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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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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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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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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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Should only registered users of Area 51 be allowed to propose SE sites?

(Somewhat related: Proposers should have to come up with five example questions before the proposal goes live) I'm not trying to be rude. I'm only asking (and I suppose, requesting) because this ...
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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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How can I search proposals by status?

I'd like to be able to search proposals based on the phase they are currently in. For example, I might expect to be able to use terms like these: status:definition status:commitment status:private-...
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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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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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Increase number of allowed questions per user per proposal to compensate for increased commit requirements

According to this entry Number of questions for qualifying in commit stage: " We increased the requirements to slow down the number of sites that were being created that don't have all that much ...
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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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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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Make questions obligatory when defining a proposal? [duplicate]

Repeatedly, I see new proposals, where the creator (with the usual initial 50 rep) writes a vague title, even more vague description, and leaves it at that, with us to figure out what's the proposal ...
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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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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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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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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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How recent must site activity be to count toward site statistics displayed on Area 51?

I've noticed the site statistics for Cognitive Sciences fluctuating a lot more from week to week than I would expect if the statistics represented the entire life of the beta (757 days and counting ...
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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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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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Don't give/take rep for example questions

I don't think one should get or lose reputation from example questions. Example questions are meant to define a proposal: Discussing whether questions are on-topic or off-topic helps figure out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sort questions alphabetically/randomly/by-date

Along the lines of this question: Is it possible to see the number of score-10 questions of a proposal over time? I understand why you don't want to artificially speed up a proposal's definition, ...
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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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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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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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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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Area 51 in the Data Explorer

Is the data available in the data explorer? I haven't found it, so if it doesn't exist would we like to have it? The development of the sites could be analysed there...
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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 ...