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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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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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Changing catagory of proposal

I created proposal Pakistan but I want to change its category from life to culture. Is it possible?
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Questions per Day statistic isn't calculated correctly any more

Since this fix, the questions/day statistic for all beta sites is being calculated with a different formula than before. The old method calculated the number of "questions per day on average over the ...
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Area 51 stats down

The questions/day and userbase stats are pretty much trashed today. Like replaced with big zeros! Seems to affect all sites in public beta (I looked at 3) - noticed it on my regular check of Software ...
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Double “Blatantly offtopic” flag reason

When flagging a post as offtopic, the "Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with a Stack Exchange site proposal, the Area 51 process, or the Area 51 software)" reason appears twice. I ...
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Should 'Laws' be renamed 'Law'?

Proposal: Laws Calling this proposed site 'laws' seems clumsy to me, and seems to narrow the scope of questions to specific laws rather than law in general (cf 'medicines' vs 'medicine'). For ...
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Discussion Zone > Help > Tour link is broken

From Discussion Zone, click the 'Help' link and then select 'Tour'. Observe resulting 'Page Not Found' with the URL: http://area51.stackexchange.com/tour
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Should the proposal definition be changed?

Proposal: Arabic Language I don't think the current proposal definition: Proposed Q&A site for people who want to learn the Arabic language is befitting for the site we would like to ...
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Is it possible to merge these accounts?

Yesterday I committed to a proposal which required entering my email address. As I entered another email address than the one I used for stackexchange, it created a new account instead of linking it ...
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Maybe CS educators should be under a different proposal group?

Proposal: Computer Science Education I created this in response to the Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange which is doing rather well and in public beta, so I created it under the same heading. ...
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Off-topic close reason contains a broken link

I've noticed the off-topic close text is as follows and contains a broken link to the help center: This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason: ...
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Contact link broken/different on Area 51

The "Contact Us" link at the bottom of pages on the main Area 51 site doesn't lead to the standard contact form which is present on other sites (e.g. discuss.area51). Instead, it's a mailto link which ...
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Why is there sometimes a space after the proposal name when creating a new discussion?

If I click create new discussion for Arduino, the following template is generated: Proposal: [**Arduino **][1] [1]:http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/58150/arduino This breaks the ...
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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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Shouldn't the “feedback always welcome” link point to Discuss instead of Meta Stack Overflow?

The feedback always welcome link at the bottom of the footer on the home page currently links to Meta Stack Overflow. Shouldn't it really point to Area 51 Discuss?
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Civic Duty badge isn't awarding

I passed 300 votes cast a few days ago, and the Civic Duty badge hasn't been awarded yet. Is there some sort of bug in the process that generates this badge? It just says voted 300 or more times, ...
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The reputation of this user is wrongly calculated

On the page for the English Language Learners proposal, the reputation of Mark Robinson is wrong. The reputation for Stack Overflow is added twice: once as 1444, and once as 1090. The ...
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Area 51 Chatroom

The Area 51 chat room is frozen. Could it be unfrozen or is there an alternative? It seems like it hasn't been used since it was frozen, but that kind of makes sense. It did have some activity before ...
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“expert” instead of “professional”?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History The current description is: Proposed Q&A site for professional genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history Stack Overflow ...
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New proposal description is too restrictive/uninviting

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History The new description does not reflect what this Q&A site should be about. It is far to restrictive. Proposed Q&A site for genealogists who study ...
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Change Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) proposal description

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) I'm suggestting a minor change to the Portuguese version of the proposal description, from this: Proposta de site de perguntas e respostas para ...
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How do I download data from a closed betal?

How do I download the questions and answers I submitted to the personal manufacturing Beta that has since been closed? Proposal: Personal Manufacturing
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Inviting others to private beta by link

Not everyone prefers to be invited using email. Is there a way we can invite people over IM etc by passing them a special link? Wouldn't this be nice?
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Missing creator on Islam proposal

The Islam proposal is about to go live, but the creator of the proposal is missing! Perhaps the user who proposed Islam no longer has an account, but shouldn't it show something a bit more... ...
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Problems in proposal summary

Proposal: Software Development (in Portuguese) Could someone with editing privileges please fix the proposal's summary? (if there are means for suggested edits here, like the other sites have, I ...
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What is the purpose of the “proposal” tag?

