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Why do people persist in creating duplicate or subset proposals rather than supporting pre-existing proposals?

My observation of the Stack Exchange (SE) Beta Sites, is they need as much consolidated support from user to get them launched, up and out of Beta. Many fail. Once a site has become a thriving success,...
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Why do we lose rep when we're downvoted?

Why do we lose reputation when someone downvotes one of our example questions? From my point of view (as a very inexperienced Area 51 user), the point of posting example questions is to establish the ...
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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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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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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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why can i only commit to 3 proposals?

Is there any reason I am only allowed to Commit to 3 proposals?
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Are questions about Area 51 still on-topic on MSO?

Now that there is a meta site about Area 51, are question about Area 51 still on-topic on Meta Stack Overflow?
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Why does closing an example question use the menu of old close reasons?

When I voted to close an example question, I saw the old close reasons: Exact duplicate Off topic Not constructive Not a real question Too localized These were recently replaced with: Duplicate Off-...
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Avatar picture problem?

This doesn't seem very normal to me: Is it a bug? Along the same lines:
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Why is the required number of followers 60 instead of 80?

In the proposal phase, the required number of questions with a score of 10 or more is 40. That means: 10 votes for 40 questions means 400 votes are required to advance the proposal If a user gets 5 ...
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Is there a question ban here in Area 51?

Stack Overflow is famous for its question ban, automatically imposed when enough questions get enough downvotes, usually closed and deleted as well. Is there something like that here on Area 51? ...
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Stuck with a commitment of a closed Private Beta

Proposal: Big Data Since this site has been closed mid-way in Private Beta, can I be relieved of the commitment? How do I go about doing this? What is the natural cycle of getting my commitability ...
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Are meta-questions which link to deleted sites autodeleted?

I recently asked a meta question which linked to several site proposals. One of those proposals was deleted and the meta question was also marked deleted by the Community user. Was this automatic as ...
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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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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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Overlap with The Workplace

Proposal: Interpersonal Skills There seems to be some overlap between the territories of Interpersonal Skills StackExchange and The Workplace. Does a question being on-topic for The Workplace ...
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Reason for closing a proposal

I've came across this reason for rejection of a proposal: This proposal covers the same ground as another proposal; it would tend to drain audience from another Stack Exchange site. Why is the ...
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Why aren't there tags for each proposal?

The Area 51 format is a little confusing to me, coming from the normal SE sites. I hope I'm even asking this in the right place. It seems there isn't a meta.area51, just a tag. Why aren't there tags ...
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Is it possible to see how many proposals there have been for a subject?

I was wondering how many different (now deleted) proposals there have been about one particular subject, but then I found I didn't know how to search. So, how do you search? Is there a search form ...
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What exactly does “% answered” mean?

On our Blender site, we currently have 86% answered. What exactly does this mean, because I calculated it (7 answered / 25 total) and got 28%. How is this "% answered" calculated, and what does it ...
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How to revive a proposal?

To revive a close proposal are there any ways to vote to reopen it or should a new proposal be made? If a new proposal should be made, should the original website be closed?
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Guidelines for checking viability before proposing site

I am asking for discussing the guidelines about checking viability of proposal before making it. So, The main topics/cases that need guidance are: Proposal is also on-topic for another site. (...
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Marketing tools from StackExcahnge

The common thread I seem to see in all the proposals is that creators are struggling with marketing and nay-sayers (those who ask why a proposal must be re-initiated for the ump-tenth time when prior ...
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Requirements for example questions with 10 upvotes is being gamed

I'm putting this discussion topic forward, to get consensus on this issue. If we examine the highly progressed proposals, we see that in most of them, the participants are gaming the upvoting ...
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Lock out followers from making announcments on Area51 proposals

Is it possible to stop followers from using the announcement section in proposals (at least in the initial stages) I've noticed that @RobertCartaino is running around asking people not to post ...
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Allow more questions for the proposer to define the site

It has already been asked before if we can have more than five questions per site (e.g. here). I agree with the limit in general, as it ensures that there are enough contributions to the proposal, and ...
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Is there a “catch-all” or “general” stackexchange? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is an “Undeclared SE” site a good idea? I'm sorry if this has been asked already... Some topics are so esoteric that they don't necessarily need their own ...
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What is the “Please link to the community” input field in the Area 51 proposal creation webpage?

