Indicates that a request (usually a feature request) has been considered, but will not be implemented. Generally speaking, a developer will leave a comment as to why, or the community will come to consensus that the request is unnecessary.

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No support for right-to-left languages

Proposals: Hebrew Language, Arabic Language, and Persian and other Iranian Languages. Lately we've been working on expanding our core offering from English-only to a handful of other languages. As a ...
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Missing CSS on HTTPS results in the site not displaying properly

I have noticed that when you access the site using the HTTPS link to the site (https://area51.stackexchange.com) that it doesn't render properly, like its missing a reference to CSS or just missing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rationale for other.stackexchange.com

Proposal: Other It seems rather often, and to the chagrin of many loyal Stack Exchange users and the entire community, that some questions have no place to go. See What happened to "What real ...
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Direct link to commit/follow proposal

If I wanted to email/tweet/blog/etc: New, free, community-driven Q&A site for INSERT-TOPIC. Learn more here (bit.ly/TOPIC), or join here (bit.ly/JOIN) Clearly, it' possible to link ...
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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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There seems to be no limit on the number of downvotes one can make on a proposals's questions

Users can only upvote five questions per proposal on Area 51, as is well known. It is probably less well known that you don't have to have followed a proposal to upvote or even propose questions. ...
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5answers
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Political science looks better

Proposal: Politics I think the term political science would be better and would be geographically and culturally diverse and would also cover the entire systems that govern people both theoretically ...
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Should not very low quality questions be blocked?

I noticed that lately there are some questions asked here, not written in English, that really are example for the proposal, or questions that should be asked on the site, when it is created. Should ...
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Patterns/Best Practices version of Stack Overflow [closed]

Proposal: Patterns/Best Practices I've been thinking about this for some time now. Stack Overflow is great for looking up answers to specific (mostly long tail) questions. Sometimes you find bits and ...
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Rename 'Healthcare IT' to 'Health IT' to include the IT targeting non-care aspects

I suggest a rename of 'Healthcare IT' to "Health IT". I can see the name "healthcare IT" being unnecessarily limiting in the future because it will artificially exclude the health IT approaches to ...
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Disposition of “Theoretical Physics”

Update: The Theoretical Physics proposal will not be closed See: The Theoretical Physic Proposal Back Underway! Over the last 8 months, I have watched this Area 51 proposal to create a Theoretical ...
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French language title?

Proposal: French Language & Usage Should not the name of this site be changed to "Langue et usage fran├žais" or similar? It doesn't appear to make sense that the name and description of a site ...
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Should proposals of language-specific versions of an existing Stack Exchange site be closed as duplicate?

I don't actually think they should, but I wanted to understand what the general opinion about those sites is. As a version of an existing site in a specific language would just contain questions that ...
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Scope of Cryptography proposal overlaps with other existing sites

Proposal: Cryptography, CS Theory, IT Security I am failing to understand the scope of this proposal. The comments like these: Since this site was not merged with the security.stackexchange.com ...
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The site should be called KiddushCupOverflow.com [closed]

Proposal: Jewish life and learning Is it too late, impossible, or inappropriate to create a cute name for the site about Judiasm? If not, I recommend KiddushCupOverflow.com because a kiddush cup is ...
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Add old proposed questions to new proposals? [closed]

Over time, many proposals have been closed & deleted after they've gone stagnant. Some of those proposals have later been re-created, with the hope that they'll have better luck on their second ...
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Move Atheism questions to new Skeptics site

Proposal: Atheism This site was closed due to it's lack of enough activity. As the subtitle was "Q&A site for the skeptics of a higher power", I think it would be good to move all the questions ...
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Should this proposal be merged with “IT Management”? [closed]

I originally proposed the site "IT Management" with a view to including technical team leads, test analysts and other professions that were generally excluded from Stack Overflow or found it difficult ...
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We already have Electronics and Robotics [closed]

Proposal: Robotics We already have Electronics and Robotics
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Could this proposal be expanded to include Home Care & Maintenance?

It appears to be quite common to link both home & garden topics together. For example, one find HGTV (Home & Garden TV), Better Homes and Gardens magazine, House & Garden Magazine. The New ...
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Interview Questions

This would be a site where people could create interview questions about general technology theory and specific technologies. Other users could then rate how good the question, provide alternative ...
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SharePoint Overflow: Is this site broad enough?

Proposal: SharePoint Overflow Is it really desirable to have a site on such a narrow subject? I mean: you can find more than 6000 questions about SharePoint on StackOverflow, and it seems to work ...
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Merging All the Language Proposals into one language website

Proposal: German language I was wondering if we should make one language SE site, where all these matters are discussed e.g; Translation from Language A to B, Grammar and Usage issue, instead of ...
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Merge skeptic exchange and atheist exchange

Why are these separate ? Proposal: Atheism Proposal: Skeptic Exchange
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This proposal is not a dupe

Proposal: French language I don't agree that this is a duplicate of 'correct French usage'. It's a more generic forum that covers that, and translations. It seems too granular to split French ...
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What does Freelance Workers address that can't be handled by OnStartups?

Should Freelance Workers merge into OnStartups? What does Freelance Workers handle that cannot be asked there? Proposal: Freelance Workers
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Two level model (MO/Math.SE) vs one level model (SO)

Proposal: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Physics, etc. Recently there has been a number of cases where people from SO/SU/SF sites have criticized the two level model ...
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Why should RuneScape be a different site than gaming?

Proposal: RuneScape Q&A It is possible you're thinking RuneScape Q&A should be kept in the Gaming StackExchange site. Well, here are a couple reasons it probably shouldn't: RuneScape is ...
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Joint site for competitive board games

I think competitive board games are quite different from recreational board games in nature and draw different communities. The typical questions asked in the proposals for go, chess,... are very ...
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Errata could also be for “non-technical” textbooks

Proposal: Errata Say, I have had ideas of posting and collecting errata in textbooks teaching foreign languages, or science textbooks (maths). These topics are not "technical", but also quite ...
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Biblical Hermeneutics as a subset of Christianity?

Proposal: Biblical Hermeneutics looks like it's explicitly about Christianity, and I believe it would be best merged with the Christianity proposal. Although honestly, I'd probably prefer to see a ...
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Is there value in merging the Libraries and Books proposals?

The Libraries proposal had a significant amount of activity early on, but the activity chart has been more or less flat for a long time. Many people who signed up are not active on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should Skeptic Exchange be cross-listed under Science?

Proposal: Skeptic Exchange I'm not sure how the new tags for proposals work but surly Skeptic Exchange should be listed under science & culture. It will have plenty of science answers. Is it ...
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Should Skeptic Exchange be seeded with questions from skepticexchange.org.

Proposal: Skeptic Exchange Edit: The SE v1.0 site http://www.skepticexchange.org/ contains some good questions and answers, will/should/can this content be moved in to the v2.0 site when it goes ...