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Questions tagged [area51-meta]

Questions about Area 51 itself.

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Badge total is cut off in user lists

On various pages, where there's a list of users, the number of badges is cut off when the total width of the preceding characters pushes the remaining content out of the div. I did read Does Area 51 ...
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How can I be more helpful on Area 51?

I need to find some ways on being a more helpful user on Area 51. I am basically someone who mainly likes to do moderation stuff like flagging and reviewing, which can't happen on the site because ...
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What happens when the commitment percentage reaches 100%

Proposal: Operations Research Does the private beta start instantly when the commitment percentage reaches 100%, or a CM needs to take action?
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Why can't I see the revision history of a proposal?

I sometimes want to view the revision history of a proposal, since it has been edited by someone. However, this is impossible - at least in new proposals, e.g. this one and generally all of these that ...
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I don't have enough rep, how can I see whether something has already been proposed on Area51?

I wanted to discuss the expansion of a proposal's scope but before doing that I wanted to see whether the topics I'd like to include in the scope expending were already proposed on Area51. I read ...
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What happened to K-12 Teaching?

I was wondering if there should be such a site and decided to poke around Area 51 for it. I see that there was some discussion, but it's not easy to piece together what took place or to disentangle it ...
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Segregating questions between two SE sites (Stack Overflow and proposed site)

I wanted to expand on my earlier question. SAP's proprietary programming language, called ABAP, is represented on Stack Overflow in very small proportions. Yet ABAP code questions could belong there. ...
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Global SAP Community (a proposal)

I am thinking of ways to organize support and propose a new SE site for SAP-related topics, both functional and technical. Just in case you are not familiar, here is an overview of what this company/...
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What type of website does Area 51 want me to gather support for my proposal on?

I'm confused as to what exactly is wanted here, question 3. Does Area 51 want me to build a website? A change.org petition? A subreddit or a discord? What do I need to do here, are there pre ...
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What is the “Please link to the community” input field in the Area 51 proposal creation webpage?

I have recently made an "Astrobiology" proposal on Area 51 (which was my first proposal). When I stumbled apon the "Please community link to the community...Area 51 cannot find that community for you" ...
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What would be the 'easiest' way to gain first 200 points of reputation on area51?

It seems to me that editing and improving existing questions&answers — is the easiest way to gain your first 200 reputation points on stackoverflow or any other stackexchange site. What would be ...
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Understand “Total reputation”

My "total reputation" only shows my reputation from this site and from "Interpersonal skills". The reputation from all other sites like Stackoverflow, Mathoverflow, ... (about 20k) is not shown. Is ...
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Help with approach when designing a site proposal

I am trying to sort out a design problem before proposing a new site. Problem: there are two main flavors of questions one would ask on the new site: technical and functional. They are distinct yet ...
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Would it make sense to have a dedicated story identification SE?

Context: I am a regular contributor to the Sci-FI & Fantasy SE. Every day, the feed is literally filled to the brim with people asking questions to the tune of "Can someone help me identify ...
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What is the rationale for not allowing answers during the definition phase?

What is the rationale for not allowing answers during the definition phase of a proposal? My naive understanding of this phase's purpose is that it helps define the topic and audience for a proposed ...
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Is it possible to view flagging histories on Area 51?

On most Stack Exchange sites, you can go to <site>/users/flag-summary/<userid> to see all flags you've cast on the site and their current state (pending, helpful, declined, etc). On Area ...
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How do I discuss a proposal properly?

I was about to discuss the proposal at https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/121892/operations-research-and-analytics and then saw that discussing a proposal is done in the form of ask a question ...
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Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - Stack Overflow edition

For those I haven't yet met, I'm Tim Post, the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange. A little over a year ago, Portuguese Stack Overflow opened to a wildly successful public ...
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Is there an automatic process to delete closed proposals on Area 51?

On Stack Exchange sites, there's an an automatic process to delete abandoned closed questions. Area 51 often has a lot of closed proposals that receive no activity for a long time. Area 51 is fairly ...
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Seeding our proposal with “Frequently Asked Questions”?

We are a large community and think we have what it takes get Stack Exchange proposal through Area 51 and to Beta Launch. Most of our community is not familiar with Stack Exchange, but we do have a ...
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Minimum 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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Why were these questions closed in Defintion?

I have spent four long months building up the Hashgraph proposal. I have been active in their Telegram and Discord channels, tweeted and retweeted about it, posted on their official website, and have ...
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What does a asterisk (star) in front of a proposal name mean?

In the "All proposals" view I noted that some proposals (obviously very new ones) are preceded by a star, e.g. * Magic at this moment. What does the star mean?
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Is there a way to view the revision history of example questions?

