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Should users have access to their own deleted proposals?

Is not seeing your own deleted proposals is an expected behaviour? For example, I've created one, but then figured it out that it's actually covered by different SE site (by the tag), but after ...
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אפשר לראות את האתר מימין לשמאל?

Proposal: StackOverflow in (in Hebrew) אפשר עם userscript אבל האם אפשר לעשות את זה בצד השרת? Thanks Mureinik for the English translation: Can we have the site aligned from right to left? It can be ...
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Relaunches following failed attempts

As per the discussion of closings during private beta at Private betas, launches, relaunches, rules for promotion, and community partnerships, I'd like to request the feature that committers from ...
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Can we make it clearer that “create new discussion” posts on Meta?

Every once in a while we get something like this: Do you have any documentation on implementing a custom security plugin for OZP? An example question being posted on meta instead of on the page for ...
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New users can only post questions every 3 minutes, bad user experience!

I'm not criticizing the time limit, I'm criticizing the user experience of the error message. If you submit an example question on a proposal in less than 3 minutes, the whole page reloads and you ...
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Replace links to example questions with their titles in posts

I think it would be useful if, when links to example questions appear in posts, they were replaced with the text of the example question, similar to the way links to discussion questions are replaced ...
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Allow questions to be asked in the language in which legal text are written when it is localised to a particular country

Proposal: Law Recently I had many questions to mind which would require a large part of the question consist of citing part of legal texts. It means most of the question will not be written in ...
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Instead of creating many language specific sites, shouldn't we expand the multilingual features of the original one?

I'm not sure if this belongs here or into the mother meta as a feature request, if the latter is the case, please migrate. There are a few proposed sites that are StackOverflow in a language other ...
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Tooltip showing date/time of site launch

When a site is launched, the following is displayed (actual example): And while all of the "relative" date-related text on Stack Exchange usually has a tooltip showing the exact date/time, this ...
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Default redirect to “info” section

Upon clicking on myself, I'm redirected to my reputation changes page. Can we change it so it goes to the info page, like all the other SE sites?
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Weird formatting for Activity

I don't need to explain that the "23m" does not align with the "Apr 23", or that it's not the same style. Please fix this, my OCD can't handle it.
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How could questions in arabic be written although it's from right to left?

Proposal: Arabic Language How is it possible to ask questions in arabic? for example this sentence: اللغة العربية من اليمين لليسار. the full-stop is on the right not on the left. كيف تكتب ...
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Thoughts on modifying the commitment limits

Currently everyone can commit to 3 proposals. At this moment there are 500+ proposals on Area51 with about 25 in commitment phase, which can run for up to a year. I understand the arguments about ...
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Have the share link in public/private beta tab

After a proposed site goes from definition to private beta thru commitment, it becomes harder to find the share link, because it is only in the definition tab. The popup opened from the share link ...
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Would questions relating to gvim, elvis, nvi be relevant?

Proposal: Vi and vim I've seen others relate to gvim in proposal questions. See comments. I also have a pocket guide for vi and Vim, which includes "Additional features in vile, elvis, and nvi" ...
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Remove upvote for a proposal discussion question?

Why do we need a separate site for Vi/Vim? I now see the need for a unique vi/vim site... I upvoted this question 12/31 wondering the same thing as OP. I would like to remove the upvote, now that I ...
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Can/Should Definition questions remain open during Commitment phase?

There is an older SE Meta question What can be done to keep users active in the commitment phase? at the time it was posted Next Generation of Area 51 was just around the corner. There is a ...
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Improve the duplicate proposal checker

Steps to recreate: Go to create a new Arts Proposal. Type in 'Star Trek'. There's a handy duplicate checker, and it detects (at the time of writing) a Star Wars proposal. What it doesn't detect is ...
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Add bounties to discuss questions

In this question I asked it a while back and still don't have an answer. (The fact that I got a badge for that is nice but,) I wish for there to be a possibility to add bounties on Area 51 discussion ...
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Is less than 15 questions per day an indication of an unhealthy beta?

The Area51 page for the beta launches have this statement at the top "15 questions per day on average is a healthy beta". Most of the sites that have launched in the last 2 years are far from 15 per ...
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Tabs on profile pages seem to be “inverted” relative to everywhere else

The current Area 51 user profile page looks like this: Note that the "information" tabs (i.e. info, rep, activity, responses, and followed) are at the top, meaning that it's impossible to see the ...
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Mathjax in private Beta already

Proposal: Economics Ahem... I understand that MathJax is not automatically implemented in all new SE sites, because it burdens the system in various ways. I am currently reading the relevant thread ...
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Remove “democratic, community-driven process” from the Area 51 FAQ

Seeing there is an arbitrary nonelected dictator group or individual that can and does close proposals that are going through the proposal process without asking the community, in fact, directly going ...
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Is it possible to integrate a keyboard for sites of Languages with non Latin script?

