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Is the 15 questions per day metric a fair evaluation of beta sites?

Browsing through the longest beta period sites, like Personal Finance, I noticed not a single one actually had 15 questions per day. Even for our Launched Sites 15 questions per day is fairly uncommon....
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Does the “committers active in” list include beta sites?

I took a look at some of the entries in the "committers active in" list and noticed that only graduated sites where present in the ones I looked. Is this list only populated from already graduated ...
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Why are subjective questions and answers unfit for SE?

Example Question for Example.SE: Is Foo better than Bar? Example Answer: Yes, go with it (I like Foo a lot!). Be sure to try Baz too, by the way. Now, it's obvious that this wouldn't take much ...
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When does a site appear on your accounts list?

I'm currently participating in a private beta for a new site; and I've noticed that the site does not yet appear on my Accounts list on my account on other Stack Exchange sites. I'm assuming this is ...
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What triggers the “Beta user” tag on Area51 main page?

Looking at the lists of sites in public beta, next to Writers and Skeptics is a little blue box that reads "Beta User". Which is great; they're in beta, I'm a user of those sites, that makes sense. ...
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Why are the Betas measured quantitativly when trying to provide quality?

If I got it correctly SE tries to provide communities of experts on very specific topics which are able to provide qualitatively high answers to questions in the respective field. But if a Beta of a ...
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Can questions asked on <SE site X> (in <language Y>) be merged with the original <SE site X>?

There seems to be some problems launching e.g. StackOverflow counterparts in different languages. Furthermore, assume you somehow manage to reach private beta of Y.X.SE (i.e. site X in language Y), ...
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Add a “meta” link to area 51

Most SE sites have their own meta site. It can be reached by clicking on the "meta" link on the top right. On Area51, however, there is no "meta" link, and the tag area51-meta is supposed to be used ...
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Is a topic covered by another proposal really supposed to be discouraged?

Let's say you have a topic. It's a broad topic. Someone comes along and makes an area 51 that covers a subsection of that topic. I see only a limited number of options Let the topic stay open ...
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What's the difference between total rep and user rep?

This is what the top of the list of users committed to a proposal looks like: What is the difference between sorting by total rep and sorting by user rep? Switching between them doesn't seem to ...
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Update Area 51 FAQ to include commitment requirements

This question has come up on meta.stackoverflow.com but it would be nice if the FAQ would also include information on what the commitment requirements are for users in the event they forget that it is ...
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Project deleted- committals not removed

Why are committals not removed when a project is removed? I am unable to commit to any other proposal as I am maxed out. One of these is no longer in existence but I am still committed to it. This ...
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In which way does signing in to a proposal with my real name assure the site will have an active community?

The FAQ says: Interested users are asked to digitally "sign" the proposal with their full name to help assure that site will have an active community in those critical early days. While your full ...
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Presentation for new users who have followed a link to a site in commitment phase

A proposal that I've followed is nearing the end of its Commitment phase. I elected to reshare a link to it over social media. I've been thinking, if a user that has never been on a Stack Exchange ...
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User is using two accounts to commit to the proposal

Proposal: App Stores A user has submitted twice to the proposal. It's clearly the same user, or the avatar would be different. I don't think it is allowed to do that, even though the user doesn't ...
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Don't tell me that a proposal is “over halfway to beta” unless it's meaningful

A few minutes ago, I recieved an email which read (in part) On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Stack Exchange Area 51 wrote: The proposal you've committed to is over halfway to beta! ...
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Are there tools for in-person promotion of a proposal?

I'm going to a convention soon that's populated with the target audience for an Area51 proposal I'd like to promote. I'd love to have some sort of card or handbill that I can hand to people I meet, ...
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Should proposals of language-specific versions of an existing Stack Exchange site be closed as duplicate?

I don't actually think they should, but I wanted to understand what the general opinion about those sites is. As a version of an existing site in a specific language would just contain questions that ...
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Dates on the private beta

There's a hiccup in the date display for the Biology site, or I've missed out on some criterion that the site has yet to fulfill. On Area 51, the site is listed in the bright blue box as being in ...
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Proposals should link to the site, not back to the same page

When you are on a proposal's page, the link on a proposal takes you to the most advanced "stage" of a given proposal. But when I am already on the beta page, the link should take me to the site ...
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Is there a non-manual way of contacting Committers to a closed proposal?

As would be clear from other discussions, the first Mathematica proposal was closed (on possibly erroneous grounds, but people can agree to disagree on this). The solution proposed by SE staff was to ...
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Uncommit didn't work

I uncommitted from Biology but got invited to the private beta anyway. And now it appears under "current commitments" in my user info, even though it disappeared from there when I uncommitted What's ...
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When a proposal is closed, don't remove it from the user profile of users who committed to it

From the first comment for this answer, I take that a proposal that has been closed doesn't appear anymore in the user profile of the committers, who then wonder why the proposal is not listed. When ...
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Editing a deleted answer makes the question appear in the active list

I noticed that when I modify a deleted answer to a question, it appears in the active list. For instance, I've edited my answer to this question which I already deleted. However, currently, is shown ...
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What is the etiquette over proposal name changes?