When I edit my example questions or find that example question have been edited, I haven't found any links to the revision histories. Is there any way to view the revision histories of example ...
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How can I fulfill a commitment?

I commited to some new proposal which I were interested in, but I seldom got questions on the new SE in beta, and I don't have the knowledge to answer the questions there too. Is there no other way ...
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When are proposals closed or removed?

To be clear, I'm just attempting to get a complete idea of the potential lifecycle of a proposal, which includes it being closed. I'm looking for a complete list of vote-to-close and auto-close ...
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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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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

There were a lot of unsupported proposals filling the pages of Area 51 — literally thousands. It's not that these proposals were all necessarily a bad idea, it's just that Area 51 doesn't ...
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Can the moderator-only faq tag be added to Area 51 meta?

There are 2 sites in the SE network that have the faq moderator tag and the faq-proposed tag (Meta Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange). Area 51 does have a small faq, but it's really just the tour ...
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Should we make the rep requirement for the “trusted user” privilege lower?

Right now, out of all the users on Area 51, there are only seven trusted users. Seven. Reputation is incredibly hard to get on Area 51 compared to other sites. For example, this user has had 3 ...
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Would a Developer Relations stackexchange site be allowed?

Developer relations is ill defined, and different between different organisations. There's no playbook, and people come into the role from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. There are ...
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+0 reputation on commitment from referral

I got +0 reputation for a commitment through referral on the India proposal. The user has not un-committed from the proposal so far and this is reflected on the proposal page.
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Initial site proposal: how precise should it be?

How important is the initial proposal for the success of the site? Should I try to define the scope as precisely as possible, or let the definition phase take care of it?
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Time frame for involving experts

Are there any recommendations about when it's best to publicize a site proposal in the experts community? (I mean outside SE) Does it make sense to advertise each new stage: definition, commitment ...
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Guidelines for a strong proposal

I'm planning to make a site proposal for which I think I can get reasonably good expert support (I mean that I've thought of ways to publicize the site outside SE). Beside the FAQ and exploring ...
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Who can close proposals?

I'm very confused on how proposals get closed. All closed proposals I've seen were closed by a moderator. However, when I tried to delete my past proposal, it said something like "Wait for 2 days to ...
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I can't log in to Area 51

I want to login to Area 51 to propose a new community but when I click "Propose a new..." all I get is this: and I'm not redirected. What do I do? I use e-mail and password from another account to ...
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How can I gather publicity about my proposal?

How do I gather followers for my proposal? I have a site, but I don't know anyone on the site. In the first stage, I can't submit it until I have a community. This is reasonable, but how can I ...
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Change the popup when hovering over accounts

Whenever I hover over the "accounts" section of a user's profile, the displayed popup says this: Accounts this user has in the Stack Overflow family Here's a screenshot of it: It should say "...
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Main space header has issues

The main space header has issues. It has been this way since at least last night, is evident when using Chrome, and is persistent across multiple computers (so I don't think it is just me). https://...
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Change the privileges link on meta to the main privileges page rather than the faq

I've noticed that, on Area 51 Meta, when you click "privileges" on the achievements tab, the link takes you to the faq rather than the privileges page. The faq doesn't talk about privileges nearly as ...
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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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would it not be better to have communities emerge out of existing Stack Exchange questions?

It seems to me that creating communities, splits StackExchange quite a lot, and makes them difficult to start too. Would it not be better to allow all questions to be in one big pool, and then have ...
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Are there plans to revamp the main site too?

I just saw the Discussion Zone got revamps to use the new standard responsive design. Are there any plans to update the main's site GUI too?
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As a new user how can I earn more reputation?

I'm trying to increase my user reputation. Do you have any tips and guides on how to increase the user's reputation?
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Are there tools to track click through of shared links?

For promoting my proposal are there any tools that can help me track how people have arrived at it? ie. There are total views - is there a 'views over time' graph? Can I track referral links?
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Unordered list after sorting after 'newest'

While browsing through Area51 I discovered that the big numbers at the beginning of a post do not appear to be in ascending order although I sorted it after newest. Is there some logic I just do not ...
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What is tactical voting?

I have been hearing a term on Area 51 meta about something called tactical voting for about a good while now. (Tactical means: "Relating to or constituting actions carefully planned to gain a specific ...
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What is Area 51 Stack Exchange?

I am new to the Area51.SE site. I have been using Stack Overflow and I know everything about it, but I am unable to get the idea behind Area51.SE. Can anyone help me?
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Why am I not awared the Curious badge yet when I'm as Curious as Curious George?

Up to this day the Curious badge counter is saying I passed the requirements to get the badge, but it's not awarded to me yet. It went up to 5/5 a good while ago and then as of now 9/5. Am I missing ...