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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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How to appeal a Commitment Phase Closure?

Our proposal (https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/123786/bitcoin-cash) was just closed due to 7 days of inactivity. There was absolutely NO warning or even prior notice as to this requirement. (...
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What happened to Stack Overflow in Turkish?

There are a few posts from many years ago saying that Stack Overflow in Turkish was on hold until after Stack Overflow in Portuguese was ironed out, and it seemed like Turkish was one of the next ...
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Why does it require at least 5 reputations to ask a question in many of meta sites here?

Why does it require to have reputations to ask a question in many of meta SE sites? I understand that many things like posting comments, etc. should have reputation thresholds (of course there is ...
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Can we undelete the Languages.SE idea please?

The question is Would a general Languages.SE supersite (synchronized with the current language sites) be feasible?, but it was deleted and the timeline says: Via /api/posts/delete-related-...
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Problem with the crypocurrency community

This question arises from here where the OP discusses about rushed proposals, in this case for the cryptocurrency IOTA. My question is of a slightly similar nature in that it focuses on blockchain in ...
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How does the Definition Phase actually work? Tips? Tricks?

We are working to create a strong community on StackExchange. After having read the Area 51 FAQs we are searching for some practical direction from other community founders. What are some of the ...
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Please make sure you link your other Stack Exchange accounts!

If you have an account on any other Stack Exchange site (Stack Overflow, tex.SE, math.SE, etc.), please make sure it is linked to your commitment to the OR site on Area 51. Here's how to check: ...
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Is anybody out there?

The area51 list of moderators shows up as blank. Is anybody still moderating? See also: Thank you, Robert Cartaino.
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Could we get rid of the ufos and 'area51' type of branding please?

I feel that all this type of stuff makes it really hard to convince established people in technical fields to take proposals here as something serious. Opening a website with funny UFOs flying around ...
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Wrong reputation value displayed for committed users on Area 51

On the Biology proposal on Area 51 I noticed two recently committed users with exactly 151 reputation. This is a bit unusual, as when you have enough reputation to get the account association bonus ...
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Confused by a message about e-mail I didn't catch, am I okay?

I'm an active SE user and have just joined area51 and then the Materials Modeling proposal where I successfully voted five times. But I am worried about a message about confirming e-mail that I ...
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Reputation Thresholds for Beta Sites

Current (crude) measurements of an "Excellent" number of core users consist of 150 users with 200+ rep 10 users with 2k+ rep 5 users with 3k+ rep. In light of the new reputation changes for ...
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Does participation on a beta site's meta count towards fulfilling a commitment?

Do questions or answers on the meta site count towards fulfilling a commitment? IMHO, it would make sense if they did.
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“Contact Us” form option for “I need to delete my user profile” gives 404 error

Title line says it all. Selecting the "I need to delete my user profile" option on the "Contact Us" form leads to a 404 error screen. This apparently has been a known bug since it was pointed out by a ...
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What's the best way to get the author of a proposal to re-engage?

If the starter of a proposed site seems to have had no activity for quite some time (over a month), whats the best way to try and get them to re-engage? Other than tagging users in comments, what ...
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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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Ability to make your own stack sites

For example at another domain like stack.com: For smaller companies/ local regions: The ability to start your own stack project: Something like myproject.stack.com As an example would be the Code ...
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Shorter proposals and referral links

It would be nice to have a slightly shorter link to a proposal (and for referrals). So, for: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/47932 have this also link there: (similar to what works for questions)...
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Might it be considered, to add the “new user” box for users of Area51 that are brand new to Stack Exchange?

Proposal: Materials Modeling I understand that to make an Area 51 proposal, we are supposed to have our own user community already organized. Because of this, I sent out a message about my Area51 ...
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Why am I continously asked to confirm my email address?

I am a registered user at this site and I have committed to the Stackoverflow in German proposal. I keep finding the following note on the page: Please confirm your email address! Your commitment won'...
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Why are there no NSFW Stack Exchange communities?

I get that Stack Exchange is a "professional question asking site" (I'm dubious of this claim, mostly because the sheer number of sites dedicated to non-professional topics), however, I think it's ...
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Localization of Stack Exchange site [duplicate]

I'm planning on opening a site proposal for an Arabic Language Stack Exchange site, but thought many Arabic speakers might find hardships since the interface is completely in English. So is there ...
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Where is the FAQ section of Area 51?

I am new to the site and would like a link to the frequently asked questions. Can someone please show me where I can access it?
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Why a discussion of a proposal just get deleted? [duplicate]

I made a proposal few days ago, and a discussion about it. It did not go through, it's ok, there were no interest but resistance. Or anything else happened? Then what? I'm eager to learn the policies. ...
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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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Quantum Computing (and Operations Research) are not Showing up in Accounts Tab

Proposal: Quantum Computing QC doesn't show up in the site list (Accounts Tab) in my profile: Elsewhere, on every other site, it shows up correctly: This bug also affects Operations Research, which ...
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Is it possible to see how many proposals there have been for a subject?

I was wondering how many different (now deleted) proposals there have been about one particular subject, but then I found I didn't know how to search. So, how do you search? Is there a search form ...
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Add a List of Does and Don'ts?

The help/FAQ page https://area51.stackexchange.com/faq has a lot of good info, but we have been seeing a lot of new proposals making the same mistakes that are not really addressed there. Would it be ...
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Can I submit a proposal for a product still in development? (Proposing too early)

If I have a product that is in some sort of state which that it's not fully developed, should I propose a site about it? To me it sounds like it could be a bad idea for the reason that since the ...
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What about a “route my question” site?

I was wondering on this idea - perhaps this has been discussed before. It happens often to me that I have some question to ask and I think: I'd like to ask this on SE, but I don't know if there is ...
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Beta RSS feed link has misleading tooltip “the 30 oldest proposals in beta”

The tooltip on the RSS feed link on the beta tab says the 30 oldest proposals in beta When looking at the content, it rather looks like it contains the 30 newest proposals in beta; Operations ...
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How to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?

The biggest hurdle to getting a proposal through the "Commitment" phase is getting enough users with EXPERIENCE in Stack Exchange to sign up so that it can successfully go into private-beta. We must ...
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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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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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