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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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Can you add links to your proposal description?

I have a link that I want to add to my proposal description. I know I can just paste it in, but is there any way I can post a link like this into my description?
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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 ...
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Shorter proposals and referral links

It would be nice to have a slightly shorter link to a proposal (and for referrals). So, for: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/47932 have this also link there: (similar to what works for ...
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Display “Upvotes Remaining” and “Questions Remaining” counts on Proposal Pages & for “Followed Proposals” in Area-51 profile

Background Like most Area51 users, at any given time I am following over a dozen proposals. Frequently (especially regarding newer proposals) I only find a couple of Proposal Questions that I feel ...
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Area51 twitter account

Why Area51 doesn't have a twitter account (I couldn't find it) to tweet proposals? like @StackUnix, @ServerFault, @StackSuper_User and probably others.
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Undo comment upvote

I accidentally clicked on the "this is a great comment" up-arrow icon next to a comment on a Area51 proposed question and I want to undo this. On other SE site you simply click the icon again, but ...
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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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Notifications for New Discussions in Followed Proposals

When I follow multiple propositions (plus being active on site I am already active), I don't necessarily have the time to check up each day if there any new discussions/responses to discussions on the ...
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Don't give/take rep for example questions

I don't think one should get or lose reputation from example questions. Example questions are meant to define a proposal: Discussing whether questions are on-topic or off-topic helps figure out ...
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How to prevent malicious downvoting?

We recently had somebody who is not following our proposal (at least I'm pretty sure they are not) indiscriminately go through and downvote every question that has one or more votes without leaving ...
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Sort questions alphabetically/randomly/by-date

Along the lines of this question: Is it possible to see the number of score-10 questions of a proposal over time? I understand why you don't want to artificially speed up a proposal's definition, ...
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Feature request - cap example questions at 10 votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent upvoting questions at +10 on Area 51 I see a lot of people making comments about how voting for an example question that has already achieved 10 votes is a waste ...
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Do not delete discussions about deleted proposals

I can see the reasoning behind deleting closed proposal — if someone proposes the same subject again, they get a fresh start. This isn't completely beneficial though: it leads to repeating the same ...
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Allow more questions for the proposer to define the site

It has already been asked before if we can have more than five questions per site (e.g. here). I agree with the limit in general, as it ensures that there are enough contributions to the proposal, and ...
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Add a *Follow* link even to proposals already in *Commit* phase

I can commit only to three proposals, but follow as many as I want. I need to choose what to commit to, and those I don't choose to commit to, I follow instead. Currently, I can follow a proposal in ...
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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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Area 51 in the Data Explorer

Is the data available in the data explorer? I haven't found it, so if it doesn't exist would we like to have it? The development of the sites could be analysed there...
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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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Is question translation in the future “stack overflow in german” welcomed?

I have committed on using Stack Overflow (in German), and I think there will be some "reputation chasers", who will take the most popular questions from the English stack overflow, translate them (may ...
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Are you sure you want to unfollow this proposal?

I accidentally the unfollow button. Not that this a big issue, simply click follow again. But it seems to me that it is a bit too easy to accidentally unfollow a proposal, especially because the ...
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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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Increase number of allowed questions per user per proposal to compensate for increased commit requirements

According to this entry Number of questions for qualifying in commit stage: " We increased the requirements to slow down the number of sites that were being created that don't have all that much ...
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Show more (or all) questions on the page for definition stage Proposals

As I understand it the main reason for answers being split into pages on SE's Q&A sites is to limit noise; the answers not in the top 30 voted answers are probably not the most useful. That makes ...
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Should only registered users of Area 51 be allowed to propose SE sites?

(Somewhat related: Proposers should have to come up with five example questions before the proposal goes live) I'm not trying to be rude. I'm only asking (and I suppose, requesting) because this ...
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How can I search proposals by status?

I'd like to be able to search proposals based on the phase they are currently in. For example, I might expect to be able to use terms like these: status:definition status:commitment ...
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Recommend reviewing lower-voted questions on Definition phase proposals

A common problem with proposals is people use many of their votes on great example questions, then lose the votes they need See examples in This proposal will reach Commit more quickly if people ...
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Allow votes on own example questions

When writing an example question, often the writer of that question has a good idea whether or not he considers the question he's writing to be a good example of the kind of questions he'd expect for ...
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What happened to the Twitter and Facebook sharing capabilities?

There used to be Facebook and Twitter sharing capabilities which have disappeared from the Stack Exchange sites. Where did they go?
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Usability issue between the Discussion Zone and Staging Area

Related Questions (that I have read) Modal issue between Area 51 Staging Area and Discussion Zone What's the difference between discussion user and main user The discussion site for Area 51 should ...
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Dedicated domain name for a StackExchange Site

Instead of a subdomain like sitename.stackexchange.com, It would be great to have our site at a domain like mysite.com. Many sites like askubuntu.com already have dedicated domain names. How do we get ...
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Warn user when a proposal has been deleted for inactivity

It's just come to my attention that one my proposals (Paper Craft) has been missing from my profile and my example questions have disappeared. I had no idea if it had been merged or deleted. The only ...
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Voting to revive dead beta sites

I have noticed, there are a few dead beta sites that I thought were really good ideas, but just didn't have enough of a community to support them. The problem with dead beta sites though, is that it ...
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The discussion site for Area 51 should have its own privileges page

When I try to access http://discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/privileges, I am redirected to http://area51.stackexchange.com/privileges, which doesn't report the privileges I have on the discussion ...
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Search using tags AND exclude-tags

The search function on StackOverflow is great, really, but I was wondering if this would be at all possible: Suppose I want to search for some string in all the questions that are tagged [php], but ...
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Badge for supporting a failed beta

I stumbled across one post on the soon-to-close Astronomy SE thread: Will there be a badge? It would be nice if contributors to the site were recognized for their effort somehow, especially those ...
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Adding an “active” tab for proposals

On almost every site, the home page has an "active" tab to display questions that are currently active. Area-51 has one on their discussion page, however they don't have one on their main page. I ...