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Why our proposal was deleted even though we met initial requirements?

I've just noticed our proposal "Flow visualization" was deleted. I have two questions. Why I wasn't notified? We met initial requirements: 5 questions and 5 upvotes within the first 3 days. ...
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How narrowly focused would the ICDA stack be?

Proposal: Integrated Circuit Design Automation The list of example questions are, insofar as I can tell, 100% focused on layout software. Design Automation would conceivably cover VHDL/Verilog, every ...
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Seed community for a proposal doesn't have other StackExchange accounts (and have never heard of SE before), what to do?

Hello dear Area51 community. We've faced a difficulty with the proposal. The majority of the initial community of people with whom I created the proposal doesn't have another SE account and had never ...
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Programmers' needs [closed]

A website that lets programmers from all over the world to explain their needs, so others can develop some software or tools. there can be some rules for that: the developed software should be open ...
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Who would be interested in a Sewing Stack Exchange?

There is no Stack Exchange site for sewing. This site could cover a variety of sewing techniques including: Handstitching Machine sewing Embroidery Knitting Quilting Clothes making
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Can I ask here if a site is a good idea?

If I have an idea for a site, but want feedback from other SE users before building the community and officially submitting a proposal on Area 51, is it okay to ask here?
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Do I have to start a community off SE to submit a proposal?

If I want to start a site about XYZing, do I have to start an XYZing community myself before submitting the proposal, or is it okay for me to join an existing XYZing forum and post about the ...
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Research about minimum requirements in beta sites

When a proposal goes to beta, there are some minimum activity requirements. In specific, 10 questions per day on average 90% answered is a healthy beta 150 users with 200+ rep 2.5 answers per ...
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Banner still visable on the Solana proposal

Proposal: Solana The banner saying that the beta is starting July 12th is still visible even thought the beta has started.
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How to deal with existing questions when new site gets approved

Proposal: Spryker Suppose we manage to get the proposed Spryker Site approved. How would we collect and steer already existing Spryker related questions to the new site? There are already some fine ...
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Beta Dashboard for Metrics: Private vs Public Beta

The Area51 Dashboard for proposals in the Beta phase show updated metrics and average benchmark suggestions for proposals that are strong vs proposals that need help: There has been updated guidance ...
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If you are showing a rep of 51 or 151 you may have committed incorrectly. Make sure you link you SO account

Proposal: Solana Make sure you link your Stack Exchange accounts! It is very important that you link correctly or your participation will not count!
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Forum about UI Automation

Graphical User Interfaces will never lose their importance since most software is - at some end - supposed to be used by humans. Automating interactions with GUI's is a crucial activity in many modern ...
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Change the first example on the Markdown help page

Currently, on the MD editing help page the first example can offend some people because of what it says and it is gender-specific. It currently says: printf("goodbye world!"); /* his ...
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Will Unregistered Users or people who have not committed be able to join the private beta once it has started?

Proposal: Bioacoustics We have many folks that are "Unregistered Users" from the Commit stage - will they still be invited to the private beta, or do they need to fix their registration and ...
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Congratulations to Bioacoustics on completing the Commitment phase!

Proposal: Bioacoustics Bioacoustics has collected the necessary number of commitments to proceed to the Private Beta phase, where you will be able to ask and answer questions and show that your ...
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Another former employee showing on moderator list

This seems to be a regression of https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/q/32755/151554​; right now, Stack Overflow co-founder Joel Spolsky, who is no longer an employee, is a ♦ moderator on this site. ...
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Is there a difference between closed proposals and removed proposals?

My proposal for an Agriculture site was removed due to lack of activity, to which I agree. I would have liked to have a bit more time to fix it. I'm pretty sure it was less than 30 days after ...
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Former employee (again) showing on moderator list

Historically, Area 51 had no community moderators, as per the FAQ, with all moderation being handled by staff. Now, it seems like Area 51 Discussions has a community moderator, in the form of Juan M (...
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Approximately what size community is required to start a proposal? [duplicate]

When going to create a new proposal for a site, one of the fields is "Please link to the organization or website organizing this effort". It further specifies: "If you do not yet have a ...
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Area 51 is no longer allowing individual blockchain, cryptocurrency, or web3 proposals

The web3 space is a fast-growing sector of the technology industry. We continue to hear about new blockchain or cryptocurrency-based technology that could change the way things are done. Before I ...
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'Edit Profile' not working on Meta when logged out of Area 51

I was getting a Page Not Found error when I tried to edit my profile. Incidentally I logged in to my Area 51 account, tried it again, and it worked, so it likely only happens when a user is logged out ...
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Change placeholder for title to sentence case

When asking a question here, the placeholder for the question title is in lower case (well, apart from the proper name "Area 51"): On all other sites in the network, e.g. Meta Stack ...
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How should I participate in the Bioacoustics Stack Exchange Proposal?

Proposal: Bioacoustics Can someone please describe the ways that a user can contribute to the Bioacoustics Stack Exchange Proposal, and the general steps involved in each?
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What do people think about "basic" animal sounds questions?

