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Next Generation of Area 51

I've seen a few SE staff mention that a 'next gen' Area 51 is in the works, and wondering: what the rough road map is for it, how its release will effect proposals that are not in private-beta on ...
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How does the system determine when you have fulfilled a commitment?

When committing to a proposal, you commit to asking/answering 10 questions when the site gets into beta. I have done that on one of my commitments but it hasn't moved to my 'Fulfilled Commitments' ...
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How can I start a proposal?

Am I stupid. Where is the button to start proposal. A new site???
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Is there a list of failed/closed betas?

I'm looking for records of failed betas (e.g., Electronic Gadgets). They aren't accessible through the homepage sort. Is there a directory or list somewhere in Area 51?
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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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I accidentally committed to a site as an unregistered user - how can I undo this?

A while ago I committed to the Chemistry stack exchange proposal. I already had an account on physics.stackexchange.com, and I intended to commit using that account, but instead I ended up committed ...
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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 is migrated from a Stack Exchange 1.0 site to Stack Exchange 2.0?

We're following the Area 51 process to migrate the SE 1.0 site, SharePoint Overflow, to Stack Exchange 2.0. A question from a user is, what is migrated out of: OpenID accounts non-OpenID accounts ...
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Number of questions for qualifying in commit stage

In most sites, it is requested to have 10 questions with score 10+ (apart from followers) to move to commit stage. Today I saw that 40 questions are required to cross. Whereas, available questions ...
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Is the commitment fulfillment process changed or broken?

I've been over the 10 non-CW posts limit for several days (see my Sports.SE beta profile). I read several meta posts (Commitment Indicator and Formula to Fulfilling a Commitment) that indicate that ...
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Project deleted- committals not removed

Why are committals not removed when a project is removed? I am unable to commit to any other proposal as I am maxed out. One of these is no longer in existence but I am still committed to it. This ...
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Is it correct to flag a comment that answers an example question as noise?

I sometimes notice that an example question has a comment that answers it, rather than commenting on the question being a good example. Is it correct to flag the comment as noise?
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In which way does signing in to a proposal with my real name assure the site will have an active community?

The FAQ says: Interested users are asked to digitally "sign" the proposal with their full name to help assure that site will have an active community in those critical early days. While your full ...
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Do the downvotes in Area51 work same way as on Meta?

I'm asking the question here since apparently Area51 doesn't have meta. I dont agree with some "question" (it is more of a suggestion than a question) created as discussion at Area51. I wanted to ...
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What is the benefit of allowing an unregistered account to be used to commit to a proposal?

An unregistered account doesn't have any associated accounts, which means unregistered accounts doesn't increment the number of committed users with a reputation higher than 200 in other sites. There ...
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Is a notification sent out to tell followers that the proposal moved from the definition phase to the commit phase?

Proposal: Genealogy & Family History Is a notification sent out to tell followers of a proposal that it moved from the definition phase to the commit phase? If a notification isn't sent then I ...
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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 is the purpose of the three minute limit on asking example questions?

When adding example questions to a new site proposal, I'm asked to wait for three minutes between posting questions. Since the questions are only the titles, and are only for the purpose of ...
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Who is 'Stack Exchange' (Area 51 user:52408)

Is this user an undocumented member of staff, moderator, bot or user? If this account belongs to a regular user would the username violate the TOS for impersonation?
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Can an email be sent to the previous Genealogy committers?

Proposal: Genealogy and Family History The current Genealogy and Family History proposal was created after the previous proposal was closed for having been around too long. We would like to contact ...
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How do I uncommit from a deleted proposal? [duplicate]

I committed to the EVE Online proposal, but it has since been deleted. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/3371/eve-online However, it still shows in my commmitments history and I cannot ...
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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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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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What is the criteria for leaving/graduating from the beta phase?

Is the criteria stated anywhere, or does it vary? The closest I've found was this answer about the bicycles beta, but it isn't clear whether those upper limits were for all betas, nor when the site ...
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Should proposals of language-specific versions of an existing Stack Exchange site be closed as duplicate?

I don't actually think they should, but I wanted to understand what the general opinion about those sites is. As a version of an existing site in a specific language would just contain questions that ...
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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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Area 51 doesn't report how much consecutive days a user visited the site

In the user profiles on Area 51, it's not reported the number of consecutive days a user visited the site, but there are two badges that are related to that number. Does that mean those badges are ...
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Do sites go into public beta automatically?

Right at the moment, the Philosophy site is set to go into public beta in 25 minutes. But according to its meta, the site is not ready for the next step. I assume the site won't go public ...
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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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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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Is there somewhere we can see overall statistics of Area 51 proposals?

Are there any pages and links that I might have missed to check, which gives overall statistics comparing the total time a proposal was in definition, commitment, and beta phase, number of followers ...
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How are committer roles determined?

On a proposal in the Commitment phase, one can see committer roles statistics on the right menu. How are they determined? In other words, how a user can defined its own status? Example:
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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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The user has a reputation of 151, but the reputation tab doesn't show any reputation entry

In http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/40997/inquilinekea is reported that the user has a reputation of 151, but the reputation tab doesn't show any entry. How can a user have such reputation ...
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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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Any plans regarding the existing islam.com site?

Proposal: Islam Greetings. An hour ago I cam across this site: islam.com It looks too close to this proposal, and to the mechanism of StackExchange network sites (as Q&A sites). I think it will ...
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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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Should we be upvoting off-topic examples?

Proposal: Expatriates I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I myself and others have listed off topic examples of questions before, using the 5 example questions we are allocated. ...
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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 there a way to see “old” parameters of a beta site?

I am active in several beta sites on the stackexchange network. I often go the area 51 page on a beta to see it's progress. But there I can only see the current parameters and not really see the ...
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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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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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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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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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Do suggested edits work on the discussion site?

I tried editing https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5187/site-already-dedicated-to-islam entering https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/5187/edit as URL, and the edit page was shown ...
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Is there a filmmaker Stack Exchange group?

I've noticed that new groups are being formed on Stack Exchange. This is the first place I come to post programming questions. Can we also have a Stack Exchange site for filmmakers? It would cover ...
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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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Reputation not being added to the referrer when a proposal is followed

I do not know if this is intended but I know for a fact my referral link was used to follow a proposal but I did not get any reputation for it. How does it work? Is that a bug? Or is it intended?
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No universal edit on Area 51 discussions?

On all of the normal Stack Exchange sites, even without edit privileges, you can edit something and have that end up in the review bucket. However, it seems that this has not been brought to Area&...