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The Typst proposal has been closed

Questions surrounding the Typst proposal encouraged us to examine the support for the proposal and whether it was being propped up by sock activity. When I examined the supporter activity, it became ...
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Is there a difference between closed proposals and removed proposals?

My proposal for an Agriculture site was removed due to lack of activity, to which I agree. I would have liked to have a bit more time to fix it. I'm pretty sure it was less than 30 days after ...
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History repeats itself (sometimes)

Proposal: Solana This proposal for Solana was opened almost directly after the other one (proposed by the same user) was closed for widespread voting fraud. Is there any historical precedence for this?...
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When you have committed to a proposal and this proposal is deleted, why am I still commited to it?

I recently committed to the Solana proposal, which was then closed because of fraud. But I am still committed to a closed question! I cannot uncommit (button's gone). How do I uncommit, and why is ...
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Why has the Substrate proposal been closed?

Proposal: Substrate We have been waiting patiently for weeks for the Substrate StackExchange site to go live, and it seems now some automatic bot has closed the proposal. What happened? Is it our ...
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What is Wrong With This Proposal?

Why was my proposal What's that Song? closed?
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How can I protect a new proposal against mistakes, fraud and malicious users?

If I create a new proposal, I want to maximize the chances of being promoted to commit -> private beta -> public beta -> live. Because there is a lot of hard work that can be ruined just ...
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What constitutes flagging a proposal?

What merits flagging, or potentially closing a proposal? Here is the context of my asking this question: On the Elrond proposal on Area 51 main, I am considering flagging it. This is because of the ...
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Why were the proposals for "SARS-CoV-2 pandemic" deleted?

There seems to be a need for such a Q&A forum. Example: There are two German Scientific podcasts for the pandemic and the people behind them make clear that there are many, many new and unanswered ...
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Proposal: Web design Q&A

I always have questions to do with web design considering the amount of frameworks out there that you can use, its massive! This site could be for questions ranging from React to bootstrap, HTML to ...
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What happened to Stack Overflow in Turkish?

There are a few posts from many years ago saying that Stack Overflow in Turkish was on hold until after Stack Overflow in Portuguese was ironed out, and it seemed like Turkish was one of the next ...
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Why are proposals for a site on startup businesses being closed on sight these days?

Recently, I've seen proposals for sites on startup businesses get closed on sight, with no regard to fulfilling the minimum requirements, with a note that there have already been two failed sites ...
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Is there an automatic process to delete closed proposals on Area 51?

On Stack Exchange sites, there's an an automatic process to delete abandoned closed questions. Area 51 often has a lot of closed proposals that receive no activity for a long time. Area 51 is fairly ...
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Who can close proposals?

I'm very confused on how proposals get closed. All closed proposals I've seen were closed by a moderator. However, when I tried to delete my past proposal, it said something like "Wait for 2 days to ...
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Is there any trace of my closed proposal?

A while ago, my proposal that almost reached the second phase reached the time limit and was closed. If I click on my profile, it says I have no profile, no activity, etc. Is there any trace or hint ...
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Were the changes to the time limits supposed to occur retroactively?

As of two days ago, the minimum time thresholds for going through the definition and commitment phases of a proposal were changed. This change was announced one week ahead of the change. In that ...
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Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

For anyone who follows this site, you may have noticed that Area 51 has been churning out progressively weaker site proposals and more anemic site launches, about a third of which fail in private beta....
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Is it possible to withdraw my proposal?

I created an Area 51 proposal and I am wondering if it's possible to withdraw it. (Please don't assume you know my reasons, motivations, or intent -- I'm just asking a general question.)
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On proposals soliciting reviews, recommendations, comparisons, etc

Sites soliciting other types of research and advice (beyond our traditional Q&A subjects) were created in a time when the sheer size of our software developer audience allowed us to give sites ...
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Can a closed beta be revived again?

Proposal: Electronic Gadgets I noticed a meta question on the main SE site asking for the appropriate SE site to ask their question that is related to mobile phones. The user that answered this ...
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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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Why was the "StackExchange in German" proposal deleted? [duplicate]

There was enough commitment and last I checked it SO was waiting for the translation. So what happened?
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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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School Administration Proposal

Is there (or has there) already a site such as School Administration? I assume by School Administration it would be for administration professionals at all level of the school sector whether public or ...
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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 the Scientology proposal?

There used to be a Scientology proposal on A51. I was looking to see what had happened to it, but it seems it's been deleted. I was thinking of reopening it but I'd like to know more about why the ...
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Reason for closing a proposal

I've came across this reason for rejection of a proposal: This proposal covers the same ground as another proposal; it would tend to drain audience from another Stack Exchange site. Why is the ...
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How should I participate in Area 51 and not fail miserably?

