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Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes?

Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes? Some people are downvoting because they don't like someone or because they want their questions to rank higher. This can harm proposals. Is there a ...
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Does it Help Asking Proposals Questions In Stack Exchange Communities?

Proposal: LBRY Is it a good technique to ask questions about proposals in Stack Exchange communities? If so it may be a good idea to start asking questions about LBRY to help drive support. After ...
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From the point of early definition phase, when can questions be answered?

We are in the first week of definition for the solar site. (https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/119468/solar-energy-science-and-economy?referrer=KBKRhv89SyAy_-rWx8ONsg2) I plan to do a ...
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Why are some frameworks marked as duplicates while others are allowed to be thier own site?

Yesterday, I tried to create the "Laravel" site and it got flagged as a duplicate. But yet there are other frameworks such as "Wordpress" & "Drupal" who got their own SE site. So what is the ...
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Can we edit the description and replace 'Special-needs' with something else?

I was sharing this post with my Facebook friends and groups, and they said that this was a good idea, but many members he disability community despise the phrase 'special needs', as it has some ...
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Should Stock Exchange offer specific investment advice?

Proposal: Stock Exchange Would this site accommodate questions like "I have $[amount] to invest, what stocks should I buy?" or "I own [stock], should I hold or sell it?"
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The Bone Yard. Question limbo, SE Rule boot camp, or low-quality purgatory. A place where questions go to die?

I propose a SE site that any answer or question is on topic and never closed or put on hold.Unlike other sites the commonality of these question will be that they need work. This will give th OP the ...
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Are meta-questions which link to deleted sites autodeleted?

I recently asked a meta question which linked to several site proposals. One of those proposals was deleted and the meta question was also marked deleted by the Community user. Was this automatic as ...
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Is Lighting Design proposal a duplicate of Electrical Engineering SE?

Proposal: Lighting Design Lighting design primarily includes electrical designing of chips, and fixing them on boards, coupled with led lights, which glow and create thousands of patterns. ...
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How are spam content in commitments handled?

A user by the username 25887 committed to my proposal and added a link in the text field. After inspecting the link I found out that it takes me to some online store or something selling an insect ...
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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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Is cross-posting a question on multiple proposals permitted?

Normally cross-posting is not allowed (or discouraged) on SE network, however I think Area 51 has a different case. The questions here aim to define the scope of proposals and most of the time we don'...
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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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A user is following my proposal but the user is not showed in the followers list

Proposal : Urdu Language I was visiting my proposal ( 3 min ago) , I saw a new example question uploaded by Sajjad ( a new user), I visited his/her profile , there was ( is ) written :1 followed: ...
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Rushed proposals and Community Moderation

According to this question the advancement from definition to commitment is completely automated. That is of course a very reasonable thing to do for proposals that reach the commitment stage in the ...
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Question on Mapmaking Requests

Proposal: Geography Are mapmaking requests allowed in this SE?
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Is Area51 still insecure?

I know SE is going through updating their sites to secure pages, so I guess I'm just raising awareness that I encountered an Insecure Connection warning for the following domain: discuss.area51....
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What questions will be on-topic at Google?

Proposal: Google Earlier this year, there had been a question asking "What will be the main contents of 'Google'?". From this, we got an answer coming to the conclusion that Google does not have a ...
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Wrong description in Area 51 achievement? [duplicate]

Recently I fulfilled my Area 51 commitment for a new site. Also, some referred users did so. Here's my reputation page with the data for March/01 expanded. I believe it must be the other way round: ...
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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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Can we have a Physical Science SE for people with low quality physics questions?

I have many questions dealing with Physics, but these questions were considered low quality contributions by Physics SE. I got my account suspended by them for 30 days on Christmas and when I was let ...
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Operating Systems Development

My proposal for creating a hobby OS Dev SE was closed as a duplicate of computer science SE. While I certainly don't agree with that, what should I expect to happen for proposing the same site but ...
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Merge to “Arms & Armor?”

Proposal: Safe & Secure I like this proposal, but perhaps due to too much exposure to old RPGs my brain keeps on trying to autoreplace "Safe & Secure" with "Arms & Armor." Which leads me ...
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What to we need to do to help this proposal succeed?

