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Any information on the new Area 51?

I've seen in a few places the Stack Exchange staff have alluded to the fact (or sometimes said directly) that the current Area 51 model is broken, not effective and needs a massive overhaul, ...
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Proposal on Book Review

Proposal: *Book Review * A sample question: Did anybody read the book: Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition, by Kimberly Elam? Requesting for concise review. Another could ...
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How do we separate this site from the already existing English Language & Usage site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Defining topicality Proposal: English Language Learners The proposal of this site seems very similar to the English Language & Usage site. How do we differentiate ...
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Would a Demoscene Q&A site proposal be acceptable?

I thought that this question/topic wouldn't be appropriate for Area51's chat and I couldn't find any topic mentioning Demoscene, so I started this discussion. So, would a Demoscene.SE be a valid ...
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How about starting UI and Design Q/A site

Proposal: *User Interface (UI) & Design * This will cover design of every thing from table chair to computers, robots & Websites, to airplane and helicopters, to bridges and flyovers, to ...
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All healthcare related area 51 proposals. Differences? Similarities? Can they co-exist? How can members of all proposals benefit?

Proposal: Healthcare Industry Proposal: Bioinformatics Proposal: Biomedical Informatics Proposal: Biomedical engineering Proposal: Neuroinformatics Proposal: Public Health & Epidemiology ...
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Reputation not being added to the referrer when a proposal is followed

I do not know if this is intended but I know for a fact my referral link was used to follow a proposal but I did not get any reputation for it. How does it work? Is that a bug? Or is it intended?
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Should voting be measured as part of site health?

I've been active on Code Review and I think that the site has potential, but voting is very uneven and I am not at all convinced that questions and answers are getting enough votes to encourage users. ...
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What will be the icon of this community? [closed]

Proposal: Islam As you know, all of the Stack Exchange communities have a unique icon. For example, the icon of the Stack Overflow community is this: . The problem is that Islam has no icon, ...
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Sunnah and Shia questions

Proposal: Islam All Muslims know that Sunnah and Shia topics are so sensitive. In real life things got pretty ugly and these topics between Sunnah and Shia ended up in armed conflicts in some cases. ...
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What is the line between the feature-request and change-request tags?

There are no wiki descriptions for either. I recently posted a question that is sort of a feature but also sort of a change. Should feature-request only be used for new feature requests and ...
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Which one to use: “Stack Overflow” or “Software Development” in the title?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Turkish) There's a confusion with the title of the local software development site proposals. The main confusion is in that: Should it involve the term "Stack Overflow" ...
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Why should Tridion Developers still support the Tridion Forum?

Proposal: Tridion I have pretty much ignored the Tridion Forum for a while now, since all the questions can be answered on StackOverflow because of the type of Tridion developers who actively use ...
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Would it be worth including space & planetary sciences?

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics As the Astronomy proposal didn't get enough participation, would it make more sense to broaden the proposal even further to specifically include: Solar ...
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Is cue sports a duplicate of sports?

Proposal: Cue Sports It seems we already have a sports proposal in beta, would cue sports not be a direct subset?
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Big Data is not reasonably scoped

Proposal: Big Data is not reasonably scoped While I like the idea of having a community centered around Big Data I believe this is not a good fit to the StackExchange model in its current state and ...
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Differences between “dedicated” and “sub” communites on Stack Exchange

Putting aside the reasons why a given community might exists within dedicated community site, or as a "sub-community" within an existing site, what are the benefits and constraints that result from a ...
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Pharmaceutical SE?

This idea just stroke me: isn't pharma a perfect area of knowledge to benefit from a stackexchange site? I am not into that field, but supposedly it is pretty complicated with a lot of different ...
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RE: Possible duplicate of Stack Overflow

My reading of the question "Why has a proposal for Zend Framework been closed?" is that if there's a community demand for the site, then it's okay for a sub-topic to become it's own site. What's not ...
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Is a lack of high-quality daily visitors to a beta site the number one cause of their failure?

In finding an answer for "Is there a list of failed/closed betas?", I decided to look through the results to see if there appeared to be a common cause of failure in a beta site. Based on my ...
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Complete list of vote-to-close and auto-close reasons on Area 51

To be clear, I'm just attempting to get a complete idea of the potential lifecycle of a proposal, which includes it being closed. I'm looking for a complete list of vote-to-close and auto-close ...
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Minor inconsistency in Area 51 beta stats display

There is a minor inconsistency in the beta stats display on Area 51: It says it's 90% answered, and you need 90% for a healthy beta, but it does not display "Excellent" indicating it's a healthy beta ...
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Isn't it too localized

Proposal: Where to get The proposal is about where to get stuffs, but the stuffs can be found at different places in different countries/regions. So all answers would be localized. What do you think? ...
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Exact meaning of Questions

It's mentioned in the faq that: Once you've fulfilled your commitment on a new site by asking and answering a few questions, you'll be able to commit to another site. So what does it mean by ...
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How do you reachout to and eductate new users?

