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Substantial overlap with Computational Science

Proposal: Parallel Computing It seem that the majority of example questions would fit very well on Computational Science, which works nice, but is stuck in beta due to a low traffic. Is is it a good ...
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Do we have a plausible subject?

Proposal: Files & Encoding This is an interest of mine, but I am rethinking whether we actually have a possible subject. The questions asked seem to be too broad. And I can't personally think ...
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What is the best scope for Learning Management Systems (LMS) StackExchange?

I am thinking that LMS is the right scope, to build a large enough community to enable the SE magic to work. However, I am a sysadmin and I am doing data minining and Student Information System (SIS) ...
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ru.stackoverflow.com is moving, and will launch soon (with a twist!)

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Russian) It's been a while, longer than we wanted, but we're practically on the cusp of launching Stack Overflow In Russian as I type this. We've just received the last ...
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Adoption: Why would these questions not be answered directly by the individual open source communities themselves?

The questions I see here look like they would best be answered by internal IRC/developer channels or forums based on a project by project basis. Developers who work with the code every day would be ...
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What topics could this also include?

Proposal: 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping I created this topic primarily for 3D Printing, however Rapid Prototyping is becoming much more feasible in home, and there is a lot of other at-home ...
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This proposal would be better situated under the category Life

Proposal: Privacy The proposal has changed its name form Digital Privacy to just Privacy. This happened with the aim to broaden the scope of this community to be. See here for details. The proposal ...
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Apparently this is 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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Is Electric Vehicles a subset of Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair?

Proposal: Electric Vechicles This proposal should be considered a subset of Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair. Nearly all of the questions noted here would be considered on-topic for the site. ...
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How to prevent quick outdation of questions?

If we were to make a SE on Hardware Recommendations, most of the questions which would end up here will get outdated very quickly. It's possible to also encounter questions such as: Gaming Computer ...
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Can we ask for and suggest where to find/buy specific hardware?

Proposal: Hardware Recommendations Sometimes it can be hard to find specific piece of hardware equipment. This can be due to stock exhaustion, lack of supply to specific regions, etc. Is it okay to ...
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How would solutions that require software AND hardware fit into this proposal

Proposal: Hardware Recommendations Given that hardware recommendations are off-topic on Software Recommendations and it is assumed that pure Software Recommendations would be off-topic on this site, ...
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What is the “Files & Systems” proposal about?

Proposal: Files & Systems I don't quite understand what this proposal is about? The title is "Files & Systems", but I don't know what that means, exactly? The descriptio says: file ...
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Bookmarklets, GreaseMonkey/Tampermonkey, WebApps

Proposal: Code understanding Very often I found myself inspecting the source code of a web page with Firebug or Chrome Developer Tools to add some functionality to this page or to create a webapp ...
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Reborn CAD proposal

There was an older proposal for this topic that was shut down. I am re-proposing it. Proposal: Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
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Why “Git & GitHub” should exist

Proposal: Git & GitHub I was searching around on some sites for GitHub related questions... That quite a few sites had bit of questions tagged with [git] or [github] (the following is each ...
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How to use the meta-forum related to proposal GIOI-ETSII-UPVlc

Proposal: Industrial Engineering (in Spanish)-Grado de Ingenieria de Organización Industrial (GIOI) ETSII-UPVlc See: Non-English Proposal Requirements Any related Area 51 discussions have to be ...
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Expanding System z to the non-IBM mainframe OSes

Proposal: System z Although not as pervasive, there are mainframes produced by Hitachi and Fujitsu that are based on System/390. These include MSP and VOS3 (MVS clones), and the DOS and VM clones. ...
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Change the name to 'BlackBerry' since that is how the company spells the name?

Should the name be changed so that it conforms to how the BlackBerry company uses it? Proposal: Blackberry
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Superuser (in Portuguese)

I propose is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users in Portuguese. Eu proponho um site de perguntas e respostas para profissionais e entusiastas em hardware e ...
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Elementary OS is a Linux distro based on Ubuntu, and therefore covered on the SE network already

Proposal: Elementary OS is well-covered on the SE network already. There are over 100 questions on Unix.SE. And 50 on Ask Ubuntu. How would an Elementary OS -specific proposal benefit SE and ...
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Would the Emulation proposal already be covered by the Retrocomputing proposal?

Proposal: Emulation Emulation hasn't been ruled off-topic for Retrocomputing.
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Ideas for Super User em Português

Proposal: Super User em Português My vision about this proposal: AFAIK Stack Overflow em português is a huge success. One argument against that site is that every programmer should speak English ...
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Are Stack Overflow (in language x) proposals actually viable?

