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Native language should be allow at least in chat groups [closed]

There are lots of developers from so many different countries, I am one of them from Gujarat, India. I would like to propose for Gujarati Language which can be allow in chat groups. As I am ...
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Is there a proposal for Web Standards?

Consider the question: Does the HTML5 Canvas or CSS spec have any planned feature to allow “shaders” (not filters) for rendering of DOM elements? which I asked on Web Applications SE (off-topic ...
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A missing commitment

My list of Area51 sites says I am committed to 'Open Source' (and a beta user of 'Poker' and 'Health'), but they are not showing up on my user page: http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/127739/jon-...
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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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Should I on purpose ask a bad question?

Here is some of text below where questions are posted: We want to find the best example questions. (Emphasis in original). This seems to say no, I should only ask good questions. Also the fact I ...
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Why did the Community♦ user delete my +1 question?

My unanswered question was deleted by the Community♦ user, despite having a score of +1: Retrying consumer electronics (10k only) According to How does deletion work?, the system deleted a question ...
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Can I see my own deleted proposed questions?

I deleted one of my questions, posted with an unclosed proposal, and I want to undelete it. How can I find it?
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Is there a “residual” Q&A site? [duplicate]

If a question fits nowhere but still is good, is there a place for asking that question i e this Q&A is for questions that don't belong anywhere else but still can be good questions?
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Is there a way to communicate for all the followers or committers of a proposal?

This would be very useful to coordinate the effort while pushing the proposal forward. I don't think there is a way to do this at the moment because, as far as I know, you can't even see all the ...
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How to propose the closure of a site

Once the site gets out of beta, is there any requirement for it to stay open? For sites that have been abandoned by the proposers and drifted quite far from the proposal, is there a process for that ...
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Why do the “Visit” links on a beta proposal send me to the joining page?

I was just browsing through the proposals and I wanted to check out actual Q&As on Retrocomputing, now in beta. So I clicked on the Visit the site now! link (same URL as the typical Visit! button, ...
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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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Is there an “ad graphic” smaller than default 300x250?

I would like to use the "share" ads/graphics, but the 300x250 is a bit big for my site/context. Are there narrower versions available? At the moment I've just adjusted the width="300" height="250" (...
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Is it possible to view a list of non-closed proposals? [duplicate]

In the standard view of proposals, there is a mix of closed and open proposals. Is it possible to only view the open ones (as these are the ones that would be contributed to)?
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what is the difference between the 5 main questions about the proposal and the 40 example questions?

I got a bit confused between the minimum number of questions required to start a site. when I propose a site I need to have 5 questions but to get the proposal (defined) I need at least 40 question ...
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How many commitments required to get to the beta phase? [duplicate]

I read that in commitment phase a petition will be send to the followers to get them sign and commit to support the site. my questions is how many signatures or commitments are required?
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New example question order?

I noticed that example questions no longer seem to be ordered by net up-votes, is this some strange glitch or an update?
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How to suggest the possibility to create tags since the beginning, when we create a new proposal?

I just have created a new proposal in Area 51. Behind my proposal there are some concepts that leads me to accept the idea that a stackExchange tool could be perfect for what I am about to create. ...
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I just lost 1k+ rep

I just lost exactly one thousand rep. I don't know why I look on my rep page and saw no reason, in fact, I should've gained a couple points. I know this question has been asked before, but I feel I ...
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Are proposals deleted, or closed, if they fail the 5 question 5 follower requirement?

The message when starting a proposal says After you've submitted your proposal below, here is what you'll need to get started: 5 example questions you would like to ask on this site 5 ...
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Why should a discussion that was to serve as a question repository be off-topic and be closed?

I had posted a discussion on a new proposal that would allow people to leave suggestions for possible questions. This was to give people some ideas for their own suggestions. It was just now closed ...
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Where can I find the SE proposed sites that went to beta but failed [duplicate]

I would like to create a proposal but before I do that I need to know if anyone had made the proposal, launched to beta but failed eventually due to low reputation.
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User page displays broken link to Tour page

I have seen the question Tour link is broken, which concerns the Help menu option, and has already been fixed. However, the Discussion Zone user page displays the Tour link (in the Activity tab), ...
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Why “add comment” not “add a comment” in example questions section?

There is add comment in each question of the proposal's Example Questions sections to enter the comment about the question, but in the tool tip of the add comment and in the discussion zone's question ...
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Is Area51 also checked on cheating with “puppet” (fake) accounts?

