When you are on a proposal's page, the link on a proposal takes you to the most advanced "stage" of a given proposal.

But when I am already on the beta page, the link should take me to the site itself. Clicking on a link only to have it take you back to the same place is pretty counter-intuitive.

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Area 51 is based on the code from the Stack Exchange Q&A sites. The proposal title is the same as a question in Stack Overflow (it links to the question/proposal). We don't want those behaviors to drift too far from the way Stack Exchange works. It would also be a bit confusing if the behavior of that link suddenly changed when the proposal went to beta.

To visit the site, click on the big link at the bottom of the proposal ('Visit this site now').

  • True, but how often do you want to click on a question when you are already in it? Now often do you want to mean to visit a site while you are looking at its proposal page? Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 20:11
  • PS: I see the "Visit" links, I just think this behavior is a bit weird. Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 20:12
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    Where would that proposal title point to before the site is launched? If proposal titles switch functionality based on when you click on it, that would be bad UX. At least this way it is completely consistent with what people using Stack Exchange are familiar with. Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 20:16
  • "Where would that proposal title point to before the site is launched?" To the most advanced "stage" a proposal is in. This is already in place, eg: if a proposal is in commitment phase, it redirects to the commitment page. I, for one, never click on a question's link on any SE site. Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 20:21
  • I'll suggest it, but I don't think it will fly. Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 20:30

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