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What is the SE stance on the 'Science Exchange' proposal?

Proposal: Science Exchange The proposal for Science Exchange is a little outside the box. But has gained 17 followers in a week. The proposal is NOT question & answer based but does have the ...
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What kind of questions do we want for this proposal?

Proposal: Science's area51 This proposal is different than others, in many ways. As I have mentioned here, one way is that it's quite difficult to come up with questions that help define this ...
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Questions on lyrics of popular music? [closed]

Is it ok to ask for lyrics of popular music which is not easily available on the net? If not, which is right place to ask for it?
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Thoughts on modifying the commitment limits

Currently everyone can commit to 3 proposals. At this moment there are 500+ proposals on Area51 with about 25 in commitment phase, which can run for up to a year. I understand the arguments about ...
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Sites with similar subject matter

Can they merge to pass phase levels? Could have a full voting process to ensure members don't double up. A lot of the proposals seem very much the same.
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Is there anything I need to do during commit phase besides share the proposal?

Background I have just followed and committed to the Embedded Systems Programming and Design proposal. I have read through the FAQ, and it says that a commitment is fulfilled by asking and answering ...
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Have the share link in public/private beta tab

After a proposed site goes from definition to private beta thru commitment, it becomes harder to find the share link, because it is only in the definition tab. The popup opened from the share link ...
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crypto blockchain site apart from bitcoin, eg Ethereum

I'm seeing questions on Ethereum being asked in the site "Bitcoin - Beta Q&A site for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts." It seems sensible to either... a/ rename the Bitcoin site to something ...
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Can't view Area 51 on Android SE app

Why can't I view Area 51 on my Android App. I have tried selecting all sites, and also looked under meta sites, but I cannot see it. Thanks.
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No stamps/philately SE?

I searched for a stamp/philately SE site, but can't find any, not even in Area51 or discuss.Area51, or Google. Surely this must have been discusses/proposed before???? The only thing related I can ...
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Rename proposal in the commitment phase?

I have proposed a System z site, which is now in its commitment phase. I would like to rename it to z Systems.
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Adding a new login to Stack Exchange causes Area51 to stop sending notification emails

I noticed the beta launch of Engineering today, and I was confused; I received emails previously for such events, including the beta launch of Moderators (now Community Building) and the commitment ...
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How can I appeal the closing of a proposal for a new site?

I opened a proposal for a site for Applied Behavior Analysis. It was closed as a duplicate of Cognitive Science. 1) I believe that ABA is a unique field, and will attract its own set of visitors. ...
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Can an Area 51 group ever be completely deleted (and why close any)? [duplicate]

I would like to know whether, and if so, under exactly what possible circumstances, an Area 51 group can be completely deleted. Also, I have seen several groups being closed, and it doesn't seem ...
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Why can't we see the edit history of an example question during the Definition phase?

I was reading an example question in the Nutrition proposal, which is currently in the Definition phase. The comments indicated that the question had been edited, however, I was not able to read the ...
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Can I follow a site in the commitment phase, without committing to it?

I noticed a few sites that I find interesting, however I don't see myself committing to the sites since I have little to no knowledge on the topics of the sites. I would like to follow the proposal, ...
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What to do if someone keeps on adding non-constructive comments to a proposal simply because they don't like / don't approve of it?

What to do if someone keeps on adding non-constructive comments to a proposal simply because they don't like / don't approve of it? The comments mostly don't add any value to the discussion. They are ...
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If a new site is created, the example questions of the proposal are converted to an initial site question set?

...I looked for some example questions of some successful proposals in their beta, but practically none of them was found.
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What to do with the questions about the launched sites?

There are many questions about the definition of the sites that are already launched (public beta or fully mature site). They are not actual anymore. Should they be closed? They are shown as related ...
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Any news about the non-english SE site proposals?

There is around 8 currently existing sites reached the beta requirements, and from them with the single exception of "Engineering", all of them are non-english proposals, whose start depends on the ...
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Remove upvote for a proposal discussion question?

Why do we need a separate site for Vi/Vim? I now see the need for a unique vi/vim site... I upvoted this question 12/31 wondering the same thing as OP. I would like to remove the upvote, now that I ...
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Is there a site that tells users what site to ask a question on?

I occasionally post questions to Stack Exchange sites which get put on hold with reasoning of the form "this question is about X but this site is about Y". Rarely do I get a useful pointer to a site ...
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Can/Should Definition questions remain open during Commitment phase?

There is an older SE Meta question What can be done to keep users active in the commitment phase? at the time it was posted Next Generation of Area 51 was just around the corner. There is a ...
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Improve the duplicate proposal checker

Steps to recreate: Go to create a new Arts Proposal. Type in 'Star Trek'. There's a handy duplicate checker, and it detects (at the time of writing) a Star Wars proposal. What it doesn't detect is ...
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What is required for a question in discuss to appear in multiple proposals?

