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Proposal: Book readers - Exchange of experiences

I've just created a new proposal and need support. Could you help me? Many thanks! Proposal: Book readers - Exchange of experiences
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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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Dutch language site similar to Italian or German Language site

would it be possible to create a site for Dutch language, similar to what exists for German, French or Italian ?
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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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When Questions Receive Suggestions Should the Author Consider Amending Them? [duplicate]

Proposal: Mass Spectrometry Several of the questions on this proposal have received suggestions. Should the authors follow the suggestions to bring the questions more in line with what the community ...
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Would it be okay to use questions from an existing Stack Exchange site as example questions?

Proposal: Mass Spectrometry Many questions about mass-spectrometry would arguably be on topic at Chemistry Stack Exchange. Most of the questions deal with it being used as a tool. I also see that ...
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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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What tags should the site Proof Assistants start with? [closed]

Proposal: Proof Assistants EDIT In the comments below from an SE staff member it is noted anyone can create tags on a whim in the private beta which was nice to learn. AFAIK the Private Beta last ...
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Choosing a name for the Proof Assistants site

Proposal: Proof Assistants According to this answer, we do not really get to choose the name of the new site. Instead, the StackExchange overlords will create one for us. (They have had some negative ...
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Why does Area 51 not recognize my Network Profile?

I am currently trying to "Commit" to a proposal in Area 51. However, when I do so, it only recognizes my account as a brand new account, rather than using my existing one. I have around 30k ...
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Will ProofAssistants have the required traffic to keep the site going?

Proposal: Proof assistants Looking at the requirements for proof assistants, I'm a skeptical that it would be considered a "healthy" site by StackExchange. Looking at the sites that are ...
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What questions on existing SE sites are on proof assistants?

Proposal: Proof assistants I also wonder if these questions should be migrated to the new site if it's created successfully?
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Why have a Proof assistants SE site when there are already very active Zulip instances?

Note: I am not sure I am using the Area 51 discussions correctly in the sense that I am not asking a SE-style question. This is rather an opinion on why I am proposing a new site. Please feel free to ...
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What is "Metaverse"?

Proposal: Metaverse Wikipedia lists a half-dozen articles under the heading of "metaverse", and none of them seems like a good match for the example questions that have been asked. What is ...
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When proposing a new site, are existing Stack Exchange communities acceptable for the 3rd question about "organization or website"?

Since April 2018, there were Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0 when proposing a new site. One of them is: Got a Community Needing Q&A? — Stack Exchange Can Help If you have access to a healthy, ...
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How would you create a stack exchange for something that doesn't fall under an existing category?

I want to create stack exchange related to military topics. But this doesn't fall under any existing topic. So how would you go about creating a stack exchange that doesn't fall under an existing ...
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Can a stack exchange for a topic were only enthusiasts will ever actually ask questions for complicated reasons be made?

In the FAQ it says this: The questions on your site say a lot about the community. To attract experts, you need a site where people are asking very interesting and challenging questions, not the ...
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Why was a proposal for a non-English site closed, based on a policy from 6 years ago?

Yesterday, some of us had an idea about a cooking site for non-English users. Although there is a site for English-speaking users about cooking, Spanish-speaking users can't use it, since the cultural ...
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Is this a duplicate of FPGA and ASIC, with a more limited scope?

Proposal: openchipdesign Is this a duplicate (or a complete subset of) https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/125912/fpga-and-asic ? Seems like it to me, but I want to defer to others.
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Why doesn't this belong in electronics Stack Exchange?

Proposal: FPGA and ASIC This is already covered in Electronics.SE, which currently needs more traffic anyway. There is not enough support in Stack Overflow, nor in Electronics SE combined to even ...
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