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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 ...
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Bug in “Launched Proposals” RSS feed

I was after an RSS feed for Stack Exchange sites that graduate out of beta and found this feed. However, the updates never appear in my RSS reader, even though they do appear in the XML of the feed ...
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How do I simulate tags in example questions?

All real sites have questions tags, but how do I simulate tags in example questions for proposed sites? If it can't be done, can the system be enhanced to allow it to be done? Surely example tags ...
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Off-topic close reason contains a broken link

I've noticed the off-topic close text is as follows and contains a broken link to the help center: This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason: ...
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Missing CSS on HTTPS results in the site not displaying properly

I have noticed that when you access the site using the HTTPS link to the site (https://area51.stackexchange.com) that it doesn't render properly, like its missing a reference to CSS or just missing ...
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What is the best way to promote a proposal?

I am currently trying to rally support for 3D Modeling and Animation, a stack exchange with the intent of bringing relative 3D/CGI (computer generated imagery) communities together to form one ...
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How to remove a commitment when the site is in private beta

I am wondering how to remove a commitment of a site that has gone into private beta - unlike what was discussed in Stuck with a commitment of a closed Private Beta, the private beta is up and running, ...
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Why is my identicon different on Area 51? All the other sites share a single identicon

My identicon (the automatically generated pattern next to my username) is the same for all of the Stack Exchange sites I use. I was confused to see a different shape and colour identicon next to my ...
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Why do close votes expire?

Someone commented to me today that close votes on a particular proposal had expired. Why do close votes expire? And if they do, why does Area 51 not allow those who had voted previously to vote again ...
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Area 51 does not load all content over HTTPS [duplicate]

When accessing Area 51 through its HTTPS url, HTTPS Everywhere stops all the CSS and images from loading (rightly so) because they are being loaded over HTTP. On an HTTPS site, all content should be ...
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How private is the private beta?

With "Mathematics Educators" being ready for the beta phase, do I understand it correctly, that the next step is going to be a private beta? How closed and private is it going to be? Are only users ...
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What's in it for me?

Area 51 allows me to take my great idea, find a community, generate an actionable proposal with demonstrated market relevance and deliver it to stack exchange inc. What benefit accrues to me for ...
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Area 51 OpenID login is broken with HTTPS

Using Area 51 on Chrome with the HTTPS everywhere extension prevents successful login. The error is: The authentication URL, https://area51.stackexchange.com/... is different than the actual URL ...
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what about an open forum? [duplicate]

what if we create an open forum and discuss multiple and different topics on one place? i have this idea to create some thing unique on stackexchange whereas i have seen sites like yahoo answers and ...
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Contact link broken/different on Area 51

The "Contact Us" link at the bottom of pages on the main Area 51 site doesn't lead to the standard contact form which is present on other sites (e.g. discuss.area51). Instead, it's a mailto link which ...
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Please delete my account of Area 51

PLease delete my account of AREA 51 only. How can I do it?
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How can I attract attention to my unanswered discuss question?

On discuss.Area51, I posted this question, which has been upvoted but not answered. I would still like a response to it. It doesn't look like I can but a bounty on my questions in Area51, so is there ...
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Should the down vote limit be the same as the up vote limit?

Currently there is no limit to the number of down votes one person can cast. A similar question was asked at meta and closed there to be asked here. There is a comment saying the question was posted ...
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Similar section merging: Psychology, social sciences and so on

I've noticed that there are many similar section about Psychology. Psychology: 41 followers Mental fitness: 162 Neurosciences: 10 Social Science: .. Soft Skills: ... I've found all of them looking ...
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What happens with the IP given after “last activity”?

The IP, from where we connect to the stack is stored somewhere, since something compares the previous one with the current one. Is it stored in a Area51Stack database?
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Area 51 Reputation Page is broken

When I click on 'Reputation and Moderation' it sends me to a broken link page. Could you fix that? Thanks.
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Proposal Progress

With the Joomla Proposal, which is commitment stage, what is the best way to help it progress to the next stage? Asking questions or answering questions does not seem to do the trick.
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Can you add links to your proposal description?

I have a link that I want to add to my proposal description. I know I can just paste it in, but is there any way I can post a link like this into my description?
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What happened to my reputations?

