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Problem with “duplicate of Puzzling”

Proposal: Riddles To those voting to close this as "duplicate of Puzzling": You missed the fact the community of Puzzling deemed riddles off-topic! Another question: "How do you come up with a ...
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Does closing questions count against the “percent answered” & “answer ratio” statistics?

I see from a similar question that closed questions count toward questions per day, but: Do closed questions also count against percent answered? Will answer ratio change with percent answered ...
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Why should any of us contribute when Stack Exchange will throw away our work without consulting us?

NOTICE: Since this site is now in beta, it is time to have these conversations with the folks who are actually building this site. Please bring your comments and discussions to this site's ...
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Site “On Startups” is closed - what to do now?

So I wanted to check it today and found it closed! Reason being not enough questions! Now I can't see my answers, can't see questions, can't do anything! It says "The site needs work" but sorry - how ...
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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 ...
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Add some legitimate off topic reasons to the Discussion zone

It would be nice to have some actual close reasons under the "off-topic" flag thingy. One that comes to my mind is one posting to upvote questions, or to follow a proposal. We don't need that stuff ...
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Why does closing an example question use the menu of old close reasons?

When I voted to close an example question, I saw the old close reasons: Exact duplicate Off topic Not constructive Not a real question Too localized These were recently replaced with: Duplicate ...
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Isn't this covered by The Great Outdoors?

Proposal: Hunting and Fishing It seems like The Great Outdoors already covers Hunting and Fishing. Do we need another site about it? Especially since the weakest stat about TGO is the number of ...
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Why duplicate question doesnot closed here?

There are multiple question which are duplicate here, But they are not became close as it is done in other SE's. For example take these three question (1,2,3). All three question are completed ...
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Closed before reaching public beta?

Some sites get closed while still in private beta, before even reaching public beta: Artificial Intelligence after 12 days Machine Learning after 15 days Game of Go after 27 days 3D Graphics after ...
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Could the moderators please do research or give an explaination?

I understand the need to remove duplicate proposals. But do the moderators do research when they say that it is a duplicate of another. I have been looking over this for a few hours today becasue mine ...
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How to know which SE sites are going to be closed?

When there are SE sites that are decided to be closed, are there ways to know it? Thanks!
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Is General Reference a suitable close reason for English Language Learners [closed]

Proposal: English Language Learners On EL&U we have the close reason "General Reference": This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a ...
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Why the Atheism site was closed so fast?

Why was the Atheism site was closed after only 94 days in beta? Is it possible to say after so short time that this proposal didn't have enough activity? There are some sites that stay in beta for ...
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What happens with the content of the beta site that was closed?

What is happening to the content generated by the users on the site in the beta phase, when this site is closed? I'd like to participate in beta sites, but when I think all could be deleted and lost, ...
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What close reason should be used for example questions that can be answered looking an Internet resource?

Suppose that on a proposal about Italy, somebody adds "Is Italian the official language in Italy?" as example question. Clearly, that is a question that could be answered by a single link to a ...
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Why is the Magic: The Gathering proposal shutting down?

Proposal: Magic: The Gathering We are going to close the Magic: The Gathering proposal here on Area 51. There are a number of reasons for this. I'll do my best to enumerate them: Currently, Board ...
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Can we have a 'duplicate proposal' flag?

The most common reason proposals are closed in the early stage is becuase they're a duplicate of an existing proposal/site. So why don't we have an option to flag proposals as a duplicate instead of ...
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Why has the Fishing Line proposal been closed after being open for a mere 4 hours?

Note: There really is a question in this, but I feel a little background is needed to highlight the question in context. Also, this is not intended as a rant or a complaint, nor to pick fault with ...
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Ridiculous Outcome for 3D Graphics site proposal

I can't believe this site wasn't given a chance in public beta. A domain that has millions of active participants, that is highly specialized and has tons of people who struggle day-in-day-out with ...
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What is “Bro Code”?

Proposal: The Bro Code Does "Bro Code" refer to the American sitcom How I Met Your Mother, "a list of rules frequently referenced by Neil Patrick Harris' character, Barney Stinson, on how men ...
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Can somebody explain why this was closed?

Proposal: Dumpster Diving I was surprised to see this closed as "not a real proposal." I am not aware of a "checklist" of requirements for a valid proposal, but this one has at least some points in ...
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Shareware Authors: Duplicate, not a real proposal, or? [closed]

Proposal: Shareware Authors When I look at the recently created Shareware Authors proposal and read its description: Proposed Q&A site for software developers who want to learn how to sell, ...
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Frugal: Is this a viable SE site? [closed]

Proposal: Frugal I'm not convinced that Frugal could be a viable Stack Exchange site. Its description is: for frugal people. Not interested in new gizmos and marketing spam. Happy with low ...
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What happened to the Medical Imaging / Neuroimaging proposal?

I was the original proposer for this site, and I don't mind if it's been merged, but I can't find any trace of it and there is no trace of it in my account. Anyone?
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Is it unusual for a proposal to be closed during the private beta?

Proposal: How Things Work (IIRC*) I started to follow the How Things Work proposal a bit late, just to get reminded when the public beta would begin. As I didn't get the mail, I decided to check the ...
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Scope of Cryptography proposal overlaps with other existing sites

Proposal: Cryptography, CS Theory, IT Security I am failing to understand the scope of this proposal. The comments like these: Since this site was not merged with the security.stackexchange.com ...
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Why did this proposal disappear without warning?

I was paying attention to the Equestrian site proposal and I was a little surprised today to find that it had vanished without trace. I realise it had relatively little interest ( I guess the ...
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Adobe <- Dare I say close, yet again?

Proposal: Adobe Like the Cisco site, it clearly doesn't make sense to make a site that focuses on a particular company.
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Do not close - Hinduism should exist like other specific religious sites [closed]

Proposal: Hinduism Christianity is in the commitment phase Islam is in the definition phase Buddhism is in the definition phase So why vote to close this one? Let's instead wait to see if it gets ...
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Close World Politics for Politics proposal

In Merging Politics, US Politics, and World Politics, with 19+ upvotes and no dissenting responses, I declare the community has decided to merge World Politics and US politics with Politics. ...
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Machine Learning is a duplicate of CrossValidated

Proposal: Machine Learning Machine Learning is a valid and avid topic on CrossValidated. So what's the problem? EDIT: While I can't see any justified point why this can't live happily within CV's ...