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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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Usability issue between the Discussion Zone and Staging Area

Related Questions (that I have read) Modal issue between Area 51 Staging Area and Discussion Zone What's the difference between discussion user and main user The discussion site for Area 51 should ...
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Dedicated domain name for a StackExchange Site

Instead of a subdomain like sitename.stackexchange.com, It would be great to have our site at a domain like mysite.com. Many sites like askubuntu.com already have dedicated domain names. How do we get ...
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Warn user when a proposal has been deleted for inactivity

It's just come to my attention that one my proposals (Paper Craft) has been missing from my profile and my example questions have disappeared. I had no idea if it had been merged or deleted. The only ...
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Voting to revive dead beta sites

I have noticed, there are a few dead beta sites that I thought were really good ideas, but just didn't have enough of a community to support them. The problem with dead beta sites though, is that it ...
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The discussion site for Area 51 should have its own privileges page

When I try to access https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/privileges, I am redirected to http://area51.stackexchange.com/privileges, which doesn't report the privileges I have on the discussion site; ...
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Search using tags AND exclude-tags

The search function on StackOverflow is great, really, but I was wondering if this would be at all possible: Suppose I want to search for some string in all the questions that are tagged [php], but ...
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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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Adding an “active” tab for proposals

On almost every site, the home page has an "active" tab to display questions that are currently active. Area-51 has one on their discussion page, however they don't have one on their main page. I ...
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Adding “full descriptions” to proposals

Note: I wasn't sure if this belongs here, or on Meta SO, but it was about area-51, so I decide to post it here I have noticed that when creating a proposal, there is a very limited number of ...
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Proposers should have to come up with five example questions before the proposal goes live [duplicate]

Over the last few months I've noticed a lot of inappropriate or poorly thought out proposals on Area 51. Some are just carve-outs of topics that already get plenty of traffic on an existing ...
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Time line graphs of followers/commiters/users for Area 51 sites

I recently started using SO about a month ago and joined some Area 51 sites in all three phases. After a while I started to notice that some sites just don't seem to move. I then realized I was a ...
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The requirements to advance to commit phase are bugged AFAIK

To advance to the commit phase, unless I'm mistaken, a proposal now needs 60 followers, and 40 questions with +10 or more points. This means it needs 400 upvotes (assuming no downvotes) on questions. ...
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Reduce the reputation required to 'vote-to-close' a proposal on Area 51

I'd like to suggest reducing the reputation required to vote-to-close a proposal from 2000 to something more affordable like 250. The majority of my flags on Area 51 act as pseudo close votes and aren'...
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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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Please hide unsightly closed proposals from default view or move them to their own tab

In the default view of new proposals, 25 are closed if you are viewing 50 to a page, and 11 if you are viewing 15 to a page. It's not much better on the second page of 50 proposals (14/50). This is ...
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There should be a warning for chinese questions here

On https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2567/whoa-what-the, the sidebar looks like this: I propose that a certain proportion of non-English characters (especially in the CJK range) ...
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Can we have a 'duplicate proposal' flag?

The most common reason proposals are closed in the early stage is becuase they're a duplicate of an existing proposal/site. So why don't we have an option to flag proposals as a duplicate instead of ...
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Can questions asked on <SE site X> (in <language Y>) be merged with the original <SE site X>?

There seems to be some problems launching e.g. StackOverflow counterparts in different languages. Furthermore, assume you somehow manage to reach private beta of Y.X.SE (i.e. site X in language Y), ...
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Allow edit/retag suggestions for Area 51 Meta

Those who have been on Area 51 know reputation is really quite hard to come by unless you can think of a great proposal. Reputation cannot be earned by posting good questions or answers in the ...
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It is not obvious enough when committing that your commitment is only counted if you confirm your email address

Here is a list of registered users who think they have committed to the Mathematica proposal but who are not showing up in the list of committers that I can see. Sal Mangano (registered version) ...
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Update Area 51 FAQ to include commitment requirements