I know the title has a pretty negative tone, but I need help on getting my posts to be better-received by the community. I used to have 178 Reputation on both my proposals and discussions accounts. ...
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Where's taoism proposal?

There was a proposal for a daoism/taoism page, there were some questions there already. When I came here to add another questions, I saw the page is missing. Are you short on disk space? I know it was ...
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Internationalization 'State of the Stack'

For those I haven't yet met, I'm Tim Post, the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange. When we said we planned to reverse our previous stance on localization some years ago, we ...
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Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - Stack Overflow edition

For those I haven't yet met, I'm Tim Post, the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange. A little over a year ago, Portuguese Stack Overflow opened to a wildly successful public ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

There were a lot of unsupported proposals filling the pages of Area 51 — literally thousands. It's not that these proposals were all necessarily a bad idea, it's just that Area 51 doesn't ...
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Closed proposals doesn't have a chance to reopen?

Is there a chance for the proposed sites that was marked as closed to be open again? Is there a review for that to reopen sites?
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Is there a planning on CiviCRM stackexchange?

Proposal: CiviCRM 100% complete ! I can't wait - is there a planning ?
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Did Cars Proposal Exist

I've seen a few proposals that involve cars, like maintenance and repair, electric cars. Has there ever been a generic cars proposal posted here on Area51?
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Can an Area 51 group ever be completely deleted (and why close any)? [duplicate]

I would like to know whether, and if so, under exactly what possible circumstances, an Area 51 group can be completely deleted. Also, I have seen several groups being closed, and it doesn't seem ...
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Why was close History in Spanish proposal?

Why was close History in Spanish proposal? what was the criteria to close it. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/68616/history-in-spanish
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Are (professional) non-technical business proposal doomed from the start?

I started the Marketing proposal last year and it was shut down a few months ago because it didn’t get 10 votes on 40 questions within a year (got 26 I think). I believe the problem with starting ...
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Where did the 'close' link go?

We recently removed the 'close' link from proposals, preferring instead that users simply 'flag' proposals that have to be closed/removed for egregious problems. Why did we do this? My initial ...
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Why do some betas end early?

Mental fitness closed after only 8 days in beta - why so soon? I thought they were to stay open for at least 90 days*. Ok - I see I misread that - they are to remain in beta for at least 90 days ...
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Where is the "relationships and dating" data dump?

Most (all?) sites closed during beta have a database dump: for example, mental fitness, machine learning. However, the relationships and dating closed beta site does not appear to have any data dump. ...
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Why should any of us contribute when Stack Exchange will throw away our work without consulting us?

NOTICE: Since this site is now in beta, it is time to have these conversations with the folks who are actually building this site. Please bring your comments and discussions to this site's 'meta' ...
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Site "On Startups" is closed - what to do now?

So I wanted to check it today and found it closed! Reason being not enough questions! Now I can't see my answers, can't see questions, can't do anything! It says "The site needs work" but sorry - how ...
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Don't allow votes as duplicates of closed proposals/beta sites

Proposal: Economics I noticed that the economics proposal was marked as a duplicate of Economics (Update: no longer listed as a possible duplicate), which seems reasonable if you don't check the link,...
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How does StackExchange decide that a new proposal will "steal users" from an existing site?

My question is about rpg.stackexchange.com I saw very good ideas being declined, because of the threat of stealing users from an existing website. Ok, fair enough. But how is rpg.stackexchange.com ...
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Where did the closed Aquarium proposed went to?

I was trying to revisit my old proposal about aquariums. It was closed two weeks ago... and I can´t find it. Is it buried forever, including those good example questions ??
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Why isn't there a comprehensive list of failed/closed proposals and their history, including merges, merge requests, reasons for closure, etc.?

Backstory: 18 months ago I committed to be a supporter of a proposal. I was never notified of the success or failure of the beta so I'm assuming that the proposal was eventually closed or merged. Now ...
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Don't start commitment phases when there's only two weeks left

Proposal: Culture and life in Japan The proposal "Culture and life in Japan" was closed during the commitment phase as not viable. I attempted to promote the proposal to people who hadn't ...
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Let's not let it get closed this time!

The last proposal was open for 2 years and thus closed: Old Joomla Proposal The Joomla users deserve a dedicated Stack Exchange site as the tag on Stackoverflow is becoming more and more popular ...
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What has happened to deleted proposals? Where to find them?

I can't find my deleted proposals. Not much time ago they could be seen on the end of the progress list, they could be also searched. Now I can't find the proposals I have found in the past and that ...
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