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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), ...
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The off-line page for discussion.area51.stackexchange.com is the one used for beta sites

A few minutes ago, this very site was reported to be off-line, for me. The off-line page I saw was the same one you see on beta sites.
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Quantum Computing (and Operations Research) are not Showing up in Accounts Tab

Proposal: Quantum Computing QC doesn't show up in the site list (Accounts Tab) in my profile: Elsewhere, on every other site, it shows up correctly: This bug also affects Operations Research, which ...
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Time frame for involving experts

Are there any recommendations about when it's best to publicize a site proposal in the experts community? (I mean outside SE) Does it make sense to advertise each new stage: definition, commitment ...
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Are there tools to track click through of shared links?

For promoting my proposal are there any tools that can help me track how people have arrived at it? ie. There are total views - is there a 'views over time' graph? Can I track referral links?
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The text is too close on 'recent achievements'

The text in the Recent Achievements is too small or you can say that there is not enough spacing between the text. Best way to explain is: In the above screenshot you can see that the text is too ...
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My proposal Home Automation is NOT a duplicate of IoT

My proposal for Home Automation (it used to be at https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/113100/home-automation?referrer=yt_xCLYSm8wMlmlq11Qssg2 but has been deleted now as it was closed as ...
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Bug in "all proposals" count on mobile chrome

When viewing the list of proposals through one of the categories (i.e. not "All proposals")<\strike>, the number of all the proposals doesn't display in the right place. Actually the bug appears ...
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Meta Area51 Tour is a broken link

This is the link provided in order to earn the informed badge: https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/tour However, clicking on the link redirects to https://area51.stackexchange.com/tour, which in ...
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How to promote my Telecommunications Q&A proposal to StackExchange members?

I find it difficult to get people onboard for the Telecommunications Q&A: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/104688/telecommunications The problem is mainly because most of my experts ...
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How to share for more support on social media platform

How to share for more support on social media platform.I have suggested a proposal for which I've not been able to get suitable audience.So I have many friends that have same intrest as me in my ...
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How do I delete myself from this site?

Following the user deletion procedure like in all the other SE sites does not work, it just says that it cannot be done on a Meta site. What am I doing wrong?
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Can we update this text?

Not only people who committed can visit: Why am I allowed to sign up on a private beta site I never commited to? So can we please update this?
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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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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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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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Weird formatting for Activity

I don't need to explain that the "23m" does not align with the "Apr 23", or that it's not the same style. Please fix this, my OCD can't handle it.
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Training and Internships related site available?

Is there a site proposal available for discussion of eligible internships and training for students and professionals as well?
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Is there a way to create e-mail filters for sites in private beta?

When I go to create a filter to receive e-mails for a site in private beta, I don't see it listed. What's the best way to receive e-mail notifications for a site in private beta?
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Have the share link in public/private beta tab

After a proposed site goes from definition to private beta thru commitment, it becomes harder to find the share link, because it is only in the definition tab. The popup opened from the share link ...
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Rename proposal in the commitment phase?

I have proposed a System z site, which is now in its commitment phase. I would like to rename it to z Systems.
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Discrepancy in days in beta count

When looking at the sites currently in Beta phase page here I see this : Which shows 2k days in beta. Meaning it's been in beta for 2000 - 2999 days. I go to click on the Board and Card Games link ...
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The comments box can be resized in both directions

On Ask Ubuntu (and other sites), I can only drag the comment box down, not sideways, but here I can drag to the left as well: Worse, before the scroll bar starts - at 483 px, the whole question ...
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Closing Public Beta

Are public Beta sites closed only for numerical reasons. I saw Is there a list of failed/closed betas? and the highest upvoted answer actually points to a google search which is primarily due to ...
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Why can I create an account for a private beta site without being invited?

Recently there was a private beta site, which I had not been involved, but I successfully created an account and accessed all the content of the site. I remember private beta sites were used to be ...
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Is it possible to integrate a keyboard for sites of Languages with non Latin script?