This question has come up on meta.stackoverflow.com but it would be nice if the FAQ would also include information on what the commitment requirements are for users in the event they forget that it is ...
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Merging and linking user profiles between StackOverflow and Area 51 should be more automatic

It would be great if there was more automation in linking existing users to their other profiles on StackExchange. For example, this user on Area 51 is this user on StackOverflow, but his reputation ...
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Allow users who cannot vote to close a proposal to flag it for closing

On Area 51 it is not possible to flag a proposal to close it, the flag dialog shows a set of options that is different from the ones available when flagging a question on other Stack Exchange sites. ...
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Are there tools for in-person promotion of a proposal?

I'm going to a convention soon that's populated with the target audience for an Area51 proposal I'd like to promote. I'd love to have some sort of card or handbill that I can hand to people I meet, ...
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Add a “meta” link to area 51

Most SE sites have their own meta site. It can be reached by clicking on the "meta" link on the top right. On Area51, however, there is no "meta" link, and the tag area51-meta is supposed to be used ...
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Add search option for launched and closed proposals

Currently the search feature has an option to search for closed proposals (ie: closed:1). This gives me closed proposals, but not in the sense that I first expected. I was expecting a list of ...
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Proposals should link to the site, not back to the same page

When you are on a proposal's page, the link on a proposal takes you to the most advanced "stage" of a given proposal. But when I am already on the beta page, the link should take me to the site ...
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Lock out followers from making announcments on Area51 proposals

Is it possible to stop followers from using the announcement section in proposals (at least in the initial stages) I've noticed that @RobertCartaino is running around asking people not to post ...
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When a proposal is closed, don't remove it from the user profile of users who committed to it

From the first comment for this answer, I take that a proposal that has been closed doesn't appear anymore in the user profile of the committers, who then wonder why the proposal is not listed. When ...
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In the search result page, add a link on to the search tips (http://area51.stackexchange.com/search)

When I search for a proposal, on Area 51 there isn't a link to the page for the advanced search tips. As the search tips on Area 51 are a sub-set of the tips existing for other SE sites, it would help ...
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Should there be some privacy/anonymity by default or identity separation from other stack exchange sites?

Reading over the A51 proposals, I see a proposal for a sexuality Q&A site (cough "sackoverflow" cough ). I don't know if I would particularily like Careers2.0 to link up a potential employer or ...
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Pull Real Name from profile on commitment

It seems kind of awkward having to retype your name for a commitment if you have it set up on your profile. It'd be nice if it automatically pulled your "Real Name" from your profile and gave you the ...
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“Update commitment” button

As everyone knows, old commitments count less than new commitments. The logic behind this is presumably that old committers may have forgotten about the site. The solution that people have found is ...
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Alert followers to Commitment phase

Currently the followers of a proposal are notified when the site enters its public beta. However, followers during the definition phase are likely to want to commit during the commitment phase as well....
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Break up list of proposals

Currently you can look at the list of proposals by progress, but if you want to see the ones that are only in the definition stage you have to hunt for them. It would be nice if this could be broken ...
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Would a reputation/voting system oriented on peer-rewiew of scientific journals better fit science proposals than the current democratic system?

I think I don't have to explain why and how peer review works in scientific journals. While I think one user - one vote fits proposals where no long and higher education is needed pretty well, I see ...
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Is there a way to make people link their other SE profiles?

Proposal: Theoretical Physics This proposal is not reaching beta more or less just because we don't have enough high-rep SE users. Yet today I noticed that there are multiple people who either claim ...
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Handling of comments that “answer” questions rather than “discuss” them.

It seems to be a common misunderstanding that the "Example Question" zone is about defining site direction rather than about answer questions. I am constantly responding to comments on my suggested ...
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Chart for visits per day?

I am looking at the Music proposal to see how it is doing. This example is 16 days into beta. Granted the health levels will change (hopefully not too much) by the time the beta ends and progress is ...