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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 Those commitments are no longer active; I've failed them.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 talking ...
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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 vote 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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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 won'...
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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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Internationalization 'State of the Stack'

For those I haven't yet met, I'm Tim Post, the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange. When we said we planned to reverse our previous stance on localization some years ago, we ...
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Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - Stack Overflow edition

For those I haven't yet met, I'm Tim Post, the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange. A little over a year ago, Portuguese Stack Overflow opened to a wildly successful public ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

Also known as the 'non-starter proposal' check. There are a lot of unsupported proposals filling the pages of Area 51. It's not that these proposals are necessarily a bad idea, it's just that Area ...
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Why has my Computer Algebra proposal disappeared?

I'd like to know why my proposal for a Computer Algebra SO site has disappeared?
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What happened to the Chinese emigration proposal?

For years, the Chinese emigration proposal was the proposal with more people committed than any other one, with a notice that This launch is on hold while we add the international features needed to ...
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Hasn't the elementary OS proposal already reached its goals?

For what I can see the elementary OS proposal has: more than 200 committers in total (currently 304) 100 committers with 200+ rep on any other site (although it says 98) 100% commitment score Going ...
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How long does a proposal last before it gets closed? [duplicate]

Under what conditions will a proposal become closed? There was not information in the FAQ that helped me discover this, and I thought that it was kind of important to know.
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What happened to Pastafarianism?

I'm glad it's gone, but I'm wondering what the decision making process behind its deletion was. Is there a post announcing its deletion?
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A moderator deleted one of my discussion questions; how should I look for “why”?

It was more like a dissertation on why I think a proposal should get more attention, after it has been re-launched, asking for more discussion and comments with the rest of the community, than a real ...
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How long does a beta need to be healthy before it can be graduated?

When a beta site doesn't generate a lot of daily questions, and gets stuck in beta for a long time because of it, if it were to suddenly to start generating more questions, how long would it have to ...
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Instead of creating many language specific sites, shouldn't we expand the multilingual features of the original one?

I'm not sure if this belongs here or into the mother meta as a feature request, if the latter is the case, please migrate. There are a few proposed sites that are StackOverflow in a language other ...
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Tooltip showing date/time of site launch

When a site is launched, the following is displayed (actual example): And while all of the "relative" date-related text on Stack Exchange usually has a tooltip showing the exact date/time, this doesn'...
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Default redirect to “info” section

Upon clicking on myself, I'm redirected to my reputation changes page. Can we change it so it goes to the info page, like all the other SE sites?
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Weird formatting for Activity

I don't need to explain that the "23m" does not align with the "Apr 23", or that it's not the same style. Please fix this, my OCD can't handle it.
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150 vs 3000 rep to cast close/reopen votes

After guessing for a while, I came upon http://area51.stackexchange.com/privileges which shows the ugly, jQuery-lacking list of privileges on Area 51. Apparently, one only needs 150 rep to use close/...
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Closed proposals doesn't have a chance to reopen?

Is there a chance for the proposed sites that was marked as closed to be open again? Is there a review for that to reopen sites?
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why does the faq says “which is the best…” questions are not good?

I have an idea to a new site. before I jump to suggest it I went over the FAQ. There is a paragraph there under the title What makes good questions? that says: Ask questions that can be answered ...
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How do I fulfill my commitment in beta?

I have submitted 14 questions in the Economics beta, but I still haven't fulfilled my commitment. How do I?
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Privileges on Area-51

I have just tried to create a tag, and was informed I needed at least 300 rep. I can't find any reference to this, the FAQ lists my next goal as 1000 (my current rep is 182). Are there any more hidden ...
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Training and Internships related site available?

Is there a site proposal available for discussion of eligible internships and training for students and professionals as well?