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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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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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Why must I provide my full name when committing to a proposal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pull Real Name from profile on commitment In order to commit to a proposal I'm required to enter my full name. Is this just a formality based on paper form petitions? Why is ...
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When is the number of posted answers/questions written in black?

Looking at this page, I noticed that sometimes the number of posts written by a user are written in black, and sometimes in gray. What is the threshold that changes the color used for the number of ...
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How are BETA visits per day computed?

This is just an example but it seems to hold true across other sites. The Area51 page for pets says it is getting 4,644 visits per day. But looking at New questions most are showing less then 100 ...
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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?
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What is tactical voting?

I have been hearing a term on Area 51 meta about something called tactical voting for about a good while now. (Tactical means: "Relating to or constituting actions carefully planned to gain a specific ...
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how does naming work for new sites?

For new proposals, how are names and URLs selected? For example, Cross Validated is at https://stats.stackexchange.com/ so this is not an fully automated process, since the name and URL do not match. ...
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Regularly logged out of Area51 main site (but not other SE sites)

On other StackExchange sites, I remain logged in for months at a time. It's very rare I get asked to log in again. And a long time ago, it was the same with Area51. But in recent months, I'm regularly ...
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Is it acceptable to aks questions one knows the answer to animate beta?

Is it acceptable to ask questions one knows the answer in order to animate site, which is in beta phase? Asking a question you know the answer may sound a bit weird, but there are some trivial ...
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How does a user with no activity get to 35 rep on Area51?

This user has been on Area51 for 2 months, and their profile shows no activity, but they have 35 rep, Everyone starts Area51 with 51 rep. The difference is 16 rep which equals 8 down votes on example ...
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What is the Average Activation Time for a Site?

So we can gauge our site proposal, are there any statistics on how long (time in days) does the average site take to reach Committment phase, then to reach Beta phase, and then to get its full-fledged ...
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What happened to my reputations?

What happened to by reputation points? I remember surely being over 3000, now over 1000 points is gone. There are no dramatic events in my history like user download or extreme downvoting. Yes, I ...
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Why do close votes expire?

Someone commented to me today that close votes on a particular proposal had expired. Why do close votes expire? And if they do, why does Area 51 not allow those who had voted previously to vote again ...
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How many downvotes do users get?

How many downvotes can a user use on any one proposal? Is there a penalty to downvoting (do I loose 1 rep for every downvote I cast)? Is it the same as Stack Overflow?
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What would be the 'easiest' way to gain first 200 points of reputation on area51?

It seems to me that editing and improving existing questions&answers — is the easiest way to gain your first 200 reputation points on stackoverflow or any other stackexchange site. What would be ...
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Achievements button (navbar) displays broken link to Tour page

I have posted the question User page displays broken link to Tour page, which concerns the link in the Discussion Zone user page, and has now been fixed. However, the Achievements button in the ...
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Why is this question not shown up on its proposal?

This question, Network-related tags on existing sites, does not shown up in its proposal, Complex Networks, regardless of its score of 4. Why is that? Proposal: Complex Networks
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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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Inaccurate text on deletion page

The text on deleted proposals says, emphasis added, "Inactive proposals that do not receive any activity for one month are subject to deletion." However, "one month" should actually say "three days" ...
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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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Help with approach when designing a site proposal

I am trying to sort out a design problem before proposing a new site. Problem: there are two main flavors of questions one would ask on the new site: technical and functional. They are distinct yet ...
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Can we have a custom close reason: “This question is a proposal for a proposal”

I've seen many questions asked in the Area 51 Discussion Zone which are essentially proposing the idea of starting a site. It would make sense to me to have a custom close reason for such questions, ...
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Why aren't the badges on Area 51 grouped in a meaningful way?

If you compare the list of badges on Area 51 and the list of badges on Discuss Area 51, you'll see that while the latter is grouped, with different levels of the same badge and related badges together,...
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Moderator diamonds cut off in edited by field

When a moderator has edited a proposal, his diamond badge is cut off when it is displayed in the edited by field. Can this be fixed? EDIT: I'm only seeing this issue in webkit/blink powered browsers....
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Is it possible to resurrect a discussion question from a deleted proposal if it also referenced a current proposal?

I took part in a discussion question, linked for those who are able to view it, in the now-deleted Birds proposal. I believe it also referenced the Bird Watching proposal, which is still active, in ...
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What are the requirements for leaving the Public Beta? [closed]

I have read How long does a SE site stay in Beta?, and several other relevant threads, but these articles do not explain the following use cases [all stats excellent unless otherwise specified]: ...
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Is it still an accepted practice to create a different language version for an existing site?

It was done with StackOverflow (now Stack Overflow En Espanol exists, as Stack Overflow Em Portugues). Is it still considered an accepted practice or will it likely be closed (e.g. by moderation) if I ...
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Is it possible to see the number of score-10 questions of a proposal over time?

I would like to have some sort of graph or query result for the number of questions with score ten or more for a particular proposal in definition. Is there any way to extract that data from the data ...
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Can discussion “questions” be used to promote a site proposal or announce updates?

I've seen discussion "questions" such as this one which don't appear to have any purpose besides promoting the proposal and announcing things for a site. I'm referring mainly to posts that are ...
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Help about non-English / international site proposals [duplicate]

The intention of this question was to consolidate in one place the most important discussions and resources around non-English / international site proposals. I have heard about the Stack Exchange ...
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Would it make sense to have a bookmark proposal option?

There are several proposals that have what I'll call "bookmark followers". These are people who follow a proposal but never actually participate in the definition process. I assume that's because they ...
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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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Different avatar in top bar [duplicate]

The top bar (and my profile page) shows a different avatar for me. In my posts the correct avatar is displayed (the one that I also have on other SE sites). I once uploaded my current/correct avatar ...
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Differences between “dedicated” and “sub” communites on Stack Exchange

Putting aside the reasons why a given community might exists within dedicated community site, or as a "sub-community" within an existing site, what are the benefits and constraints that result from a ...
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What about a “route my question” site?

I was wondering on this idea - perhaps this has been discussed before. It happens often to me that I have some question to ask and I think: I'd like to ask this on SE, but I don't know if there is ...
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A proposal with 5 awesome questions is doomed to fail

Suppose a proposal has 5 really awesome questions and 1000 really great questions but not quite as great as the top 5 awesome questions. Now many admins and users say that just because a question ...
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What's the point of restricting the number of upvotes on example questions?

I don't understand it at all. All it has is people strategically voting on example questions, leading to all questions having ~10 votes. It means that good questions that have been asked recently ...