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What is the average percent of commited users that fulfilled commitment?

I have noticed that sites have gone to beta with numbers between 6% and 20% of committed users fulfilling their commitment. What is the average number for a site going to Beta? While we are on the ...
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How can we ensure a healty beta for the Economics SE

Proposal: Economics Besed on trend commitment rates, we look to have a little over one month left before entering beta. I was shocked to learn today that the Game Theory SE beta was closed after nine(...
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Is it possible to integrate a keyboard for sites of Languages with non Latin script?

For sites like Russia SE, Arabic SE etc, is it possible to integrate a respective keyboard to the sites?
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Are there prerequisites to start a proposal

What are the steps to follow in order to start a proposal ? More precisely, what should I check if I want my proposal to be successful ? Thanks
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Allow more than 5 example questions per user per proposal

Interest in a proposal doesn't necessarily correlate with being good at defining questions. As suggested here, some proponents will likely have a very good idea of how the site should be defined, but ...
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Downvoting displays redundant message on Meta

It is the convention that in Meta one can downvote to simply say "I disagree with this post", without there being anything wrong in terms of content, research etc. in the post itself. When downvoting ...
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How did someone manage to get a hold of my email address? [closed]

I received an email asking me to commit to one of the proposals here on Area 51. But isn't my email address supposed to be private? How did they find out what it was? And no, it's not from someone I ...
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A proposal with 5 awesome questions is doomed to fail

Suppose a proposal has 5 really awesome questions and 1000 really great questions but not quite as great as the top 5 awesome questions. Now many admins and users say that just because a question ...
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Presentation of the proposal

I've seen that there are at least 50 pages of proposed betas.. I think Area51 is experimenting 2 problems. 1 is the fragmentation of effort, and the other is the inability to attract people attention ...
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Reputation links on badge pages lead always to profile of the current user

On a badge page (example), there is a list of users that recently earned this badge. It shows the reputation of these users, but when clicking on a reputation value, I’m not lead to their profile ...
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A particular proposal for area 51: joining effort to influence the real world

Please, be patient and flexible and also feel free to improve this questions. I would like to explain the strong reason which leads me to write this few lines here. And what I ask you is if you feel ...
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How long does it take to go from 100% committed to Beta? [duplicate]

Worldbuilding has been 100% commitment for a week or so now, and is up to 212 members. How long should it take after a proposal has 100% commitment before the Beta starts? (I know this has been ...
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Why there is no an “Education” category?

On Area 51 I can find Professional, Science, Art categories but nothing about Education. Am I wrong? Or all education stuff must be into the Science slot? For example a problem solving site based on ...
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How does removing upvote on Area51 influence karma and badges?

Frequently, on a51, as I see example question reach 10 upvotes, I move my vote to one of the more "underappreciated" questions - my rationale is that while one new user can bring 5 questions from 9 to ...
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Changing catagory of proposal

I created proposal Pakistan but I want to change its category from life to culture. Is it possible?
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Any way to GitHub-like 'watch' a proposal?

There is a proposal of which I would like to receive notifications when a new question is posted. I'd rather not check by visiting the page every once in a while because the proposal I'm talking about ...
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How can we get people to join our proposal?

Proposal: Underwater basketweaving I have a really cool idea for this Underwater basketweaving proposal, but I think we need more members, how can we do that? Feel free to use this as a catch all ...
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Could we require people to make an example question in order to make a proposal? [duplicate]

Quite often when I'm scrolling through the proposed sites, I'll see proposals that don't have any example questions listed. I'll sometimes try to throw in an example question of my own to try and help ...
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Are my closed questions counted in the 5 questions per proposal limit?

It is important to post bad questions to a proposal as well as good questions, so we can get an idea about what should not be accepted. However, there is the limit of 5 questions per person per ...
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How to get people to visit newly created Area51 proposal?

I have an idea for a new proposal, and I think it's quite cool (don't we all?). But I am worried that I would not be able to attract traffic to the proposal. Having a cool proposal is one thing. But ...
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Can one person derail a site proposal on Area51?

There have been multiple discussions about down votes (examples 1, 2 ) I have argued that supports of a proposal should ignore malicious down votes but recent events indicate that one person with ...
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Code Review and Code Golf kept in beta? [closed]

Edit: Found this site Mathematica, which was significantly not as good as these two in question when it left. I would also like to note that the last one to graduate did two years ago. This question ...
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Display question in reverse order?

I read the discussion following the question: Is there a way to notify users about questions in which they have voted, that are now over 10 up-votes? I see the point of Jim (even if I think that ...
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Lengthen the aging period of close votes on example questions or get rid of it altogether

Normally, as per the close vote aging policy on normal SE sites, the most recent close vote on a post is invalidated if no more close votes have been cast less than four days after it was cast. The ...
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Rename Area 51 proposal?

I would like to know if there is a way to rename an Area 51 proposal group? I didn't find anything related anywhere.
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How do we logout from area 51

It might be an extremely stupid question, but I just logged in with the wrong account, and I can't find how to logout from area51. I even tried to delete the cookies with the string area51 in it, but ...
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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 activity?...
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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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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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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 Q&...
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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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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 "...