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Getting momentum for new proposals that combine other StackExchange sites

I noticed that the Web Design site is being proposed at the moment, and surprisingly it doesn't seem to have as many followers as you might expect, given the questions asked are very similar to many ...
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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 ...
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Requirements for example questions with 10 upvotes is being gamed

I'm putting this discussion topic forward, to get consensus on this issue. If we examine the highly progressed proposals, we see that in most of them, the participants are gaming the upvoting ...
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Ability for low-rep users to see vote breakdowns on example questions

This priv should be available to very low rep users here. Many don't hang around Area51 enough to earn rep quickly, but seeing how the voting is going on example questions can be key to setting up a ...
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Double “Blatantly offtopic” flag reason

When flagging a post as offtopic, the "Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with a Stack Exchange site proposal, the Area 51 process, or the Area 51 software)" reason appears twice. I ...
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Why aren't there tags for each proposal?

The Area 51 format is a little confusing to me, coming from the normal SE sites. I hope I'm even asking this in the right place. It seems there isn't a meta.area51, just a tag. Why aren't there tags ...
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Comments don't show up at Area-51 comment notification from Android tablet

Whenever I access area-51 from my tablet (android) and hit the notification button to see messages that came in meanwhile, I only see edit related old things, like suggested edits, but not the ...
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Possible duplicate between trolling and moderators

Proposal: Trolling Proposal: Moderators As it start to being defined, trolling is becoming a duplicate of moderators.
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Discussion Zone > Help > Tour link is broken

From Discussion Zone, click the 'Help' link and then select 'Tour'. Observe resulting 'Page Not Found' with the URL: http://area51.stackexchange.com/tour
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Is it possible to propose a new site in which the contents inside are other language such as Thai?

I'm a newbie of SE, and quite new to web programming. I am trying to create a new SE site where all contents are written in Thai. My initial plan for now is to create a Southeast Asain Language ...
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What's the point of restricting the number of upvotes on example questions?

I don't understand it at all. All it has is people strategically voting on example questions, leading to all questions having ~10 votes. It means that good questions that have been asked recently ...
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The requirements for progressing from definition to commitment are warped

The proposals Economics and Coffee and coffee for example. Coffee has 76 example questions, and 119 followers. Economics has 77 example questions, and 119 followers. Each requires about 10 more ...
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would/could this site be a platform for world builders to describe their world and get remarks and suggestions?

I was reading posted questions and thinking about the world I'm building. It occurred to me that you don't really always know what's the question that needs to be asked. I was thinking that ...
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Staff or moderator assistance requested.

Proposal: Pastafarianism Staff or moderator assistance requested. The question Please review this draft message promoting the Pastafarian proposal is intended to be a community approach as part of ...
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Is there a time limit for the Commitment stage?

(Although I do think my question is a basic one, I found no answer yet) Being happy that the Stack Overflow in German proposal is now in the commitment stage, I asked myself whether there is a time ...
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Need a way to search example questions within a specific proposal

As example questions grow for a given proposal it becomes more difficult to to ensure that we are not asking a question too similar to one that has already been asked. is there a way to add a ...
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Would it make sense to have a bookmark proposal option?

There are several proposals that have what I'll call "bookmark followers". These are people who follow a proposal but never actually participate in the definition process. I assume that's because they ...
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Why aren't the badges on Area 51 grouped in a meaningful way?

If you compare the list of badges on Area 51 and the list of badges on Discuss Area 51, you'll see that while the latter is grouped, with different levels of the same badge and related badges ...
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Why don't I get notified of a closed proposal?

Some proposals I was following or even committed to† got closed. I never received any notification that these proposals were closed, they just silently disappeared from my list of followed ...
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Downvoting proposals

Sometimes I wish to downvote proposals, because I think that a site would not be a good addition to the SE network. For instance, I think that History of Science And Mathematics and Mathematics ...
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Why set participation limit at 60 followers, but defining questions at 40 questions with 10 upvotes or more?

Why set the participation limit at 60 followers, but defining questions at 40 questions with 10 upvotes or more? Even if all 60 followers were unanimous on what questions should be upvoted, with 5 ...
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it would be nice to see graphs of other progression metrics

eg. Number of example questions with score of 10 or more, number of questions etc.
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Are there any topics that are strictly forbidden?

I once read (can't find the source though) that "law" and "medical" StackExchange websites are not going to happen. I can't also imagine the SE team to create Q&A's on strictly crime topics, such ...
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What are the tags for the site? And who can edit them or create them?

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics
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When can we start asking real questions?

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics When can we start asking questions about the History of math as opposed to questions about which questions are okay to ask?
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Have the rules around progression changed?

I was just looking at The Workplace definition phase and it doesn't have nearly as many example questions as Economics for example, yet The Workplace has launched successfully. Have the rules been ...
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If I setup up a proposal called “Anime Suggestions”, would it be allowed?

I haven't proposed this idea and am pretty sure it would get heavily downvoted and probably this question to since stackexchange is Q and A site, but I was thinking of proposing a site called Anime ...
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What happens to reputation when a proposal is closed?

If I create a proposal and gain reputation from users joining my proposal, what happens to such reputation when the proposal is eventually closed, or when it progresses to a main site (after public ...
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Area 51 reputation gains not showing on the top bar

During the past week or so, I've gained 15 reputation on Area 51 (5 today, April 24th and 10 on April 20th). However, the top-bar reputation button does not show this gain (like it did, e.g., show the ...
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Where did the 'close' link go?

We recently removed the 'close' link from proposals, preferring instead that users simply 'flag' proposals that have to be closed/removed for egregious problems. Why did we do this? My initial ...
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Is it possible to merge these accounts?

Yesterday I committed to a proposal which required entering my email address. As I entered another email address than the one I used for stackexchange, it created a new account instead of linking it ...
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I don't want to look at my reputation on A51, but the topbar makes me!

Whenever I click on my profile picture on Area 51 itself (not meta), I get directed to my reputation page on Area 51. Can someone please tell the topbar that I don't care about my Area 51 rep, and ...
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Why do some betas end early?

Mental fitness closed after only 8 days in beta - why so soon? I thought they were to stay open for at least 90 days*. Ok - I see I misread that - they are to remain in beta for at least 90 days ...
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Where is the “relationships and dating” data dump?

Most (all?) sites closed during beta have a database dump: for example, mental fitness, machine learning. However, the relationships and dating closed beta site does not appear to have any data dump. ...
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The top of the Graphic Design logo on the “Launched” page is cut off

On http://area51.stackexchange.com/?tab=launched, the very top of the Graphic Design logo is cut off. I'm not sure if this is due to the graphic itself or the border of the heading above it.
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How does one restart a proposal?

Please forgive me if this is a duplicate question; I'd be fain to delete it. Does "restart" simply denote the usual process as explained at http://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/76978? Or does it denote a ...