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How can I see the list of closed proposals I once followed?

I used to follow a bunch of proposals and I'm guessing they were nixed with the recent batch. Is it possible to see a list of these (now closed) proposals I once followed and committed to? It's hard ...
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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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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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Show more (or all) questions on the page for definition stage Proposals

As I understand it the main reason for answers being split into pages on SE's Q&A sites is to limit noise; the answers not in the top 30 voted answers are probably not the most useful. That makes ...
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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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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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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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Remove “democratic, community-driven process” from the Area 51 FAQ

Seeing there is an arbitrary nonelected dictator group or individual that can and does close proposals that are going through the proposal process without asking the community, in fact, directly going ...
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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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Allow editing of commitment comments

I have committed to the Aviation & Aerospace proposal (aside: commit and help us get to beta!), but at the time I didn't enter a comment: I'd now like to be able to add a comment, but I can't see ...
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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 ...
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Recommend reviewing lower-voted questions on Definition phase proposals

A common problem with proposals is people use many of their votes on great example questions, then lose the votes they need See examples in This proposal will reach Commit more quickly if people ...
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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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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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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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Any way to GitHub-like 'watch' a proposal?

There is a proposal of which I would like to receive notifications when a new question is posted. I'd rather not check by visiting the page every once in a while because the proposal I'm talking about ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Make people aware of progress participation

It looks like people tend to follow proposals but don't upvote existing example questions or add new questions. But this is necessary for further progress of a proposal. Could be add a hint when a ...
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Shorter proposals and referral links

It would be nice to have a slightly shorter link to a proposal (and for referrals). So, for: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/47932 have this also link there: (similar to what works for questions)...
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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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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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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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Notifications for New Discussions in Followed Proposals

When I follow multiple propositions (plus being active on site I am already active), I don't necessarily have the time to check up each day if there any new discussions/responses to discussions on the ...
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Add a *Follow* link even to proposals already in *Commit* phase

I can commit only to three proposals, but follow as many as I want. I need to choose what to commit to, and those I don't choose to commit to, I follow instead. Currently, I can follow a proposal in ...
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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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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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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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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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We need special markup code for a Area51 Proposals

Presently it appears that any Area51 Discussion Zone question that links to an Area51 Proposal is included in that Proposal's discussion pane. We need special markup (e.g., perhaps something along ...
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Ability for low-rep users to see vote breakdowns on example questions

This priv should be available to very low rep users here. Many don't hang around Area51 enough to earn rep quickly, but seeing how the voting is going on example questions can be key to setting up a ...
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Is there a shortcut to my followed sites?

This may have been asked before but my searches tend to bring up a myriad of "How can we get more followers" questions. Is there value in having a shortcut to the list of sites that I'm following on ...
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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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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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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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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 "...
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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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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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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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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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Why aren't the badges on Area 51 grouped in a meaningful way?

If you compare the list of badges on Area 51 and the list of badges on Discuss Area 51, you'll see that while the latter is grouped, with different levels of the same badge and related badges together,...
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Front-page link to the user > followed tab

I stop by area51 to see how the proposals I'm already following are doing. This would be one or two clicks easier to do with the feature I've requested in the title. In case it's not clear what I mean,...
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Display “Upvotes Remaining” and “Questions Remaining” counts on Proposal Pages & for “Followed Proposals” in Area-51 profile

Background Like most Area51 users, at any given time I am following over a dozen proposals. Frequently (especially regarding newer proposals) I only find a couple of Proposal Questions that I feel ...
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Allow more questions for the proposer to define the site

It has already been asked before if we can have more than five questions per site (e.g. here). I agree with the limit in general, as it ensures that there are enough contributions to the proposal, and ...
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Are you sure you want to unfollow this proposal?

I accidentally the unfollow button. Not that this a big issue, simply click follow again. But it seems to me that it is a bit too easy to accidentally unfollow a proposal, especially because the ...