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Questions tagged [area51-meta]

Questions about Area 51 itself.

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How to contact users without chat

On fully-developed Stack Exchange websites like Mathematics Stack Exchange, if one wishes to contact a user specifically, one can "ping" that user by typing their username preceded by an @ symbol in a ...
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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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Why where 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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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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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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Why do we have so strange design?

I can't understand why we don't have simple design like on discussion zone. It is really uncomfortable to work with. Can we change it?
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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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Why is there an additional step to verify an email further than the first verification email when signing up for an account?

I have submitted this proposal that almost has 100 followers now and have constantly gotten this question. I'd say that at least 25% of the people who have signed up have not realized they have to ...
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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 (Meta Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange). Area 51 does have a small faq, but it's really just the tour page, and doesn't have ...
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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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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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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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How can we drive more questions to beta sites?

I ask this not of a particular site in general, but of the area51 community as a whole - why? Because looking at the sites that have spent a long time in beta (around the two year mark) they seem to ...
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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 ...
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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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Shadow diamond attached to former staff name on edited by

Looking at a proposals I can see the "edited by" section which a former employee edited the proposal has a shadow diamond attached to the name. This guy was an employee, but left the company and all ...
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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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Is it okay to recruit people in the Discussion Zone?

I was thinking of starting a new Q&A, but I don't have any audience (none of my friends are interested). So, is it okay to start recruiting on Discussions, because there is no other way?
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League rep tables for Area 51

On my profile it says that my rep is in the top 4% this year (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 does “Area 51” name mean?

From very beginning of my presence on SE sites I did not and still do not understand, why "Area 51" is named "Area 51". What's the purpose? What's the inner meaning? I'd say that SE prefers to name ...
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What is the scope of solar energy science and economy?

Some of the students involved in either Solar Challenge U, Planet Stewardship Research, or TranSeed Labs indicated that they wanted to begin a Solar Energy Science and Economy Q&A site. Being a ...
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Heading bug on profiles

I have found a bug. When we make heading like #Hello, visible as: Hello on our profile description, if the text is long then it is going outside its boundry. It is shown here: And it is also ...
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How can one edit the description of a proposal?

If there are some typos and such, how can it be edited to correct? Can only the proposer edit or is there some other process/option?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Next steps after proposal has 5 questions and 5 followers

When a proposal has gotten it's first 5 questions and 5 followers, nothing happens automatically (is this true?). What happens next, and when?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it alright to try and recruit people from other sites?

I put up a proposal for a site: "Sign Languages", about any and all sign languages. That proposal, it didn't get enough followers in the first three days, so it was pruned. My question is if it's ...
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How does one go about advertising a proposal?

There are several proposal-specific discussions on advertisement, but those often are very specific to the proposal. What I'd like to make available is a list of generic ways one can advertise a (...
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Why isn't Area51 committed to the answers and tone that is set in its FAQ?

From the FAQ: Help sites get off the ground by defining the types of questions that are wanted, recruiting a critical mass of experts, and committing to the site's success. This is false. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...