, not counting those already covered by 'Android Devices'?
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*BSD is already covered by Unix.SE

Proposal: *BSD Why should it be splintered-away from Unix.SE?
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Where did you see that web apps/services were off topic?

Proposal: Webapp and Service Recommendations The premise of this proposal is that web apps and web services were deemed off topic on our Software Recommendations site. That does not seem to be the ...
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So this is “Code Review” but to sister with the Electronics.SE site?

Proposal: μ-Stack Overflow + Code Review sounds like a mimic of CodeReview.SE for Electronics.SE. Is that correct? If so, I think it sounds pretty cool.
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Can the group include rovers

Proposal: DIY Drones Can this also include rovers?
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Shouldn't it say “Emacs and Elisp (Emacs Lisp)”? Should we make Elisp questions explicitly on-topic?

Proposal: Emacs Elisp questions are always relevant to Emacs, e.g. It is hard to ask an elisp question that is not related to Emacs. I think they should be explicitly on-topic on emacs.SX, and new ...
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If I want to combine my proposal to another existing proposal what should I do?

I realized that my proposal can be combine to this proposal to make a good Q&A site for hacking. However, what should I do? Do I need to chat with the user who proposed the "HackOverflow", do I ...
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Can Gamification be Detrimental? [on hold]

Proposal: Gamification This has been discussed from a UX point-of-view, but I am quite interested in finding out facts based on the Gamification point-of-view. Can Gamification be detrimental?
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Did Joel Spolsky just renounce “merging season”?

Proposal: Emacs I see that @JoelSpolsky (founder of StackExchange) just committed to the Emacs.se proposal. A few years ago @JoelSpolsky wrote a blog post called Merging Season in which he ...
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This, like all other game-specific proposals (include a few Minecraft-only ones) are already amply covered

Proposal: Feed The Beast is distinctly on-topic and covered at Gaming.SE This could only serve to drain audience from an existing site and splinter the community
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Technical questions

Proposal: Mobile Devices Should technical questions be on topic for this site? I stumbled upon this proposal while searching for a better place for a question like this one asked at Android ...
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There is already Unix and Linux, then why separate Debian?

Proposal: Debian There is Unix and linux which work perfectly, then what is requirement of splitting?
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Scope Already covered on StackOverflow

Proposal: C Programming The entire scope of this site is on topic at Stack Overflow So there is really no need for another site
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Why do we need a separate site for Emacs?

Proposal: Emacs Emacs is on topic at SuperUser, with over 1350 questions asked and answered. Why would we need or support a separate site? Are there any questions proposed that would not be on topic ...
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Guys ask Sitecore questions and spend your votes on questions here

Proposal: Sitecore One of the best things that early followers can do, is to put down some good questions on the proposal. Everybody who visits this proposal has a chance to see the some ...
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how to switch js file in firebug by using mozrep.el [closed]

install firebug on firefox press F12 to show the firebug panel press "Script" tab, you can see there is dropdown to switch the current javascript to debug I hate switch js manually, how to do it in ...
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How can we differentiate?

Proposal: Agile Project Management There are: 707 Agile Questions on Programmers.SE 1018 on StackOverflow 333 on ProjectManagement.SE What sort of questions can an agile site define as on topic ...
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Is this a duplicate?

Proposal: Agile Project Management Yeah, I suggested an Agile site too. I personally believe it's a big enough topic at least trial. But can understand the reluctance to take a huge chunk away from ...
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Suggested rename

Proposal: Agile Project Management Can we rename this proposal to simply "Agile"? We want to clearly differentiate ourselves from the project management site, having a near duplicate title won't ...
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Duplicate of StackOverflow

Proposal: Think Swift All programming languages are on-topic at StackOverflow. There's no need for a separate site for one specific language.
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What about 'Scalable Backend Stack'?

I think having a site, dedicated to the backend development is a good idea; however the name of it should be more specific, for a specific cause. So it doesn't look like we get users from other sites ...
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Why shouldn't there be a specific Laravel forum?

