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Changing the expectation of going from Private Beta to Public Beta

On the Bitcoin proposal (currently in Private Beta) it currently says: "The site's Public Beta will begin in 5 days." How about modifying this text to something like: "If the Private Beta goes well, ...
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How can I see the list of closed proposals I once followed?

I used to follow a bunch of proposals and I'm guessing they were nixed with the recent batch. Is it possible to see a list of these (now closed) proposals I once followed and committed to? It's hard ...
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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 link,...
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**Instructions for ALL Private Beta Members**

Thank you for deciding to commit to using Embedded Programming and Design. We are asking you to ask and answer at least 10 questions to fulfill your commitment. Also, please check the meta site of the ...
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The Closing of Humor

Proposal: Humor This was a tough one. It really was. The proposal suggests this will be a site about the subject and nature of humor, but even the proposal author does not believe there is enough ...
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On proposals soliciting reviews, recommendations, comparisons, etc

"Software Recommendations" was created in a time when the sheer size of our software developer audience gave them the collateral to give this a shot. "Hardware Recommendations" later expanded on that ...
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Could this be the “Official” site for the Open Source Initiative?

Proposal: Open Source The OSI (Open Source Initiative, http:opensource.org) was contacted regarding the use of the OSI logo (http://opensource.org/files/osi_standard_logo.png) as part of this site ...
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Alternative: migrate to academia.stackexchange.com?

An alternative way for our community may be not to wait for another "define-commit-private beta iteration", but to use increase the visibility of Open Science agenda at Academia Stack Exchange site. ...
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Show more (or all) questions on the page for definition stage Proposals

As I understand it the main reason for answers being split into pages on SE's Q&A sites is to limit noise; the answers not in the top 30 voted answers are probably not the most useful. That makes ...
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Vota por las preguntas de ejemplo que tengan menos de 10 votos netos - Vote for the example questions with less than 10 net votes

Lo que nos falta al día de hoy para completar la fase de definición son votos por las preguntas de ejemplo que aún tienen menos de 10 votos netos. Puedes escoger entre las que ya están propuestas, y ...
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Merging and linking user profiles between StackOverflow and Area 51 should be more automatic

It would be great if there was more automation in linking existing users to their other profiles on StackExchange. For example, this user on Area 51 is this user on StackOverflow, but his reputation ...
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Важливо / ReadMe for the “Ukrainian Language” proposal

Ця сторінка є не обговоренням, а інформацією. Ukrainian Language proposal — це сторінка пропозиції (англ. proposal) щодо відкриття на базі платформи Stack Exchange сайту питань і відповідей про ...
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Non-English Proposal Requirements

Our goal to make the Stack Exchange Network a great place to produce high-quality Q&A sites, no matter what language they speak. But we are still predominantly an English-speaking organization and ...
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Lee las Preguntas Frecuentes de Area51 en Español - Read the Area51 FAQ in Spanish

Estimado visitante: ¡Gracias por tu interés en la propuesta! Visita Area51 – Preguntas Frecuentes (FAQ), donde encontrarás información en tu idioma sobre el funcionamiento de Area51 y de la red ...
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When a proposal is closed, don't remove it from the user profile of users who committed to it

From the first comment for this answer, I take that a proposal that has been closed doesn't appear anymore in the user profile of the committers, who then wonder why the proposal is not listed. When ...
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Private Beta Requirements

What statistics are required in private beta in order for the proposed site to pass though to public beta? Is there a defined set of standards the site must meet, or is a subjective decision made ...
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How is “on pace” calculated?

When a site is in beta stage, and has not yet hit the 90 day mark, it says it's "On pace for XX users". I've been following it for a few days, and have seen it fluctuate a little bit, but collecting ...
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Why use this website instead of SO?

Proposal: MATLAB Why would I post my question on this website instead of on stackoverflow, using the matlab tag? I think that the community on SO is big enough to answer questions, and that matlab ...
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Notifications for closed proposals?

A site proposal I have been following for most of it's first year is coming to the twelve month mark (still in definition phase), the proposal has gathered 54 questions and more than 100 followers. ...
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Is overlap with GameDev SE a problem? — Advice from the first private beta

Proposal: Computer Graphics After it was announced that the first Computer Graphics private beta was closing, the community decided to make a new proposal. Prior to the site's closure, there was a ...
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Korean Language Discussion Room has been created

Proposal: Korean Language To keep the interest in this going and to encourage more new users to commit here I have set up a chat room at http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/30769/korean-language-...
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There needs to be more topical relationship questions here, start using up your 5 question limit

Proposal: Relationships and Dating Seeing that Valentine's Day was yesterday, I'm suprised that there were not any large number of questions posted to the proposal. There was one person who came in ...
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Please do not actually answer the proposed questions

Proposal: Personal Manufacturing It's important to note, being that this topic attracts a lot of people who may be unfamiliar with the StackExchange network, that the proposal is not for answering ...
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This is a subset of the existing Security Stack Exchange

Proposal: Capture the Flag Infosec/CyberSec CTF's are currently a subset of the existing Security Stack Exchange, and in fact we have our own CTF team who enter major competitions, a chat room ...
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I advertise this proposal on ELU

Proposal: Language Learning ELU SIne ELL has graduated, I place it there too ELL You can go there and upvote it. 6 upvotes will make it be shown on the ad panel.
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Our proposal is in commitment. Thanks to everyone!

