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Questions tagged [feature-request]

Refers to the functionality of Area 51. This tag should be used for questions relating to a new feature request for the parent site.

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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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Should we make the rep requirement for the “trusted user” privilege lower?

Right now, out of all the users on Area 51, there are only seven trusted users. Seven. Reputation is incredibly hard to get on Area 51 compared to other sites. For example, this user has had 3 ...
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Change the privileges link on meta to the main privileges page rather than the faq

I've noticed that, on Area 51 Meta, when you click "privileges" on the achievements tab, the link takes you to the faq rather than the privileges page. The faq doesn't talk about privileges nearly as ...
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Can we add a custom close reason specific to a51

Could we add a custom close reason for questions in proposal mode to close a question as: Already on topic at current site: (include link to current SE) I think this reason would help us with ...
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League rep tables for Area 51

On my profile it says that my rep is in the top 4% this year (not that I care) and there is a link for the full league table. As it so happens, it doesn't exist! Since rep on Area 51 is pretty ...
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Can the Area 51 entry for the renamed beta site “Writing” have its name changed to match?

This is a question with two parts: a support request and a feature request. The beta site "Writing" recently had its name changed from "Writers." However, Area 51 still lists it under the original ...
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Don't delete questions about deleted proposals when they reference other (not deleted) proposals

There were two questions related to the Semitic Languages proposal which were also linked to the old proposal on that topic. Now that the old proposal has been removed, those questions have been ...
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How do I access this site from my web browser?

I was able to gain access to this group (which from the comment was supposed to be a question and discussions group (Q&D), although the commenter didn't explain what the difference is between Q&...
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Support search terms such as “closed:0” in the site search

From this answer it seems that it should be possible to search for terms such as "closed:0" to get not closed proposals, which is the expected behavior in all the sites of the network. But as can be ...
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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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Can we Have a Rep Loss Cap or Something?

So I know this question exists. I think I may even be one of many who's asked a duplicate of it (I don't really remember if I did, but I'm pretty sure I did, so sorry for that) however this is not a ...
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Lengthen the aging period of close votes on example questions or get rid of it altogether

Normally, as per the close vote aging policy on normal SE sites, the oldest close vote on a post is invalidated if no more close votes have been cast less than four days after it was cast. The first ...
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Remove old closed questions from proposals

I'd like to suggest removing closed questions from proposals a certain number of days or downvotes following their closure. With the increased number of questions required to get a proposal into ...
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Can we make shorthands like [mythology.se] active here?

On other stackexchanges it is possible to refer to another stackexchange site using shorthands like [mythology.se] and they are automatically resolved. Can this feature be activated on Area51 as well?...
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Question on Mapmaking Requests

Proposal: Geography Are mapmaking requests allowed in this SE?
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Should the down vote limit be the same as the up vote limit?

Currently there is no limit to the number of down votes one person can cast. A similar question was asked at meta and closed there to be asked here. There is a comment saying the question was posted ...
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How could questions in arabic be written although it's from right to left?

Proposal: Arabic Language How is it possible to ask questions in arabic? for example this sentence: اللغة العربية من اليمين لليسار. the full-stop is on the right not on the left. كيف تكتب ...
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Disallow Abandonment [duplicate]

That's basically it, in a nutshell. There are currently two proposals on the front page of Area 51 with 0 followers. You read that correctly - zero, none, nil, nobody at all. This looks absolutely ...
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Customizable referral links

I noticed that pressing "Share This" under "Commit!" button produces a referral link. While itself it's good (it allows to see who invited a new user), IMHO it can be even better. I'd like to see the ...
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Should the default sort be changed to newest?

I have been on Area51 for years, you can change the sort order of example questions between "my votes", "activity", "newest" or "votes"; with first not available to new users. Once you make a ...
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Can we please capitalize the text when you go to ask a new question here on Discussions?

Here on Discussions, when you go to ask a new question, you see this: It currently says what's your question abut a proposal or proposals on Area 51? be specific. However, this looks... ...
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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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Badge for supporting a failed beta

I stumbled across one post on the soon-to-close Astronomy SE thread: Will there be a badge? It would be nice if contributors to the site were recognized for their effort somehow, especially those ...
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Edge-case example question badge

The purpose of the example questions is to define what is on-topic, right? I notice that there are badges for high-scoring questions—but none for those ever-so-important edge-case questions. Thus, I ...
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How to prevent malicious downvoting?

