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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do beta sites get ads into the sidebar? [closed]

I've been seeing ads for Parenting in the sidebar recently, and the site is only in Beta. How does a beta site get ads to appear in the sidebar?
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Is there a list of failed/closed betas?

I'm looking for records of failed betas (e.g., Electronic Gadgets). They aren't accessible through the homepage sort. Is there a directory or list somewhere in Area 51?
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What is the criteria for leaving/graduating from the beta phase?

Is the criteria stated anywhere, or does it vary? The closest I've found was this answer about the bicycles beta, but it isn't clear whether those upper limits were for all betas, nor when the site ...
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Any plans regarding the existing islam.com site?

Proposal: Islam Greetings. An hour ago I cam across this site: islam.com It looks too close to this proposal, and to the mechanism of StackExchange network sites (as Q&A sites). I think it will ...
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is there a way to see “old” parameters of a beta site?

I am active in several beta sites on the stackexchange network. I often go the area 51 page on a beta to see it's progress. But there I can only see the current parameters and not really see the ...
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Should we save the history at Information Retrieval and Search Engines before it is lost?

I just asked about the history of CS:SE which just came out of private beta and learned that "Sadly, a huge part of our "history" vanished in the void of area51" by raphael Being new I cannot confirm ...
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What is the purpose of the three minute limit on asking example questions?

When adding example questions to a new site proposal, I'm asked to wait for three minutes between posting questions. Since the questions are only the titles, and are only for the purpose of ...
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I accidentally committed to a site as an unregistered user - how can I undo this?

A while ago I committed to the Chemistry stack exchange proposal. I already had an account on physics.stackexchange.com, and I intended to commit using that account, but instead I ended up committed ...
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Who is 'Stack Exchange' (Area 51 user:52408)

Is this user an undocumented member of staff, moderator, bot or user? If this account belongs to a regular user would the username violate the TOS for impersonation?
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Number of questions for qualifying in commit stage

In most sites, it is requested to have 10 questions with score 10+ (apart from followers) to move to commit stage. Today I saw that 40 questions are required to cross. Whereas, available questions ...
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Is the commitment fulfillment process changed or broken?

I've been over the 10 non-CW posts limit for several days (see my Sports.SE beta profile). I read several meta posts (Commitment Indicator and Formula to Fulfilling a Commitment) that indicate that ...
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In which way does signing in to a proposal with my real name assure the site will have an active community?

The FAQ says: Interested users are asked to digitally "sign" the proposal with their full name to help assure that site will have an active community in those critical early days. While your full ...
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What is the benefit of allowing an unregistered account to be used to commit to a proposal?

An unregistered account doesn't have any associated accounts, which means unregistered accounts doesn't increment the number of committed users with a reputation higher than 200 in other sites. There ...
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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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Do the downvotes in Area51 work same way as on Meta?

I'm asking the question here since apparently Area51 doesn't have meta. I dont agree with some "question" (it is more of a suggestion than a question) created as discussion at Area51. I wanted to ...
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How do I uncommit from a deleted proposal? [duplicate]

I committed to the EVE Online proposal, but it has since been deleted. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/3371/eve-online However, it still shows in my commmitments history and I cannot ...
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Why does my profile only show Stackoverflow when I'm active on 9 other sites?

Why does my profile only show and count my Stackoverflow reputation when I'm active and have reputation on 9 stackexchange sites? I'd like my area51 profile to list all my rep from all my network ...
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Is there a filmmaker Stack Exchange group?

I've noticed that new groups are being formed on Stack Exchange. This is the first place I come to post programming questions. Can we also have a Stack Exchange site for filmmakers? It would cover ...
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No universal edit on Area 51 discussions?

On all of the normal Stack Exchange sites, even without edit privileges, you can edit something and have that end up in the review bucket. However, it seems that this has not been brought to ...
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On-topic/off-topic questions: how often updated?

In a proposal, how often are the requirements for the proposal to move to the next stage (commit) updated? I've noticed in some proposals that although questions are added and voted on, that is takes ...