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Why is Area 51 NOT counted as a valid site for the commitment phase?

Proposal: Synthetic Biology (But this applies to all proposals in commitment) I committed to the Synthetic Biology proposal on Area 51 (see above) and noticed that in the commitment statistics, it ...
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Would I lose the reps if the proposal where I asked questions gets closed someday?

Would I lose the reps which I gained by posting questions in proposals which get closed someday?
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Does it have any function/utility/meaning to enclose certain words in the question with curly braces?

Few days back I added this question. Someone edited the question and added two pairs of curly braces enclosing two words. Original question: What preventive measures can one take to protect poultry ...
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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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Should I ask off-topic questions?

From FAQ of Area 51: Off-topic questions are important, too If you have a good, useful question in mind, but aren't completely sure that it's on topic, ask it anyway; others can then discuss the ...
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Is it OK to build a site for confused users?

I wonder what if there is a site that helps confused users to know if their not-yet posted questions is on-topic or off-topic in their site of interest. I mean if they can't find it out from reading ...
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Should more Arts areas be added to this proposal?

Proposal: Arts and Crafts From here: http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/art-types.htm Basic Definitions of Art • Art: Definition and Meaning The meaning of beauty and art is explored in the branch of ...
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Would an Urban Exploration site be violating any laws?

I have noticed that the Pickpocketing proposal was (for obvious reasons) not well received. While I suppose that urban exploration does not necessitate breaking any laws, I know it often involves ...
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Could a large number of supporters help offset a <100 number of commiters with >200 rep?

Proposal: Drones and Model Aircraft Going forward, I'm afraid this proposal is in a difficult spot. As is evident from the general support and self-reported demographics present on the proposal page, ...
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Has anyone studied other potential Area51 criteria, that might be a better indication of a site's potential success?

I have looked at some of the most recent proposals that managed to survive the gruelling Area 51 processes. I will use the short form: q/d = questions/day (I'm trying to fit everythin on one line each)...
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Reputation Thresholds for Beta Sites

Current (crude) measurements of an "Excellent" number of core users consist of 150 users with 200+ rep 10 users with 2k+ rep 5 users with 3k+ rep. In light of the new reputation changes for ...
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Ability to make your own stack sites

For example at another domain like stack.com: For smaller companies/ local regions: The ability to start your own stack project: Something like myproject.stack.com As an example would be the Code ...
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I don't have enough rep, how can I see whether something has already been proposed on Area51?

I wanted to discuss the expansion of a proposal's scope but before doing that I wanted to see whether the topics I'd like to include in the scope expending were already proposed on Area51. I read ...
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Can I submit a proposal for a product still in development? (Proposing too early)

If I have a product that is in some sort of state which that it's not fully developed, should I propose a site about it? To me it sounds like it could be a bad idea for the reason that since the ...
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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 to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?

The biggest hurdle to getting a proposal through the "Commitment" phase is getting enough users with EXPERIENCE in Stack Exchange to sign up so that it can successfully go into private-beta. We must ...
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A “translation exchange” site?

Sometimes, you find a complex piece of text in a language you don't speak - or do speak, but not well enough for poetry, or metered prose, or an archaic / high-brow dialect etc - or perhaps the ...
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Stack site for AWS (Amazon Web Services)?

I have been thinking that AWS (Amazon Web Services) is a massive technology and maybe deserves its own site. I want to start a discussion to see if we should just let AWS be discussed in Stack sites ...
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Seeding our proposal with “Frequently Asked Questions”?

We are a large community and think we have what it takes get Stack Exchange proposal through Area 51 and to Beta Launch. Most of our community is not familiar with Stack Exchange, but we do have a ...
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When can “example questions” be answered?

My understanding is that there are a limited number of things a user can do for those to whom I send a link to my proposal. Get an SE account (Yay!) Follow It for our proposal (Yay!) Ask new example ...
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When are proposals closed or removed?

To be clear, I'm just attempting to get a complete idea of the potential lifecycle of a proposal, which includes it being closed. I'm looking for a complete list of vote-to-close and auto-close ...
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Can the moderator-only faq tag be added to Area 51 meta?

There are 2 sites in the SE network that have the faq moderator tag and the faq-proposed tag (Meta Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange). Area 51 does have a small faq, but it's really just the tour ...
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Is anyone interested in creating a Q&A for Greek language & Usage? [duplicate]

I think that the Greek would make a good addition to the Stack Exchange culture. In my opinion, Greek is a rich language and there are also some schools in various countries which teach Greek to ...
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Stackoverflow in persian [duplicate]

As an stackoverflow user who are not native in english I see lots of questions in stackoverflow from new users that they cant say what they really want because of their poor english, and as a persian ...
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How can we better serve the CS community on Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) Gotta admit, I see the point of this. From the look of the proposed questions so far, this would be a solid resource for CS students, who may well find ...
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Why Was The Name Area51 Chosen? [duplicate]

I love the name Area51, but I keep wondering what the thinking was behind naming a proposal site after a top secret military base famous for allegedly harbouring recovered UFOs!
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Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes?

NOTE: I have seen other similar questions, but they weren't clear or informative, with no clear direction of what they were trying to achieve. This question is also a different spin to some degree. ...
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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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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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Jolla and SailfishOS [duplicate]

I've noticed that https://together.jolla.com/ is based on StackExchange websites, but is not in the SE network. It would be great if this site would also be a part of SE or if there would be a Q&A ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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All healthcare related area 51 proposals. Differences? Similarities? Can they co-exist? How can members of all proposals benefit?

Proposal: Healthcare Industry Proposal: Bioinformatics Proposal: Biomedical Informatics Proposal: Biomedical engineering Proposal: Neuroinformatics Proposal: Public Health & Epidemiology ...
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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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International and National Standards

I'm interesting is discussing and asking questions relating to various international and national standards. Is there currently, or is there any plan to create, a Stack Exchange site for standards? ...
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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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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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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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