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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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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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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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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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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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What close reason should be used for example questions that can be answered looking an Internet resource?

Suppose that on a proposal about Italy, somebody adds "Is Italian the official language in Italy?" as example question. Clearly, that is a question that could be answered by a single link to 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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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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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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Resolution requested over “possible dup of SO” flags

To keep getting one-off pings by users about if my proposal is a dup of SO is not productive in my opinion. The first time this happened, I replied via meta, got some feedback, and was basically told ...
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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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some questions not displaying?

On a new proposal, there is a statement that there are 4 questions, yet only 1 displays. So... where did the other 3 go?
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Why does my profile only show Stackoverflow when I'm active on 9 other sites?

Why does my profile only show and count my Stackoverflow reputation when I'm active and have reputation on 9 stackexchange sites? I'd like my area51 profile to list all my rep from all my network ...
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On-topic/off-topic questions: how often updated?

In a proposal, how often are the requirements for the proposal to move to the next stage (commit) updated? I've noticed in some proposals that although questions are added and voted on, that is takes ...
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I accidentally registered a new account when trying to commit to a proposed site. How to undo?

I committed to the "health" proposal while signed out, so Area51 automatically created a new account for me. You guys should offer the chance to log in first, not just create a new account. the ...
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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 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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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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What does 409 questions mean?

In the proposal stages it says that I have to have 59 followers and 40 questions with at least 10 up-votes, can you please explain to me the second one?
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Should not very low quality questions be blocked?

I noticed that lately there are some questions asked here, not written in English, that really are example for the proposal, or questions that should be asked on the site, when it is created. Should ...
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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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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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What is the purpose of the “proposal” tag?

On this site there is a tag for which its purpose is not clear to me: proposal. Isn't this site about proposals? If the question doesn't use area51-meta, the question is about a proposal. Is there ...
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Area 51's Lobbyist badge: can I see who committed?

I just got the Lobbyist Badge on Area 51, that says "First commitment referral". If I'm not wrong, it means "first user that committed to this proposal using your share link". Out of curiosity, can I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Announcements on launch of beta site and full site

Whenever a site is to be launched as a public beta, or when a site at a beta stage becomes a full fledged site, will a notification or announcement be given to SE users or area 51 users?
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Direct link to commit/follow proposal

If I wanted to email/tweet/blog/etc: New, free, community-driven Q&A site for INSERT-TOPIC. Learn more here (bit.ly/TOPIC), or join here (bit.ly/JOIN) Clearly, it' possible to link directly ...
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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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Following on commitment reputation is given on the private beta or public beta? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Need clarification on what commitment really means FAQ says: Follow through on your commitment +50 I followed through on my commitment for anime.stackexchange.com but I ...
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Should we save the history at Information Retrieval and Search Engines before it is lost?

I just asked about the history of CS:SE which just came out of private beta and learned that "Sadly, a huge part of our "history" vanished in the void of area51" by raphael Being new I cannot confirm ...
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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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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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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&...