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Prevent upvoting questions at +10 on Area 51

Would it be possible to prevent upvoting of questions when they reach an (equalized) rating of +10? Since you get only five votes on each proposal, why would you waste them on bringing a question to ...
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We need more up-voted questions and re-distributed votes

Proposal: Game Theory At the time of this writing, we have some 7-8 questions with 10+ votes, some 2-3 questions with a little less than 10 votes, and a large number of questions just hanging around ...
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Isn't it possible to combine Literature and E-books?

Proposal: Ebooks Will people be able to ask questions about the book contents on the E-book site? I think it would be good(if it is possible) to combine the E-books with the closed Literature
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Stack Overflow In Portuguese still show as in commitment phase

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) This proposal is still show as being on hold in the commitment phase. Shouldn't it be show as private beta, since it was already launched in beta a few hours ...
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Would a Grilling/outdoor cooking proposal be redundant with cooking?

We already have Cooking.SE, and I have noticed a number of grilling/smoking questions on there, but they are hardly common. Would a grilling/smoking/general outdoor cooking proposal be redundant or ...
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Grammar errors in launched proposals excerpt

I noticed the launched proposals tab on area51. The excerpts of Mi Yodeya has a grammatical error. The excerpt is For launched Q&A site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and ...
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Standardizing & Simplifying SE Site Names

This is a repost of an announcement/discussion on Meta Stack Overflow. I'm cross-posting here since this is where new sites are born and named, and because you may notice some proposal names ...
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What does it take to spin off a subtopic site?

There are some really great, active sites that represent subtopics of existing sites, like Mathematica which essentially spun off from StackOverflow. But there are also a lot of proposals which have ...
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Is “Music Fans” a duplicate of music.stackexchange.com?

Proposal: Music Fans Is "Music Fans" a duplicate of music.stackexchange.com? That site is for musicians, students, and enthusiasts. "Fans" are enthusiasts, after all. Their site suffers from a ...
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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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Area51 reputation calculation out of sync

Area51 has a reputation calculation problem. Today I was at 175 rep. I opened http://area51.stackexchange.com/reputation saw a total rep of 160. I hit the "Trigger Reputation Recalc" Button and then ...
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How to ask a site proposer to correct / improve their English?

A site (*) has been proposed which, I think, deserves an opportunity to exist for many reasons. However, the English used in the proposal and some of the initial mock questions (by the proposer) is a ...
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How can I join the private beta site of astronomy?

I have committed the proposal of this site from commitment zone and now it is going to be a private site but after 3 days of private beta zone there is no invitation link in my e mail address. Is it ...
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What would a Site “Holiday” tell us?

I'm adding this discussion topic for thoughts on gamification and "brand" loyalty. Could Area 51 learn anything from placing a freeze on a site (and maybe prompting for feedback from visitors)? What ...
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Differences with EE

Proposal: Amateur Radio See the announcement on the Arduino proposal: Questions on the electronics engineering aspects of Arduino? Ask on Electrical Engineering.SE! Should we have something ...
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Defining “Home Remedies”

I have found this space yesterday and I believe it would help to share knowledge with everyone to easily cope up with daily problems. People interested in Home Remedies should gather and share their ...
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Should the person who starts a proposal be automatically a moderator?

For the Proposal of Mythology. Should the person who started a proposal automatically become a moderator? If I make a proposal I want it to be a website in which I and others feel comfortable.
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Disagree with an ethics site because it is entirely subjective and opinionated

Proposal: Ethics I disagree with this proposal, I do not think it is a good idea to open up a place to discuss ethics. My reasoning behind this is that ethics is something entirely based on opinion, ...
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Replace TOR with Tor?

Proposal: Tor - online anonymity, privacy, and security It is meant to be spelled Tor, rather than TOR. [x] Will questions (and answers) be edited to reflect this "fact"? Is the community supposed ...
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How to deal with low engagement?

If a proposal is progressing at the rate of 2-3 followers added per day, but the followers are not participating in question creation or discussions, is it a bad sign ? The followers are using their ...
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Minor inconsistency in Area 51 beta stats display

There is a minor inconsistency in the beta stats display on Area 51: It says it's 90% answered, and you need 90% for a healthy beta, but it does not display "Excellent" indicating it's a healthy beta ...
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“SO in Language” proposals scope

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Russian) Shouldn't SO translations be mainly devoted to language- (country-) specific questions, for example: Questions about APIs of local sites/services (ex. VK, Mail....
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what happened to my to journalism proposal? [duplicate]

i proposed journalism in area 51 and got followers too ,while i recently looked over to the site i shocked to see my proposal related information got deleted,may i know why it is removed and there was ...
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Should the description of the **beer** site be more specific?

Currently the proposed beer site's description says "proposed Q&A site for connoisseurs and lovers of Beer." Shouldn't it be more specific? Proposal: *Beer *
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Are “reminder questions” to participate in a proposal okay?

