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Can ask patents be referred back to Area 51?

The ask patents subsite has almost died out. I don't think there is a way to intrinsically revive it, if it were a question, I'd say it needs severe moderator intervention. Out of the last 15 ...
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The Area51 logo is pixelated

Note: Don't start looking yet! Everything is fine on the meta section. ;) The Area51 site logo in the top-left corner is pixelated. I noticed it with Safari 9.1.1 and Firefox 45.0. However, I don't ...
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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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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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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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Relaunches following failed attempts

As per the discussion of closings during private beta at Private betas, launches, relaunches, rules for promotion, and community partnerships, I'd like to request the feature that committers from ...
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Tooltip showing date/time of site launch

When a site is launched, the following is displayed (actual example): And while all of the "relative" date-related text on Stack Exchange usually has a tooltip showing the exact date/time, this doesn'...
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What happened to the 'Debian' proposal?

There was a Debian proposal and now it seems to have disappeared. I really wish you guys would keep closed proposals around so I could see what happened to them. What happened here?
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Can/Should Definition questions remain open during Commitment phase?

There is an older SE Meta question What can be done to keep users active in the commitment phase? at the time it was posted Next Generation of Area 51 was just around the corner. There is a ...
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What is the average percent of commited users that fulfilled commitment?

I have noticed that sites have gone to beta with numbers between 6% and 20% of committed users fulfilling their commitment. What is the average number for a site going to Beta? While we are on the ...
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“@” ping doesn't work in the Example Questions?

In the example questions the "@" ping doesn't work in the comments. Meaning you don't get the usual suggestions of who you want to ping. Is that by-design or a bug?
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Standardizing & Simplifying SE Site Names

This is a repost of an announcement/discussion on Meta Stack Overflow. I'm cross-posting here since this is where new sites are born and named, and because you may notice some proposal names ...
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Make people aware of progress participation

It looks like people tend to follow proposals but don't upvote existing example questions or add new questions. But this is necessary for further progress of a proposal. Could be add a hint when a ...
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Get the (example) questions of closed proposals/sites?

What happens to the example questions when a proposal gets closed? And if the proposal gets deleted, what happens then? What happens to the questions when a beta site gets closed? Do closed sites get ...
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Shorter proposals and referral links

It would be nice to have a slightly shorter link to a proposal (and for referrals). So, for: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/47932 have this also link there: (similar to what works for questions)...
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reputation decreased while reputation history only shows positive reputation. What happened.

Yesterday I had 590 reputation today i log in and I view my reputation the only reputation change is an upvote on a question. Yesterday the only reputation change is also an upvote. Yet my reputation ...
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Reputation for some committers is incorrect

I've noticed that a few users are displayed as having 151 reputation here, even though they have much more network-wide if you check their profiles. One example from the Chemistry proposal is the ...
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Time line graphs of followers/commiters/users for Area 51 sites

I recently started using SO about a month ago and joined some Area 51 sites in all three phases. After a while I started to notice that some sites just don't seem to move. I then realized I was a ...
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Evaluating your proposal's vital signs

I'm assuming every proposal currently in beta wants to get out of beta. Here are some charts showing data gathered from each beta proposal's Area 51 page. The data fetched is what I call the "vital ...
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Please hide unsightly closed proposals from default view or move them to their own tab

In the default view of new proposals, 25 are closed if you are viewing 50 to a page, and 11 if you are viewing 15 to a page. It's not much better on the second page of 50 proposals (14/50). This is ...
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Have there been a proposal that reached “40 questions with 10 votes” requirement earlier than the “60 followers” one?

As stated in the headline - have there been such a proposal?
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Guidelines for a strong proposal

I'm planning to make a site proposal for which I think I can get reasonably good expert support (I mean that I've thought of ways to publicize the site outside SE). Beside the FAQ and exploring ...
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Change the privileges link on meta to the main privileges page rather than the faq

I've noticed that, on Area 51 Meta, when you click "privileges" on the achievements tab, the link takes you to the faq rather than the privileges page. The faq doesn't talk about privileges nearly as ...
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Can we export data before removal/after deletion?

What happen with the data if a site doesn't meet the requirements anymore? Can we export questions and answers if our proposal is deleted (due to lost of momentum for example)? This should be ...
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Why is the Community User on the top beta users list for the SharePoint.SE site?