For sites like Russia SE, Arabic SE etc, is it possible to integrate a respective keyboard to the sites?
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Allow more than 5 example questions per user per proposal

Interest in a proposal doesn't necessarily correlate with being good at defining questions. As suggested here, some proponents will likely have a very good idea of how the site should be defined, but ...
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Downvoting displays redundant message on Meta

It is the convention that in Meta one can downvote to simply say "I disagree with this post", without there being anything wrong in terms of content, research etc. in the post itself. When downvoting ...
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Any way to GitHub-like 'watch' a proposal?

There is a proposal of which I would like to receive notifications when a new question is posted. I'd rather not check by visiting the page every once in a while because the proposal I'm talking about ...
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Could we require people to make an example question in order to make a proposal?

Quite often when I'm scrolling through the proposed sites, I'll see proposals that don't have any example questions listed. I'll sometimes try to throw in an example question of my own to try and help ...
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Increase the distance between Share and Unfollow buttons

I accidentally clicked the Unfollow button when I was trying to get the Share link. Here is how Share and Follow/Unfollow buttons are positioned in Area 51 proposals: While I quickly corrected my ...
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Lengthen the aging period of close votes on example questions or get rid of it altogether

Normally, as per the close vote aging policy on normal SE sites, the most recent close vote on a post is invalidated if no more close votes have been cast less than four days after it was cast. The ...
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We need special markup code for a Area51 Proposals

Presently it appears that any Area51 Discussion Zone question that links to an Area51 Proposal is included in that Proposal's discussion pane. We need special markup (e.g., perhaps something along ...
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Ability for low-rep users to see vote breakdowns on example questions

This priv should be available to very low rep users here. Many don't hang around Area51 enough to earn rep quickly, but seeing how the voting is going on example questions can be key to setting up a ...
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Why aren't the badges on Area 51 grouped in a meaningful way?

If you compare the list of badges on Area 51 and the list of badges on Discuss Area 51, you'll see that while the latter is grouped, with different levels of the same badge and related badges ...
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Downvoting proposals

Sometimes I wish to downvote proposals, because I think that a site would not be a good addition to the SE network. For instance, I think that History of Science And Mathematics and Mathematics ...
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it would be nice to see graphs of other progression metrics

eg. Number of example questions with score of 10 or more, number of questions etc.
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How do I simulate tags in example questions?

All real sites have questions tags, but how do I simulate tags in example questions for proposed sites? If it can't be done, can the system be enhanced to allow it to be done? Surely example tags ...
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How recent must site activity be to count toward site statistics displayed on Area 51?

I've noticed the site statistics for Cognitive Sciences fluctuating a lot more from week to week than I would expect if the statistics represented the entire life of the beta (757 days and counting ...
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Allow commitments to be fulfilled even if a private beta fails

Sometimes, a site starts the process of actually being a Q&A site, but it ultimately doesn't make it. For some, they make it to public beta but peter out and get shut down. In that case, the user ...
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Make questions obligatory when defining a proposal?

Repeatedly, I see new proposals, where the creator (with the usual initial 50 rep) writes a vague title, even more vague description, and leaves it at that, with us to figure out what's the proposal ...
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Beta flag for answers

Proposal: Software Recommendations Maybe it would be good to have a alpha/beta mark for answers, to show in a standardized way that the software is very good / has lots of promise, but is still ...
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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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Make people aware of progress participation

It looks like people tend to follow proposals but don't upvote existing example questions or add new questions. But this is necessary for further progress of a proposal. Could be add a hint when a ...
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Implement a conversion percentage for proposals

While I realize that A51 is not up for any new features untill we get A52, however as we are going to be using this platform for the near future, I would like to suggest another metric for proposals. ...
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Is there a shortcut to my followed sites?

This may have been asked before but my searches tend to bring up a myriad of "How can we get more followers" questions. Is there value in having a shortcut to the list of sites that I'm following on ...
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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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StackOverflow brother of type “Subjective” or “Opinion base”

I would like a site like StackOverflow but not with the same name to ensure to not confuse anybody. I would like a site like StackOverflow for opinion base questions that admits subjective answers. ...
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Allow editing of commitment comments

I have committed to the Aviation & Aerospace proposal (aside: commit and help us get to beta!), but at the time I didn't enter a comment: I'd now like to be able to add a comment, but I can't ...
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Lock votes on question to prevent people changing votes when vote count reaches > 10

Earlier, I used encourage people to vote on questions which has less than 10 votes and thus effectively use their 5 votes for the benefit of the proposal (like I did here). But now I understand that ...
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Font too narrow

The font (font-family: Impact, 'Futura-CondensedExtraBold', sans-serif) used for A51 proposal titles both on the list of proposals and on the proposal pages, and for Discussion Zone question titles on ...
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Front-page link to the user > followed tab

I stop by area51 to see how the proposals I'm already following are doing. This would be one or two clicks easier to do with the feature I've requested in the title. In case it's not clear what I ...