On this site there is a tag for which its purpose is not clear to me: proposal. Isn't this site about proposals? If the question doesn't use area51-meta, the question is about a proposal. Is there ...
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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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Please can a moderator delete my “unregistered user” commitment so I can register using my StackExchange account?

Proposal: Chemistry I accidentally committed to the above proposal as an "unregistered user" (see this question). There seems to be no way for me to undo this. Since this proposal will likely go into ...
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Inconsistent vote requirement info for definition phase in Area 51 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When/why did the # of questions required to get out of Definition increase to 40? FAQ inaccurate In the Area 51 FAQ it says this about the definition phase: The goal ...
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“Personal Manufacturing” or “Desktop Manufacturing”?

Proposal: 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, & Personal Manufacturing It's time to establish a final site name for this proposal. The current name ("3D Printer, Laser Cutters & Personal ...
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What is “CoWorking”?

Proposal: CoWorking Am I missing something here? As far as I can tell, it's just working together with other people, as in co-workers. Is there some alternate term that this is meant to get at and is ...
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Long proposal text overflows on top of the “Create Your Proposal” button

When you type in a description that is within the character limit, but still a little long, the text appears to overflow onto the top of the button below it and the image to the right.
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2answers
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Change the Islam proposal description

Proposal: Islam The Islam proposal description/tagline is: Proposed Q&A site for the Muslim community who have questions about Islam. Is this meant to exclude people who are not Muslim? ...
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Badge count on Discuss.Area51 is hard to read

The contrast for the badge count is really low, the text color should really be the same color it is on the main site (which is also the same color as the Rep count in the image).
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Why is Gavin listed twice on the “Top Beta Users” list?

The Top Beta Users List shows gavinandresen twice. Is this a bug?
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Why isn't each proposal given a chat room?

One of the advantages of the Mathematica proposal was our ability to regularly communicate within the StackOverflow Mathematica chatroom. This allowed us to build and maintain a core group of users. ...
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I disagree with the decission to make Scuba Diving part of sports

Please tell me how the topic of Scuba Diving fits the definition of sport from dictionary.com is: an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as ...
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Windows Phone Developer questions should stay on StackOverflow

Proposal: Windows Phone As per the comment in 'Announcements' from Mick N, this site should not be targeting developers and WP developers should continue to leverage Stack Overflow. Can the site ...
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Computer science: the audience description is now wrong

Proposal: Computer Science The title of the computer science proposal is now presentable, thank you. The site description has also been edited, but that edit threw out the baby with the bathwater. ...
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Title of Library Proposal

Proposal: Library & Information Science There has been some discussion about the naming and scope of what used to be the Libraries proposal (and is now the Library and Information Science ...
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User is using two accounts to commit to the proposal

Proposal: App Stores A user has submitted twice to the proposal. It's clearly the same user, or the avatar would be different. I don't think it is allowed to do that, even though the user doesn't ...
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Lock out followers from making announcments on Area51 proposals

Is it possible to stop followers from using the announcement section in proposals (at least in the initial stages) I've noticed that @RobertCartaino is running around asking people not to post ...
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Uncommit didn't work

I uncommitted from Biology but got invited to the private beta anyway. And now it appears under "current commitments" in my user info, even though it disappeared from there when I uncommitted What's ...
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Sharing on Facebook adds wrong description

When I share a link to my proposal it grabs the wrong "text" to share in the description box. Recommend that Area 51 use the Facebook Open Graph tags og:description or at least the <meta> ...
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Opinions about merging Business Intelligence proposal with the DBA site

I've had a conversation with one or two of the folks at the DBA site about merging Business Intelligence into that site. I've just put a question up on the DBA meta site as well, link here. The ...
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The Computer Science proposal should be in the Science category

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) I don't know how Computer Science ended up under Professional, but it clearly belongs to the Science category.
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The title “Computer Science (Non-Programming)”

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) AFAIK “Computer Science (Non-Programming)” is the proposed title. Writing “Non-Programming” sounds a bit absurd. Every branch of computer science is ...
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Pre-launch Requirement: What's our name?

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications This site is nearly ready to launch, but before that happens we need a short, clear name for it. Site naming is always a balancing act between ...
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Pre-launch Requirement: What's our URL?

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications This site is nearly ready to launch, but before that happens we need a short, obvious URL for this site in the format *.stackexchange.com I'll post ...