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How can I propose a new site?

I have an idea or subject that should have a Q&A, and want to propose a new site. How can I do this? Related: What makes a winning site proposal? Return to FAQ index
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Why was Apocalyptic Defense closed?

That was really disappointing. If this whole Stack Exchange thing is going to be community-driven, then one and only one rule should apply to site proposals: if one of them can fulfill the ...
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How can I propose a non-English site?

I want to propose for a Persian version of Super User (I will explain why later) so I want to create a proposal in Area 51, but this means non-English question and answers, Is this OK? P.S: This may ...
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Is the vetting process on Area 51 predisposed to plain-vanilla, populist sites?

It is a well-known fact that questions that are popular or easily understood get the most votes on Stack Overflow, by a large margin. Given this phenomenon, is it not true that the proposals that are ...
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What is the point of having different sites for each service in the same or similar domain?

I am talking about the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. We have pending proposals Blockchain Technology - commitment phase with 51% commitment. for discussing about Blockchain ...
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What makes a winning site proposal?

I've got a great idea for a new Stack Exchange site. How can I make my proposal on Area 51 successful? Related: How can I propose a new site? Return to FAQ index
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How can we get better quality on- and off-topic questions in our site proposals?

After less than 24 hours in a fairly closed beta, it's clear that the current voting system is not actually causing the "best" on- and off-topic questions to rise to the top. Out of the ten most-...
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Should “Theoretical CS” and “Algorithms & Data Structures” proposals be merged?

I've read Near-duplicate or “subset” proposals on Area51 and understand the "wait and see" process that @Robert C. is suggesting. I have had some comments on my proposal, Algorithms and Data ...
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Will a proposal's Beta be available for everyone? [duplicate]

Do I have to commit to participate in the beta or will I be able to do it regardless? I don't want to commit to some proposals but I'd like to participate in them (with no strings attached).
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Why is Area 51 proposal for Database renamed to Database Administrators?

One of the proposals I had committed to, Database is now known as Database Administrators. Why is this so ? Now I fear that the Stack Exchange site is catered more towards Database Administrators than ...
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Why can't we just count like regular people?

This site is in beta for zero more days? Then you should nag me about it approximately zero more times. Seriously. I get it. I'm a programmer, too. But come on — am I the only one who just ...
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Combine the many proposals for a Science Stack Exchange into one

NOTE: When I say science I mean only chemistry, physics (incl. astronomy if the astronomy site fails), and biology and their mixtures (for example, biophysics) I'm asking this here because there's no ...
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Increase Reputation Requirements for Creating a Proposal in Area 51

Sometimes I get the strong impression that the proposal creation process in Area 51 is mostly broken. New Users almost always create new proposals rather than search for and commit to similar ...
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Remove Reputation Rewards for Proposal Ownership from Area 51

This is a fix for a problem that is difficult to perceive: No one wants to merge their proposal if they can fight it in any way, because they will lose a significant reputation windfall. Even if ...
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Suspicious activity in the Area 51 proposal for Roblox

It is interesting to notice that a similar suspicious activity for the same proposal has already been reported in 2013 Yet, it has started again. It is the Roblox proposal again. It has surprisingly ...
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Will a Q&A site about medical issues be provided?

I think a Q&A site about medical topics would be interesting. Is there any plan to make such a site available?
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How can we ensure the site creation process consistently targets the right level of expertise?

With the Economics site about to close, I've been thinking about the level of expertise that seemed to be forced on it. I can't know for sure whether it contributed to the failure of the site, but I ...
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Community Driven Advertising for Area 51 Proposals

I propose a system similar to the "Open Source Advertising", but for proposals on Area 51. Many sites are stuck in limbo waiting to break into beta and could do with an injection of knowledgeable ...
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What is the difference between the Security proposals on Area51? Should they be merged?

There seems to be multiple proposals on Area51 about computer related security: Application Security Computer Security Network & Security Maybe they aren't exact duplicates, but for many ...
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How should we handle duplicate proposals on area51?

There are currently 2 proposals for Gardening, but as a more general case, I'd like to know how we will handle duplicate proposals? Is there a way to close/merge them? These are the Gardening ones: ...
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Use the Area 51 engine for project proposals and collaboration

Area 51 is awesome for proposing Stack Exchange sites, but what about using it to propose projects, sites, applications, tools, etc.? Where: You could propose a project. Committers would ...
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Sort Area 51 proposals by nearness to completion

Right now there are four sort orders for proposals: hot followed newest popular Please consider adding one more: completion Although a better title might be in order, the essential idea is to sort ...
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On Area 51, what do we do with the users who have no previous exposure to the Stack Overflow network?

I've noticed a very popular Area 51 site proposal: Myanmar IT Pro At the moment it is the second most followed proposal with well over 100 following users. The problem is that most of these ...
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Should we propose a site on Area51 if we know a SE 1.0 site already exists for that topic?

The title says it all. If I want to make a proposal, but I know there is a stackexchange 1.0 site out there that covers the same ground, should I make that proposal anyway?
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How fine-grained should a proposed Site subject be?

Say I'm considering a proposal for Blender 3D modelling software - but is that too narrow a subject? Should the site be for 3D Modelling, and not one specific package? How do you determine the ...
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Is commitment necessary to participate in beta (as of June 2015)?