We recently had somebody who is not following our proposal (at least I'm pretty sure they are not) indiscriminately go through and downvote every question that has one or more votes without leaving ...
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How often is a recalc triggered?

Why doesn't Area51 operate in real time like the rest of the Stack Exchange network, with regard to recalculating reputation. You can only do it manually: http://area51.stackexchange.com/reputation ...
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Should I on purpose ask a bad question?

Here is some of text below where questions are posted: We want to find the best example questions. (Emphasis in original). This seems to say no, I should only ask good questions. Also the fact I ...
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Using Stack Exchange for Survey or Opinion?

Would it be possible to adapt the software powering Stack Overflow for other purposes beyond the tradition Q&A? For example, to run a survey site for public opinion polls where the asker of a ...
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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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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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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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Inconsistent error message style!

A standard error message on Stack Exchange sites looks like this. It's a pop-up that appears if something happens on the page, for example, if the body of a question is missing. If you try to post ...
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Should users have access to their own deleted proposals?

Is not seeing your own deleted proposals is an expected behaviour? For example, I've created one, but then figured it out that it's actually covered by different SE site (by the tag), but after ...
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Relaunches following failed attempts

As per the discussion of closings during private beta at Private betas, launches, relaunches, rules for promotion, and community partnerships, I'd like to request the feature that committers from ...
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Instead of creating many language specific sites, shouldn't we expand the multilingual features of the original one?

I'm not sure if this belongs here or into the mother meta as a feature request, if the latter is the case, please migrate. There are a few proposed sites that are StackOverflow in a language other ...
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Can we make it clearer that “create new discussion” posts on Meta?

Every once in a while we get something like this: https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/21126/do-you-have-any-documentation-on-implementing-a-custom-security-plugin-for-ozp An example ...
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Allow questions to be asked in the language in which legal text are written when it is localised to a particular country

Proposal: Law Recently I had many questions to mind which would require a large part of the question consist of citing part of legal texts. It means most of the question will not be written in ...
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Tooltip showing date/time of site launch

When a site is launched, the following is displayed (actual example): And while all of the "relative" date-related text on Stack Exchange usually has a tooltip showing the exact date/time, this doesn'...
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Default redirect to “info” section

Upon clicking on myself, I'm redirected to my reputation changes page. Can we change it so it goes to the info page, like all the other SE sites?
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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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Thoughts on modifying the commitment limits

Currently everyone can commit to 3 proposals. At this moment there are 500+ proposals on Area51 with about 25 in commitment phase, which can run for up to a year. I understand the arguments about ...
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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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Would questions relating to gvim, elvis, nvi be relevant?

Proposal: Vi and vim I've seen others relate to gvim in proposal questions. See comments. I also have a pocket guide for vi and Vim, which includes "Additional features in vile, elvis, and nvi" (O'...
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Add bounties to discuss questions

In this question I asked it a while back and still don't have an answer. (The fact that I got a badge for that is nice but,) I wish for there to be a possibility to add bounties on Area 51 discussion ...
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Remove upvote for a proposal discussion question?

Why do we need a separate site for Vi/Vim? I now see the need for a unique vi/vim site... I upvoted this question 12/31 wondering the same thing as OP. I would like to remove the upvote, now that I ...
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Can/Should Definition questions remain open during Commitment phase?

There is an older SE Meta question What can be done to keep users active in the commitment phase? at the time it was posted Next Generation of Area 51 was just around the corner. There is a ...
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Improve the duplicate proposal checker

Steps to recreate: Go to create a new Arts Proposal. Type in 'Star Trek'. There's a handy duplicate checker, and it detects (at the time of writing) a Star Wars proposal. What it doesn't detect is ...
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Allow more than 5 example questions per user per proposal

Interest in a proposal doesn't necessarily correlate with being good at defining questions. As suggested here, some proponents will likely have a very good idea of how the site should be defined, but ...
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Is less than 15 questions per day an indication of an unhealthy beta?

The Area51 page for the beta launches have this statement at the top "15 questions per day on average is a healthy beta". Most of the sites that have launched in the last 2 years are far from 15 per ...
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Tabs on profile pages seem to be “inverted” relative to everywhere else

The current Area 51 user profile page looks like this: Note that the "information" tabs (i.e. info, rep, activity, responses, and followed) are at the top, meaning that it's impossible to see the "...