Proposal: Bioacoustics I know I've had some internal discussions with colleagues with supporters of this proposal about this, but I thought I'd open it up to larger discussion here (and since we have ...
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Should we edit our example questions after we have received suggestions from the community?

Proposal: Bioacoustics I asked an example question, and received a good edit suggestion. Should I edit my original question while the proposal is in this Definition stage? Or should I leave the ...
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History repeats itself (sometimes)

Proposal: Solana This proposal for Solana was opened almost directly after the other one (proposed by the same user) was closed for widespread voting fraud. Is there any historical precedence for this?...
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Substrate's finalized launch date, name, and URL

Proposal: Substrate The Substrate site is scheduled to launch into private beta on February 8, 2022. We want to thank you for your patience in dealing with the delay between the commitment phase ...
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Proof Assistants' finalized launch date, name, and URL

Proposal: Proof Assistants The Proof Assistants site is scheduled to launch into private beta on February 8, 2022. We want to thank you for your patience, and the time put into the discussion ...
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Why do they downvote questions like these?

I've seen (and criticized) downvotes on questions that don't seem to deserve it. How do you explain that questions that ask about the operation of the site or why their proposals were rejected were ...
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When you have committed to a proposal and this proposal is deleted, why am I still commited to it?

I recently committed to the Solana proposal, which was then closed because of fraud. But I am still committed to a closed question! I cannot uncommit (button's gone). How do I uncommit, and why is ...
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Why has the Substrate proposal been closed?

Proposal: Substrate We have been waiting patiently for weeks for the Substrate StackExchange site to go live, and it seems now some automatic bot has closed the proposal. What happened? Is it our ...
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Where can I view my deleted example questions on a proposal?

Is there anywhere that I can view my deleted example questions on a proposal? I am looking for all my deleted questions, and I don't have a link to all the deleted Area 51 proposals that contain them.
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Why were sites in other languages accepted before?

A while back, a staff member posted this answer, saying that sites in other languages are no longer accepted. When I contradicted the two points mentioned, the writer of the answer told me (and I ...
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What is Wrong With This Proposal?

Why was my proposal What's that Song? closed?
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Will Substrate enter Private Beta simultaneously with the Proofs site? [duplicate]

Proposal: Substrate We've been told that the Proofs site will enter Private Beta in January 2022. I'm referring to it as "the proofs site" instead of "Proof Assistants" because the ...
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Are theorem proving challenges or code review questions on-topic?

Proposal: Proof Assistants Again it's probably better to ask in the site's meta, but I'm curious about others' opinions and thoughts on this. Theorem proving challenges Informally speaking, I'm ...
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Process for shutting down a proposal

I just saw that Bible Applications was shut down by JNat as a duplicate of Biblical Hermeneutics with the notice that “This subject is already well-covered by a live Stack Exchange site. We generally ...
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Proof Assistants private beta launch will take place in February 2022

Proposal: Proof Assistants EDIT: Due to a backlog of stuff accumulated over the Winter 2021 holidays, this site's launch was moved to February 2022. More info here. Since we want all proposals to ...
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Why are some previous bona fide proposals not archived?

I was looking for the proposal for an SE Paranormal site, so as to be able to read some of the discussion that took place about it, find out what stage it reached, and so on, but it seems not to be ...
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What kind of website needs to be connected to a proposal?

One requirement for a new SE is that you must have a website connected to it. What kind of website (if there is any requirement) do you need?
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Who is the STOIC community?

Proposal: STOIC
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Could we use a Stack Overflow Collective for Proof Assistants?

Proposal: Proof Assistants Recently, Stack Overflow Collectives are introduced: https://stackoverflow.com/collectives/ There's a Go Lang Collective, for example, already with 14k users: https://...
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It's not a fair fight. Why do negative opinions have so much greater weight than positive ones in Area 51?

I realize that there have been similar discussions going on for years (I've found complaints as far back as 2012), and it seems like it is a good time to bring it up again and ask about the rationale ...
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With conflicting Trinity doctrine ideas, would arguments about it be avoided if questions stuck to applying its principles in Christian living?

Because so few characters are allowed for the question, I need to explain what it means. The Trinity doctrine is a very hot topic (all over the world, never mind on Stack Exchange!) Yet Christians who ...
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If you are showing a rep of 51 or 151 the commitment may not be linked to your main SO account

See the discussion here: If you are showing a rep of 51 or 151 you may have committed incorrectly Proposal: Substrate
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Chat room for ProofAssistants proposal

Proposal: Proof Assistants A StackExchange chat room has been setup at https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/131732/proofassistants-temp
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Are automatic theorem provers on-topic?

Proposal: Proof Assistants One of the suggested names for Proof Assistants SE is provers, which is currently getting a lot of popularity due to being simpler than proof-assistants (with or without ...
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For those new to a StackExchange site some info on what to expect

Proposal: Proof Assistants Since about half of those who committed appear to be new to StackExchange in doing a quick search for a somewhat quick and general introduction on how such sites work I ...
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If you are showing a rep of 51 or 151 you may have committed incorrectly

Proposal: Proof Assistants Basically there are thee kinds of users who will be reading this. A user new to StackExchange; you do not have an account on any StackExchange site. If so then no need to ...
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