The community user is on the top beta users list for the SharePoint.SE site. According to the screenshot it is reporting that the robot has ~8,000 (7,928 to be exact) reps but, no questions or ...
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Red color gives feeling that an error has occured when closing an example question

Closing an example questions makes red pop-up to show how many more users left.It gives feeling that error as received. This should be changed to different color like: If needs 4 more users , color = ...
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Captcha not loaded due to an insecure script

Captcha doesn't work properly at Area51 as the images aren't shown when I'm on HTTPS version of the site (https://area51.stackexchange.com/), although it works when I'm on HTTP (http://area51....
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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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What percentage of followers is completely new to the Stack Exchange network?

I would like to know what percentage of followers and committers is completely new to the Stack Exchange network. When proposing a new Stack, we should try to attract experts in that field. However, ...
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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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Is redistributing votes to upvote _good_ example questions that are below 10 detrimental to the proposal?

The commonly cited response to the many discussion threads that ask 'Please redistribute your votes to questions with a score of less than 10' is that redistribution to 'push through' a proposal is ...
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How does one restart a proposal?

Please forgive me if this is a duplicate question; I'd be fain to delete it. Does "restart" simply denote the usual process as explained at https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/76978? Or does it denote a ...
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Does closing questions count against the “percent answered” & “answer ratio” statistics?

I see from a similar question that closed questions count toward questions per day, but: Do closed questions also count against percent answered? Will answer ratio change with percent answered ...
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“What's Meta?” link is broken

This is a bug report for Area 51 Discussion Zone. help => "What's Meta?" link takes me to Page Not Found.
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Grammar errors in launched proposals excerpt

I noticed the launched proposals tab on area51. The excerpts of Mi Yodeya has a grammatical error. The excerpt is For launched Q&A site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and ...
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404 in unregistered user profiles

It seems like whenever I visit an Area 51 profile for an “Unregistered User” (example), or sometimes even a “Registered User” (example), it has a link to their “network profile” which is 404 (example)....
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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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Notifications for New Discussions in Followed Proposals

When I follow multiple propositions (plus being active on site I am already active), I don't necessarily have the time to check up each day if there any new discussions/responses to discussions on the ...
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Incorrect text when voting to reopen a question

I'm voting to reopen a question, and getting the text: Nominate this proposal for reopening? This is incorrect. It should be: Nomitate this question for reopening?
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The following accounts should probably be merged

Looking at the Italian Language & Usage proposal, I noticed there are two user accounts that have the same avatar, which probably means they are created from the same person. The accounts are: ...
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How to deal with low engagement?

If a proposal is progressing at the rate of 2-3 followers added per day, but the followers are not participating in question creation or discussions, is it a bad sign ? The followers are using their ...
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Add a *Follow* link even to proposals already in *Commit* phase

I can commit only to three proposals, but follow as many as I want. I need to choose what to commit to, and those I don't choose to commit to, I follow instead. Currently, I can follow a proposal in ...
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So, uh, why did my rep just vanish?

It seems like ~120 rep just disappeared off of my account for no reason with no record or log. It doesn't appear to be linked to any recent proposal or question deletions, so I'm not sure why so much ...
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Area 51 unpredicatble today?

Proposal: Tridion Even when I am logged in, the site redirects me to login again while voting up. Also I was uncommitted from the proposal automatically. I can see the commitments going down to 214 ...
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Do suggested edits work on the discussion site?

I tried editing https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5187/site-already-dedicated-to-islam entering https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/5187/edit as URL, and the edit page was shown ...
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Review the criteria for moving in commitment phase

To allow a proposal go to commitment, we currently need: 60 followers. 40 example questions with 10 or more upvotes. However, these numbers don't do it. Lets do a simple calculation: Everyone may ...
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When does a site appear on your accounts list?

I'm currently participating in a private beta for a new site; and I've noticed that the site does not yet appear on my Accounts list on my account on other Stack Exchange sites. I'm assuming this is ...
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“Contact Us” form option for “I need to delete my user profile” gives 404 error

Title line says it all. Selecting the "I need to delete my user profile" option on the "Contact Us" form leads to a 404 error screen. This apparently has been a known bug since it was pointed out by a ...
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Global SAP Community (a proposal)

I am thinking of ways to organize support and propose a new SE site for SAP-related topics, both functional and technical. Just in case you are not familiar, here is an overview of what this company/...
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I can't log in to Area 51

I want to login to Area 51 to propose a new community but when I click "Propose a new..." all I get is this: and I'm not redirected. What do I do? I use e-mail and password from another account to ...