As the Computational Science proposal is about to move from commitment to beta, I would like to understand the expected etiquette surrounding the name changes it went through, as I believe it could ...
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Mass deletion of proposals?

It seems to me that a few months ago there was a mass deletion of stagnant proposals. At some point in recent history there seems to have been another. Is it possible to see which proposals were ...
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Should not very low quality questions be blocked?

I noticed that lately there are some questions asked here, not written in English, that really are example for the proposal, or questions that should be asked on the site, when it is created. Should ...
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In the search result page, add a link on to the search tips (http://area51.stackexchange.com/search)

When I search for a proposal, on Area 51 there isn't a link to the page for the advanced search tips. As the search tips on Area 51 are a sub-set of the tips existing for other SE sites, it would help ...
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Do the downvotes in Area51 work same way as on Meta?

I'm asking the question here since apparently Area51 doesn't have meta. I dont agree with some "question" (it is more of a suggestion than a question) created as discussion at Area51. I wanted to ...
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expiring commitments

42% commitment score, based on committers' activity on all other sites and how old the commitment is It seems that commitments expire. Does anybody know after which timespan does this occurs? ...
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Why bicycles passed beta phase?

According to their page http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2305/bicycles we can see that at the end of beta this Q&A site had only 4 questions per day and is indicated as red with comment ...
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Business Intelligence proposal - Are these sockpuppet accounts?

I've just seen a raft of commitments to the business intelligence proposal from accounts all created about a day ago. Many of them look a bit dodgy. Any way to see if they might be sock puppet ...
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What's the difference between discussion user and main user?

When I visit http://area51.stackexchange.com I see my username at the top with a reputation of 51 and one badge. When I visit http://discuss.area51.stackexchange.com I see the same user name but no ...
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SE Proposals: Breadth Versus Depth

Looking at some of the proposals, it seems that there many which should be merged, on the basis that the combined interested user base will be large enough to support the site. Good examples are all ...
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How do I uncommit from a deleted proposal? [duplicate]

I committed to the EVE Online proposal, but it has since been deleted. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/3371/eve-online However, it still shows in my commmitments history and I cannot ...
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How do I delete my Area51 account and other accounts includding the Network profile at Stack exchange? [closed]

Please don't close this question after running a search for the same type of questions and when it returns a lot of asked questions But the problem is I can't find the details of deleting a account.
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Why does my profile only show Stackoverflow when I'm active on 9 other sites?

Why does my profile only show and count my Stackoverflow reputation when I'm active and have reputation on 9 stackexchange sites? I'd like my area51 profile to list all my rep from all my network ...
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Site of area51 Launched site displayed as Beta

Actually there are some steps in area51 to define the state of a proposal define, commit, beta (when the proposal is still in the first two steps), private beta, public beta So why when a proposal ...
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How do we do what we committed to do? [closed]

Proposal: Linguistics When I committed to this proposal, I agreed to ask or answer 10 questions during the next 3 months or something. But right now I can't see a way to ask or answer linguistics ...
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Looks like people do not understand what “not a good example” ACTUALLY means [closed]

I understand the difference between NAGE and Off-topic, and I notice it has already been pointed out that many people do not, and vote randomly one or the other option. Fine. There are lengthy ...
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“Update commitment” button

As everyone knows, old commitments count less than new commitments. The logic behind this is presumably that old committers may have forgotten about the site. The solution that people have found is ...
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Pull Real Name from profile on commitment

It seems kind of awkward having to retype your name for a commitment if you have it set up on your profile. It'd be nice if it automatically pulled your "Real Name" from your profile and gave you the ...
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Announcement - Changes to Area 51 Voting

We recently made some changes the voting interface for Area 51 example questions. The improvements are designed to make the voting experience more like that of an actual, launched Stack Exchange site. ...
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Alert followers to Commitment phase

Currently the followers of a proposal are notified when the site enters its public beta. However, followers during the definition phase are likely to want to commit during the commitment phase as well....
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Break up list of proposals

Currently you can look at the list of proposals by progress, but if you want to see the ones that are only in the definition stage you have to hunt for them. It would be nice if this could be broken ...
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The Area 51 Discussion users profile page has a bounties tab?

I noticed that the user profile page has a bounties tab with a link to the area51 faq (which does not mention bounties). I suspect the bounties tab is not supposed to be there.
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How to help a proposal enter public beta

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications How can we, as committed users, help a proposed site get out of the commitment stage and into public beta? Posting on forums? Emailing our friends? ...
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Was Herpetology closed?

I gather that it was deleted, but I was wondering if it was closed and deleted by a moderator or if it was deleted by the proposer? (just for my own sake of curiosity, I'm not up for griping about it)...
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Invitation email has extra period at end of proposal description

When you "share" a proposal with someone via the email link, the body of the email says something like: I'm hoping that a site for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical ...
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Proposal advertising on other Stack Exchange sites

I just noticed an advert on Stack Overflow for a Biology proposal on Area 51. Since I have zero interest in biology I guess there's two possibilities: it is an automated thing that randomly selects ...