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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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Non-English Proposal Requirements

Our goal to make the Stack Exchange Network a great place to produce high-quality Q&A sites, no matter what language they speak. But we are still predominantly an English-speaking organization and ...
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Rushed proposals and Community Moderation

According to this question the advancement from definition to commitment is completely automated. That is of course a very reasonable thing to do for proposals that reach the commitment stage in the ...
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Why did this proposal disappear without warning?

I was paying attention to the Equestrian site proposal and I was a little surprised today to find that it had vanished without trace. I realise it had relatively little interest ( I guess the ...
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Why is my identicon different on Area 51? All the other sites share a single identicon

My identicon (the automatically generated pattern next to my username) is the same for all of the Stack Exchange sites I use. I was confused to see a different shape and colour identicon next to my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why didn't I get my reputation for following through on a commitment?

I didn't get any reputation for recently following through on the smugmug site. Why?
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Any information on the new Area 51?

I've seen in a few places the Stack Exchange staff have alluded to the fact (or sometimes said directly) that the current Area 51 model is broken, not effective and needs a massive overhaul, ...
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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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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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Don't start commitment phases when there's only two weeks left

Proposal: Culture and life in Japan The proposal "Culture and life in Japan" was closed during the commitment phase as not viable. I attempted to promote the proposal to people who hadn't ...
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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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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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Should the default sort be changed to newest?

I have been on Area51 for years, you can change the sort order of example questions between "my votes", "activity", "newest" or "votes"; with first not available to new users. Once you make a ...
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I can't log into the main site

I am a member at Area51, and have been since October of last year. However, I haven't been able to log in since March or so. When I attempt to log in I see an error like: Unable to log in with ...
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Can one person derail a site proposal on Area51?

There have been multiple discussions about down votes (examples 1, 2 ) I have argued that supports of a proposal should ignore malicious down votes but recent events indicate that one person with ...
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Hypothetically, what if you fall below 25 rep?

If a user is frequently downvoted and falls below 25 rep, the requirement for posting example questions and the lowest privilege, how can he or she re-earn that privilege?
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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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Discussion Zone > Help > Tour link is broken

From Discussion Zone, click the 'Help' link and then select 'Tour'. Observe resulting 'Page Not Found' with the URL: http://area51.stackexchange.com/tour
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Increase number of allowed questions per user per proposal to compensate for increased commit requirements

According to this entry Number of questions for qualifying in commit stage: " We increased the requirements to slow down the number of sites that were being created that don't have all that much ...
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The reputation page shows the 'Fulfilled commitment' and 'Referred user fulfilled commitment' backwards

In the FAQ, it states that you receive +50 for fulfilling commitment and +25 for a referred user fulfilling their commitment: However, on my reputation page, it shows them the other way around: What'...
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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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Does Area 51 needs a new layout?

The Area 51 website is nice, but I think that a new layout would be better. First, the current layout isn't adapted for mobile, and this is a requirement, for me. In my opinion, the website is a ...
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How can I see the list of closed proposals I once followed?

I used to follow a bunch of proposals and I'm guessing they were nixed with the recent batch. Is it possible to see a list of these (now closed) proposals I once followed and committed to? It's hard ...
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Site “On Startups” is closed - what to do now?

So I wanted to check it today and found it closed! Reason being not enough questions! Now I can't see my answers, can't see questions, can't do anything! It says "The site needs work" but sorry - how ...
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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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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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'% Answered' does not show the correct value in site statistics

TL;DR The % answered shown in Area51 statistics does not match the real value for answered questions. Related questions What exactly does “% answered” mean? The accepted answer does not seem to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to fulfill the commitment after private beta?

I've fulfilled a commitment to a few proposals, so I know how to do that: ask or answer 10 questions during private beta, and 1-2 days after the site goes to public beta, the commitment is fulfilled. ...
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What does “Area 51” name mean?

From very beginning of my presence on SE sites I did not and still do not understand, why "Area 51" is named "Area 51". What's the purpose? What's the inner meaning? I'd say that SE prefers to name ...
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What is the new formula for fulfilling a commitment?

What is the new formula for fulfilling a commitment? The old "rule" of 10+ answers appears to have changed, or is broken. My SharePoint profile appeared to be stuck in "unfulfilled" until my rep ...
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What does it take to spin off a subtopic site?

There are some really great, active sites that represent subtopics of existing sites, like Mathematica which essentially spun off from StackOverflow. But there are also a lot of proposals which have ...
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Questions on working of Area51 systems

I wanted to change my profile image to the one that I use on the other sites of SE network. So, I went to my profile, clicked on edit, then Change Picture under the image. This directed me to another ...
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How to keep track of all the StackExchange sites one has joined?

The user profile for this site ( http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/9999/userName ) is a good tool for keeping track of some of the sites that you have joined up. But this is only incidental in ...
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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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No universal edit on Area 51 discussions?

On all of the normal Stack Exchange sites, even without edit privileges, you can edit something and have that end up in the review bucket. However, it seems that this has not been brought to Area&...
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Merging and linking user profiles between StackOverflow and Area 51 should be more automatic

It would be great if there was more automation in linking existing users to their other profiles on StackExchange. For example, this user on Area 51 is this user on StackOverflow, but his reputation ...
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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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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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I accidentally committed to a site as an unregistered user - how can I undo this?

A while ago I committed to the Chemistry stack exchange proposal. I already had an account on physics.stackexchange.com, and I intended to commit using that account, but instead I ended up committed ...
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Were the changes to the time limits supposed to occur retroactively?

As of two days ago, the minimum time thresholds for going through the definition and commitment phases of a proposal were changed. This change was announced one week ahead of the change. In that ...