Proposal: Laravel You are missing the point of Robert's posting. What he means is: "There is already a StackExchange forum for Laravel, and it's called StackOverflow". The community has been through ...
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security.stackexchange.com

If you're talking about security hacking, a stack already exists with tags for cracking, fuzzing, pentest, etc. If you're talking about nebulous cool tech "hacking", I refer to this blast from the ...
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Don't forget to link your Area 51 account to your other network accounts

Please be aware that your Area 51 account is not automatically linked to your other Stack Exchange accounts. Your reputation on the Exchange contributes to the progress of this proposal, so be sure to ...
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Hope to encompass electrical engineering and mechanical engineering

If this proposal is successful I hope that it can replace the currently existing electrical engineering Stack Exchange site and also encompass the subject matter that would fall under the scope ...
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There's already Information Security (security.so)

I hate to do this since HackOverflow is growing very nicely, but I suppose better now than later. I just discovered Information Security It's pretty active, meta.Security, chat.Security and seems ...
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How does Interative fiction differ from Worldbuilding?

Proposal: Interactive fiction If these two stack exchanges do not differ that much, then perhaps combining them would help both to grow.
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On topic at StackOverflow

Proposal: POS (Point of Sale/Service) Systems I think fact you've linked several of your questions to existing SO questions shows that many of your example questions are on topic there. By splitting ...
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Why does Three.js need its own site?

Proposal: Three.js Three.js seems to be on-topic on StackOverflow. What's the benefit in giving it its own site?
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Half of this is already at DIY.SE

Proposal: DIY / Hacking "For people .. other home improvements" This is precisely what DIY is for.
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Most of “Technical documentation” subjects are on-topic on Writers

Proposal: Technical Documentation Writers already accept technical writing questions. In particular, the technical-writing tag: Encompasses computer and technology writing, end-user ...
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Why people are creating proposal without any desire to participate?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Hungarian) There are a lot of such proposals. I generally don't understand people well, but such behavior is completely bizarre to me. Why would someone create a ...
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Will this proposal be merged with Engineering now that Engineering has reached the commitment phase and already covers this topic?

Proposal: Mechanical Engineering Sorry if it's a dumb question, but the FAQ is quite vague on how/when they are merged - it just says that if a proposal loses momentum it might be merged. How does ...
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Should questions regarding operating system choice be on-topic?

It's been established pretty clearly that all platforms are on topic here and that questions regarding recommendations are strictly off-topic for the OS StackExchange. My question is, would questions ...
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How disappointing

I would like to discuss the close of this proposal, but the link to the other topic is locked. After a year of checking and responding to this with an increase in users. It used to be high on the ...
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Other System z Sites

Proposal: System z I wanted to bring up the discussion of other areas that have been created for System z technical questions, just to be sure that we know about them and have explored those. I don't ...
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This proposal is a strict subset of SciFi.SE

Proposal: Game Story Most (if not all video games) incorporate some element of fantasy, and story discussion is on-topic and well discussed on http://scifi.stackexchange.com/ This is an absolute ...
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Wouldn't it be better if this idea was broadened to “audio analysis”?

Proposal: Speech recognition I feel this group has a better chance of succeeding if we broadened the scope from Speech recognition to audio analysis. With this, you would have a larger target ...
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Include Vintage Video Game Consoles?

Proposal: Retrocomputing Would be a good idea to include vintage video game consoles? Like the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Atari 2600? At least on the hardware side there's a fair bit of ...
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networking is already covered on Super User and Server Fault

Proposal: DD-WRT How is splitting this away going to help?
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Scilab, Octave and FreeMat?

Proposal: Matlab Will it be only for Matlab or are its free alternative also considered ?
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This presentation may be helpful for soliciting contributions and followers to Education Technology

Proposal: Education Technology http://slidespeech.com/s/hdNGcFBUen?autoplay=true
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Will this site be for cracking, or just hacking?

Proposal: Hacking 101 Can we propose questions about cracking rather than hacking, or just hacking? I understand this will make everything seem more "legal". It also seems most users seem to think ...
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Would EMC technologies be on-topic on ServerFault?

Proposal: Documentum and related EMC technologies What's the merit in giving them their own Q&A site?
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Do we really need another Linux site?

Proposal: Boss Linux Admittedly, I didn't find a Boss tag on SuperUser, but wouldn't the logical place to start be creating it? If it picks up phenomenally, then there's a reason to discuss opening a ...