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Please post this commitment-renewal announcement [closed]

Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications Hi there, I was wondering if someone could post this announcement on the 3D graphics site: (Start announcement) Attention, committed users: We have ...
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On-topic/off-topic questions: how often updated?

In a proposal, how often are the requirements for the proposal to move to the next stage (commit) updated? I've noticed in some proposals that although questions are added and voted on, that is takes ...
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Improving the commit cap, making it dynamic

Currently you can commit to only three proposals, because likely you won't be able to actually follow them as closely in the beta as you are supposed to. This is ok, but could be better. Instead, the ...
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What should we do to increase visits of Area 51?

The overall visits of the area51.stackexchange.com is really very low and this is obvious from the statistics of questions (6 visits per 2 hours for example). This means that the proposals move really ...
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Practices for defining and getting commitment

What are "good" ways to promote a promote a proposal during the definition phase? And during the commitment phase? In the definition phase you'll need 60 followers and 5 on/off-topic questions. I ...
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I accidentally registered a new account when trying to commit to a proposed site. How to undo?

I committed to the "health" proposal while signed out, so Area51 automatically created a new account for me. You guys should offer the chance to log in first, not just create a new account. the ...
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How to vote to close a proposal? [duplicate]

Some proposals on this site are too narrow to become an independent site per se. For example, a proposal about Classical Guitar could simply be merged into music and by itself is not a good candidate ...
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Definition to Commitment criteria trigger

How exactly does a proposal go from definition to commitment? Is there an automated process that goes through each proposal in definition and says "Oh you've got all your criteria, looks like you can ...
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Improving commitment role descriptions

At the moment, when committing to a proposal, we're asked to select a role amongst Professional or Expert Academic or Research-Level Student Avid Enthusiast or Prosumer Beginner or Learner Just ...
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Is freelance Workers closed?

I know that the private beta was at risk, but it seems that the site disappears without any message anywhere about that. Maybe it is a bug, but since I can access all others stackexchange sites, I am ...
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Economics proposal vs. History proposal

Quick question about the inner workings of area 51: How is it that the Economics proposal, right now with 161 commitments, says that it is only 63% of the commit phase, while History, with 143 ...
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Penalty for question deletion

Does Area 51 have a penalty for deleting a series of proposed questions in a row, like the mechanism that prevents users from asking new questions if they do this on the main site? I ask because I ...
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Area 51 - FOLLOWING

I probably missed it but is there a way to quickly cut to the groups I'm following rather than having to "hunt" for them? If not it would sure make looking at recent questions of interests a lot ...
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How long does it take a closed site to disappear?

How long does it take a closed site to disappear/get deleted? Or does it never?
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Proposal sorting

We currently have the following ways of sorting proposals: Hot, Progress, Beta, Launched, Newest. Sometimes i like to look through the ones that aren't active or don't have much progress done to try ...
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Why are my badges different?

Depending on where I'm at in Area51 my number of badges change, and depending on where i'm at in Area51 when i click my name i get a different list of badges that i've earned. Proposals: Civic Duty ...
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Overly optimistic beta progress indicator

When a site's private beta lasts longer than the default 7 days, the progress indicator on the beta tab incorrectly reads “public beta”.
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I think the search function needs some work

I just made the proposal Networking (which was closed as a duplicate). However, before i created it i did a search for network, networks, and networking, and didn't find anything. However, a ...
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Chart for visits per day?

I am looking at the Music proposal to see how it is doing. This example is 16 days into beta. Granted the health levels will change (hopefully not too much) by the time the beta ends and progress is ...
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Add old proposed questions to new proposals? [closed]

Over time, many proposals have been closed & deleted after they've gone stagnant. Some of those proposals have later been re-created, with the hope that they'll have better luck on their second ...
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How can I start a proposal?

Am I stupid. Where is the button to start proposal. A new site???
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Wikis and Wikipedia chat room open [closed]

Proposal: Wikis and Wikipedia Since it is now possible to create chat rooms for proposals in commitment phase, I have created one for this proposal. You can use this e.g. to discuss how we can ...
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What is migrated from a Stack Exchange 1.0 site to Stack Exchange 2.0?

We're following the Area 51 process to migrate the SE 1.0 site, SharePoint Overflow, to Stack Exchange 2.0. A question from a user is, what is migrated out of: OpenID accounts non-OpenID accounts ...
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some questions not displaying?

On a new proposal, there is a statement that there are 4 questions, yet only 1 displays. So... where did the other 3 go?
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Some computer-related merges on Area 51

A bunch of proposals on Area 51 are being voting to be merged, with various results. In a comment, a user said decisions were taken, but the user was not able to explain what will be done. Could ...
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Medical Imaging: distinct from Healthcare IT?

