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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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Why can't we see the edit history of an example question during the Definition phase?

I was reading an example question in the Nutrition proposal, which is currently in the Definition phase. The comments indicated that the question had been edited, however, I was not able to read the ...
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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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Can we link or bulk import from a previously failed proposal?

Current Proposal Firearms is a variation of a proposal that failed in beta 4 years ago. I believe that all of the sample questions and comments in the earlier proposal are worth considering during ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...