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Why “add comment” not “add a comment” in example questions section?

There is add comment in each question of the proposal's Example Questions sections to enter the comment about the question, but in the tool tip of the add comment and in the discussion zone's question ...
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Is Area51 also checked on cheating with “puppet” (fake) accounts?

I have a large suspicion of a proposal being cheated on by having fake accounts follow it, create questions, and up-vote the questions. I already flagged it for moderator attention, but I was curious ...
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How can I help my followers to understand what is required on definition phase?

I noticed a problem in my proposal and in other proposals as well. If proposal is followed by a person not familiar with area 51 process they upvote/downvote and comment questions as if it was a real ...
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Add a “Proposals” link at the top of the Discussion Zone

Can we add a "Proposals" link at the top of the Discussion Zone. When you are at area51.stackexchange.com/ (MAIN) there is a link 'discuss' at the top right that takes you to ...
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profile image is not updating with gravatar image

I created my gravatar profile 3 days ago. The email is the same for both my profile here and in gravatar. My image is not updating in my profile. Is something busted?
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Why is there no per user limitation for down vote at the definition phase?

It seems quite normal to have a per user limitation of the up votes for each proposal (max: 5 up votes). But, I wonder why there is no symmetric per user limitation for the down votes. Right now, a ...
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Social Problem Solving was closed as duplicate, but I disagree, what shall I do?

At first I appreciate your work and I'm glad you are focused on making topics of proposals not overlap each other. Many thanks to moderators for their work. But I've just suffered a bit because of it ...
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Is there a way to merge proposals? Suggest it and put it to a vote?

If you notice a couple small proposals that aren't looking like they are gaining enough traction individually but could fall under one larger header proposal, is there a way to propose a merge for the ...
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Is creation of new language-devoted sites still allowed after the “Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - SE 2.0 Sites edition” was issued?

I ask not about sites like "Programming (in Chinese)" and "Cooking (in French)", but about sites devoted to specific language like German Language or Spanish Language. Important point: I assume that ...
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Proposal deleted error!

After clicking on deleted Example Questions of new proposal in recent inbox tab gives an error. Though the proposal is active! While Clicking on active question redirects to the proposal page! ...
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When can you close or reopen proposals? [duplicate]

Through a quick check of the Privileges page, I got the close/reopen questions privilege at 150rep. However, I don't see a way to cast close or reopen votes on a proposal. I am pretty sure that right ...
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How to describe a new proposal that is likely to be successful on SE?

Area 51 is what it is, and it is not perfect, nor likely to be updated anytime soon. We have an FAQ but it does not really help to define what a viable or successful site might look like. There have ...
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Guidelines for checking viability before proposing site

I am asking for discussing the guidelines about checking viability of proposal before making it. So, The main topics/cases that need guidance are: Proposal is also on-topic for another site. ...
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Can questions be asked in Commitment Phase?

I read this question, but it did not answer my question. Here's my scenario: I have a Hebrew Language-related question. Mi Yodeya.SE will not accept it, because nonreligious Hebrew questions are off ...
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Hypothetically, what if you fall below 25 rep?

If a user is frequently downvoted and falls below 25 rep, the requirement for posting example questions and the lowest privilege, how can he or she re-earn that privilege?
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Can we have an ideas graveyard?

While looking around for a closed proposal I noticed a few questions in the form of What happened to the * proposal? I think it'd be a good idea to have an ideas graveyard so that we know why each ...
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What happened to 'content creators' proposal?

I created a 'content creators' proposal, and it appears to have been deleted, with no notification. Can someone please tell me why/how this happened?
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How come I've earned the Curious badge with just 4 questions?

I've just earned the Curious badge on this "meta". The badge description reads: Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record. But this question, the ...
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Does the 'answer ratio' stat include closed questions and answers with a negative score?

In the statistics of all launched beta sites there is one stat called 'answer ratio'. How exactly is this calculated? Is it simply the average number of (non-deleted) answers per question for a site? ...
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How come I'm logged in on discuss.area51 but not on area51 itself?

I followed an answer-notification (shown in the top bar on SO) to discuss.area51.stackexchange.com. I was logged in automatically, I could respond to the answer with a comment, and edit my question to ...
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How can I see my failed commitments?

I know I've committed to sites where I haven't fulfilled my commitment. Those commitments are no longer active; I've failed them. How and where can I see what these commitments were?
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Wording of commitment phase description: “minimum of three scores” means “lowest out of three scores”?

Currently, it says: The commitment score is the minimum of three scores: [...] This wording sounds odd to me, since in the indefinite, a phrase like "a minimum of three scores" usually is ...
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Around 1000 of my Area51 reputation suddenly disappeared, what happened? [duplicate]

Btw, it is not really a traumatic experience to me, because I would like more to have more professional accounts in my firsts. I've even planned to ask the SE to separate my area51 and MSE accounts to ...
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Why do Meta posts giving advice on how to advance the proposal get down voted?

Every couple of weeks someone makes a meta post about voting and how if everyone just does "X" the proposal will benifit and move forward. Seems like a great idea, so why do the posts get down voted? ...
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Is it possible to resurrect a discussion question from a deleted proposal if it also referenced a current proposal?

