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The Typst proposal has been closed

Questions surrounding the Typst proposal encouraged us to examine the support for the proposal and whether it was being propped up by sock activity. When I examined the supporter activity, it became ...
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Email Verification problenm

I want yesterday to the Area 51 site to purpose a new website, but I didn't get my email verification. it has been 12 hours, since I click on send email.
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How can I find a previous proposal that was closed?

I participated in a proposal about 5 years ago on the mainframe (I believe that was the name that was submitted). I cannot find the previous proposal. Is there a list of prior proposals that is ...
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Is there any appetite for a Stack based on AI Art?

Currently, the arts and crafts stack specifically forbids questions regarding "non tangible" art, and there doesn't seem to be a place in any of the technology related stacks relating to AI ...
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What do I do if I have no community/organization when making a proposal?

I'd like to make a Wiccan/Pagan Witchcraft Stack Exchange, but I have no community/organization to link to in the proposal form. Is there someone willing to help me? Also, why do you need a community/...
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Should we allow ChatGPT generated example questions?

This is going to happen as some point that someone asks ChatGPT to make a sample question for a proposal (I tried for Model Rocketry, it gave a reasable question). Should this be allowed?
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The FAQ update: Answer the frequently asked questions!

My apologies for the misunderstanding of the FAQs before submitting the Stack Exchange proposal on Area 51. However, I had difficulty getting a grasp of what was expected, from the first to the ...
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Why is my identicon different on this site from that on other SE sites?

This is more or less the same question as Why is my identicon different on Area 51? All the other sites share a single identicon, but the answer there hasn't worked since 2015. What do I need to do to ...
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Would a stack in laser engraving be counted as an art or a technology?

Sack exchange has a stack for 3D printing, but it doesn't have one for the similar topic of laser engraving. One is an additive tool, the other is a subtractive tool, so it's logical that there should ...
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Is the process for creating for creating a new site broken?

I want to start agriculture.stackexchange.com. I created a quick document to describe the process and shared it with a handful of influencers from different communities. The initial enthusiasm quickly ...
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Will another proposal for Stack Overflow in another language be acceptable now?

I am considering creating a Stack Overflow in Thai proposal on Area 51. I did some research, and this post from March 2020 is the most recent information I can find about proposals for new non-English ...
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I have fought Area 51's signup system, and won... but at what cost?

I'm a Stack Exchange user of a few years and was recently pointed at the Area 51 proposal for a Programming Language Design SE. So I tried to sign up to express my interest in supporting such a site. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a site for international commerce?

I intend to propose a site for International Commerce, specifically for Any question about legal, financial, regulatory, and political implications of international commerce, activity and ...
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How can I protect a new proposal against mistakes, fraud and malicious users?

If I create a new proposal, I want to maximize the chances of being promoted to commit -> private beta -> public beta -> live. Because there is a lot of hard work that can be ruined just ...
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Does Area51 Stack Exchange reply to the queries raised in the contact page?

I have been trying to reach the contact team regarding the issue but it's a bit hard to reach them any alternate solution?
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Can i join the same proposal with multiple accounts?

When i first created an account on area51, i did not link it to the correct stackoverflow account and accidentally created a new SO account without reputation. However, after I joined a proposal I had ...
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log in doesn't work - sign up alternative

There are already 3 users who contacted me with the following problem, described step by step: log into Stackoverflow using an old (not new) existing acount visited area51 site click on log in ->...
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What constitutes flagging a proposal?

What merits flagging, or potentially closing a proposal? Here is the context of my asking this question: On the Elrond proposal on Area 51 main, I am considering flagging it. This is because of the ...
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Why were the proposals for "SARS-CoV-2 pandemic" deleted?

There seems to be a need for such a Q&A forum. Example: There are two German Scientific podcasts for the pandemic and the people behind them make clear that there are many, many new and unanswered ...
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Can dead topics be revived by the same users?

I'm thinking of proposing a new topic, but am unsure if I can build a community around it yet. If it doesn't succeed and get's removed, can we try again in the future? With the same topic name? By the ...
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Why is Area 51 NOT counted as a valid site for the commitment phase?

Proposal: Synthetic Biology (But this applies to all proposals in commitment) I committed to the Synthetic Biology proposal on Area 51 (see above) and noticed that in the commitment statistics, it ...
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Would I lose the reps if the proposal where I asked questions gets closed someday?

Would I lose the reps which I gained by posting questions in proposals which get closed someday?
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How to move a proposal from one category to another?

I found this How can we move our proposal from the Business to the Science category? this Move 'Bharat' to 'Culture' category? and couldn't find any other questions about this, so: How ...
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When my proposed site gets published, Will i be head moderator of the site per being the one who proposed it?

When my proposed site gets published, Will i be head moderator of the site per being the one who proposed it? Or does proposing just basically give free ideas to the site developers to make a site? ...
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I know this is kind of a dumb question, but I do want a good answer

Hoe do I make Propositions on Area 51? I have surfed the site and cant figure out how to make one. i have 51 rep.
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Is Area 51 somehow like a per-site meta?

Is Area 51 somehow like a per-site meta? I haven't lost any reputation here, even though I have some down-voted questions here.
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