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What is the purpose of the “proposal” tag?

On this site there is a tag for which its purpose is not clear to me: proposal. Isn't this site about proposals? If the question doesn't use area51-meta, the question is about a proposal. Is there ...
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What does 409 questions mean?

In the proposal stages it says that I have to have 59 followers and 40 questions with at least 10 up-votes, can you please explain to me the second one?
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Resolution requested over “possible dup of SO” flags

To keep getting one-off pings by users about if my proposal is a dup of SO is not productive in my opinion. The first time this happened, I replied via meta, got some feedback, and was basically told ...
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Any plans regarding the existing islam.com site?

Proposal: Islam Greetings. An hour ago I cam across this site: islam.com It looks too close to this proposal, and to the mechanism of StackExchange network sites (as Q&A sites). I think it will ...
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Usablity of flag message “possible duplicate of ”

Any reason why the "possible duplicate of" flag message that's added when a user flags a proposal links to a user profile, instead of a stub on meta that's posted by that user stating why they believe ...
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Voting to revive dead beta sites

I have noticed, there are a few dead beta sites that I thought were really good ideas, but just didn't have enough of a community to support them. The problem with dead beta sites though, is that it ...
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The discussion site for Area 51 should have its own privileges page

When I try to access https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/privileges, I am redirected to http://area51.stackexchange.com/privileges, which doesn't report the privileges I have on the discussion site; ...
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Area 51's Lobbyist badge: can I see who committed?

I just got the Lobbyist Badge on Area 51, that says "First commitment referral". If I'm not wrong, it means "first user that committed to this proposal using your share link". Out of curiosity, can I ...
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Long proposal text overflows on top of the “Create Your Proposal” button

When you type in a description that is within the character limit, but still a little long, the text appears to overflow onto the top of the button below it and the image to the right.
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Is there a list of failed/closed betas?

I'm looking for records of failed betas (e.g., Electronic Gadgets). They aren't accessible through the homepage sort. Is there a directory or list somewhere in Area 51?
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Source of main topics: Arts, Business, Culture, Life, Professional, Recreation, Science and Technology

Quick search on the main topics as a whole appears to returns no results, is anyone aware of the basis for selecting these as the top topic groupings, those being: Arts, Business, Culture, Life, ...
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Prompting Area 51 proposals

Any suggestions for ways to prompt an Area 51 proposal to existing SE users that appear to have an active interest in the topic based on answers, questions, and comments on existing SE sites? ...
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Is the website design of Area 51 unprofessional?

So, I've always liked the design of Area 51, but now that I've got a proposal up, and it's possible, if not likely that visitors coming to my proposal will never have visited SE, much less Area 51 -- ...
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Is a lack of high-quality daily visitors to a beta site the number one cause of their failure?

In finding an answer for "Is there a list of failed/closed betas?", I decided to look through the results to see if there appeared to be a common cause of failure in a beta site. Based on my analysis,...
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Direct link to commit/follow proposal

If I wanted to email/tweet/blog/etc: New, free, community-driven Q&A site for INSERT-TOPIC. Learn more here (bit.ly/TOPIC), or join here (bit.ly/JOIN) Clearly, it' possible to link directly ...
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is there a way to see “old” parameters of a beta site?

I am active in several beta sites on the stackexchange network. I often go the area 51 page on a beta to see it's progress. But there I can only see the current parameters and not really see the ...
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Adding an “active” tab for proposals

On almost every site, the home page has an "active" tab to display questions that are currently active. Area-51 has one on their discussion page, however they don't have one on their main page. I ...
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The requirements to advance to commit phase are bugged AFAIK

To advance to the commit phase, unless I'm mistaken, a proposal now needs 60 followers, and 40 questions with +10 or more points. This means it needs 400 upvotes (assuming no downvotes) on questions. ...
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Should we save the history at Information Retrieval and Search Engines before it is lost?

I just asked about the history of CS:SE which just came out of private beta and learned that "Sadly, a huge part of our "history" vanished in the void of area51" by raphael Being new I cannot confirm ...
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What is the criteria for leaving/graduating from the beta phase?

Is the criteria stated anywhere, or does it vary? The closest I've found was this answer about the bicycles beta, but it isn't clear whether those upper limits were for all betas, nor when the site ...
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Why isn't Libraries & Information Science launched?

Proposal: Libraries & Information Science If one looks at Libraries & Information Science it seems to me that this proposal already have abundant numbers of committed people with 510 already. ...
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Proposers should have to come up with five example questions before the proposal goes live [duplicate]

Over the last few months I've noticed a lot of inappropriate or poorly thought out proposals on Area 51. Some are just carve-outs of topics that already get plenty of traffic on an existing ...
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Inconsistent vote requirement info for definition phase in Area 51 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When/why did the # of questions required to get out of Definition increase to 40? FAQ inaccurate In the Area 51 FAQ it says this about the definition phase: The goal is to ...
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Do users have to register a full SX account in order for their “follows” to count?

