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The “Stack Overflow in Spanish” Project is Underway!

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Spanish) Work is beginning to create a Stack Overflow site in Spanish! My name is JuanM and I am the community manager who will be responsible for this project. I ...
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Laying some ground rules for Software Recommendations

Proposal: Software Recommendations We're going to let this site go ahead, and see what you all can do with it. While we discussed the topic, we had to take some time to identify our chief concerns ...
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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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How to prevent questions from quickly becoming outdated?

If we were to make a SE on Hardware Recommendations, most of the questions which would end up here will get outdated very quickly.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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Machine Learning is a duplicate of CrossValidated

Proposal: Machine Learning Machine Learning is a valid and avid topic on CrossValidated. So what's the problem? EDIT: While I can't see any justified point why this can't live happily within CV's [...
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Boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Stack Overflow Academy Where is the boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow? Isn't the former more or less a subset (and therefore duplicate) of the latter?
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Let's not let it get closed this time!

The last proposal was open for 2 years and thus closed: Old Joomla Proposal The Joomla users deserve a dedicated Stack Exchange site as the tag on Stackoverflow is becoming more and more popular ...
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What is the definition of “Deep Web” in the context of the “Deep Web” proposal?

Proposal: Deep Web The definition of "Deep Web" according to Wikipedia is: The Deep Web, also called the Deep Net, Invisible Web, or Hidden Web, is the portion of content on the World Wide Web ...
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Why the “Computer Graphics” proposal is unique

Old Proposal: Computer Graphics New Proposal: Computer Graphics While Stack Overflow is a great site, it is meant for specific programming questions. From the official help page: What topics can I ...
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Why do we need a separate site for Vi/Vim?

Proposal: Vi and vim Vim already falls in the scope of at leat SuperUser & StackOverflow; who do we need a separate StackExcange site?
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Already covered by CR and SO

Proposal: Is my code right is already amply covered by Stack Overflow and Code Review. And what wouldn't be covered thereon, are most likely homework-type questions, which are typically frowned-upon ...
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The Software Recommendations site will be a nightmare to moderate

Proposal: Software Recommendations One of the main reasons that asking for product recommendations on the SE network is prohibited is because of the possibiilty that it is very easy to spam these ...
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ru.stackoverflow.com is moving, and will launch soon (with a twist!)

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Russian) The site is now live! E-mail notifications will be coming shortly, however it's our pleasure to let you know that you can now actively begin participating on ...
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On why having a DevOps q&a website would be useful for many

Proposal: DevOps Unfortunately there is currently too much (negative) hype attached to the word devops. But there is also increasing interest into this field, as you can see new proposal are being ...
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Space Exploration Proposal Promotion Deleted because of “Area 51” connection

I was trying to share the link for the upcoming Space Exploration, to get more users. After all, it's just about to beta. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/43283/space-exploration And then, ...
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What went wrong the last time?

Proposal: Gamification Previous Run: Gamification What went wrong the last time and what can we do to solve those problems? Screenshots of the Community team feedback. Week 1 review Site closing ...
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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 not ...
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Missing international features (revisited)

As for now, three international proposals are blocked and there's going to be a fourth one very soon (SO in Spanish) because international features are not available yet. Since a year2 years has ...
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Many site proposals on project management and software development methods [closed]

Proposal: Kanban Proposal: Software Development Process Proposal: Agile Software Development Proposal: IT Management Proposal: Project Management There are many sites which deal with similar/...
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Scope of Embedded Programming

Proposal: Embedded Programming and Design Let's discuss how far "up" or "down" this site should go. Which belong here, which are better left to SO, EE or elsewhere. IDE, tools, configuring the "...
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Translated Stack Overflow

There are quite a lot of proposals that want to provide a Stack Exchange site in another language. None of these sites seem to have gone very far into the commitment phase and there are a number of ...
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How will out of date accepted answers be handled?

Proposal: Software Recommendations One of the reasons "shop for me"-type questions are generally disallowed on SE sites is outlined well in Q&A is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping!: ..technology moves ...
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Is really needed to define a site which is the same as StackOverflow but in different language?

Propuestas: Desarrollo de Software en Español StackOverflow in Spanish This proposal is to create a StackEchange site which subject is exactly the same as StackOverflow, but in a different language:...
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Raspberry Pi shares scope with many sites…is it necessary?