There is another proposal for a 'medical imaging' SE. From what I see, this proposal is distinct in the sense that healthcare IT will be much more concerned with data management, informatics, HIPAA ...
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The user has a reputation of 151, but the reputation tab doesn't show any reputation entry

In http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/40997/inquilinekea is reported that the user has a reputation of 151, but the reputation tab doesn't show any entry. How can a user have such reputation ...
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“Ad” image blocked by Adblock

I posted on my blog the "ad" image for the History site ( http://area51.stackexchange.com/ads/proposal/5169.png). Then I noticed that Adblock blocks it because it has "ads" in the URL. Shouldn't the ...
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Why wasting potentially useful votes from 51-people for “Not a good example”?

New 51-folks like me would like to vote for "Not a good example" sometimes. We are tempted to vote for the opposite tendency (on/off-topic) instead, but what we really mean is "Not a good example". ...
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getting a commitment point back

In the faq I read: "If you aren't active on the site, you won't be able to re-use the commitment until the end of the public beta (up to 90 days)" I committed to a website in which I haven't been as ...
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How are you planning to scale the SE sites to use different languages?

Fast forward a few years, lets say that lots of SE sites will get successful. People will want them in their native language too. They will try to create (for example) Physics.SE in French, German, ...
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Is it OK for my whole department to commit to a site?

I sent out a link to the other programmers and support dudes in my department for the health care IT site, I think we hit some sort of trigger because only the first two guys showed up as committed ...
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Shouldn't Health and Fitness/Nutrition be merged?

In English you rarely hear the word 'health' without the accompaniment 'fitness'. This is for a good reason - the two topics are usually closely linked. I suspect there will be many questions that ...
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How does the system determine when you have fulfilled a commitment?

When committing to a proposal, you commit to asking/answering 10 questions when the site gets into beta. I have done that on one of my commitments but it hasn't moved to my 'Fulfilled Commitments' ...
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Is three commitments over restrictive?

Let me know if there's a better place to put this (i've been looking for an area 51 meta site and haven't found one) A three commitment max seems just a little restrictive to me. I'm currently ...
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Community vs. subject - any best practices?

This is quite similar to: SE Proposals: Breadth Versus Depth But I hope, different enough to be worthy of discussion. A good Stack Exchange site is one with a well-defined subject around which a ...
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How is “on pace” calculated?

When a site is in beta stage, and has not yet hit the 90 day mark, it says it's "On pace for XX users". I've been following it for a few days, and have seen it fluctuate a little bit, but collecting ...
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Should Skeptic Exchange be seeded with questions from skepticexchange.org.

Proposal: Skeptic Exchange Edit: The SE v1.0 site http://www.skepticexchange.org/ contains some good questions and answers, will/should/can this content be moved in to the v2.0 site when it goes ...
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Is my reputation from commitment phase supposed to follow me into private beta?

The gardening and landscaping site just went into private beta. When I logged into the new site for the first time my reputation was at "1". Is this correct?...or is something wrong? I was assuming ...
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Commit to proposal without much knowledge about the subject

I commited to de German StackExchange site because I study German. The site went to beta and I am trying to participate as required, looking at it daily. However, I noted that I simply do not have ...
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How can we attract “civilians” to follow site proposals?

There have been several proposals that I think would be attractive to people in my social network and I'd like to promote them. I'm confident if they got a chance to use some of the sites that are ...
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Please add a language filter on proposals

Proposals are currently sorted into a few categories. They should also be classified by language (in addition to the existing categories, of course: this is orthogonal). There should be a way for me ...
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Is there room for an Inter-Exchange site

I'm not sure whether all users happen to be as eclectic as myself and others who have meet in the other StackExchange sites but I've notice a particular awkwardness when asking questions that cross ...
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Following many sites

Is there any way to ask to be notified when a site goes live without actually comitting to participate in it? I need this because (a) I might not be up to participating in all the sites I'd like to, ...
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Links down the bottom?

Most stack exchange sites have the links down the bottom (scroll down now) even area 51 discussion has them. But area51 itself doesn't. Im talking about the links to stackoverflow.com, api/apps, ...
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894 Commitments Needed to launch Beta

Proposal: Libraries Can anyone tell me why so many are needed for the Libraries proposal (894), and not for, say, How Stuff Works (200)? EDIT: To answer @foggyone's question, the most important ...
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Why is this site discussion.area51 and not meta.area51?

I'm just wondering why this site isn't called "meta" like the others; it seems kind of odd. Of course, area51 itself is pretty odd, so maybe that's not really so odd; but still...
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Why isn't email validation working when I try to start a new site?

I'm here: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/create?category=technology I See: We sent an email to your email address Jan 25 at 20:29 (re-send) I Click: error: email verification was not sent ...
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Area 51 doesn't report how much consecutive days a user visited the site

In the user profiles on Area 51, it's not reported the number of consecutive days a user visited the site, but there are two badges that are related to that number. Does that mean those badges are ...
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How can a reputation recalc cause a reputation lose of 95?

I triggered a reputation recalc, and the reputation passed from 502 to 407. Why is there that difference?