I've had a lot of people I've reached out to report to me that they have "followed" my proposal to help support it. Although, my following level still seemed pretty low. So, I recruited a friend to ...
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User/“Followed” doesn't show proposals beyond commit stage

Projects you followed (but not committed to) disappear from your user page once they pass the commit stage. I don't understand why this happens: it would make much more sense if you still had them in ...
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Reputation for some committers is incorrect

I've noticed that a few users are displayed as having 151 reputation here, even though they have much more network-wide if you check their profiles. One example from the Chemistry proposal is the ...
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Time line graphs of followers/commiters/users for Area 51 sites

I recently started using SO about a month ago and joined some Area 51 sites in all three phases. After a while I started to notice that some sites just don't seem to move. I then realized I was a ...
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Add search option for launched and closed proposals

Currently the search feature has an option to search for closed proposals (ie: closed:1). This gives me closed proposals, but not in the sense that I first expected. I was expecting a list of ...
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Evaluating your proposal's vital signs

I'm assuming every proposal currently in beta wants to get out of beta. Here are some charts showing data gathered from each beta proposal's Area 51 page. The data fetched is what I call the "vital ...
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Who is 'Stack Exchange' (Area 51 user:52408)

Is this user an undocumented member of staff, moderator, bot or user? If this account belongs to a regular user would the username violate the TOS for impersonation?
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Reduce the reputation required to 'vote-to-close' a proposal on Area 51

I'd like to suggest reducing the reputation required to vote-to-close a proposal from 2000 to something more affordable like 250. The majority of my flags on Area 51 act as pseudo close votes and aren'...
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Sharing on Facebook adds wrong description

When I share a link to my proposal it grabs the wrong "text" to share in the description box. Recommend that Area 51 use the Facebook Open Graph tags og:description or at least the <meta> ...
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Strange text when I share an Area 51 site on Facebook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sharing on Facebook adds wrong description I'm about to share the NYC site on facebook and I get this strange text when I share the site: New York - Area 51 - Stack ...
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Is it time to “graduate” or make a determination on some of the older beta sites?

The list of sites in the beta phase has now reached two pages in length, which probably serves to "cloak" some of the newer beta sites, and some of these sites have been going on the better part of ...
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Reopening a Beta?

Would it be considered as good practice to create a new Area51 proposal to poll for interest in reopening a StackExchange site that was closed during the beta?
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Metalwork as broader topic than blacksmithing?

Could Metalwork be a more popular/useful topic than blacksmithing for a new topic? Metalwork might include welding, fabrication, soldering etc as well as blacksmithing. Perhaps blacksmithing would ...
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Reopening a Beta? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reopening a Beta? Would it be considered as good practice to create a new Area51 proposal to poll for interest in reopening a StackExchange site that was closed during the ...
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Please hide unsightly closed proposals from default view or move them to their own tab

In the default view of new proposals, 25 are closed if you are viewing 50 to a page, and 11 if you are viewing 15 to a page. It's not much better on the second page of 50 proposals (14/50). This is ...
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There should be a warning for chinese questions here

On https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2567/whoa-what-the, the sidebar looks like this: I propose that a certain proportion of non-English characters (especially in the CJK range) ...
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Where to ask question about icons sets?

Would the following question be acceptable on any existing Stack site? In particular, this kind of question is not accepted on Graphic Design. If not, would the creation of a new proposal be ...
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Where to go for these?

I want to ask a question but I don't know where to go, my guess is that there may not be a site for this and maybe can point me the best substitute: Ask a question about network administration: ...
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Changing scope of proposal?

I started the nexenta discussion and from input from users believe this should be modified to be a broader openstorage discussion in which nexenta is just one of the participants. How/Can I change ...
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Why is the stackexchange community still so programming oriented?

I understand that Stack Overflow is the gem in Stack Exchange's crown, but does anyone else feel that the Stack Exchange community is only used by people who are programmers? There are a lot of great ...
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How long is a site in private-beta/beta?

How long will a private beta be up normally?
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Why Area 51 asking me to login again & again for adding questions in Commitments when I am already loggedin

I have recently committed to a Proposed website in Area 51 but I am not able to post anything in it. Whenever I try to post anything, it ask me to login or register. But I am already logged in from my ...
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Can we have a 'duplicate proposal' flag?

The most common reason proposals are closed in the early stage is becuase they're a duplicate of an existing proposal/site. So why don't we have an option to flag proposals as a duplicate instead of ...
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Is the commitment fulfillment process changed or broken?

I've been over the 10 non-CW posts limit for several days (see my Sports.SE beta profile). I read several meta posts (Commitment Indicator and Formula to Fulfilling a Commitment) that indicate that ...
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Would a proposed site stucked in Beta get closed?

I was wondering if a proposed site has a maximum limit in the Beta for too long? Would stack exchange closed site if it was on beta for too long? I think the longest beta site is 560 days already. I ...
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Need clarification on what commitment really means

It is now taking much longer for a site to launch. I know that SE prefers to keep the commitment fulfillment requirements vague (so it is not gamed?), but it would be nice to have some more ...