This question arise in context of Broadcast And Media Technologies, but it shares such a fate with many other proposals. Broadcast and Media Technologies - is a very specialized industry where ...
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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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Should “Software Development (in Portuguese)” be renamed to “Stack Overflow (in Portuguese)”?

Proposal: Software Development (in Portuguese) From a branding perspective, wouldn't it be better if this proposal were called "Stack Overflow (in Portuguese)" like most of the proposals mentioned ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to create a webstie for Language interpretation?

google translate is not good, and there's no forum or Q&A website dedicate for professional translation. So is it possible to create a section for that. Where users can post words or small ...
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Reopening a Beta?

Would it be considered as good practice to create a new Area51 proposal to poll for interest in reopening a StackExchange site that was closed during the beta?
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Why is the stackexchange community still so programming oriented?

I understand that Stack Overflow is the gem in Stack Exchange's crown, but does anyone else feel that the Stack Exchange community is only used by people who are programmers? There are a lot of great ...
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How the prononciation will be analyzed? [closed]

Proposal: Czech Language & Usage It seems to me, that speaking on foreign prononciation using only writing, is terribly awkward. maybe, the similar technics, as it used for images, could be used ...
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Am I missing “Network” site?

I'm searching a StackExchange site where I can read about general network questions, like: Windows/Linux Networks; Hardware Routers, Switches, Gateways, another network hardware; Network patterns, ...
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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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Sports Uncommit

Proposal: Sports I encourage everyone who was lumped into "sports" to uncommit if you do not believe that such a broad focus will create meaningful discussions about the particular activity you had ...
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Why does Area 51 think CogSci is in public beta?

I was poking around in Area51, and noticed that the Cognitive Science proposal was apparently in public beta. However, when I clicked the "visit this site now" link, I got this: Why is this ...
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Will Stack Overflow in German (or language XX) ever reach beta?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in German) This proposal was created 9 month ago and it seems everything goes very slow. I'm following SO in German for ~3 month and I tend to say that it will never reach ...
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Is Behaviorism within our scope?

Proposal: Cognitive Sciences Behaviorism has widely been regarded as an affront to Cognitive Psychology but many findings of Behaviorism are still extremely relevant to psychology today. Are ...
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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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Wouldn't user-improved google-translations of Stackoverflow be a better option? [closed]

Stack Overflow (in French) Stack Overflow (in German) Stack Overflow (in Bengali) Stack Overflow (in Hindi) Stack Overflow (in Italian) Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) for Portugal Stack Overflow (in ...
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Are Stack Overflow (in language x) proposals actually viable?

There are so many proposals entitled: Stack Overflow (in language x). Stack Overflow (in French) Stack Overflow (in German) Stack Overflow (in Bengali) Stack Overflow (in Hindi) Stack Overflow (in ...
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Why are the Betas measured quantitativly when trying to provide quality?

If I got it correctly SE tries to provide communities of experts on very specific topics which are able to provide qualitatively high answers to questions in the respective field. But if a Beta of a ...
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Why was the future studies proposal deleted, but less frequented and older proposals still exist?

I have no problem if too less traffic for this site, but there are proposals twice as old and not gaining any new followers or questions in the same period of nov-dec, who are still not deleted, like ...
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Will Sexuality be on the SE domain and will this affect the way web filtering software checks stackexchange.com?

Proposal: Sexuality In one of the first SE 2.0 sites, a meta question was asked about whether adult web applications are allowed. The answer given was: No, I don't think we want this, as it would ...
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The human with a career as a sexual being [closed]

Inspired by reading through the stack about anonymity, there is one question that I keep returning to. Many people would gladly share personal hobbies, girlfriend status, embarrassing drunk Facebook ...
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Area 51 “Days in Beta” count is incorrect [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dates on the private beta On the Area 51 page for LEGO Answers, the Days in Beta count is currently 57: However, on my profile, I've been on the site for 59 days ...
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The superimposition condition on Area51

I'm still caught up in Area51 trying to get a proposal together for AI and robotics. Currently this proposal is floundering as there are several small committal phase proposals (Machine Learning, ...
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Poker Proposal - Bad Beat Story Posts

Proposal: Poker Have you discussed how "bad beat stories" would be handled? Would they be allowed with a unique and/or exclusive tag? Would they be shunned altogether? I've just seen many poker ...
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Mathematica proposal has disappeared

The mathematica proposal at 89 commitments has disappeared without warning or trace. Why has it disappeared? And why without prior warning?
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Could be a good idea the creation of a proposal for disabilities issue?

I'm speaking about this thing: Where do a user can ask something about disabilities? Some thing like, for a "normal" person; "how does the screen readers work on Chrome?" Or, for a blind person, "Can ...