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Different avatar in top bar [duplicate]

The top bar (and my profile page) shows a different avatar for me. In my posts the correct avatar is displayed (the one that I also have on other SE sites). I once uploaded my current/correct ...
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what does the alien placard say?

Is it Martian for 'Greetings, Earthling!'? I can only see 'lollipop, N*M, lollipop'.
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Avatar picture problem?

This doesn't seem very normal to me: Is it a bug? Along the same lines:
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Is it possible to withdraw my proposal?

I created an Area 51 proposal and I am wondering if it's possible to withdraw it. (Please don't assume you know my reasons, motivations, or intent -- I'm just asking a general question.)
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How do I delete myself from this site?

Following the user deletion procedure like in all the other SE sites does not work, it just says that it cannot be done on a Meta site. What am I doing wrong?
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If you had low rep when you first committed to a proposal and now have 200+, are you counted in the 100 users with 200+ rep needed to reach beta?

When I originally committed to the Esperanto Language proposal, I was a new user with only 51 rep. I have since then gotten over 200 rep both on Area 51 and on Language Learning. The proposal requires ...
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Can we update this text?

Not only people who committed can visit: Why am I allowed to sign up on a private beta site I never commited to? So can we please update this?
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Does it really make sense to unilaterally close a proposal without any community discussion?

A large community proposal was very recently closed in Area 51: Neuroscience. 150 early supporters gathered in less than two months, including the heads of major laboratories in experimental ...
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How often is a recalc triggered?

Why doesn't Area51 operate in real time like the rest of the Stack Exchange network, with regard to recalculating reputation. You can only do it manually: http://area51.stackexchange.com/reputation ...
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My reputation suddenly went up by more than 100, but there's nothing in the reputation history

I used to have very low reputation (lower than 20). But suddenly, when I came on this site a few days ago, my reputation suddenly went up to 151. How did that happen? There was no notification, and ...
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How do you contest a closure of a proposal?

Proposal: Neuroscience Generically once someone who can decides wrongly to close a proposal how does one contest or argue their case? Specifically when one of the discussions of the proposal ...
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Do Stack Overflows in different languages need to go through the definition phase?

Even though their scope is very clearly defined from the first day, Stack Overflow in [insert non-English language spoken by a sufficent number of devs around the world here] proposals have to go ...
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Can I revoke my unfulfilled commitments?

For more than 3 months, I have the maximum amount of commitments, but I'm not interested in being active on these sites anymore. How can I "step back" so I can commit to other, more interesting ...
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Is it still an accepted practice to create a different language version for an existing site?

It was done with StackOverflow (now Stack Overflow En Espanol exists, as Stack Overflow Em Portugues). Is it still considered an accepted practice or will it likely be closed (e.g. by moderation) if I ...
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Are you a mod if your site finishes all stages? [duplicate]

Do you automatically become a mod in the private beta or in the full launch if you created the proposal? Or do you have to be elected in?
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What are the requirements of a beta site, to turn into a real site? [duplicate]

I recently joined beta site about space exploration to ask couple questions, and overall I'm interested in space exploration. It says, that the site is 1093 days, or more than 3 years in beta! Why is ...
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What does a asterisk (star) in front of a proposal name mean?

In the "All proposals" view I noted that some proposals (obviously very new ones) are preceded by a star, e.g. * Magic at this moment. What does the star mean?
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The Area51 logo is pixelated

Note: Don't start looking yet! Everything is fine on the meta section. ;) The Area51 site logo in the top-left corner is pixelated. I noticed it with Safari 9.1.1 and Firefox 45.0. However, I don't ...
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Native language should be allow at least in chat groups [closed]

There are lots of developers from so many different countries, I am one of them from Gujarat, India. I would like to propose for Gujarati Language which can be allow in chat groups. As I am ...
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Is there a proposal for Web Standards?

Consider the question: Does the HTML5 Canvas or CSS spec have any planned feature to allow “shaders” (not filters) for rendering of DOM elements? which I asked on Web Applications SE (off-topic ...
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A missing commitment

My list of Area51 sites says I am committed to 'Open Source' (and a beta user of 'Poker' and 'Health'), but they are not showing up on my user page: http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/127739/jon-...
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How quickly proposal can go into private beta?

Recently I've came across Monero proposal (btw. I haven't heard about it at all until now) and it's already in 19% of Commitment phase with 70 people already committed (as at time of writing) and it ...
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Should I on purpose ask a bad question?