I have recently made an "Astrobiology" proposal on Area 51 (which was my first proposal). When I stumbled apon the "Please community link to the community...Area 51 cannot find that community for you" ...
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What does a asterisk (star) in front of a proposal name mean?

In the "All proposals" view I noted that some proposals (obviously very new ones) are preceded by a star, e.g. * Magic at this moment. What does the star mean?
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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 fulfill my commitment in beta?

I have submitted 14 questions in the Economics beta, but I still haven't fulfilled my commitment. How do I?
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How quickly proposal can go into private beta?

Recently I've came across Monero proposal (btw. I haven't heard about it at all until now) and it's already in 19% of Commitment phase with 70 people already committed (as at time of writing) and it ...
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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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Wrong reputation value displayed for committed users on Area 51

On the Biology proposal on Area 51 I noticed two recently committed users with exactly 151 reputation. This is a bit unusual, as when you have enough reputation to get the account association bonus ...
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Recommend reviewing lower-voted questions on Definition phase proposals

A common problem with proposals is people use many of their votes on great example questions, then lose the votes they need See examples in This proposal will reach Commit more quickly if people ...
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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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How can I see my failed commitments?

I know I've committed to sites where I haven't fulfilled my commitment. Those commitments are no longer active; I've failed them. How and where can I see what these commitments were?
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What happens to reputation when a proposal is closed?

If I create a proposal and gain reputation from users joining my proposal, what happens to such reputation when the proposal is eventually closed, or when it progresses to a main site (after public ...
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Help link broken on Meta Area51

On Area 51 Discussion Zone, the FAQ link has disappeared. In it's place is a link to help. I suppose this would be fine, except the link is broken. Clicking it gives a 404 page on the Area51 main ...
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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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No redirection to https

I typed in http://area51.stackexchange.com and I did not get redirected to the https version. Is this intentional or a bug? The redirection works for stackoverflow and stackexchange
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How can we ensure a healty beta for the Economics SE

Proposal: Economics Besed on trend commitment rates, we look to have a little over one month left before entering beta. I was shocked to learn today that the Game Theory SE beta was closed after nine(...
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My user profile is not copied on Area 51

I changed my user profile on an SE site, but it is not copied on my user profile on Area 51, even thought I clicked on "Copy English Language and Usage Profile To Related Accounts." It seems a problem ...
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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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Are there guidelines for making proposal announcements?

I've made a proposal for a new site recently and 19 people have decided to follow it. Most of these users appear to be just casual followers, but I'd like to make an announcement, requesting that ...
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What happens with Area51-reputation from failed beta sites?

I have fullfilled commitment to failed Digital Preservation proposal, however after close that site was removed from my Fulfilled commitments list. My question is, what happens with Area-Reputation ...
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If you had low rep when you first committed to a proposal and now have 200+, are you counted in the 100 users with 200+ rep needed to reach beta?

When I originally committed to the Esperanto Language proposal, I was a new user with only 51 rep. I have since then gotten over 200 rep both on Area 51 and on Language Learning. The proposal requires ...
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The requirements for progressing from definition to commitment are warped

The proposals Economics and Coffee and coffee for example. Coffee has 76 example questions, and 119 followers. Economics has 77 example questions, and 119 followers. Each requires about 10 more ...
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How long does it take to get a private beta invite? Can an invite e-mail be resent?

I didn't know whether to post here or at Meta SO, so I went here because the Area51 tag there said "If the question is only relevant for Area 51, it should be asked there." So here we are. I made my ...
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Standard Q&A criteria fundamentally inappropriate for this topic?

Proposal: Mind TL;DR: My question was this: "Can we have a different set of Q&A guidelines for this proposed topic?" The remainder of this "question" is a lengthy exposition of context and ...