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Is discussion on Area51 the right place to ask for a SE site reference

I wonder if this is the appropriate place to ask for a website where a certain question would be appropriate. For example if I have a question about psychology that I like to ask but i dont know if ...
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I accidently clicked the wrong reason for closing a question

I have selected the wrong reason for closing a question. I wonder what effect will this have if the question will finally get closed? will this possibly make the reason for closing the question ...
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What is the point/effect of closing an example question here?

Specifically an example question on a proposal during the definition phase. Since all closing does is prevent a question from being answered any further, and example questions can't be answered, it ...
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How can I search proposals by status?

I'd like to be able to search proposals based on the phase they are currently in. For example, I might expect to be able to use terms like these: status:definition status:commitment status:private-...
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It is not obvious enough when committing that your commitment is only counted if you confirm your email address

Here is a list of registered users who think they have committed to the Mathematica proposal but who are not showing up in the list of committers that I can see. Sal Mangano (registered version) ...
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user name info in header is buggy

I've noticed that where it shows your username and badges at the top of the top is a bit buggy. Depending on the way you trail through the site, it will change to an older version of your reputation ...
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What exactly does it take to get a site out of public beta? [closed]

I'm surprised that I haven't found anything addressing this. I have been active on the Japanese beta for some time now, and would quite like to see it get launched. It looks like the metrics are all ...
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Bug - Clicking on user feed results in page not found

Steps to reproduce the error: Navigated to Area 51 (http://area51.stackexchange.com/) Logged in. Clicked on my username. Scrolled to bottom of the page and clicked on the "User feed" RSS button /link....
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Is there a way to see all of the followers?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Once in Commitment Phase, you can see all the Committers. Ten users are shown at the bottom of the page, and you can move from page to page through them all. ...
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Area 51 unpredicatble today?

Proposal: Tridion Even when I am logged in, the site redirects me to login again while voting up. Also I was uncommitted from the proposal automatically. I can see the commitments going down to 214 ...
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Once beta starts, do the sample questions automatically become real questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happens to questions posed during the 'Definition' phase when a site moves to later phases? Essentially just the title, but once the q/a actually exists, do all ...
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How can a proposal get the 10 votes on 40 questions during the Definition Phase?

This question was originally used to help the proposal Genealogy & Family History get through it's Definition Phase. But I'm rewriting it here to help other proposals do the same. Getting the ...
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What is the Average Activation Time for a Site?

So we can gauge our site proposal, are there any statistics on how long (time in days) does the average site take to reach Committment phase, then to reach Beta phase, and then to get its full-fledged ...
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Would SE consider a site that wanted to use the SE framework, but not implement the same rules and guidelines?

I would like to propose a site that is focused on a community rather than a topic, and that would follow slightly different rules than most SE sites. Would SE allow this? For example, a site for ...
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How does a merge take place in Area 51?

I have seen many suggestions to merge proposals. How is this done? I get the impression that, even on very popular merge proposals, everyone's waiting for "the powers that be" to do a merge. Do the ...
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What is the actual merging mechanism?

There is a lot of talk about merging sites, but I can't find anywhere any explanation of this process. I have read the FAQ, and as many of the questions on this topic as I can find, but nowhere can I ...
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Announcements on launch of beta site and full site

Whenever a site is to be launched as a public beta, or when a site at a beta stage becomes a full fledged site, will a notification or announcement be given to SE users or area 51 users?
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does proposal to open websites with matured content welcome here?

i like to make a proposal for an site "sex games & toys" which can deal with adult games which revolve around the world since its an growing field and there were many users whom don't know where ...
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'How to Hire', where providers inform seekers of best practices.

I recently proposed How To Hire to Area51. I would love some feed back. The idea of professionals informing service seekers seemed valuable and inspired the proposal. Just wanted to see if others felt ...
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Is it possible to start a site after an unsuccessful beta?

I'm an artificial intelligence enthusiast and I was shocked that there wasn't an AI site here. I check it out, and it seems that its beta was unsuccessful. Well, is it possible for a new start to ...
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How to know which SE sites are going to be closed?

When there are SE sites that are decided to be closed, are there ways to know it? Thanks!
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How long does a SE site stay in Beta? [closed]

How long does a SE site stay in Beta? Or what makes it move on to the final stage? Is this determined by time, number of questions, or something else?
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What happened to the Twitter and Facebook sharing capabilities?

There used to be Facebook and Twitter sharing capabilities which have disappeared from the Stack Exchange sites. Where did they go?
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Share Button Open in New Window?

When clicking the Google+, Facebook, and Twitter share buttons for a proposal, the link follows in the same tab, so I have to go back to get to the proposal. This is most annoying with Facebook as ...
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Is there any way to undelete a deleted proposal?

Today I was surprised to discover the disappearance of Romanian Language and Usage proposal from Area51. I go no notification regarding this and it was a really ugly way of discovering it considering ...
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What if existing committers achieve the 200+ rep on any other site?

