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My floating reputation score

On Area 51 yesterday my score was 258 points. From yesterday I've gained 35 points, but today my score is... 190! How is it possible? I attach my point by post (screenshot from Area 51).
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Avatar picture problem?

This doesn't seem very normal to me: Is it a bug? Along the same lines:
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What are the rules for removal the proposal after a month of inactivity?

The Paranormal proposal reached 1 month of inactivity at a time of writing. latest activity: 1 month ago In FAQ we can read: Inactive proposals that do not receive any activity for one month ...
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Can questions from closed Deep Web can be migrated into soon created I2P?

The Deep Web proposal generated certain amount of questions related to I2P network. Now the site, being in private beta for 2 weeks, is closing down, because it didn't achieve the expected usefulness. ...
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Native language should be allow at least in chat groups [closed]

There are lots of developers from so many different countries, I am one of them from Gujarat, India. I would like to propose for Gujarati Language which can be allow in chat groups. As I am ...
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Can I see my own deleted proposed questions?

I deleted one of my questions, posted with an unclosed proposal, and I want to undelete it. How can I find it?
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Problem following the proposal

Proposal: Tamil Language I have shared this site among my friends and online community such as online groups. Till now 4 members have said that they clicked the Follow button but the number of ...
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Why proposal deleted within 2 days? (Also Deleting vs Closing decision) [duplicate]

Proposal: Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Why this proposal is deleted within just two days? There were probably 3 follower and 3 example questions. I want to know why proposals are directly ...
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When can you close or reopen proposals? [duplicate]

Through a quick check of the Privileges page, I got the close/reopen questions privilege at 150rep. However, I don't see a way to cast close or reopen votes on a proposal. I am pretty sure that right ...
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How can I permanently log out of Area51?

When I log out of Area 51 using the "log out" link, I am logged out. But when I delete all the cookies of all Stack Exchange sites, I'm automatically logged in again when I visit Area 51 (but not ...
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Why do proposal titles have to be at least 15 characters?

I see other people's proposals and their titles are less than 15 characters. But when I create a proposal, the title of it must be at least 15 characters long before submitting. Does the error go away ...
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150 vs 3000 rep to cast close/reopen votes

After guessing for a while, I came upon http://area51.stackexchange.com/privileges which shows the ugly, jQuery-lacking list of privileges on Area 51. Apparently, one only needs 150 rep to use close/...
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Sites with similar subject matter

Can they merge to pass phase levels? Could have a full voting process to ensure members don't double up. A lot of the proposals seem very much the same.
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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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Is there a question ban here in Area 51?

Stack Overflow is famous for its question ban, automatically imposed when enough questions get enough downvotes, usually closed and deleted as well. Is there something like that here on Area 51? ...
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How does removing upvote on Area51 influence karma and badges?

Frequently, on a51, as I see example question reach 10 upvotes, I move my vote to one of the more "underappreciated" questions - my rationale is that while one new user can bring 5 questions from 9 to ...
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What are the rep levels supposed to be here?

Previously, I thought that Area 51 Discussion Zone used the graduated site rep levels. However, I saw this MSE post, which linked to this answer. Curiously, it appeared with "delete (2)" under it, and ...
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How do I refer someone to a proposal

I was wondering how to refer someone to a proposal, because I was on this proposal and some people have referred people but I don't know how? And since I committed to the proposal I am suppose to help ...
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How do I support a proposal in Area 51?

In area 51 there is this proposal that has been there for 9 months it has 52 followers and I want to know is there any other way besides following it I can help support it and make it a site?
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If I setup up a proposal called “Anime Suggestions”, would it be allowed?

I haven't proposed this idea and am pretty sure it would get heavily downvoted and probably this question to since stackexchange is Q and A site, but I was thinking of proposing a site called Anime ...
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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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Forgotten proposal?

Proposal: Expatriates Expatriates were already ready to run in last week, but it's still in commitment phase? Is it a bug in automatic starting engine, or SE team has forgotten?
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what about an open forum? [duplicate]

what if we create an open forum and discuss multiple and different topics on one place? i have this idea to create some thing unique on stackexchange whereas i have seen sites like yahoo answers and ...
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How can I search for a site proposal and it's current status?

I remember there was a proposal named something like "Life Hacking" or so. But searching for it doesn't return me that proposal. Is it migrated to other proposal? Is it in private beta? If any of the ...
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How'd I get into a Private Beta with no commitment?

