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This tag is used to request support with any of the Area 51 features.

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Is there a difference between closed proposals and removed proposals?

My proposal for an Agriculture site was removed due to lack of activity, to which I agree. I would have liked to have a bit more time to fix it. I'm pretty sure it was less than 30 days after ...
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How should I participate in the Bioacoustics Stack Exchange Proposal?

Proposal: Bioacoustics Can someone please describe the ways that a user can contribute to the Bioacoustics Stack Exchange Proposal, and the general steps involved in each?
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Why has the Substrate proposal been closed?

Proposal: Substrate We have been waiting patiently for weeks for the Substrate StackExchange site to go live, and it seems now some automatic bot has closed the proposal. What happened? Is it our ...
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When proposing a new site, are existing Stack Exchange communities acceptable for the 3rd question about "organization or website"?

Since April 2018, there were Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0 when proposing a new site. One of them is: Got a Community Needing Q&A? — Stack Exchange Can Help If you have access to a healthy, ...
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Confused by a message about e-mail I didn't catch, am I okay?

I'm an active SE user and have just joined area51 and then the Materials Modeling proposal where I successfully voted five times. But I am worried about a message about confirming e-mail that I ...
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What type of website does Area 51 want me to gather support for my proposal on?

I'm confused as to what exactly is wanted here, question 3. Does Area 51 want me to build a website? A change.org petition? A subreddit or a discord? What do I need to do here, are there pre ...
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Is it possible to view flagging histories on Area 51?

On most Stack Exchange sites, you can go to <site>/users/flag-summary/<userid> to see all flags you've cast on the site and their current state (pending, helpful, declined, etc). On Area ...
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Is there an automatic process to delete closed proposals on Area 51?

On Stack Exchange sites, there's an an automatic process to delete abandoned closed questions. Area 51 often has a lot of closed proposals that receive no activity for a long time. Area 51 is fairly ...
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Is there a way to view the revision history of example questions?

When I edit my example questions or find that example question have been edited, I haven't found any links to the revision histories. Is there any way to view the revision histories of example ...
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Long Lag updating User Rep and Badges

A Shorter Lag Would Be Nice I've noticed there is a lag for updating the user rep and badges on Area51 from other Stack Exchange communities which can have a lag of several hours. I'm guessing the ...
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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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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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Were the changes to the time limits supposed to occur retroactively?

As of two days ago, the minimum time thresholds for going through the definition and commitment phases of a proposal were changed. This change was announced one week ahead of the change. In that ...
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What if my proposal does not fit any category?

Is there a miscellaneous way of making a proposal if there is no category to make your proposal in? The Bone Yard. A place where questions go to die?
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cross site login on stack exchange not working

I logger-in, to stackexchange, on a different computer. I am in https://area51.stackexchange.com/users/115681/ctrl-alt-delor it is showing me logged-in. I then go to the stackexchange menu, it shows ...
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I can't change my profile image

I would like to change my profile to my common one (what I use also on my other accounts). Unfortunately, in my profile settings, the "change pictore" link simply leads to the gravatar. There I could ...
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Captcha not loaded due to an insecure script

Captcha doesn't work properly at Area51 as the images aren't shown when I'm on HTTPS version of the site (https://area51.stackexchange.com/), although it works when I'm on HTTP (http://area51....
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My floating reputation score

On Area 51 yesterday my score was 258 points. From yesterday I've gained 35 points, but today my score is... 190! How is it possible? I attach my point by post (screenshot from Area 51).
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Suggestions and discussions for improvements of all Stack Exchange sites

I cannot find an arena where suggestions can be made and discussed for global changes to the SE system. I strongly believe that the SE system is somewhat flawed and is in desperate need of some ...
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'% Answered' does not show the correct value in site statistics

TL;DR The % answered shown in Area51 statistics does not match the real value for answered questions. Related questions What exactly does “% answered” mean? The accepted answer does not seem to ...
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Avatar picture problem?

This doesn't seem very normal to me: Is it a bug? Along the same lines:
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Can questions from closed Deep Web can be migrated into soon created I2P?

The Deep Web proposal generated certain amount of questions related to I2P network. Now the site, being in private beta for 2 weeks, is closing down, because it didn't achieve the expected usefulness. ...
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Native language should be allow at least in chat groups [closed]

There are lots of developers from so many different countries, I am one of them from Gujarat, India. I would like to propose for Gujarati Language which can be allow in chat groups. As I am ...
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Can I see my own deleted proposed questions?

