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Stack Overflow is not a good site for beginners

Proposal: Beginning Programmers StackOverflow is not a good site for beginner programmers. It is very hostile to beginners and this has been documented multiple times both in StackOverflow comments ...
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Is there anyone else who is particularly keen to help run/promote this proposal?

Proposal: Generative and interactive art I'm aware that there's quite an active Processing community - but it's not something I've ever used. I started this proposal because I'd somewhat ...
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Elementary school to make it focused

Proposal: Elementary school common core This may be too broad topic-wise. However, the common core that all students must learn, and the way it is presented in assignments and textbooks, is after all ...
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you can ask all your solar questions on the Sustainability Stack

Proposal: Solar Energy Science and Economy I think that any of the questions here, will be completely at home, and welcome, on the Sustainability & Renewable Energy Stack at https://...
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Is a user editing a example question to get rid of closure allowed?

The OP of a closed example question edited it to something completely different from the orignal, here is the revision. Is this allowed especially since most of the votes are for the old version? I ...
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Where can we promote this proposal?

Proposal: Generative and interactive art I've posted it on several of the generative art Facebook groups, and /r/processing. I can post it again, but I'm worried about being a bit spammy. Are there ...
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Incarcerated SE? [duplicate]

Family of prisoners have many questions about prison programs, regulations, life hacks et cetera. This would be good as a deterrent to prison for people who haven't tried prison. This could be a place ...
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Why is Area 51 so different from the other Stack Exchange sites?

Area 51 behaves a lot differently from all the other Stack Exchange sites. For one - it seems like I have a different account on Area 51 (see this question). Also - there is no meta discussion - (...
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Should computer science or graphic algorithms be part of this site?

Proposal: Generative and interactive art In the example questions, I see many that are just geeky computer science questions, already addressed in stackoverflow. I would explicitly ban these kind of ...
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Should the scope be expanded?

Proposal: Graphing Calculator 3D It might be a lot easier to gain traction if other brands of graphing calculators are on topic, e.g. TI products. Should the scope of this proposal be expanded to ...
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League rep tables for Area 51

On my profile it says that my rep is in the top 9% this quarter (not that I care) and there is a link for the full league table. As it so happens, it doesn't exist! Since rep on Area 51 is pretty ...
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What is the point of the bounty badges if you can't give any in Area 51?

What is the point of the bounty badges if you can't give any in Area 51? Altruist, Benefactor, Investor and Promoter don't serve any purpose as meta doesn't allow bounties due to no rep given, and ...
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How is this similar or different from Art of Problem Solving forums?

Proposal: Math Challenges What is the difference between the proposed site and the https://artofproblemsolving.com/community ? To me it always seemed that questions on AoPS forums were kind of off-...
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there should be a forum for hindi language on stackexchange [duplicate]

there are blogs for many languages in stack exchange since stack exchange is a good forum website and since hindi is the fifth most spoken language in the world there should be a forum for it
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Is it possible to launch a generalist site related to education for a specific country?

I want to help solve the problem of education in Pakistan. Here in Pakistan most people have cheap Android phones. I am interested to propose a StackExchange site where people in Pakistan can get ...
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0answers
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The text is too close on 'recent achievements'

The text in the Recent Achievements is too small or you can say that there is not enough spacing between the text. Best way to explain is: In the above screenshot you can see that the text is too ...
3
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1answer
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What does following a proposal do?

So I just discovered a proposal I liked, and decided to follow it. But what does that actually do? Is there some place I can see all of the proposals I've followed? Will I be notified if the proposal ...
3
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1answer
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Is there any trace of my closed proposal?

A while ago, my proposal that almost reached the second phase reached the time limit and was closed. If I click on my profile, it says I have no profile, no activity, etc. Is there any trace or hint ...
2
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1answer
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Product Management Q&A Site

I am proposing to start a product management Q&A site. Any product company is driven by a product management department with product managers. Today, you do have User Experience site which is all ...
0
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0answers
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Creating a site about MediaWiki and/or wiki in general

Working with a custom wiki based on MediaWiki, in the last year I had toubles to find the right home or question about it. Sometime I had to post on StackOverflow, sometime on SuperUser and finally ...
2
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1answer
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People who follow a proposal but do not appear in the list of followers

I've created the proposal Math Challenges and several users have said that they've followed. However the count has not increased and they do not appear in the list of followers. This issue has been ...
2
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0answers
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Separate Traditional Marketing & Online Marketing Proposals?

Proposal: Marketing Marketing is a huge subject, yet ironically this proposal isn't gaining much traction. What is the reason for the low uptake of this subject. Is there already a community for ...
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1answer
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What is the purpose of the cutoff date?

Proposal: Math Challenges I see that in all of the example questions, you have followed the practice of adding a start and end date - what is the purpose of this? StackExchange questions are intended ...
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0answers
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Questions about math challenges, or general theory?

Proposal: Math Challenges All of the current example questions seem to be math problems posted for the entertainment of others to solve. Should it be on topic to ask not for solutions, but hints to ...
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1answer
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Are math competition problems on topic?

Proposal: Math Challenges I assume that questions from ongoing math competitions are certainly off topic, and perhaps even deserving of their own off-topic close reason. But should we consider old ...
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How will this community deal with homework type questions?