I saw some "questions/discussions" in proposals which say something like: Use your votes! Post example questions! Examples: Marketing reminder: Use your votes! Use your votes! Have you added five ...
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Will Stack Overflow in German (or language XX) ever reach beta?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in German) This proposal was created 9 month ago and it seems everything goes very slow. I'm following SO in German for ~3 month and I tend to say that it will never reach ...
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Summarily dismissed proposals should remain visible

We sometimes close proposals summarily, due to being duplicates of others or generally being unacceptable. The problem is that those proposals disappear. Which means that someone else will come along ...
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Is there a deadline that we have to meet before the Blender proposal is closed? [duplicate]

Is there a deadline that we have to meet before the Blender proposal is closed? Proposal: Blender
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When a private beta is closed, are the questions merged with a living site?

I was part of the Digital Presernation private beta which was just closed today. I'm hoping that all the questions and answers that were created during the private beta are being preserved by rolling ...
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Number of Blender users

Proposal: Blender I've been reading into a previous Area51 proposal (3D Graphics proposal) and read through a few of the beta questions. Of which, there appears to have been 235 posts over 33 days. I ...
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Is paleohacks part of the SE network?

http://paleohacks.com has the same format as SE sites. Is it part of the SE network? Also http://paleo.stackexchange.com redirects to paleohacks.com. Would a paleo site here be a duplicate?
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What's wrong with EE?

Proposal: Arduino What's wrong with the Electrical Engineering site? Arduino is supported there.
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Why duplicate question doesnot closed here?

There are multiple question which are duplicate here, But they are not became close as it is done in other SE's. For example take these three question (1,2,3). All three question are completed ...
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What problems does the two-level split solve?

Kaveh asked what problem the two level split into research and non-research sites would cause. This has now gotten a couple of answers. I asked what problem is solved which I think is more important, ...
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Can language based Stack Overflow proposal regrouped the most popular stack exchange sites (SO, SU, SF…) using tags

There's many stack overflow languages based proposal on area51 Stack Overflow (in French) Stack Overflow (in Persian) Stack Overflow (in German) Stack Overflow in Polish Stack Overflow (in Chinese) ...
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How do i deal with an unresponsive proposal creator?

I am following a nascent proposal(<5 followers) which i feel rather strongly about. I have posted some suggestions regarding the scope of the site. The creator has not responded at all even though ...
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Is a new Area 51 site under development?

Some comments on the Area 51 discussions seem to suggest that there is a new Area 51 in the works, because of which no further changes/improvements will be made on the current site. Is this true? If ...
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Why is there a character limit on questions?

The best questions on stack exchange are well-researched, specific and detailed, but on area 51, I'm limited to 150 characters. It's hard to show off what great, well-informed questions could get ...
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Will proofreading be allowed on ELL?

Proposal: English Language Learners As we know, proofreading involves checking for grammatical, spelling, and mechanical errors, which may include problems with verb tense, subject-verb agreement, ...
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What about homeworks?

We are bound to get smartasses who will want us to do their school homeworks for them eventually. Their questions will be sufficiently nontrivial, they are unlikely to meet any common closure criteria,...
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Putting a floor under Grammar questions

Proposal: English Language Learners The question of “General Reference” raised by Cool Elf at Bottom Falling Out will be especially knotty with regard to grammar questions on this site. Grammar ...
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Get active on other Stack Exchange sites?

Proposal: Digital Preservation I was noticing that this proposal has everything it needs to get started except it's short of people with reputation on other Stack Exchange sites. It's great that ...
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Would it be worth including space & planetary sciences?

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics As the Astronomy proposal didn't get enough participation, would it make more sense to broaden the proposal even further to specifically include: Solar physics ...
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how to get new questions voted

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage I think we are doing fine as far as the number of followers is concerned (although I admit the increase pace has slowed down somewhat), but the problem of ...
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Big Data is not reasonably scoped

Proposal: Big Data is not reasonably scoped While I like the idea of having a community centered around Big Data I believe this is not a good fit to the StackExchange model in its current state and ...
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move questions with votes higher than 10 to the bottom of the list.

Questions that have a score of more than 10 do not help the definition of a site, they simply gather points as people are less and less likely to look down the page to see if there are any other good ...
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What is included in 'Sustainability'?

Proposal: Sustainable Living Are we talking only environmental sustainability or does it include social sustainability? Permaculture talks about "permanent culture" and is one model of a sustainable ...
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Cross-over with gardening

Proposal: Sustainable Living I figured we should probably discuss this sooner rather than later - there's a fair few example questions that relate to sustainability which have been proposed, such as ...
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Is there somewhere we can see overall statistics of Area 51 proposals?

Are there any pages and links that I might have missed to check, which gives overall statistics comparing the total time a proposal was in definition, commitment, and beta phase, number of followers ...
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How will Politics SE keep from being a discussion board?

Proposal: Politics I am hesitant to commit to this SE since I can see no future for this other than: A discussion board that is filled with LvR discussions. Votes based on the position taken rather ...