I deleted one of my questions, posted with an unclosed proposal, and I want to undelete it. How can I find it?
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Why proposal deleted within 2 days? (Also Deleting vs Closing decision) [duplicate]

Proposal: Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Why this proposal is deleted within just two days? There were probably 3 follower and 3 example questions. I want to know why proposals are directly ...
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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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How can I permanently log out of Area51?

When I log out of Area 51 using the "log out" link, I am logged out. But when I delete all the cookies of all Stack Exchange sites, I'm automatically logged in again when I visit Area 51 (but not ...
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Why do proposal titles have to be at least 15 characters?

I see other people's proposals and their titles are less than 15 characters. But when I create a proposal, the title of it must be at least 15 characters long before submitting. Does the error go away ...
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150 vs 3000 rep to cast close/reopen votes

After guessing for a while, I came upon http://area51.stackexchange.com/privileges which shows the ugly, jQuery-lacking list of privileges on Area 51. Apparently, one only needs 150 rep to use close/...
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Sites with similar subject matter

Can they merge to pass phase levels? Could have a full voting process to ensure members don't double up. A lot of the proposals seem very much the same.
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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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Is there a question ban here in Area 51?

Stack Overflow is famous for its question ban, automatically imposed when enough questions get enough downvotes, usually closed and deleted as well. Is there something like that here on Area 51? ...
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How does removing upvote on Area51 influence karma and badges?

Frequently, on a51, as I see example question reach 10 upvotes, I move my vote to one of the more "underappreciated" questions - my rationale is that while one new user can bring 5 questions from 9 to ...
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What are the rep levels supposed to be here?

Previously, I thought that Area 51 Discussion Zone used the graduated site rep levels. However, I saw this MSE post, which linked to this answer. Curiously, it appeared with "delete (2)" under it, and ...
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How do I refer someone to a proposal

I was wondering how to refer someone to a proposal, because I was on this proposal and some people have referred people but I don't know how? And since I committed to the proposal I am suppose to help ...
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How do I support a proposal in Area 51?

In area 51 there is this proposal that has been there for 9 months it has 52 followers and I want to know is there any other way besides following it I can help support it and make it a site?
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If I setup up a proposal called "Anime Suggestions", would it be allowed?

I haven't proposed this idea and am pretty sure it would get heavily downvoted and probably this question to since stackexchange is Q and A site, but I was thinking of proposing a site called Anime ...
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Is it possible to merge these accounts?

Yesterday I committed to a proposal which required entering my email address. As I entered another email address than the one I used for stackexchange, it created a new account instead of linking it ...
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Forgotten proposal?

Proposal: Expatriates Expatriates were already ready to run in last week, but it's still in commitment phase? Is it a bug in automatic starting engine, or SE team has forgotten?
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what about an open forum? [duplicate]

what if we create an open forum and discuss multiple and different topics on one place? i have this idea to create some thing unique on stackexchange whereas i have seen sites like yahoo answers and ...
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How can I search for a site proposal and it's current status?

I remember there was a proposal named something like "Life Hacking" or so. But searching for it doesn't return me that proposal. Is it migrated to other proposal? Is it in private beta? If any of the ...
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How'd I get into a Private Beta with no commitment?

So I noticed that eBooks got into the private beta stage and clicked through the link from Area51 to check it out. The site happily let me create an account and vote on their Meta site, but... I don't ...
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How many days should I wait before I restart a closed proposal?

My question is very simple and straightforward. How much time should I wait before I restart a closed proposal? Its been over 2months IIRC that particular proposal is closed. Can I restart now?
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Why do you not earn rep in the Area 51 Discussion Zone?

I haven't been able to earn any reputation on Area 51 even though some of my discussions on the Discussion Zone have received upvotes. Is this by design or is it a bug?
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What's wrong with my reputation counter?

I was looking at one of my proposals, and my reputation counter is messed up. The top bar says 568, but the "proposed by" section says 793 and has 4 more bronze badges. How is this??
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Why are some possible duplicates bold?

Sometimes possible duplicate text, the name of the proposal/site is bold, while in other cases it isn't. This doesn't seem to be based on whether the proposed dupe is still in Area51 or made it to ...
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When is the number of posted answers/questions written in black?

Looking at this page, I noticed that sometimes the number of posts written by a user are written in black, and sometimes in gray. What is the threshold that changes the color used for the number of ...
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The following accounts should probably be merged

Looking at the Italian Language & Usage proposal, I noticed there are two user accounts that have the same avatar, which probably means they are created from the same person. The accounts are: ...
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What is the threshold and/or logic for closing a proposal as a duplicate?

Proposals on being closed as duplicates have the following message : This proposal would tend to drain audience from an existing Stack Exchange site. What is the threshold for deciding whether a ...
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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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