I just want to clarify... If a user has committed to a new project having less than 200 rep on any other site, it will not be counted as committers with 200+ rep on any other site, but will be counted ...
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Should voting be measured as part of site health?

I've been active on Code Review and I think that the site has potential, but voting is very uneven and I am not at all convinced that questions and answers are getting enough votes to encourage users. ...
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Can you suggest edits for the description underneath other people's proposals?

If you come across a proposal that seems good, but has some minor grammar error or awkward syntax in the description that you think is making people less interested in it, what is the appropriate way ...
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Missing creator on Islam proposal

The Islam proposal is about to go live, but the creator of the proposal is missing! Perhaps the user who proposed Islam no longer has an account, but shouldn't it show something a bit more... ...
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Is it acceptable to aks questions one knows the answer to animate beta?

Is it acceptable to ask questions one knows the answer in order to animate site, which is in beta phase? Asking a question you know the answer may sound a bit weird, but there are some trivial ...
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Usability issue between the Discussion Zone and Staging Area

Related Questions (that I have read) Modal issue between Area 51 Staging Area and Discussion Zone What's the difference between discussion user and main user The discussion site for Area 51 should ...
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What is the line between the feature-request and change-request tags?

There are no wiki descriptions for either. I recently posted a question that is sort of a feature but also sort of a change. Should feature-request only be used for new feature requests and change-...
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What happens with the content of the beta site that was closed?

What is happening to the content generated by the users on the site in the beta phase, when this site is closed? I'd like to participate in beta sites, but when I think all could be deleted and lost, ...
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Are there any general guidelines how to improve the statistics of a site?

The area51 page of beta sites show several statistics about how well a site is doing. Are there any general advice or guidelines on how a site's community can improve those numbers during the public ...
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Crowdsourcing: translation between natural languages

I have translated this song from Russian to English. Can you correct my mistakes? This is one of the questions in the proposal. Asker then wonders if this kind of question would work well for Q&...
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How are users with 200+ reputation on other site counted on Area51?

Over the last days I thought I observed inconsistencies in the computation of users with 200+ reputation on other sites. I then started regularly checking the statistics for the Personal Manufacturing ...
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What close reason should be used for example questions that can be answered looking an Internet resource?

Suppose that on a proposal about Italy, somebody adds "Is Italian the official language in Italy?" as example question. Clearly, that is a question that could be answered by a single link to a ...
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Is it correct to flag a comment that answers an example question as noise?

I sometimes notice that an example question has a comment that answers it, rather than commenting on the question being a good example. Is it correct to flag the comment as noise?
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Handling of comments that “answer” questions rather than “discuss” them.

It seems to be a common misunderstanding that the "Example Question" zone is about defining site direction rather than about answer questions. I am constantly responding to comments on my suggested ...
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How many “avid users” and “total users” move a site from “needs work” to “okay” to “excellent”?

Is there a simple formula for how many avid users, and how many total users, correspond with the "needs work" - "okay" - "excellent" categories? I've been guessing that 'avid users < 100' = "needs ...
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What happens to questions posed during the 'Definition' phase when a site moves to later phases?

During the 'Definition' phase of a proposed site, questions are collected but not answered. Reading the FAQ it seems that questions continue to play an important part during the 'Commit' and 'Beta' ...
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Do suggested edits work on the discussion site?

I tried editing https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5187/site-already-dedicated-to-islam entering https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/5187/edit as URL, and the edit page was shown ...
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Where can I find a list of proposals to which I have committed?

Where is there a list of proposals to which I've committed and should be paying attention to? When you initially agree to commit to a project there is a list of requirements that you need to follow. ...
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Differences between “dedicated” and “sub” communites on Stack Exchange

Putting aside the reasons why a given community might exists within dedicated community site, or as a "sub-community" within an existing site, what are the benefits and constraints that result from a ...
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Adding “full descriptions” to proposals

Note: I wasn't sure if this belongs here, or on Meta SO, but it was about area-51, so I decide to post it here I have noticed that when creating a proposal, there is a very limited number of ...
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Is it possible to create a webstie for Language interpretation?

google translate is not good, and there's no forum or Q&A website dedicate for professional translation. So is it possible to create a section for that. Where users can post words or small ...
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How are “temporary moderators” assigned?

When a proposal enters Beta, how are "temporary moderators" assigned? Do people vote?
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What happens after a proposal reaches Beta?

What happens? Does everybody go to 0 reputation, and gain it up? Does the original proposer get reputation to start out with, or what?
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When Will The Poker Site Enter Beta?

The Poker Proposal, to which I've committed and for which I'm patiently waiting, has enough commitment to enter beta. However the launch was delayed -- a banner at the top says, We are delaying ...
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Where is my proposal?

I started a proposal for some month, called "free and open content", and know it's gone without any explanation nor debate, and even without any trace! Impossible to find any trace of the several ...