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Questions about Area 51 itself.

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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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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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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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Can the Area 51 entry for the renamed beta site “Writing” have its name changed to match?

This is a question with two parts: a support request and a feature request. The beta site "Writing" recently had its name changed from "Writers." However, Area 51 still lists it under the original ...
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What type of things should you put in the “Publicizing Proposal” section?

I want to propose a new community, but one of the required blanks is " Please describe or link to the community where you will be publicizing this proposal:". I do not know what to put in there. Could ...
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What is a private beta?

When I see an proposal saying "private beta" but I can go into it, what is a "private beta"? I think it is just saying the owner can visit, but I can visit the site.
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Area51 claims sites have zero or near-zero visits [duplicate]

Area51 is claiming beta sites have 0 visits/day. For example, iota: For the most heavily visited beta site, islam, it claims 2 visits/day (35k/day according to the sites list): Something is wrong!
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Don't delete questions about deleted proposals when they reference other (not deleted) proposals

There were two questions related to the Semitic Languages proposal which were also linked to the old proposal on that topic. Now that the old proposal has been removed, those questions have been ...
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How can I delete Area51 account?

The Area51 user profile looks other then for other sites, and it's the only profile where I've failed to find 'delete account' option. I have no clue where I should click to find that option. I ...
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How do I access this site from my web browser?

I was able to gain access to this group (which from the comment was supposed to be a question and discussions group (Q&D), although the commenter didn't explain what the difference is between Q&...
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Support search terms such as “closed:0” in the site search

From this answer it seems that it should be possible to search for terms such as "closed:0" to get not closed proposals, which is the expected behavior in all the sites of the network. But as can be ...
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Were the changes to the time limits supposed to occur retroactively?

As of two days ago, the minimum time thresholds for going through the definition and commitment phases of a proposal were changed. This change was announced one week ahead of the change. In that ...
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Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

For anyone who follows this site, you may have noticed that Area 51 has been churning out progressively weaker site proposals and more anemic site launches, about a third of which fail in private beta....
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What has happened to the “visits per day” stats, they look unrealistically low?

Looking at the visits per day for some recently started public beta sites, I see very low numbers, e.g., https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/101265/constructed-languages 1 vpd http://area51....
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What if my proposal does not fit any category?

Is there a miscellaneous way of making a proposal if there is no category to make your proposal in? The Bone Yard. A place where questions go to die?
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cross site login on stack exchange not working

I logger-in, to stackexchange, on a different computer. I am in https://area51.stackexchange.com/users/115681/ctrl-alt-delor it is showing me logged-in. I then go to the stackexchange menu, it shows ...
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Can we Have a Rep Loss Cap or Something?

So I know this question exists. I think I may even be one of many who's asked a duplicate of it (I don't really remember if I did, but I'm pretty sure I did, so sorry for that) however this is not a ...
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How does Area 51 determine which users were most active on the beta?

Consider this Chemistry proposal. Clicking on the "most active" tab gives you a list of people who were, as the hover tooltip says, "most active on the beta site". Now, I am not entirely sure of ...
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Bug that may need dev attention

https://area51.stackexchange.com/faq says that Area 51 "grant you additional privileges" [sic]. It should be "grants you additional privileges". I assume only a dev can change this so just putting it ...
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Does Area 51 reputation qualify for the reputation bonus on other Stack Exchange sites?

I am new to Area 51, and understand that it is a Stack Exchange site. I am also aware that if you earn 200 reputation on any Stack Exchange site, you would automatically earn a 100 reputation bonus on ...
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Why is the Community User on the top beta users list for the SharePoint.SE site?

The community user is on the top beta users list for the SharePoint.SE site. According to the screenshot it is reporting that the robot has ~8,000 (7,928 to be exact) reps but, no questions or ...
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What is the longest it's taken to go from initial proposal to launch?

I see some proposals that have been languishing here for over 7 years at this point, so I'm curious as to what is the longest amount of time a successful launch has spent here, from initial proposal ...
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Are meta-questions which link to deleted sites autodeleted?

I recently asked a meta question which linked to several site proposals. One of those proposals was deleted and the meta question was also marked deleted by the Community user. Was this automatic as ...
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Inaccurate text on deletion page

The text on deleted proposals says, emphasis added, "Inactive proposals that do not receive any activity for one month are subject to deletion." However, "one month" should actually say "three days" ...
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How do I delete my Area 51 Profile?

Cant find any info on how to delete an Area 51 profile or even how to get to the profile? Can someone help?
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Who do you address about something you don't agree in StackExchange and/or Area 51?

Not wanting to make this a political campaign, but I had a little bit of a different view from some of the things StackExchange does. I intended to do this group, here in Area 51, I was gathering ...
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Can we please NOT completely wipe out sites that failed beta? [closed]

I've asked a number of questions that received great responses on Startups.SE, and today I wanted to send someone a link to one of these questions. However, I found that the site hadn't survived beta ...
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Would a site about migrants related legislation be ok?

I am volunteering in an association helping migrant people who want to take their studies up again getting through the administrative difficulties. Many volunteers are good-willing people but not ...
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Can we add a custom close reason specific to a51

Could we add a custom close reason for questions in proposal mode to close a question as: Already on topic at current site: (include link to current SE) I think this reason would help us with ...
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A site for debate tactics/strength of arguments

Would a site for debate tactics or the strength of arguments be too opinion-based to suit the StackExchange network? Just to be clear, this would not be a site for debating between users. Instead, ...
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I can't log into the Discussion Zone

Somewhat similar to "I can't log into the main site", yet different because in my case I couldn't log into the Discussion Zone (right where we are now). I logged on the Main site successfully using ...
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I can't log into the main site

I am a member at Area51, and have been since October of last year. However, I haven't been able to log in since March or so. When I attempt to log in I see an error like: Unable to log in with ...
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Why can I see the rollback link in a proposal's revision when there is nothing to rollback?

Looking at the revision of a closed proposal I can see that the last version before the close message (Which is the only revision.) has the rollback button enabled. Hovering your mouse over it ...