Proposal: Geography From my limited observations - the previous iteration of this proposal ran out of steam, then ran out of time. What can we do to ensure that this proposal sees success?
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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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Difference between complex networks as science of ecosystems rather than a branch of physics portal?

Complex networks can be described as a sub-area of physics and mathematics, where you study how things entangle with each other. After Barabasi and Newman (in my personal point of view) complex ...
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How will Literature be run different this time?

I just found that there's an attempt to revive Literature. As a follower and temp mod of the last attempt, I'm curious as to how this go around will be treated differently. The old one started off ...
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Suggestions and discusions for improvements of all Stack Exchange sites

I cannot find an arena where suggestions can be made and discussed for global changes to the SE system. I strongly believe that the SE system is somewhat flawed and is in desperate need of some ...
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Darknet vs. I2P

Proposals: Darknet, I2P The I2P proposal, proposed two months ago and currently in commitment phase, appears like a natural subset of the Darknet posposal from one month ago which is currently in its ...
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Etiquette regarding cross-semination of proposals and S.E.s

I read a post (from 2012) recently in the Linguistics meta that "...The users that committed cannot talk about them in existing sites at the moment....". Before that, I had been going to consider a ...
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What does 'answered' stat in Beta of any website indicate?

What does the below stat for a beta website indicate? Accepted answers percentage? Or Percentage of questions with answers?
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Are questions about other CryptoNote coins on-topic?

Proposal: Monero As far as I understand it the Bitcoin stackexchange site is open to questions from all coins that are based on Bitcoin's source code. Does this proposal plan to allow questions ...
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An area for Sagemath software

You may have heard of Sage. It is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL to create a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab. Sage ...
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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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Are questions about narrow AIs allowed?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence The title says it all. Are we allowing questions about AGI -- as in, attempting to replicate the intelligence of humans with computers -- or any AI, including narrow ...
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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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How about adding Calligraphy to Arts and Crafts? Its decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering which is again an art

From: How about adding Calligraphy to Arts and Crafts? Its decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering which is again an art. What does community think about this? Proposal: Arts and Crafts
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Is “Programming Languages” a duplicate of “StackOverflow” and/or “Programmers”?

Would you agree that Programming Languages a duplicate of StackOverflow and/or Programmers?
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Why is some users unable to vote, comment or answer questions in the discussion zone

Two different users have told me that they are unable to vote, comment or answer in the discussion section. They complain that they see the discussion topic at the top of the proposal and when they ...
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Latin Crossword

Proposal: Latin Language 'The Times' (of London) has recently introduced a Latin Crossword, in which the answers are in Latin, but the clues are a mixture of Latin, references to quotations and (...
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Define Internet of Things

I feel like there is a slight mixup in some of the sample questions that Internet of Things requires internet connection. I'd like to kick off a discussion of what other people think Internet of ...
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Should Ethics be allowed?

Proposal: Veganism and Vegetarianism When I originally created the proposal I was advised to disallow ethical questions as the tend to be opinionated and subjective. However, it's inevitable that ...
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Welcome to the Anthropology.SE proposal!

Proposal: Anthropology Going through the Science sites, I realised there is no Anthropology.SE (yet!). These are some related ones, though. I think it's impossible NOT to have some overlapping, so ...
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The last 10 yards ( 10 more commitments needed )

Proposal: 3D Printing With now just 6 more commitments needed to bring this site to beta it is looking like we are going to make it; with that being said, we are going to need to start spreading the ...
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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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General Discussion About *Ask Mint*

Proposal: Ask Mint A note to the moderators: PLEASE do not mark this proposal as a duplicate of Unix & Linux! An e-mail has been sent to Linux Mint regarding this proposal. Several proposals ...
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Reviving the site on Sexuality

The site "Sexuality" have been discontinued in the beta stage. So, I feel the site is important and deserves to be revived. Proposal: Sexuality
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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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To those new to StackExchange: explore the net!

Proposal: Ethereum There are several criteria for the site to go beta. A lot of people from outside the StackExchange community came to support this project, so what's dragging this site's percentage ...