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What is the average percent of commited users that fulfilled commitment?

I have noticed that sites have gone to beta with numbers between 6% and 20% of committed users fulfilling their commitment. What is the average number for a site going to Beta? While we are on the ...
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How can we ensure a healty beta for the Economics SE

Proposal: Economics Besed on trend commitment rates, we look to have a little over one month left before entering beta. I was shocked to learn today that the Game Theory SE beta was closed after ...
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Is it possible to integrate a keyboard for sites of Languages with non Latin script?

For sites like Russia SE, Arabic SE etc, is it possible to integrate a respective keyboard to the sites?
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Are there prerequisites to start a proposal

What are the steps to follow in order to start a proposal ? More precisely, what should I check if I want my proposal to be successful ? Thanks
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Allow more than 5 example questions per user per proposal

Interest in a proposal doesn't necessarily correlate with being good at defining questions. As suggested here, some proponents will likely have a very good idea of how the site should be defined, but ...
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Downvoting displays redundant message on Meta

It is the convention that in Meta one can downvote to simply say "I disagree with this post", without there being anything wrong in terms of content, research etc. in the post itself. When downvoting ...
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Can Area51 have a site-wide proposal prevention system?

It seems that certain proposals, like the flood of Git* and other VCS suggestions, should be outright banned from being proposed in the first place. Area51 should be able to prevent certain proposals ...
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How did someone manage to get a hold of my email address? [closed]

I received an email asking me to commit to one of the proposals here on Area 51. But isn't my email address supposed to be private? How did they find out what it was? And no, it's not from someone I ...
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A proposal with 5 awesome questions is doomed to fail

Suppose a proposal has 5 really awesome questions and 1000 really great questions but not quite as great as the top 5 awesome questions. Now many admins and users say that just because a question ...
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Presentation of the proposal

I've seen that there are at least 50 pages of proposed betas.. I think Area51 is experimenting 2 problems. 1 is the fragmentation of effort, and the other is the inability to attract people attention ...
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Reputation links on badge pages lead always to profile of the current user

On a badge page (example), there is a list of users that recently earned this badge. It shows the reputation of these users, but when clicking on a reputation value, I’m not lead to their profile ...
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A particular proposal for area 51: joining effort to influence the real world

Please, be patient and flexible and also feel free to improve this questions. I would like to explain the strong reason which leads me to write this few lines here. And what I ask you is if you feel ...
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Can we referral-link to a specific question in a proposal?

We all know that we can make a referral to our proposal with the 'share' URL. If the proposal's URL was http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/12345/proposal-name, the referral URL would be ...
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If I want to combine my proposal to another existing proposal what should I do?

I realized that my proposal can be combine to this proposal to make a good Q&A site for hacking. However, what should I do? Do I need to chat with the user who proposed the "HackOverflow", do I ...
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How long does it take to go from 100% committed to Beta? [duplicate]

Worldbuilding has been 100% commitment for a week or so now, and is up to 212 members. How long should it take after a proposal has 100% commitment before the Beta starts? (I know this has been ...
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Why there is no an “Education” category?

On Area 51 I can find Professional, Science, Art categories but nothing about Education. Am I wrong? Or all education stuff must be into the Science slot? For example a problem solving site based on ...
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How does removing upvote on Area51 influence karma and badges?

Frequently, on a51, as I see example question reach 10 upvotes, I move my vote to one of the more "underappreciated" questions - my rationale is that while one new user can bring 5 questions from 9 to ...
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Changing catagory of proposal

I created proposal Pakistan but I want to change its category from life to culture. Is it possible?
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Any way to GitHub-like 'watch' a proposal?

There is a proposal of which I would like to receive notifications when a new question is posted. I'd rather not check by visiting the page every once in a while because the proposal I'm talking about ...
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How can we get people to join our proposal?

Proposal: Underwater basketweaving I have a really cool idea for this Underwater basketweaving proposal, but I think we need more members, how can we do that? Feel free to use this as a catch all ...
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What can stackexchange offer for a topic such as this that webmd and other sites can not.

Proposal: Reproductive Medicine and Fertility I wouldn't want this to be a forum for patients to post their medical questions, would like this to be more academic and a place for real information. ...
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Could we require people to make an example question in order to make a proposal?

Quite often when I'm scrolling through the proposed sites, I'll see proposals that don't have any example questions listed. I'll sometimes try to throw in an example question of my own to try and help ...
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Are my closed questions counted in the 5 questions per proposal limit?

It is important to post bad questions to a proposal as well as good questions, so we can get an idea about what should not be accepted. However, there is the limit of 5 questions per person per ...
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Increase the distance between Share and Unfollow buttons

I accidentally clicked the Unfollow button when I was trying to get the Share link. Here is how Share and Follow/Unfollow buttons are positioned in Area 51 proposals: While I quickly corrected my ...
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How can I make an announcement to followers of a proposal?

I created Scientific Imagination yesterday, for the people who are interested in questions involving imaginary scenarios and scientific, educational, and fun answers for those questions. Now I would ...
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When can I use a cool name for a site proposal?

