This might sound a bit peculiar, but I was wondering if it's possible to have http://bio.stackexchange.com to redirect to this site. I was thinking "BioStackExchange" sounds nice, and thought having that URL redirect here might be good...


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Can you have it? Sure.

Should you have it? Eh...

  1. Are there any other meanings for "bio" that might cause conflicts in the future?
  2. Do folks actually intend to use this? (yeah, it's less to type, but once you've typed biology.stackexchange.com a few times, your browser probably suggests it after "bio...")
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    $\begingroup$ If you foresee any new site with "bio", it is actually a pro for reserving it for this site... $\endgroup$
    – user59
    Dec 24, 2011 at 12:52
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    $\begingroup$ I can't imagine any site for which "bio" would be more appropriate. $\endgroup$
    – user24
    Dec 25, 2011 at 17:20
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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps a biographical site or bio-medical engineering could use it, but they would probably favor something more specific. It still seems like this site would be far more appropriate for the redirect though. $\endgroup$ Dec 26, 2011 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ I agree that most people outside the field would probably think of biography before biology when confronted with bio-. Have a look at the google results when searching for bio. $\endgroup$
    – terdon
    Sep 1, 2013 at 15:18

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