Proposal: Raspberry-Pi Hardware and Software This site shares its scope with many other sites: Electrical Engineering: The hardware, peripheral development, writing drivers, hardware-related ...
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Why not have “3D Software & Modelling” instead of “Blender” or “Maya”

Proposal: Blender In my opinion, having 3D Modelling as the overarching site would do better than having a site dedicated to Blender, or Maya, or any other 3d modelling software, for that matter.
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What will prevent this proposal from going down again?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence According to the blog post "No Artificial Intelligence in Area 51", there once was an AI site which was closed down on 2010-12-22. StackOverflow generously ...
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Why a proposal for Salesforce makes sense

Salesforce and Force.com in general are attracting increasing numbers of users, and therefore more and more administrators and developers are cutting their teeth on the platform and many have been ...
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Overlap with existing sites

Proposal: Data Science Isn't the subject of this proposal already covered in http://stats.stackexchange.com/ (mainly) http://stackoverflow.com/ http://opendata.stackexchange.com/ http://dba....
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Windows Phone Developer questions should stay on StackOverflow

Proposal: Windows Phone As per the comment in 'Announcements' from Mick N, this site should not be targeting developers and WP developers should continue to leverage Stack Overflow. Can the site ...
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Were making really great progress toward completing the 2nd stage of the proposal

Proposal: Operating Systems If were all interested in making this group successful, we'll have to come up with more questions. Whether it'll be a good or bad question, it'll only help this proposal ...
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**Instructions for ALL Private Beta Members**

Thank you for deciding to commit to using Embedded Programming and Design. We are asking you to ask and answer at least 10 questions to fulfill your commitment. Also, please check the meta site of the ...
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What is the purpose of this site?

Proposal: Stack Overflow Academy This seems like a complete waste of time. Surely it'll be overwhelmed with vampires and half-asked questions, and anyone able to help will leave in disgust?
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Would NeoVim be included?

Proposal: Vi and vim Seems like NeoVim (the engine) would make sense to be included, but what about NeoVim front ends?
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Is there any part of this proposal that is not already on-topic on User Experience?

Proposal: Gamification Gamification is on-topic on topic on User Experience and pretty much all of the answerable/constructive example questions would be perfectly on topic on User Experience (while ...
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Why limit this to TOR?

Proposal: Tor - online anonymity, privacy, and security Why not expand this proposal to other anonymizing networks - Freenet, I2P, and others?
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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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Notice: Elementary OS is on-topic on Unix.SE

As part of the process to create new sites, the Community team reviews proposals to make sure they would be good additions to our existing set of sites. One reason we close proposals is when they ...
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Site needs a clearer definition

Proposal: Internet of things This proposal is lacking momentum from good questions. Part of the problem is that there is no scope described in the proposal other than the magic buzzword of the year. ...
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Change Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) proposal description

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) I'm suggestting a minor change to the Portuguese version of the proposal description, from this: Proposta de site de perguntas e respostas para ...
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On proposals soliciting reviews, recommendations, comparisons, etc

"Software Recommendations" was created in a time when the sheer size of our software developer audience gave them the collateral to give this a shot. "Hardware Recommendations" later expanded on that ...
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Network Engineering to include discussion of certifications?

Proposal: Network Engineering Should the scope of this site include discussion of professional certifications such as CCNA, JNCIA, Net+, and so on? Or should it be limited strictly to technical ...
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Why does SDL Tridion need its own Stack Exchange site?

Proposal: Tridion There is currently a very active and growing Tridion Community, but not one that really uses the current Stack Overflow site. On the last try only 30 posts come up with a search for ...
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Isn't duplicate of server fault?

Development Operations is a broad topic and I believe it is already covered in serverfault SE, Stack Overflow, and Programmers. What is here what's not covered there? Proposal: DevOps
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Would Devops-related SW recommendations be on-topic on DevOps?

Proposal: DevOps One of the reasons for the DevOps proposal is to have a common place for asking a variety of kinds of questions which as a whole wouldn't be on-topic for related sites like ...
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Outreach and publicity of the proposal

Proposal: Wikis The proposal has gotten little followers despite being created for quite a while already. I hope to use this question to keep track of places where this proposal has been advertised. ...
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Is it appropriate to commit to a proposal if you now work for the competition?

As per the title, what are your thoughts? I was considering my commitment to the Tridion proposal now that I'm no longer part of the community, and in fact now work for a competing vendor. I think I'm ...
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What can be done to get Smugmug into Beta?

Proposal: SmugMug Okay, I just posted a question on MSO, but I thought I'd post one here as well. What can we do to get this site into beta? There are 3 tactics which I can see working to get this ...
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Ridiculous Outcome for 3D Graphics site proposal

I can't believe this site wasn't given a chance in public beta. A domain that has millions of active participants, that is highly specialized and has tons of people who struggle day-in-day-out with ...
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SE Moderators is a full subset of Meta Stack Overflow

Proposal: SE Moderators Let's take a look at the top five on-topic questions right now: A group of users in the chatroom "..." are speaking in a non-English language, and according to translation, ...
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What should be the scope of the Arduino site?

Proposal: Arduino As the proposal moves forward, we should get down to discussing the site basics and scope. In my opinion, some of the base areas that the site should cover are : Arduino Family (...