Here is some of text below where questions are posted: We want to find the best example questions. (Emphasis in original). This seems to say no, I should only ask good questions. Also the fact ...
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Why did the Community♦ user delete my +1 question?

My unanswered question was deleted by the Community♦ user, despite having a score of +1: Retrying consumer electronics (10k only) According to How does deletion work?, the system deleted a ...
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Can I see my own deleted proposed questions?

I deleted one of my questions, posted with an unclosed proposal, and I want to undelete it. How can I find it?
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Is there a “residual” Q&A site? [duplicate]

If a question fits nowhere but still is good, is there a place for asking that question i e this Q&A is for questions that don't belong anywhere else but still can be good questions?
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Is there a way to communicate for all the followers or committers of a proposal?

This would be very useful to coordinate the effort while pushing the proposal forward. I don't think there is a way to do this at the moment because, as far as I know, you can't even see all the ...
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How to propose the closure of a site

Once the site gets out of beta, is there any requirement for it to stay open? For sites that have been abandoned by the proposers and drifted quite far from the proposal, is there a process for that ...
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Why do the “Visit” links on a beta proposal send me to the joining page?

I was just browsing through the proposals and I wanted to check out actual Q&As on Retrocomputing, now in beta. So I clicked on the Visit the site now! link (same URL as the typical Visit! button, ...
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What about a “route my question” site?

I was wondering on this idea - perhaps this has been discussed before. It happens often to me that I have some question to ask and I think: I'd like to ask this on SE, but I don't know if there ...
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Is there an “ad graphic” smaller than default 300x250?

I would like to use the "share" ads/graphics, but the 300x250 is a bit big for my site/context. Are there narrower versions available? At the moment I've just adjusted the width="300" height="250" (...
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Is it possible to view a list of non-closed proposals? [duplicate]

In the standard view of proposals, there is a mix of closed and open proposals. Is it possible to only view the open ones (as these are the ones that would be contributed to)?
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what is the difference between the 5 main questions about the proposal and the 40 example questions?

I got a bit confused between the minimum number of questions required to start a site. when I propose a site I need to have 5 questions but to get the proposal (defined) I need at least 40 question ...
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How many commitments required to get to the beta phase? [duplicate]

I read that in commitment phase a petition will be send to the followers to get them sign and commit to support the site. my questions is how many signatures or commitments are required?
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New example question order?

I noticed that example questions no longer seem to be ordered by net up-votes, is this some strange glitch or an update?
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How to suggest the possibility to create tags since the beginning, when we create a new proposal?

I just have created a new proposal in Area 51. Behind my proposal there are some concepts that leads me to accept the idea that a stackExchange tool could be perfect for what I am about to create. ...
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I just lost 1k+ rep

I just lost exactly one thousand rep. I don't know why I look on my rep page and saw no reason, in fact, I should've gained a couple points. I know this question has been asked before, but I feel I ...
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Are proposals deleted, or closed, if they fail the 5 question 5 follower requirement?

The message when starting a proposal says After you've submitted your proposal below, here is what you'll need to get started: 5 example questions you would like to ask on this site 5 ...
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why is this so different from “super user”?

Proposal: Ask Microsoft "Ask Microsoft" ? How would this help users in a way that would defer from super user? Many questions on computers in general can be asked on super user this includes ...
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How to appeal a close-as-duplicate decision?

My AWS proposal was closed as a duplicate of the Web Apps SA. I made some counter arguments (AWS is not a web app, and there are very few AWS questions in the SA site). Who can re-open the proposal, ...
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Why should a discussion that was to serve as a question repository be off-topic and be closed?

I had posted a discussion on a new proposal that would allow people to leave suggestions for possible questions. This was to give people some ideas for their own suggestions. It was just now closed ...
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Where can I find the SE proposed sites that went to beta but failed [duplicate]

I would like to create a proposal but before I do that I need to know if anyone had made the proposal, launched to beta but failed eventually due to low reputation.
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User page displays broken link to Tour page

I have seen the question Tour link is broken, which concerns the Help menu option, and has already been fixed. However, the Discussion Zone user page displays the Tour link (in the Activity tab), ...
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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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Spam Example Questions

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask/post this but is there a way that the obviously spammy and ridiculous questions can be removed? In my opinion, they stop people from taking certain ...
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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 )...