There's this proposal for a new S.E. site which is about to enter the beta phase. It reads This proposal is in: Commitment A successful site needs people to commit to use it. This ...
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Any way to see a comparison of area51 proposals to each other?

Is there any way to see some sort of graph or data comparing the area51 proposals to each other? Since most of them have different age, straight-forward comparison favors the older ones, so it's not ...
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Area 51 feature request: method for high rep users to merge proposals

There are a lot of very similar or duplicate proposals on Area 51 and it is bad if a proposal falters because half the people are following "US Civil War History" and the other half are following "US ...
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Why is the area Area 51 proposal title limit 150 characters?

I know that some titles for proposals may be long, but does anyone really need to call a proposal Those awkward days when you can't remember what your name is but you know what your favorite ...
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Request for arguments/considerations on site proposal rejection

Yesterday I proposed a site for the Advanced Squad Leader tactical board game rules (rules specifically), which was closed within 8 hours by the statement that it fell under the category "Board and ...
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Can I re-propose a site in Area 51 after it was deleted for not meeting the 3-day minimum requirements?

I decided to make a proposal, which was going fine and had many questions, but it got deleted because it only had three followers. My question is: can I add it back in hopes of it getting more active?...
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How about making UnityAnswers part of StackExchange network? [closed]

UnityAnswers is using StackExchange 1.0 and it's about the game engine Unity3D. Unity3D is a powerful game engine that you can develop on Windows or MacOS and deploy them on Windows, MacOS, Web, ...
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Any Stack Exchange site for discussing drawing and painting?

I know there are many Stack Exchange sites for different fields. I would like to know if there are any Stack Exchange sites for discussing about drawing and painting for professional artists. If not, ...
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Create a Stack Exchange site for PC hardware [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hardware questions and Stack Exchange Stack Exchange has websites for asking questions about computer programming, but there isn't a site for questions and answers about ...
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Where can I ask a question regarding mathematical puzzles?

I thought of MathOverflow.net and Math.StackExchange.com but both of them seem to be for advanced users. I have come up with a simple puzzle, but those sites seem to only support more innovative ...
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Is there a site for discussing history of art?

Is there a Stack Exchange community for discussing about the history of art? I am interested in this subject, the evolution of art (painting), the evolution of art movements in history, and ...
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Do proposals on Area 51 expire?

Is there any kind of time frame in which new proposals are expected to attain the requisite number of followers to move to the next phase? I can see where if it takes a year to gather enough ...
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Can the stack exchange system work with subjective and argumentative websites? [duplicate]

The first experiment of a subjective proposal - programmers - was created 11 days ago and has been in public beta for 4 days so far. As a private beta user I followed the website since day 1, reading ...
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Is the “Not Programming Related” site proposal appropriate? [closed]

I've been looking forward to Not Programming Related since before Area 51 existed (anyone remember StackOverflowOverflow?). NPR even has Jeff's support. But lately I've been wondering whether it's ...
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Where do I suggest new Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

Is there an appropriate place to suggest new Stack Exchange based sites, perhaps a place for them to be voted upon? I wish there was a Stack Exchange site for Aviation (both real-life and simulated).
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Negative voting for proposals

Apologies if this question has already been covered somewhere in the plethora of information released in the last couple of days. While we can vote yes/no for the defining questions of any Area 51 ...
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What is the purpose of the limit of 5 on/off-topic votes on Area51? [closed]

I just found myself upvoting some on-topic questions in a proposal which were already upvoted, and then it wouldn’t let me get to the ones that actually needed attention. What is the purpose of the ...
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Automatically search existing sites for Area 51 site suggestions

I while ago I suggested adding this functionality to Area51: Automatically suggest similar proposals for Area 51 site suggestions which was accepted. This stopped lots of duplicate sites appearing on ...
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Help define a Web Applications Stack Exchange site [closed]

Given the commotion around 'banning' web-apps from Super User and that Jeff already suggested it as a 'new' Trilogy site, I would like to ask for some help defining the proposal for a Web Applications ...
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Near-duplicate or “subset” proposals on Area 51

Of course, we know how to handle true duplicates. But there are two types of near-duplicates (overlaps or subsets) that have been cropping up recently and perhaps worth a conversation. The first, ...
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Proposal deleted from Area 51?

I created a proposal for a Hindi Q&A forum at Area 51 (the name was Jigyasa) and it had almost 60 followers and it was moving to the commitment phase. Today I logged in to Area 51 after a gap of ...
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Area51 - my proposal from a few months ago was deleted, and now has been created by someone else?

Specifically, http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/24590/model-rocketry (Model Rocketry) is something I proposed a few months ago. Recently it was deleted from Area51 (no idea why or by whom). ...
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Can we combine all of the sports proposals on Area51? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bridge the sites I bumped into a new proposal today... yet another sports related proposal. I was the first person to propose a sports-related site on Area51 waaaaaay back ...
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Would a subjective.SO be considered? [duplicate]

Okay, I made it through a page and a half of questions on this sub-domain that came up under the search "subjective", so I'm sorry if this has already been discussed to death. Please close this as ...
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They seem to be following a proposal but are not counted [duplicate]

I was looking at one of the examples on the Arabic Language proposal, I noticed a user and clicked on him/her to look at their profile, on there I noticed he/she were following the proposal I reopened ...