Proposal: Korean Language and Usage As we can see, our Korean Language and Usage proposal has finally reached commitment stage after a year. To be honest, I had braced myself up to see this ...
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To follow is not enough, 40 questions with +10 are also needed!

Thus, if you want the site, you have to vote. This vote decides, which questions will be ontopic there, and which won't. Although the site have the needed 60 followers soon, it is not enough. Simply ...
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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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Proposed new custom close reason: “this should be an example question, not a discuss question”

Area 51 is confusing to new users. Many of them try to ask example questions here on Discuss.Area51, presumably because they don't know the difference between an example question and a discuss ...
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Wanted: 45 more upvotes

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Just some statistics on our progress towards completing the Definition stage: We now have the required 60 followers (yay!). We have 31 out of ...
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So few votes needed

Proposal: Big Data This proposal has enought people on it, and even have some questions with more than 15 votes. And just need few votes to move to the next phase... If just some of the downvoters ...
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Why are Magento proposal followers not voting on or asking questions?

Proposal: Magento For anyone following this proposal with >= 1000 rep on Area51 (and can therefore see vote tallies), are there a significant number of downvotes? I'm wondering just how apparent it ...
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English for Language Users

Proposal: English Language Learners My basic issue is that ELU is for linguists, etymologists, and (serious) English language enthusiasts. ELL is supposed to be for English learners And we still ...
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What would the Postgrad Mathematics proposal provide over Mathematics?

Proposal: Postgrad Mathematics While I can understand the frustration with the research level suggestion for MathOverflow and the more populist Mathematics stack exchange, it is difficult to see ...
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Why were the announcements removed?

Proposal: Stack Overflow in Spanish I was about to write a question about why Robert Cartaino replaced the announcments on this proposal with the message, and then I found this discussion on the ...
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What if existing committers achieve the 200+ rep on any other site?

I just want to clarify... If a user has committed to a new project having less than 200 rep on any other site, it will not be counted as committers with 200+ rep on any other site, but will be counted ...
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Why I made this proposal

Proposal: Virtualization & Emulation As a new user of Stack Exchange, the time came where I started browsing the list of sites and I was initially surprised by two things: a. There were some ...
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Downvotes without comment

Please, if you downvote, try to provide a reason so we can get a future site hashed out correctly. Proposal: Embedded Systems Programming and Design
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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 see ...
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What happens with reputation from closed proposals?

What happens with reputation earned on proposal when the proposal is closed on any phase? Is the reputation preserved or lost? I mean the reputation from: sample questions users joining proposal ...
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Want to help get the SDL Tridion proposal to Beta stage?

If you have committed to the SDL Tridion proposal on Area 51 of the Stack Exchange website, and are interested in receiving occasional updates on the initiative, please enter your email address at the ...
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Starting new versus joining and supporting existing beta community

Proposal: Air Quality Modeling I found a beta community: http://earthscience.stackexchange.com/ It has several questions related to WRF and CMAQ. We may want to search other stack exchange sites to ...
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Would you consider merging with Practical Cloud Computing proposal?

Proposal: AWS Hi, I've opened Practical Cloud Computing a few months ago. We begun as an AWS proposal, but after a short discussion the scope was broadened to all cloud provider, not just AWS. ...
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People who are visiting this proposal's page! Please, notice this discussion

Proposal: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry The commitment phase has just started. I've made you familiar with the whole process earlier. You just have two tasks in this phase. Commit to ...
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This proposal should be named 'makers', then closed as a dupe

There is already a DIY stack exchange (that has graduated!). However the scope of this proposal is not DIY as I understand it, it is 'making' (as in maker culture), so should probably be closed as a ...
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Follower Target Reached!

Proposal: Domestic Chores Having hit our follower target, please stay and upvote good questions that have less than 10 points!
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غرفة دردشة للمقترح Chatroom for this proposal

Proposal: Arabic Language لقد تم تكوين غرفة دردشة مؤقتة لهذه المقترح لها هدفان رئيسان هما: ترويج المقترح، أو على اﻷقل تأييد الترويج لها جمع الملتزمين ومؤيدو هذه المقترح في مكان واحد إلى حين وصول ...
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Pareto optimality of the distribution of upvotes

Proposal: Economics We are economists, let's reallocate upvotes (the distribution of votes per question is not Pareto Optimal). We can achieve a better outcome at zero costs!!! In questions with a ...
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Where is the “relationships and dating” data dump?

Most (all?) sites closed during beta have a database dump: for example, mental fitness, machine learning. However, the relationships and dating closed beta site does not appear to have any data dump. ...
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The Closing of “Life Improvement”

Proposal: Life Improvement When each proposal reaches about 45% commitment, the Community Team at Stack Exchange evaluates the progress of the proposal and the suitability as a Stack Exchange site. ...

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