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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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The scope of nutrition group

Related to this question, I was wondering why nutrition group is limited to nutritionists and medical professionals. I think there is a need for anybody to ask questions about nutrition and get good ...
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Area51 reputation calculation out of sync

Area51 has a reputation calculation problem. Today I was at 175 rep. I opened http://area51.stackexchange.com/reputation saw a total rep of 160. I hit the "Trigger Reputation Recalc" Button and then ...
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How to ask a site proposer to correct / improve their English?

A site (*) has been proposed which, I think, deserves an opportunity to exist for many reasons. However, the English used in the proposal and some of the initial mock questions (by the proposer) is a ...
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What would a Site “Holiday” tell us?

I'm adding this discussion topic for thoughts on gamification and "brand" loyalty. Could Area 51 learn anything from placing a freeze on a site (and maybe prompting for feedback from visitors)? What ...
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How can I join the private beta site of astronomy?

I have committed the proposal of this site from commitment zone and now it is going to be a private site but after 3 days of private beta zone there is no invitation link in my e mail address. Is it ...
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Do we need German-language StackOverflow?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in German) English language is widely known in Germany, especially among engineers. German belongs to the same language group than English, making it more easy to learn for ...
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English-speaking committers might be interested in Expatriates proposal

Proposal: Chinese Emigration 移民海外 I'm great fan of extending StackExchange network to other languages, unfortunately there's seem to be long way before this proposal will be started. Most people ...
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Defining “Home Remedies”

I have found this space yesterday and I believe it would help to share knowledge with everyone to easily cope up with daily problems. People interested in Home Remedies should gather and share their ...
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Should the person who starts a proposal be automatically a moderator?

For the Proposal of Mythology. Should the person who started a proposal automatically become a moderator? If I make a proposal I want it to be a website in which I and others feel comfortable.
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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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Artificial Intelligence proposal scope

I would like to open a discussion on the scope of the Artificial Intelligence proposal. In the last Machine Learning proposal there was some confusion about the scope we wanted, and it never really ...
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Disagree with an ethics site because it is entirely subjective and opinionated

Proposal: Ethics I disagree with this proposal, I do not think it is a good idea to open up a place to discuss ethics. My reasoning behind this is that ethics is something entirely based on opinion, ...
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Replace TOR with Tor?

Proposal: Tor - online anonymity, privacy, and security It is meant to be spelled Tor, rather than TOR. [x] Will questions (and answers) be edited to reflect this "fact"? Is the community supposed ...
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“SO in Language” proposals scope

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Russian) Shouldn't SO translations be mainly devoted to language- (country-) specific questions, for example: Questions about APIs of local sites/services (ex. VK, ...
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Where did my rep go?

Let me preface this question by saying: I know it's only rep, and moreover, only on Area51, so who really cares? Thus, I'm not asking out of a sense of justice, but of curiosity. Today, I have ...
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what happened to my to journalism proposal? [duplicate]

i proposed journalism in area 51 and got followers too ,while i recently looked over to the site i shocked to see my proposal related information got deleted,may i know why it is removed and there was ...
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**Instructions for ALL Private Beta Members**

Thank you for deciding to commit to using Embedded Programming and Design. We are asking you to ask and answer at least 10 questions to fulfill your commitment. Also, please check the meta site of the ...
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Should the description of the **beer** site be more specific?

Currently the proposed beer site's description says "proposed Q&A site for connoisseurs and lovers of Beer." Shouldn't it be more specific? Proposal: *Beer *
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Are “reminder questions” to participate in a proposal okay?

I saw some "questions/discussions" in proposals which say something like: Use your votes! Post example questions! Examples: Marketing reminder: Use your votes! Use your votes! Have you added ...
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Differences with EE

Proposal: Amateur Radio See the announcement on the Arduino proposal: Questions on the electronics engineering aspects of Arduino? Ask on Electrical Engineering.SE! Should we have something ...
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Is there a deadline that we have to meet before the Blender proposal is closed? [duplicate]

Is there a deadline that we have to meet before the Blender proposal is closed? Proposal: Blender
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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 ...
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Number of Blender users

Proposal: Blender I've been reading into a previous Area51 proposal (3D Graphics proposal) and read through a few of the beta questions. Of which, there appears to have been 235 posts over 33 days. I ...
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Wise usage of automatic translators for faster achievement of result

We could use an automatic translator to translate most of UI elements: menus, headers and other "User Experience" things, and then correct the translations in such cases where the correction is ...
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Is paleohacks part of the SE network?

http://paleohacks.com has the same format as SE sites. Is it part of the SE network? Also http://paleo.stackexchange.com redirects to paleohacks.com. Would a paleo site here be a duplicate?
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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 ...
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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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Can We Start a Pharmacy Q&A site?

