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Closing a Proposal After 1+ Year in Definition or Commitment

On occasion, we have to uproot and close a proposal which has been painfully slow at gaining support. Typically, there is nothing inherently wrong with the subject… but after 1+ year in ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

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 51 doesn't always supply the built-in audience to ...
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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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Let's not let it get closed this time!

The last proposal was open for 2 years and thus closed: Old Joomla Proposal The Joomla users deserve a dedicated Stack Exchange site as the tag on Stackoverflow is becoming more and more popular ...
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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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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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On proposals soliciting reviews, recommendations, comparisons, etc

"Software Recommendations" was created in a time when the sheer size of our software developer audience gave them the collateral to give this a shot. "Hardware Recommendations" later expanded on that ...
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Why isn't there a comprehensive list of failed/closed proposals and their history, including merges, merge requests, reasons for closure, etc.?

Backstory: 18 months ago I committed to be a supporter of a proposal. I was never notified of the success or failure of the beta so I'm assuming that the proposal was eventually closed or merged. Now ...
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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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Reinstating the English Learners' Proposal

Proposal: English Language Learners Following the conclusion of the Definition phase, this proposal was recently closed in support of our English SE site. After a lot of discussion here and ...
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Don't start commitment phases when there's only two weeks left

Proposal: Culture and life in Japan The proposal "Culture and life in Japan" was closed during the commitment phase as not viable. I attempted to promote the proposal to people who hadn't ...
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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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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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If I restart a proposal, can I bring back some example questions from the closed proposal?

Let's say proposal A was closed. I avidly followed proposal A and wanted it to succeed, but it didn't so I decide to restart it as proposal B. Since proposal A and B are extremely similar, can I take ...
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What has happened to deleted proposals? Where to find them?

I can't find my deleted proposals. Not much time ago they could be seen on the end of the progress list, they could be also searched. Now I can't find the proposals I have found in the past and that ...
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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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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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Notice on old closed site, about new proposed site? Invite to commit?

Proposal: Astronomy There seems to be a gulf between the old, closed Astronomy site, and this new, up and coming Astronomy proposal. Can't someone put a link on the old site to point to the new? ...
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Are (professional) non-technical business proposal doomed from the start?

I started the Marketing proposal last year and it was shut down a few months ago because it didn’t get 10 votes on 40 questions within a year (got 26 I think). I believe the problem with starting ...
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Get the (example) questions of closed proposals/sites?

What happens to the example questions when a proposal gets closed? And if the proposal gets deleted, what happens then? What happens to the questions when a beta site gets closed? Do closed sites get ...
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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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Isn't it better to close this proposal?

Proposal: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry The Chat Room Dedicated to this proposal Regarding the fact that GIS SE has changed its definition on the tour page and now it covers remote sensing ...
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When will be the end of this proposal because of 1 year being in definition phase?

Proposal: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry As you see in this page, this proposal has been first submitted on August 21th 2015, but the last revision was done on September 9th 2015. Now my ...
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Computer Graphics - more algorithms, less focus on modeling software and image processing tools

Is there such a Q&A branch defined? I saw a timid attempt that hadn't made it past its toddler stage. I am in search of a section/branch that is focused on the scientific side of Computer ...
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Can a closed beta be revived again?

Proposal: Electronic Gadgets I noticed a meta question on the main SE site asking for the appropriate SE site to ask their question that is related to mobile phones. The user that answered this ...
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How does StackExchange decide that a new proposal will “steal users” from an existing site?

My question is about rpg.stackexchange.com I saw very good ideas being declined, because of the threat of stealing users from an existing website. Ok, fair enough. But how is rpg.stackexchange.com ...
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ANSYS Proposal Closed?

I'd like to discuss the closure of the ANSYS proposal as a duplicate of engineering. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/106028/ansys I feel that engineering is too broad of a topic, that's ...
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What happened to the Scientology proposal?

There used to be a Scientology proposal on A51. I was looking to see what had happened to it, but it seems it's been deleted. I was thinking of reopening it but I'd like to know more about why the ...
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Why was the “StackExchange in German” proposal deleted? [duplicate]

There was enough commitment and last I checked it SO was waiting for the translation. So what happened?
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Where's taoism proposal?

There was a proposal for a daoism/taoism page, there were some questions there already. When I came here to add another questions, I saw the page is missing. Are you short on disk space? I know it was ...
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Is there a planning on CiviCRM stackexchange?

Proposal: CiviCRM 100% complete ! I can't wait - is there a planning ?
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Where did the closed Aquarium proposed went to?

I was trying to revisit my old proposal about aquariums. It was closed two weeks ago... and I can´t find it. Is it buried forever, including those good example questions ??
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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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School Administration Proposal

Is there (or has there) already a site such as School Administration? I assume by School Administration it would be for administration professionals at all level of the school sector whether public or ...
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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 was close History in Spanish proposal?

Why was close History in Spanish proposal? what was the criteria to close it. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/68616/history-in-spanish
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When can you close or reopen proposals? [duplicate]

Through a quick check of the Privileges page, I got the close/reopen questions privilege at 150rep. However, I don't see a way to cast close or reopen votes on a proposal. I am pretty sure that right ...
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Can an Area 51 group ever be completely deleted (and why close any)? [duplicate]

I would like to know whether, and if so, under exactly what possible circumstances, an Area 51 group can be completely deleted. Also, I have seen several groups being closed, and it doesn't seem ...
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Did Cars Proposal Exist

I've seen a few proposals that involve cars, like maintenance and repair, electric cars. Has there ever been a generic cars proposal posted here on Area51?
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On the Closure of English Language Learners [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: English Language Learners Continues… Proposal: English Language Learners I wasn't sure about the need for this site when it was proposed. But in keeping with the spirit and ...