What happened to by reputation points? I remember surely being over 3000, now over 1000 points is gone. There are no dramatic events in my history like user download or extreme downvoting. Yes, I ...
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How recent must site activity be to count toward site statistics displayed on Area 51?

I've noticed the site statistics for Cognitive Sciences fluctuating a lot more from week to week than I would expect if the statistics represented the entire life of the beta (757 days and counting ...
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Why I can see this private beta question?

I forgot to commit to the recently launched Software Recommendations proposal thus I shouldn't be able to see the site or any questions/answers on it, than why I was able to open this question? ...
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Should we seed the (private) beta with questions and answers?

The question was asked for Gamification, but I think it's a valid question for any proposal. Should we prepare a number of questions and answers to seed the private beta?
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Allow commitments to be fulfilled even if a private beta fails

Sometimes, a site starts the process of actually being a Q&A site, but it ultimately doesn't make it. For some, they make it to public beta but peter out and get shut down. In that case, the user ...
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How do I submit a proposal? [duplicate]

How do I submit a proposal for a QA site? I found a close site and a link that said to re-propose it. But there were no instructions on how to do that?
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What happens with Area51-reputation from failed beta sites?

I have fullfilled commitment to failed Digital Preservation proposal, however after close that site was removed from my Fulfilled commitments list. My question is, what happens with Area-Reputation ...
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Make questions obligatory when defining a proposal?

Repeatedly, I see new proposals, where the creator (with the usual initial 50 rep) writes a vague title, even more vague description, and leaves it at that, with us to figure out what's the proposal ...
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Linked SE account not showing all info in Area 51

I'm logging in to Area 51 with my global stack exchange account. I'm seeing all my info in my profile but it's not showing my picture like it does at all my other SE sites.
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“@” ping doesn't work in the Example Questions?

In the example questions the "@" ping doesn't work in the comments. Meaning you don't get the usual suggestions of who you want to ping. Is that by-design or a bug?
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Does closing questions count against the “percent answered” & “answer ratio” statistics?

I see from a similar question that closed questions count toward questions per day, but: Do closed questions also count against percent answered? Will answer ratio change with percent answered ...
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How to create a new proposal in Area51?

I can't find how to create a new proposal. So how to create a new proposal? Make the proposal noticed by others
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How should we respond to apparent Pro Forma objections?

Proposal: Statamic Respectfully, as a newcomer to SE, I'm asking whether observations by current members of high reputation and standing, such as (paraphrased) "Of limited interest b/c a commercial ...
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“What's Meta?” link is broken

This is a bug report for Area 51 Discussion Zone. help => "What's Meta?" link takes me to Page Not Found.
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How I can search the example questions on a site proposal?

I want to add an example question to the software licensing Area 51 proposal, but first I want to make sure it's not a duplicate. How do I search the existing questions? There is no search box that I ...
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How can I search for a site proposal and it's current status?

I remember there was a proposal named something like "Life Hacking" or so. But searching for it doesn't return me that proposal. Is it migrated to other proposal? Is it in private beta? If any of the ...
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Question about “not spamming” your proposal

I just created a proposal called "API Seek". The intention of this site is specifically release Stack Overflow from "what API is best" very common off-topic questions and give them a solution here. ...
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Why do we lose rep when we're downvoted?

Why do we lose reputation when someone downvotes one of our example questions? From my point of view (as a very inexperienced Area 51 user), the point of posting example questions is to establish the ...
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Proposing a site for ethical hacking?

Do we have a Q & A site for Ethical hackers ?? Its something different from Information security i suppose.. Please let me know valuable suggestions to propose a site if Q & A site doesn't ...
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Why should any of us contribute when Stack Exchange will throw away our work without consulting us?

Proposal: Startup Business On the old startups Stack Exchange I was a user with 3,000+ rep, 84 answers, and hundreds of edits. I proudly linked to my profile from LinkedIn, Quora, even my email ...
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Combine Aliens and Paranormal Files into Cryptozoology

Proposal: Aliens A cryptid is defined as "a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but is not recognized by scientific consensus". Both aliens and ghosts currently fit this description ...