Proposal: Math Challenges Homework questions are boon and bane at Math.SE How will MatCh.SE deal with hw? Will it be as stigmatized here as it is there?
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0answers
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How must I follow this newly created proposal?

I am a new contributor to Area 51. A user by the name of @TheSimpliFire recently formed a new proposal of a Q&A site called Math Challenges "for enthusiasts wanting to create and share their own ...
4
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0answers
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Can we export data before removal/after deletion?

What happen with the data if a site doesn't meet the requirements anymore? Can we export questions and answers if our proposal is deleted (due to lost of momentum for example)? This should be ...
4
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0answers
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Why Was The Name Area51 Chosen? [duplicate]

I love the name Area51, but I keep wondering what the thinking was behind naming a proposal site after a top secret military base famous for allegedly harbouring recovered UFOs!
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1answer
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What is the scope of the Dynamics 365 proposal?

What is the proposed scope for the Dynamics 365 proposal?
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1answer
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Long Lag updating User Rep and Badges

A Shorter Lag Would Be Nice I've noticed there is a lag for updating the user rep and badges on Area51 from other Stack Exchange communities which can have a lag of several hours. I'm guessing the ...
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0answers
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Proposed site name alteration

Proposal: Drone The current proposed site name, Drone, just seems a bit funky to me. However, altering it to something like Drones or RC Aircraft sounds a lot better to my ear and pleases my inner ...
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1answer
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Proposal for a site about Virtualization

I have seen a number of questions on stackoverflow, superusers and serverfault that are related to vmware, virtual box, hyper-v and probably other virtualization engines. This topic is so complex ! A ...
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Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes?

NOTE: I have seen other similar questions, but they weren't clear or informative, with no clear direction of what they were trying to achieve. This question is also a different spin to some degree. ...
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0answers
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Reputation decreased from +1100 to 151 without any history change [duplicate]

A few days ago ,my repu was more than 1000 but today I noticed that my repu is 151. I checked history but there was nothing in the history. How does that happen?
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2answers
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Does Area 51 have quality bans?

Many people know about the question and answer bans that are active on most sites. Are there similar bans active on Area 51 or Area 51 Discussion Zone? For example is there a: Proposal Ban for ...
5
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1answer
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From the point of early definition phase, when can questions be answered?

We are in the first week of definition for the solar site. (https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/119468/solar-energy-science-and-economy?referrer=KBKRhv89SyAy_-rWx8ONsg2) I plan to do a ...
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0answers
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Two email confirmations intended, and, if so, why necessary?

Students intending to support our solar site, after browsing to the Share It link (https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/119468/solar-energy-science-and-economy?referrer=KBKRhv89SyAy_-rWx8ONsg2) ...
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0answers
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Ability to perform a few basics in definition phase blocked by bugs only on some browsers

My team has noticed a few configurations for which the site definition process was frustrated because of what appears to be browser specific bugs. By switching from one browser/computer combination ...
5
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1answer
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Bug causes former Stack Exchange employees to show on the moderator list

Somehow every time someone who worked at Stack Exchange leaves the job there account will start to show on the list of moderators https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/users?tab=moderators (Note: All ...
2
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1answer
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“Formal Math” - Do you allow sites that don't follow the usual Stack Exchange protocols?

Following discussion with trusted colleagues I am thinking about setting up a site for working on formalized mathematics. To quote John Harrison: It is generally accepted that in principle it’s ...
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1answer
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Practicality and usefulness of indian languages

Proposal: Indian Languages There are 22 major Indian languages and still hundreds more out there. They are all probably different from each other so maintaining relevance on the site would be very ...
3
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0answers
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How much SE internal promotion is permitted for new SE site proposals? [duplicate]

Proposal: Solar Energy Science and Economy I'm sure there would be interest from environmental, economic, and engineering sites within SE. Upon preliminary search, there are about 2,000 questions ...
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0answers
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Proposal to improve purpose of “Drone” community

Proposal: Drone I sincerely would like that this community could become a reference for not only drones builders but also for drones pilots and drone filmmakers. I would like to find infos about ...
8
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2answers
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No redirection to https

I typed in http://area51.stackexchange.com and I did not get redirected to the https version. Is this intentional or a bug? The redirection works for stackoverflow and stackexchange
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0answers
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Is there interest in a military SE? [duplicate]

I would like to propose a Military SE. When looking to join the military, getting information is difficult. The official websites provide you with only the bonuses, benefits, and general desirable ...
3
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2answers
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What are the close reasons for Area 51 proposals? [duplicate]

The only reasons that I've seen a site proposal being closed for are "not a viable proposal" and "duplicate." Are there other close reasons? What are they?
3
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0answers
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Area 51 and Discussion log-in problem

I logged into Area 51 with my email and password, but I was still logged out of Area 51 Discussions. I logged in again and again, but it always logged me in to Area 51 not Area 51 Discussions. Then I ...
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2answers
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Mimimum number of people for a successful proposal

What is the minimum number of people that should be involved since the beginning for a proposal to be successful, that is, become a full-fledged member of StackExchange?
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1answer
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Can we have a custom close reason: “This question is a proposal for a proposal”

I've seen many questions asked in the Area 51 Discussion Zone which are essentially proposing the idea of starting a site. It would make sense to me to have a custom close reason for such questions, ...

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