I just created the proposal Scientific Imagination, and I have used it as a temporary title. I am hoping to change the title to a clever one, if the proposal gets off. So, at which phase am I able to ...
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How to get people to visit newly created Area51 proposal?

I have an idea for a new proposal, and I think it's quite cool (don't we all?). But I am worried that I would not be able to attract traffic to the proposal. Having a cool proposal is one thing. But ...
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Can one person derail a site proposal on Area51?

There have been multiple discussions about down votes (examples 1, 2 ) I have argued that supports of a proposal should ignore malicious down votes but recent events indicate that one person with ...
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Code Review and Code Golf kept in beta? [closed]

Edit: Found this site Mathematica, which was significantly not as good as these two in question when it left. I would also like to note that the last one to graduate did two years ago. This ...
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How to propose a new site? [duplicate]

I read the faq but didn't find about how to propose new site. I thought if if I would create post in discussion, it would be proposal but nothing is happening. I want to propose "Country Matters - ...
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Display question in reverse order?

I read the discussion following the question: Is there a way to notify users about questions in which they have voted, that are now over 10 up-votes? I see the point of Jim (even if I think that ...
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Don't age close votes on example questions

Normally, as per the close vote aging policy on normal SE sites, the most recent close vote on a post is invalidated if no more close votes have been cast less than four days after it was cast. The ...
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Miscellaneous Exchange - Migration only?

So I got this idea about a Miscellaneous Exchange, but then I read that it has been proposed before. But If it's okay, I'd like to share my idea. I've seen many good quality questions (at various SE ...
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Rename Area 51 proposal?

I would like to know if there is a way to rename an Area 51 proposal group? I didn't find anything related anywhere.
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How do we logout from area 51

It might be an extremely stupid question, but I just logged in with the wrong account, and I can't find how to logout from area51. I even tried to delete the cookies with the string area51 in it, but ...
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Why was my question about definition vote gaming deleted?

I ask a question seeking agreement/disagreement about whether people on the whole vote game definition questions as to move the proposal forward. I was a comprehensive question, with plenty of ...
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Could we get rid of the ufos and 'area51' type of branding please?

I feel that all this type of stuff makes it really hard to convince established people in technical fields to take proposals here as something serious. Opening a website with funny UFOs flying around ...
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Why has the proposal of “Physics Problems” been deleted?

Some time ago I proposed the idea of a new website called "Physics-Problems": http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/69198/physics-problems Why has it been deleted? Due to low ...
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Can we link or bulk import from a previously failed proposal?

Current Proposal Firearms is a variation of a proposal that failed in beta 4 years ago. I believe that all of the sample questions and comments in the earlier proposal are worth considering during ...
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Should I remove bad proposal questions, or leave them as examples of what wouldn't work?

We're in the Define Stage on Proposal: Firearms. A question was posed as to whether a certain type of question would be appropriate. I suggested an answer, and then wrote some sample questions. One ...
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We need special markup code for a Area51 Proposals

Presently it appears that any Area51 Discussion Zone question that links to an Area51 Proposal is included in that Proposal's discussion pane. We need special markup (e.g., perhaps something along ...
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If an example question is on topic at an existing site does that mean it is inappropriate for a proposed site?

During site definition of a proposal we ask users to post example questions that would be on topic for the proposed site, and we ask others to vote on if they are appropriate for the proposed site. I ...
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Questions per Day statistic isn't calculated correctly any more

Since this fix, the questions/day statistic for all beta sites is being calculated with a different formula than before. The old method calculated the number of "questions per day on average over the ...
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What are the rep levels supposed to be here?

Previously, I thought that Area 51 Discussion Zone used the graduated site rep levels. However, I saw this MSE post, which linked to this answer. Curiously, it appeared with "delete (2)" under it, and ...
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Proposed new custom close reason: “this should be an example question, not a discuss question”

Area 51 is confusing to new users. Many of them try to ask example questions here on Discuss.Area51, presumably because they don't know the difference between an example question and a discuss ...
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Area 51 stats down

The questions/day and userbase stats are pretty much trashed today. Like replaced with big zeros! Seems to affect all sites in public beta (I looked at 3) - noticed it on my regular check of Software ...
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How do I refer someone to a proposal

I was wondering how to refer someone to a proposal, because I was on this proposal and some people have referred people but I don't know how? And since I committed to the proposal I am suppose to help ...
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Rep counts for other sites I left and rejoined is wrong

On my profile on a site I've committed to (may take a bit of browsing, if you organize by "most recent" I'm on the second to last page), I'm listed as having 337 rep on the Chinese SE site (on my user ...
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Why do users have only 5 votes for an entire define stage?

What would be lost if each user was able to vote on all questions while in the define stage? It seems like people vote relevantly on 5 questions, and afterwards can no longer contribute. Why was this ...
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Is redistributing votes to upvote _good_ example questions that are below 10 detrimental to the proposal?

The commonly cited response to the many discussion threads that ask 'Please redistribute your votes to questions with a score of less than 10' is that redistribution to 'push through' a proposal is ...