Recently the "polish language" proposal was closed in the absence of the required support after a year. Regarding the fact, that there are currently two another polish proposals (polish askubuntu and ...
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Add bounties to discuss questions

In this question I asked it a while back and still don't have an answer. (The fact that I got a badge for that is nice but,) I wish for there to be a possibility to add bounties on Area 51 discussion ...
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Just a thought: Another voting category for a 'good example of an off topic question'

I am not the first one to ask: "Should I be asking off topic questions" That's been discussed before: Should we be upvoting off-topic examples? If an example question is on topic at an existing site ...
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Can moderators please keep an eye on the Anarchism proposal?

In my experience, discussions on Anarchism strongly attract trolls and bring out troll-like behavior. The current Anarchism proposal is no exception. The example questions are already full of ...
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Why isn't Area51 committed to the answers and tone that is set in its FAQ?

From the FAQ: Help sites get off the ground by defining the types of questions that are wanted, recruiting a critical mass of experts, and committing to the site's success. This is false. ...
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Why were the discussion on our questions removed?

In Healthcare IT there was quite a bit of active discussions on individual proposed questions. Someone has come by to remove many of the discussion items. Why? There was no warning before hand and ...
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Discrepancy in days in beta count

When looking at the sites currently in Beta phase page here I see this : Which shows 2k days in beta. Meaning it's been in beta for 2000 - 2999 days. I go to click on the Board and Card Games link ...
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How are BETA visits per day computed?

This is just an example but it seems to hold true across other sites. The Area51 page for pets says it is getting 4,644 visits per day. But looking at New questions most are showing less then 100 ...
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Cross-Promotion of Proposals on Similar SE Site [duplicate]

Is it allowed to seek followers/commitment for a proposed site from existing members of similar SE site? For example: Poker SE - "Poker Stack Exchange is for serious players and enthusiasts of ...
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How to ask a general example question

How should I write some generic question with a variable word or name should I do: What did scientist x predict? or What did some scientist discover? or What did scientist ____ ...
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Proposing not exactly Q&A sites?

All SE sites are Q&A sites at the moment. That's fine. Perhaps there could be other sites, similar to the SE sites, which are not Q&A but would greatly benefit from the same concepts, e.g. ...
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Is there a question ban here in Area 51?

Stack Overflow is famous for its question ban, automatically imposed when enough questions get enough downvotes, usually closed and deleted as well. Is there something like that here on Area 51? ...
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Is less than 15 questions per day an indication of an unhealthy beta?

The Area51 page for the beta launches have this statement at the top "15 questions per day on average is a healthy beta". Most of the sites that have launched in the last 2 years are far from 15 per ...
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Tabs on profile pages seem to be “inverted” relative to everywhere else

The current Area 51 user profile page looks like this: Note that the "information" tabs (i.e. info, rep, activity, responses, and followed) are at the top, meaning that it's impossible to see the ...
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Should people who don't approve of a proposal downvote example questions?

Is downvoting a question in a proposal you don't like a valid way of expressing your objection to that proposal? It seems to me that the quality of the question should be judged separately from the ...
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Is its appropriate to advertise my proposal on SE site community ads?

I had recently started with the proposal: Event Planning I am new with this proposal promotion thing and I wanted to know that will it be good if I advertise my proposal on SE community ads. Well I ...
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The comments box can be resized in both directions

On Ask Ubuntu (and other sites), I can only drag the comment box down, not sideways, but here I can drag to the left as well: Worse, before the scroll bar starts - at 483 px, the whole ...
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How to revive a proposal?

To revive a close proposal are there any ways to vote to reopen it or should a new proposal be made? If a new proposal should be made, should the original website be closed?
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Will there be moderation on the question or content before being posted publicly?

Proposal: Health Will there be moderation before posting a question in order to avoid publishing non-complying content?
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Should SO translation sites be categorised the same?

I have noticed some oddities in the way some sites are categorised, mainly in SO translations. I have have noticed that http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/68765/stack-overflow-in-korean is ...
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can you do anything about unwanted Questions on your Proposal?

i mean except having other Q Upvoted or if the Q is offensive... if the Q just doesn't have anything much to do with your proposal, and the poster doesn't want to remove them... can u do anything? I ...
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Closing Public Beta

Are public Beta sites closed only for numerical reasons. I saw Is there a list of failed/closed betas? and the highest upvoted answer actually points to a google search which is primarily due to ...
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Where's my rep?

I've just registered here and committed to a site in commitment. I was looking through the list of other committed users, which is by default ranked by "total reputation". According to this answer, ...
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I think it's rubbish that the Mental Fitness stack exchange was closed after just 8 days.

http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/51461/mental-fitness I can't help but think there was some kind of politics or agenda behind this decision. Eight days isn't enough for time for even the ...
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Why can I create an account for a private beta site without being invited?

Recently there was a private beta site, which I had not been involved, but I successfully created an account and accessed all the content of the site. I remember private beta sites were used to be ...
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Remove “democratic, community-driven process” from the Area 51 FAQ

Seeing there is an arbitrary nonelected dictator group or individual that can and does close proposals that are going through the proposal process without asking the community, in fact, directly going ...