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Change the popup when hovering over accounts

Whenever I hover over the "accounts" section of a user's profile, the displayed popup says this: Accounts this user has in the Stack Overflow family Here's a screenshot of it: It should say "...
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What is the scope of solar energy science and economy?

Some of the students involved in either Solar Challenge U, Planet Stewardship Research, or TranSeed Labs indicated that they wanted to begin a Solar Energy Science and Economy Q&A site. Being a ...
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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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Why can I see the rollback link in a proposal's revision when there is nothing to rollback?

Looking at the revision of a closed proposal I can see that the last version before the close message (Which is the only revision.) has the rollback button enabled. Hovering your mouse over it ...
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Questions/day stat appears to be inaccurate

As of this moment, my site ([cse.se]) has received 37 questions over the last two weeks, but our stats page says that we are averaging 2.2 questions per day. There haven't been any large blips in our ...
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Is there a way to graph the commitment score of a proposal?

I did found a bunch of information about when the proposal turn from 100% commitment to beta, usual information is Tuesday of Wednesday the week after the proposal gets at 100%. That's absolutely fine,...
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Slight Inconsistencies in the Proposal Commitment Score Percentages

While watching the progress of the DevOps proposal in its Commitment phase I noticed some occasional inconsistencies in the percentages displayed when more info option is selected (small ones, equal ...
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Can we please capitalize the text when you go to ask a new question here on Discussions?

Here on Discussions, when you go to ask a new question, you see this: It currently says what's your question abut a proposal or proposals on Area 51? be specific. However, this looks... ...
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What is the correct workflow to create a new StackExchange site?

The TYPO3 community wants to gather all questions and answers at one place. As there are already a lot of questions in the general area tagged with TYPO3 there should be enough questions. I tried ...
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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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Using an account different from my main account on Area51 for privacy

I'm in a situation where I want to use an alternative account with an alternative email address for some activities on Area51 for privacy reasons (not that I want to do something un-pc, offensive, ...
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Proposals that are closed during beta aren't found with closed:1

Doing a search with closed:1, as suggested by this answer, doesn't give proposals that have been closed after going into beta, such as sexuality.
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Is there any benefit to the original proposer of an accepted and launched site?

If looking to start a Q&A site that, for the sake of this question, would make it through beta and be generally popular and successful, are there any incentives to start the site through Stack ...
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Tabs on profile pages seem to be "inverted" relative to everywhere else

The current Area 51 user profile page looks like this: Note that the "information" tabs (i.e. info, rep, activity, responses, and followed) are at the top, meaning that it's impossible to see the "...
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Bug - Clicking on user feed results in page not found

Steps to reproduce the error: Navigated to Area 51 (http://area51.stackexchange.com/) Logged in. Clicked on my username. Scrolled to bottom of the page and clicked on the "User feed" RSS button /link....
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Share Button Open in New Window?

When clicking the Google+, Facebook, and Twitter share buttons for a proposal, the link follows in the same tab, so I have to go back to get to the proposal. This is most annoying with Facebook as ...
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How many "avid users" and "total users" move a site from "needs work" to "okay" to "excellent"?

Is there a simple formula for how many avid users, and how many total users, correspond with the "needs work" - "okay" - "excellent" categories? I've been guessing that 'avid users < 100' = "needs ...
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Badge total is cut off in user lists

On various pages, where there's a list of users, the number of badges is cut off when the total width of the preceding characters pushes the remaining content out of the div. I did read Does Area 51 ...
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Where can one view one's deleted questions?

I wonder one can view one's deleted questions. I am looking for all my deleted questions, and I don't have a link to all the deleted Area 51 proposals that contain them.
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What is the best stack site for pre-proposal disscusions?

I have a general idea for a new stack community but the idea is not yet well formed or defined enough to make a proposal. Where should this idea be discussed, Area51, MetaSE, or some other place? ...
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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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Would it make sense to have a dedicated story identification SE?

Context: I am a regular contributor to the Sci-FI & Fantasy SE. Every day, the feed is literally filled to the brim with people asking questions to the tune of "Can someone help me identify ...
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I can't log into the Discussion Zone

Somewhat similar to "I can't log into the main site", yet different because in my case I couldn't log into the Discussion Zone (right where we are now). I logged on the Main site successfully using ...
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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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Why do the accounts on Area51 profile differ from those on StackExchange/network profile?