There are so many proposals entitled: Stack Overflow (in language x). Stack Overflow (in French) Stack Overflow (in German) Stack Overflow (in Bengali) Stack Overflow (in Hindi) Stack Overflow (in ...
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Can a Stack-Overflow proposal in a different language be called xx.stackoverflow.com where xx is the language itself?

Desarrollo de Software en Español Stack Overflow (in French) Stack Overflow (in German) Stack Overflow (in Bengali) Stack Overflow (in Hindi) Stack Overflow (in Italian) Stack Overflow (in ...
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Are Windows Phone questions on-topic?

There is a whole site for Windows Phone: Windows Phone SE. And it's doing alright. Is the goal here to absorb that site? Proposal: Ask Microsoft
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How will the content of this website differ from StackOverflow?

Many Matlab related questions are already asked in StackOverflow and other websites. How will this one differ from those ? Proposal: MATLAB
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What would be the scope of Retrocomputing?

Proposal: Retrocomputing Is this to include help on vintage games, for example "How do I get past SuperBadGuy on level 5 of FantasticGame". Would it be more limited to repair, maintain and modifying? ...
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Any reason Retrocomputing isn't on topic at Super User?

Proposal: Retrocomputing We have a ruling from Meta.SuperUser back in the day, that vintage computing is on topic at SU. So I'd guess anything on topic here would also be on topic on SU. I ...
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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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Are Amiga Computers on topic?

Proposal: Retrocomputing Amiga's are way out of main stream, however they are still manufactured, at least last time I looked they where. However, this particular machine, its design, software, ...
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crypto blockchain site apart from bitcoin, eg Ethereum

I'm seeing questions on Ethereum being asked in the site "Bitcoin - Beta Q&A site for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts." It seems sensible to either... a/ rename the Bitcoin site to something ...
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Reopen Debian proposal

Proposal: Debian Debian has a enormous community and it's just natural it has a Debian Q&A community here in StackOverflow.
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Yet another duplicate of Unix

Proposal: Slackware Linux This is already covered by Unix/Linux.
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Possible addition of a time frame?

Proposal: Retrocomputing I think this is a great topic to add to Stack Exchange. I think it might be too broad, as there are hundreds of vintage computing systems - I think it might be helpful to ...
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Crossover with Software Recommendations

Proposal: Offline Will there be crossover with Software Recommendation? The proposal description mentions desktop-searching, Wikipedia dumps, mirroring, web-crawling but I'm not clear if asking about ...
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The nearly 400 questions on SO show this is already covered there

Proposal: Cloud9 is clearly on-topic at Stack Overflow. What would be the point in splitting it off?
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Subset of Electrical Engineering?

Proposal: Semiconductors Other than material sourcing / product recommendation questions that are discouraged on most Stack Exchange sites questions related to designing and manufacturing ...
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New Title Suggestions: Platform Engineering or Cloud Platform Engineering

I think a better title for it would be platform engineering or cloud platform engineering. What makes the "cloud" is the underlying platform that got put together by their platform engineers. The ...
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Differentiating Military Combat from Military Life

Proposal: Military Combat What separates the category Military Combat from Military Life, as there could be the potential for overlap?
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Is it a programming topic? Stack Overflow covers it already

Proposal: Symfony has >23k questions tagged on SO. The stated policy of the Stack Exchange network is to not fragment flagship sites - so how does attempting to split-away Symfony from SO help?
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Already on topic at Information Security / duplicate of HackOverflow

Proposal: Malware Exchange By the reasoning presented in this A51 Discuss question, this proposal should already be on-topic at Information Security, because the goal (as I understand it) is really ...
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Purpose of this site

Proposal: Hardware Recommendations Since there is already a site for Software Recommendations, I decided to create this proposal for the Hardware part. I looked the other Stack Exchange sites, and ...
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Duplicate of Programmers

Proposal: Software Engineering This is pretty much what Programmers is. Check out the list of things that are on-topic. However, like all Stack Exchange sites, we only take questions that are ...
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A duplicate proposal - again

Proposal: Micro- and nanotechnology is a clear subset duplicate of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Why shouldn't it be closed?
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Tiny overlap with stack overflow

Proposal: Adobe I think that the beta site will overlap with stack overflow a little bit. This is because Flash CS6 uses code, and code is for stack overflow. So, would code be allowed?
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What is this about? Is it even appropriate?

Proposal: Internet censorship The proposal is about problems related to censorship in different countries. That seems rather ambiguous to me: What exactly do you call a problem? The title and the ...
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Maybe CS educators should be under a different proposal group?

Proposal: Computer Science Education I created this in response to the Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange which is doing rather well and in public beta, so I created it under the same heading. ...
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Currently developing/running a bespoke POS system - anyone else doing this?

Proposal: POS (Point of Sale/Service) Systems I'd previously posted a proposal by the same name, but it became inactive. I'm currently developing a system being used at a factory to process goods ...