So I noticed that eBooks got into the private beta stage and clicked through the link from Area51 to check it out. The site happily let me create an account and vote on their Meta site, but... I don't ...
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How many days should I wait before I restart a closed proposal?

My question is very simple and straightforward. How much time should I wait before I restart a closed proposal? Its been over 2months IIRC that particular proposal is closed. Can I restart now?
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Why do you not earn rep in the Area 51 Discussion Zone?

I haven't been able to earn any reputation on Area 51 even though some of my discussions on the Discussion Zone have received upvotes. Is this by design or is it a bug?
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What's wrong with my reputation counter?

I was looking at one of my proposals, and my reputation counter is messed up. The top bar says 568, but the "proposed by" section says 793 and has 4 more bronze badges. How is this??
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Why are some possible duplicates bold?

Sometimes possible duplicate text, the name of the proposal/site is bold, while in other cases it isn't. This doesn't seem to be based on whether the proposed dupe is still in Area51 or made it to ...
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When is the number of posted answers/questions written in black?

Looking at this page, I noticed that sometimes the number of posts written by a user are written in black, and sometimes in gray. What is the threshold that changes the color used for the number of ...
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The following accounts should probably be merged

Looking at the Italian Language & Usage proposal, I noticed there are two user accounts that have the same avatar, which probably means they are created from the same person. The accounts are: ...
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What is the threshold and/or logic for closing a proposal as a duplicate?

Proposals on being closed as duplicates have the following message : This proposal would tend to drain audience from an existing Stack Exchange site. What is the threshold for deciding whether a ...
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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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Following on commitment reputation is given on the private beta or public beta? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Need clarification on what commitment really means FAQ says: Follow through on your commitment +50 I followed through on my commitment for anime.stackexchange.com but I ...
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Is there somewhere we can see overall statistics of Area 51 proposals?

Are there any pages and links that I might have missed to check, which gives overall statistics comparing the total time a proposal was in definition, commitment, and beta phase, number of followers ...
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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 status:private-...
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Is a notification sent out to tell followers that the proposal moved from the definition phase to the commit phase?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Is a notification sent out to tell followers of a proposal that it moved from the definition phase to the commit phase? If a notification isn't sent then I ...
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Can an email be sent to the previous Genealogy committers?

Proposal: Genealogy and Family History The current Genealogy and Family History proposal was created after the previous proposal was closed for having been around too long. We would like to contact ...
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Announcements on launch of beta site and full site

Whenever a site is to be launched as a public beta, or when a site at a beta stage becomes a full fledged site, will a notification or announcement be given to SE users or area 51 users?
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Reputation not being added to the referrer when a proposal is followed

I do not know if this is intended but I know for a fact my referral link was used to follow a proposal but I did not get any reputation for it. How does it work? Is that a bug? Or is it intended?
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Should we be upvoting off-topic examples?

Proposal: Expatriates I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I myself and others have listed off topic examples of questions before, using the 5 example questions we are allocated. ...
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What close reason should be used for example questions that can be answered looking an Internet resource?

Suppose that on a proposal about Italy, somebody adds "Is Italian the official language in Italy?" as example question. Clearly, that is a question that could be answered by a single link to a ...
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Do suggested edits work on the discussion site?

I tried editing site already dedicated to Islam entering http://discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/posts/5187/edit as URL, and the edit page was shown me. After I click on "Post Your Question," the ...
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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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What does 409 questions mean?

In the proposal stages it says that I have to have 59 followers and 40 questions with at least 10 up-votes, can you please explain to me the second one?
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Resolution requested over “possible dup of SO” flags

To keep getting one-off pings by users about if my proposal is a dup of SO is not productive in my opinion. The first time this happened, I replied via meta, got some feedback, and was basically told ...
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Next Generation of Area 51

I've seen a few SE staff mention that a 'next gen' Area 51 is in the works, and wondering: what the rough road map is for it, how its release will effect proposals that are not in private-beta on ...
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Area 51's Lobbyist badge: can I see who committed?

I just got the Lobbyist Badge on Area 51, that says "First commitment referral". If I'm not wrong, it means "first user that committed to this proposal using your share link". Out of curiosity, can I ...
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Is it correct to flag a comment that answers an example question as noise?

I sometimes notice that an example question has a comment that answers it, rather than commenting on the question being a good example. Is it correct to flag the comment as noise?
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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 directly ...