2
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1answer
28 views

When a private beta is closed, are the questions merged with a living site?

I was part of the Digital Presernation private beta which was just closed today. I'm hoping that all the questions and answers that were created during the private beta are being preserved by rolling ...
7
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1answer
92 views

Summarily dismissed proposals should remain visible

We sometimes close proposals summarily, due to being duplicates of others or generally being unacceptable. The problem is that those proposals disappear. Which means that someone else will come along ...
2
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3answers
33 views

Why is there a character limit on questions?

The best questions on stack exchange are well-researched, specific and detailed, but on area 51, I'm limited to 150 characters. It's hard to show off what great, well-informed questions could get ...
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votes
3answers
302 views

Prevent upvoting questions at +10 on Area 51

Would it be possible to prevent upvoting of questions when they reach an (equalized) rating of +10? Since you get only five votes on each proposal, why would you waste them on bringing a question to ...
5
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1answer
57 views

move questions with votes higher than 10 to the bottom of the list.

Questions that have a score of more than 10 do not help the definition of a site, they simply gather points as people are less and less likely to look down the page to see if there are any other good ...
10
votes
1answer
60 views

Reduce the reputation required to 'vote-to-close' a proposal on Area 51

I'd like to suggest reducing the reputation required to vote-to-close a proposal from 2000 to something more affordable like 250. The majority of my flags on Area 51 act as pseudo close votes and ...
3
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2answers
41 views

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 ...
12
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1answer
33 views

Allow edit/retag suggestions for Area 51 Meta

Those who have been on Area 51 know reputation is really quite hard to come by unless you can think of a great proposal. Reputation cannot be earned by posting good questions or answers in the ...
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votes
2answers
422 views

Should there be some privacy/anonymity by default or identity separation from other stack exchange sites?

Reading over the A51 proposals, I see a proposal for a sexuality Q&A site (cough "sackoverflow" cough ). I don't know if I would particularily like Careers2.0 to link up a potential employer or ...
-2
votes
1answer
64 views

Alert followers to Commitment phase

Currently the followers of a proposal are notified when the site enters its public beta. However, followers during the definition phase are likely to want to commit during the commitment phase as ...
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votes
2answers
118 views

Would a reputation/voting system oriented on peer-rewiew of scientific journals better fit science proposals than the current democratic system?

I think I don't have to explain why and how peer review works in scientific journals. While I think one user - one vote fits proposals where no long and higher education is needed pretty well, I see ...
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1answer
148 views

Is there a way to make people link their other SE profiles?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics This proposal is not reaching beta more or less just because we don't have enough high-rep SE users. Yet today I noticed that there are multiple people who either claim ...