For some pharmacy questions (e.g. http://biology.stackexchange.com/users/1813/brenton-horne where I originally received 2 downvotes for asking a question that is completely answerable because they ...
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How to deal with low engagement?

If a proposal is progressing at the rate of 2-3 followers added per day, but the followers are not participating in question creation or discussions, is it a bad sign ? The followers are using their ...
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What's wrong with EE?

Proposal: Arduino What's wrong with the Electrical Engineering site? Arduino is supported there.
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Is a new Area 51 site under development?

Some comments on the Area 51 discussions seem to suggest that there is a new Area 51 in the works, because of which no further changes/improvements will be made on the current site. Is this true? If ...
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How do i deal with an unresponsive proposal creator?

I am following a nascent proposal(<5 followers) which i feel rather strongly about. I have posted some suggestions regarding the scope of the site. The creator has not responded at all even though ...
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How should we publicise this proposal?

Proposal: Arduino I really think an Arduino specific Q&A site would be great. Even though the proposal is new, how about some directed efforts to bring more people to this proposal and get some ...
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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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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 ...
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Will proofreading be allowed on ELL?

Proposal: English Language Learners As we know, proofreading involves checking for grammatical, spelling, and mechanical errors, which may include problems with verb tense, subject-verb agreement, ...
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What about homeworks?

We are bound to get smartasses who will want us to do their school homeworks for them eventually. Their questions will be sufficiently nontrivial, they are unlikely to meet any common closure ...
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Putting a floor under Grammar questions

Proposal: English Language Learners The question of “General Reference” raised by Cool Elf at Bottom Falling Out will be especially knotty with regard to grammar questions on this site. Grammar ...
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create a proposal

How to create a proposal and what will be limitation for create a proposal? I have checked on "AREA51" for create a proposal but didn't get solution. This question may be repeated.
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How can we drive more questions to beta sites?

I ask this not of a particular site in general, but of the area51 community as a whole - why? Because looking at the sites that have spent a long time in beta (around the two year mark) they seem to ...
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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 ...
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Is there somewhere we can see overall statistics of Area 51 proposals?

Are there any pages and links that I might have missed to check, which gives overall statistics comparing the total time a proposal was in definition, commitment, and beta phase, number of followers ...
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Cross-over with gardening

Proposal: Sustainable Living I figured we should probably discuss this sooner rather than later - there's a fair few example questions that relate to sustainability which have been proposed, such as ...
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Geoscience scope — include planetary, solar system, solar-terrestrial sciences?

Proposal: Geoscience Interpretations differ as to whether geosciences include space and planetary science. From the list of AGU journals or the 2012 list of EGU General Assembly sessions, it probably ...
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Chat area for Genealogy & Family History

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History A chat area for this proposal has been created, called: "Roots" Visit it at: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/6003/roots where you can talk live to other ...
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Suggestions for spreading the word to people that care

Proposal: Stack Overflow in Spanish Beyond the obvious of share to social networks, what are some ways to get people that would already be interested in this proposal to come and support it? (see my ...
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how to get new questions voted

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage I think we are doing fine as far as the number of followers is concerned (although I admit the increase pace has slowed down somewhat), but the problem of ...
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Can proposal “Microsoft” be closed?

I recently viewed the Microsoft site proposal on area51.stackexchange sites my opinions were two if the question related to microsoft software products we can ask at superuser.se if the question ...
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How does the Area 51 site work?

I learned that Area 51 is also a website of this network. I have visited it for several days, and I studied the FAQ and the privilege page. I also see some questions in different stages, but I'm not ...