I have a large suspicion of a proposal being cheated on by having fake accounts follow it, create questions, and up-vote the questions. I already flagged it for moderator attention, but I was curious ...
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How can I help my followers to understand what is required on definition phase?

I noticed a problem in my proposal and in other proposals as well. If proposal is followed by a person not familiar with area 51 process they upvote/downvote and comment questions as if it was a real ...
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Spam Example Questions

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask/post this but is there a way that the obviously spammy and ridiculous questions can be removed? In my opinion, they stop people from taking certain ...
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profile image is not updating with gravatar image

I created my gravatar profile 3 days ago. The email is the same for both my profile here and in gravatar. My image is not updating in my profile. Is something busted?
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Why is there no per user limitation for down vote at the definition phase?

It seems quite normal to have a per user limitation of the up votes for each proposal (max: 5 up votes). But, I wonder why there is no symmetric per user limitation for the down votes. Right now, a ...
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Is there a way to merge proposals? Suggest it and put it to a vote?

If you notice a couple small proposals that aren't looking like they are gaining enough traction individually but could fall under one larger header proposal, is there a way to propose a merge for the ...
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Is creation of new language-devoted sites still allowed after the “Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - SE 2.0 Sites edition” was issued?

I ask not about sites like "Programming (in Chinese)" and "Cooking (in French)", but about sites devoted to specific language like German Language or Spanish Language. Important point: I assume that ...
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Proposal deleted error!

After clicking on deleted Example Questions of new proposal in recent inbox tab gives an error. Though the proposal is active! While Clicking on active question redirects to the proposal page! ...
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When can you close or reopen proposals? [duplicate]

Through a quick check of the Privileges page, I got the close/reopen questions privilege at 150rep. However, I don't see a way to cast close or reopen votes on a proposal. I am pretty sure that right ...
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How to describe a new proposal that is likely to be successful on SE?

Area 51 is what it is, and it is not perfect, nor likely to be updated anytime soon. We have an FAQ but it does not really help to define what a viable or successful site might look like. There have ...
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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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Can questions be asked in Commitment Phase?

I read this question, but it did not answer my question. Here's my scenario: I have a Hebrew Language-related question. Mi Yodeya.SE will not accept it, because nonreligious Hebrew questions are off ...
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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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Can we have an ideas graveyard?

While looking around for a closed proposal I noticed a few questions in the form of What happened to the * proposal? I think it'd be a good idea to have an ideas graveyard so that we know why each ...
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What happened to 'content creators' proposal?

I created a 'content creators' proposal, and it appears to have been deleted, with no notification. Can someone please tell me why/how this happened?
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How come I've earned the Curious badge with just 4 questions?

I've just earned the Curious badge on this "meta". The badge description reads: Ask a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintain a positive question record. But this question, the ...
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Does the 'answer ratio' stat include closed questions and answers with a negative score?

In the statistics of all launched beta sites there is one stat called 'answer ratio'. How exactly is this calculated? Is it simply the average number of (non-deleted) answers per question for a site? ...
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How come I'm logged in on discuss.area51 but not on area51 itself?

I followed an answer-notification (shown in the top bar on SO) to discuss.area51.stackexchange.com. I was logged in automatically, I could respond to the answer with a comment, and edit my question to ...
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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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Wording of commitment phase description: “minimum of three scores” means “lowest out of three scores”?

Currently, it says: The commitment score is the minimum of three scores: [...] This wording sounds odd to me, since in the indefinite, a phrase like "a minimum of three scores" usually is talking ...
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Around 1000 of my Area51 reputation suddenly disappeared, what happened? [duplicate]

Btw, it is not really a traumatic experience to me, because I would like more to have more professional accounts in my firsts. I've even planned to ask the SE to separate my area51 and MSE accounts to ...
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Why do Meta posts giving advice on how to vote get down voted?

Every couple of weeks someone makes a meta post about voting and how if everyone just does "X" the proposal will benifit and move forward. Seems like a great idea, so why do the posts get down voted? ...
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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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There is no meta for beta sites - so what to do?

There is a beta site I'd like to ask a "meta"-style question on. Apparently there isn't any way to do that - I guess that kind of makes sense, since it isn't 'graduated' yet. Nonetheless, this seems ...
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Notifications for closed proposals?

A site proposal I have been following for most of it's first year is coming to the twelve month mark (still in definition phase), the proposal has gathered 54 questions and more than 100 followers. ...
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How to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?

The biggest hurdle to getting a proposal through the "Commitment" phase is getting enough users with EXPERIENCE in Stack Exchange to sign up so that it can successfully go into private-beta. We must ...