For sites like Russia SE, Arabic SE etc, is it possible to integrate a respective keyboard to the sites?
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A particular proposal for area 51: joining effort to influence the real world

Please, be patient and flexible and also feel free to improve this questions. I would like to explain the strong reason which leads me to write this few lines here. And what I ask you is if you feel ...
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Changing catagory of proposal

I created proposal Pakistan but I want to change its category from life to culture. Is it possible?
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would/could this site be a platform for world builders to describe their world and get remarks and suggestions?

I was reading posted questions and thinking about the world I'm building. It occurred to me that you don't really always know what's the question that needs to be asked. I was thinking that ...
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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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it would be nice to see graphs of other progression metrics

eg. Number of example questions with score of 10 or more, number of questions etc.
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The top of the Graphic Design logo on the "Launched" page is cut off

On http://area51.stackexchange.com/?tab=launched, the very top of the Graphic Design logo is cut off. I'm not sure if this is due to the graphic itself or the border of the heading above it.
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Discuss privileges page is empty & broken links

As you can see, the privileges page for discuss looks empty. Is this a bug? Also, the Asking, Our model, Reputation & Moderation, Answering, and My Account links are 404.
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Determining if a site is a duplicate?

If a new area 51 only includes questions that are off-topic in another stack exchange site, such as my new Physics Problems SE, is it correct to still consider Physics Problems SE a duplicate of ...
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Implement a conversion percentage for proposals

While I realize that A51 is not up for any new features untill we get A52, however as we are going to be using this platform for the near future, I would like to suggest another metric for proposals. ...
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Font too narrow

The font (font-family: Impact, 'Futura-CondensedExtraBold', sans-serif) used for A51 proposal titles both on the list of proposals and on the proposal pages, and for Discussion Zone question titles on ...
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besides email, are you notified when a site status changes? -- (commitment stage, private beta, etc.)

I usually am on a stack exchange site far more often then I check my email. Are you also notified by the inbuilt notification bar on the top-left? (Like when someone answers your question on another ...
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Wrong count for question

I had the breakdown of a question score into up- and downvotes open, then committed a downvote. The result is shown below. It shows the votecount is 99. That's wrong.
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Vote tally oddity

If I click on the current votes for a question, to show the up/down vote tallies: Then casting a vote, either up or down, hides the up/down tallies, and the result is inflated greatly: Additionally, ...
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Why there are no requirements to become a commiter?

There are currently no requirements to commit to proposal on Area51. Everyone can simply commit (and forget). But to fullfill the commitment it is required to post at least (AFAIK) 5 questions and 5 ...
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user name info in header is buggy

I've noticed that where it shows your username and badges at the top of the top is a bit buggy. Depending on the way you trail through the site, it will change to an older version of your reputation ...
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does proposal to open websites with matured content welcome here?

i like to make a proposal for an site "sex games & toys" which can deal with adult games which revolve around the world since its an growing field and there were many users whom don't know where ...
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What happened to the Twitter and Facebook sharing capabilities?

There used to be Facebook and Twitter sharing capabilities which have disappeared from the Stack Exchange sites. Where did they go?
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Where is my proposal?

I started a proposal for some month, called "free and open content", and know it's gone without any explanation nor debate, and even without any trace! Impossible to find any trace of the several ...
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"Ad" image blocked by Adblock

I posted on my blog the "ad" image for the History site ( http://area51.stackexchange.com/ads/proposal/5169.png). Then I noticed that Adblock blocks it because it has "ads" in the URL. Shouldn't the ...
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I can't change my profile image

I would like to change my profile to my common one (what I use also on my other accounts). Unfortunately, in my profile settings, the "change pictore" link simply leads to the gravatar. There I could ...
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Are there prerequisites to start a proposal

What are the steps to follow in order to start a proposal ? More precisely, what should I check if I want my proposal to be successful ? Thanks
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Should we save the history at Information Retrieval and Search Engines before it is lost?

I just asked about the history of CS:SE which just came out of private beta and learned that "Sadly, a huge part of our "history" vanished in the void of area51" by raphael Being new I cannot confirm ...
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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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Non-english communities

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Vietnamese) I understand SE has no interest in localizing SO platform in another language, and I believe I understand the overhead of translating things to different ...