I just noticed that the listed accounts on my Area51 profile differ from the accounts on my network profile. For example, Stack Overflow is not listed on my profile here. Is this a bug or is there ...
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Why different SE sites do not merge than their broader analog appears?

There are already sites for Bitcoin and Ethereum. Now emerges new site about all of the Blockchains. I have seen such situations many times, but as far as I have seen sub-sites do not join in to more ...
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Whitespace lost on login redirection

I followed a link from an email, sending me to the proposal http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/97295/devops Here, I wrote my commitment message for the proposal and was told to log in (I had ...
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Who is this site for?

Robert, I believe I have seen you argue that defining the audience of a proposal is not the best solution for creating an Area51 proposal description. When you create a site, the description field is ...
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How often is a recalc triggered?

Why doesn't Area51 operate in real time like the rest of the Stack Exchange network, with regard to recalculating reputation. You can only do it manually: http://area51.stackexchange.com/reputation ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I permanently log out of Area51?

When I log out of Area 51 using the "log out" link, I am logged out. But when I delete all the cookies of all Stack Exchange sites, I'm automatically logged in again when I visit Area 51 (but not ...
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150 vs 3000 rep to cast close/reopen votes

After guessing for a while, I came upon http://area51.stackexchange.com/privileges which shows the ugly, jQuery-lacking list of privileges on Area 51. Apparently, one only needs 150 rep to use close/...
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Remove upvote for a proposal discussion question?

Why do we need a separate site for Vi/Vim? I now see the need for a unique vi/vim site... I upvoted this question 12/31 wondering the same thing as OP. I would like to remove the upvote, now that I ...
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Add bounties to discuss questions

In this question I asked it a while back and still don't have an answer. (The fact that I got a badge for that is nice but,) I wish for there to be a possibility to add bounties on Area 51 discussion ...
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Comments don't show up at Area-51 comment notification from Android tablet

Whenever I access area-51 from my tablet (android) and hit the notification button to see messages that came in meanwhile, I only see edit related old things, like suggested edits, but not the ...
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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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Bug in “Launched Proposals” RSS feed

I was after an RSS feed for Stack Exchange sites that graduate out of beta and found this feed. However, the updates never appear in my RSS reader, even though they do appear in the XML of the feed ...
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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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Why are some possible duplicates bold?

Sometimes possible duplicate text, the name of the proposal/site is bold, while in other cases it isn't. This doesn't seem to be based on whether the proposed dupe is still in Area51 or made it to ...
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Front-page link to the user > followed tab

I stop by area51 to see how the proposals I'm already following are doing. This would be one or two clicks easier to do with the feature I've requested in the title. In case it's not clear what I mean,...
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How is the status of a Q&A website changed from 'Public Beta' to 'Stable'?

It is pure curiosity, and also because I couldn't find it in the FAQ (I might have missed it). But, how is it decided to change the status of a website from 'Public Beta' to 'Stable' ?
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Display "Upvotes Remaining" and "Questions Remaining" counts on Proposal Pages & for "Followed Proposals" in Area-51 profile

Background Like most Area51 users, at any given time I am following over a dozen proposals. Frequently (especially regarding newer proposals) I only find a couple of Proposal Questions that I feel ...
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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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Are you sure you want to unfollow this proposal?

I accidentally the unfollow button. Not that this a big issue, simply click follow again. But it seems to me that it is a bit too easy to accidentally unfollow a proposal, especially because the ...
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Usablity of flag message "possible duplicate of "

Any reason why the "possible duplicate of" flag message that's added when a user flags a proposal links to a user profile, instead of a stub on meta that's posted by that user stating why they believe ...
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Source of main topics: Arts, Business, Culture, Life, Professional, Recreation, Science and Technology

Quick search on the main topics as a whole appears to returns no results, is anyone aware of the basis for selecting these as the top topic groupings, those being: Arts, Business, Culture, Life, ...
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Can questions asked on <SE site X> (in <language Y>) be merged with the original <SE site X>?

There seems to be some problems launching e.g. StackOverflow counterparts in different languages. Furthermore, assume you somehow manage to reach private beta of Y.X.SE (i.e. site X in language Y), ...