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Stack Exchange is expanding by adding new topics (websites). How is the decision made about approving ideas for new sites? I think it comes from Area 51, but is it that the only source for decision-making?

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How the elite management decide about approving new idea

If by "idea" you mean an idea for a new site - it's purely Area 51 driven.

But is it the only source for decision-making?

Yes.

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Is it really a perfect democracy? The first and final decision maker is online people? –  All Sep 15 '11 at 14:14
    
@Bruce: no, the site owners have some say. They've been known to shut down underperforming sites before they've gone public, for instance. –  Michael Petrotta Sep 15 '11 at 14:45
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@BruceHarris I'm not sure what you mean - it's a not single person incharge of spinning off a site. –  Sathya Sep 15 '11 at 14:48
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