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Questions tagged [area51-meta]

Questions about Area 51 itself.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...