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Changing the expectation of going from Private Beta to Public Beta

On the Bitcoin proposal (currently in Private Beta) it currently says: "The site's Public Beta will begin in 5 days." How about modifying this text to something like: "If the Private Beta goes well, ...
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How can I see the list of closed proposals I once followed?

I used to follow a bunch of proposals and I'm guessing they were nixed with the recent batch. Is it possible to see a list of these (now closed) proposals I once followed and committed to? It's hard ...
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Don't allow votes as duplicates of closed proposals/beta sites

Proposal: Economics I noticed that the economics proposal was marked as a duplicate of Economics (Update: no longer listed as a possible duplicate), which seems reasonable if you don't check the link,...
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Show more (or all) questions on the page for definition stage Proposals

As I understand it the main reason for answers being split into pages on SE's Q&A sites is to limit noise; the answers not in the top 30 voted answers are probably not the most useful. That makes ...
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Merging and linking user profiles between StackOverflow and Area 51 should be more automatic

It would be great if there was more automation in linking existing users to their other profiles on StackExchange. For example, this user on Area 51 is this user on StackOverflow, but his reputation ...
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Non-English Proposal Requirements

Our goal to make the Stack Exchange Network a great place to produce high-quality Q&A sites, no matter what language they speak. But we are still predominantly an English-speaking organization and ...
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When a proposal is closed, don't remove it from the user profile of users who committed to it

From the first comment for this answer, I take that a proposal that has been closed doesn't appear anymore in the user profile of the committers, who then wonder why the proposal is not listed. When ...
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Private Beta Requirements

What statistics are required in private beta in order for the proposed site to pass though to public beta? Is there a defined set of standards the site must meet, or is a subjective decision made ...
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How is “on pace” calculated?

When a site is in beta stage, and has not yet hit the 90 day mark, it says it's "On pace for XX users". I've been following it for a few days, and have seen it fluctuate a little bit, but collecting ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Why were the announcements removed?

Proposal: Stack Overflow in Spanish I was about to write a question about why Robert Cartaino replaced the announcments on this proposal with the message, and then I found this discussion on the ...
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What if existing committers achieve the 200+ rep on any other site?

I just want to clarify... If a user has committed to a new project having less than 200 rep on any other site, it will not be counted as committers with 200+ rep on any other site, but will be counted ...
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Allow editing of commitment comments

I have committed to the Aviation & Aerospace proposal (aside: commit and help us get to beta!), but at the time I didn't enter a comment: I'd now like to be able to add a comment, but I can't see ...
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What happens with reputation from closed proposals?

What happens with reputation earned on proposal when the proposal is closed on any phase? Is the reputation preserved or lost? I mean the reputation from: sample questions users joining proposal ...
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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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Chart for visits per day?

I am looking at the Music proposal to see how it is doing. This example is 16 days into beta. Granted the health levels will change (hopefully not too much) by the time the beta ends and progress is ...
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Can we have an ideas graveyard?

While looking around for a closed proposal I noticed a few questions in the form of What happened to the * proposal? I think it'd be a good idea to have an ideas graveyard so that we know why each ...
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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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How are users with 200+ reputation on other site counted on Area51?

Over the last days I thought I observed inconsistencies in the computation of users with 200+ reputation on other sites. I then started regularly checking the statistics for the Personal Manufacturing ...
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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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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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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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Help link broken on Meta Area51

On Area 51 Discussion Zone, the FAQ link has disappeared. In it's place is a link to help. I suppose this would be fine, except the link is broken. Clicking it gives a 404 page on the Area51 main ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Digital preservation closed but dont have commitment slot back

after the closure of Digital Preservation.SE after only a couple of weeks in private beta, it is still occupying one of my 3 commit slots. When will I get it back so that I can commit to another ...
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Is there a way to see all of the followers?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Once in Commitment Phase, you can see all the Committers. Ten users are shown at the bottom of the page, and you can move from page to page through them all. ...
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Please add a language filter on proposals

Proposals are currently sorted into a few categories. They should also be classified by language (in addition to the existing categories, of course: this is orthogonal). There should be a way for me ...
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Can we have a community-supported “sites/proposals of interest” feature?

It has been stated multiple times that there are good reasons for making sure that proposal commitments reflect activity beyond the proposal at hand. Part of what this means is that proposals will do ...
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Is there any way for a simple mortal to see all of the Area51 proposals ever existed?

I would like to browse it, and do some nice restarts from the forgotten ones nearly reached the private beta. Furthermore, I consider their deletion as an irrecoverable major information loss, and my ...
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Proposal deleted error!

After clicking on deleted Example Questions of new proposal in recent inbox tab gives an error. Though the proposal is active! While Clicking on active question redirects to the proposal page! ...
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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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What happened to the 'Debian' proposal?

There was a Debian proposal and now it seems to have disappeared. I really wish you guys would keep closed proposals around so I could see what happened to them. What happened here?
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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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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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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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“@” 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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Standardizing & Simplifying SE Site Names

This is a repost of an announcement/discussion on Meta Stack Overflow. I'm cross-posting here since this is where new sites are born and named, and because you may notice some proposal names ...
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Reputation for some committers is incorrect

I've noticed that a few users are displayed as having 151 reputation here, even though they have much more network-wide if you check their profiles. One example from the Chemistry proposal is the ...
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Evaluating your proposal's vital signs

I'm assuming every proposal currently in beta wants to get out of beta. Here are some charts showing data gathered from each beta proposal's Area 51 page. The data fetched is what I call the "vital ...
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Is there some information about the beta site statistics?

I'm a bit irritated by some of the stats for some of the beta sites. For example this from the IoT site stats. The last line says on pace for 0 users [3,000+ rep] at 90 days. Although the highest rep ...
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Should the default sort be changed to newest?

I have been on Area51 for years, you can change the sort order of example questions between "my votes", "activity", "newest" or "votes"; with first not available to new users. Once you make a ...
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Does serial voting apply to Area 51?

Today, I received 4 spontaneous upvotes on 4 different questions on 3 different proposals. This and this on Acting and Theater; this on Hebrew Language; and this on Yiddish Language and Culture. The ...
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What percentage of followers is completely new to the Stack Exchange network?

I would like to know what percentage of followers and committers is completely new to the Stack Exchange network. When proposing a new Stack, we should try to attract experts in that field. However, ...
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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 ...