I took part in a discussion question, linked for those who are able to view it, in the now-deleted Birds proposal. I believe it also referenced the Bird Watching proposal, which is still active, in ...
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There is no meta for beta sites - so what to do?

There is a beta site I'd like to ask a "meta"-style question on. Apparently there isn't any way to do that - I guess that kind of makes sense, since it isn't 'graduated' yet. Nonetheless, this seems ...
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Notifications for closed proposals?

A site proposal I have been following for most of it's first year is coming to the twelve month mark (still in definition phase), the proposal has gathered 54 questions and more than 100 followers. ...
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How can I permanently log out of Area51?

When I log out of Area 51 using the "log out" link, I am logged out. But when I delete all the cookies of all Stack Exchange sites, I'm automatically logged in again when I visit Area 51 (but not ...
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Appropriate to ask for a “What is your favourite…?” proposal?

Would it be appropriate for a site to ask for the users' favourites on a certain topic and let other users upvote suggestions of other users? Personally, I very appreciate the recommendations given by ...
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How do we handle voting in the discussion area?

I recently joined the Autism page and I noticed that the voting for its discussions appear to be polls. I'm new to Area 51 and was wondering if we vote on discussions to show agreement with a ...
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Help about non-English / international site proposals [duplicate]

The intention of this question was to consolidate in one place the most important discussions and resources around non-English / international site proposals. I have heard about the Stack Exchange ...
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Should users have access to their own deleted proposals?

Is not seeing your own deleted proposals is an expected behaviour? For example, I've created one, but then figured it out that it's actually covered by different SE site (by the tag), but after ...
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Does Area 51 needs a new layout?

The Area 51 website is nice, but I think that a new layout would be better. First, the current layout isn't adapted for mobile, and this is a requirement, for me. In my opinion, the website is a ...
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Using an account different from my main account on Area51 for privacy

I'm in a situation where I want to use an alternative account with an alternative email address for some activities on Area51 for privacy reasons (not that I want to do something un-pc, offensive, ...
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Proposals that are closed during beta aren't found with closed:1

Doing a search with closed:1, as suggested by this answer, doesn't give proposals that have been closed after going into beta, such as sexuality.
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Relaunches following failed attempts

As per the discussion of closings during private beta at Private betas, launches, relaunches, rules for promotion, and community partnerships, I'd like to request the feature that committers from ...
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Can discussion “questions” be used to promote a site proposal or announce updates?

I've seen discussion "questions" such as this one which don't appear to have any purpose besides promoting the proposal and announcing things for a site. I'm referring mainly to posts that are ...
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Should I notify the followers of a closed proposal if I restart it?

If I've restarted a proposal that was closed, then should I notify the followers of the original proposal? If I should, how should I do it?
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Reason for closing a proposal

I've came across this reason for rejection of a proposal: This proposal covers the same ground as another proposal; it would tend to drain audience from another Stack Exchange site. Why is the ...
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How often are the ads updated?

On every proposal there is a link to a PNG file (via "Share This" button, see screenshot by @BlasSoriano), which may be used to advertise the proposal. I always assumed these files update themselves, ...
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Why am I continously asked to confirm my email address?

I am a registered user at this site and I have committed to the Stackoverflow in German proposal. I keep finding the following note on the page: Please confirm your email address! Your commitment ...
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Is someone maliciously downvoting my things?

So yesterday, i got downvotes, but +10 reputation, which just in total gived me 2 reputation. Now, i got -10 reputation and im stuck with 43. Also, in this post i just putted the most important ...
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Does the “avid users” number count the users with 2000+ rep?

I was checking the spanish (beta) site stats and noticed that the amount of avid users (on the left) is equal to the amount of users with 200+ rep. Does this mean that these 281 includes the 29 over ...
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How should I participate in Area 51 and not fail miserably?

I know the title uses negative language. But I'm asking about how to participate and be "okay." I used to have 178 Reputation on both my proposals and discussions accounts. Now I have less than 20 ...
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Can we make it clearer that “create new discussion” posts on Meta?

Every once in a while we get something like this: Do you have any documentation on implementing a custom security plugin for OZP? An example question being posted on meta instead of on the page for ...
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Inconsistent error message style!

A standard error message on Stack Exchange sites looks like this. It's a pop-up that appears if something happens on the page, for example, if the body of a question is missing. If you try to post ...
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Why do proposal titles have to be at least 15 characters?

I see other people's proposals and their titles are less than 15 characters. But when I create a proposal, the title of it must be at least 15 characters long before submitting. Does the error go away ...
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Year missing on old commitment graphs

When looking at the commitment graph for old proposals, the year is missing. For example, Unix & Linux has a commitment graph labelled only "Jul 16 Jul 24 Aug 1 Aug 8". There is no indication of ...
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Commitment phase appropriate for existing communities that are new on StackExchange?

This question relates to others on commitment but I think merits its own question. Our community (Area51 page) is 'openEHR' ('EHR' = Electronic Health Record), and it's a technology and information ...
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Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - SE 2.0 Sites edition

We've been promising a long-overdue update regarding our progress on bringing Stack Exchange 2.0 to a broader international audience through localization. This is the update. For those I haven't yet ...