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Heading bug on profiles

I have found a bug. When we make heading like #Hello, visible as: Hello on our profile description, if the text is long then it is going outside its boundry. It is shown here: And it is also ...
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How can economists and investors be encouraged to talk with scientists and engineers more about important global initiatives?

More with energy, resource conservation and preservation, biological risks, and more intelligent economic planning, these two groups of people can learn much from one another. It seems that the ...
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Is a user editing a example question to get rid of closure allowed?

The OP of a closed example question edited it to something completely different from the orignal, here is the revision. Is this allowed especially since most of the votes are for the old version? I ...
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Why is Area 51 so different from the other Stack Exchange sites?

Area 51 behaves a lot differently from all the other Stack Exchange sites. For one - it seems like I have a different account on Area 51 (see this question). Also - there is no meta discussion - (...
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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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What is the point of the bounty badges if you can't give any in Area 51?

What is the point of the bounty badges if you can't give any in Area 51? Altruist, Benefactor, Investor and Promoter don't serve any purpose as meta doesn't allow bounties due to no rep given, and ...
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Is it possible to launch a generalist site related to education for a specific country?

I want to help solve the problem of education in Pakistan. Here in Pakistan most people have cheap Android phones. I am interested to propose a StackExchange site where people in Pakistan can get ...
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The text is too close on 'recent achievements'

The text in the Recent Achievements is too small or you can say that there is not enough spacing between the text. Best way to explain is: In the above screenshot you can see that the text is too ...
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What does following a proposal do?

So I just discovered a proposal I liked, and decided to follow it. But what does that actually do? Is there some place I can see all of the proposals I've followed? Will I be notified if the proposal ...
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Is there any trace of my closed proposal?

A while ago, my proposal that almost reached the second phase reached the time limit and was closed. If I click on my profile, it says I have no profile, no activity, etc. Is there any trace or hint ...
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Product Management Q&A Site

I am proposing to start a product management Q&A site. Any product company is driven by a product management department with product managers. Today, you do have User Experience site which is all ...
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Creating a site about MediaWiki and/or wiki in general

Working with a custom wiki based on MediaWiki, in the last year I had toubles to find the right home or question about it. Sometime I had to post on StackOverflow, sometime on SuperUser and finally ...
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People who follow a proposal but do not appear in the list of followers

I've created the proposal Math Challenges and several users have said that they've followed. However the count has not increased and they do not appear in the list of followers. This issue has been ...
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How must I follow this newly created proposal?

I am a new contributor to Area 51. A user by the name of @TheSimpliFire recently formed a new proposal of a Q&A site called Math Challenges "for enthusiasts wanting to create and share their own ...
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Can we export data before removal/after deletion?

What happen with the data if a site doesn't meet the requirements anymore? Can we export questions and answers if our proposal is deleted (due to lost of momentum for example)? This should be ...
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Why Was The Name Area51 Chosen? [duplicate]

I love the name Area51, but I keep wondering what the thinking was behind naming a proposal site after a top secret military base famous for allegedly harbouring recovered UFOs!
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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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Proposal for a site about Virtualization

I have seen a number of questions on stackoverflow, superusers and serverfault that are related to vmware, virtual box, hyper-v and probably other virtualization engines. This topic is so complex ! A ...
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Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes?

NOTE: I have seen other similar questions, but they weren't clear or informative, with no clear direction of what they were trying to achieve. This question is also a different spin to some degree. ...
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Reputation decreased from +1100 to 151 without any history change [duplicate]

A few days ago ,my repu was more than 1000 but today I noticed that my repu is 151. I checked history but there was nothing in the history. How does that happen?
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Does Area 51 have quality bans?

Many people know about the question and answer bans that are active on most sites. Are there similar bans active on Area 51 or Area 51 Discussion Zone? For example is there a: Proposal Ban for ...
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When can “example questions” be answered?

My understanding is that there are a limited number of things a user can do for those to whom I send a link to my proposal. Get an SE account (Yay!) Follow It for our proposal (Yay!) Ask new example ...
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Bug causes former Stack Exchange employees to show on the moderator list

Somehow every time someone who worked at Stack Exchange leaves the job there account will start to show on the list of moderators https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/users?tab=moderators (Note: All ...
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“Formal Math” - Do you allow sites that don't follow the usual Stack Exchange protocols?

Following discussion with trusted colleagues I am thinking about setting up a site for working on formalized mathematics. To quote John Harrison: It is generally accepted that in principle it’s ...
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No redirection to https

I typed in http://area51.stackexchange.com and I did not get redirected to the https version. Is this intentional or a bug? The redirection works for stackoverflow and stackexchange
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Is there interest in a military SE? [duplicate]

I would like to propose a Military SE. When looking to join the military, getting information is difficult. The official websites provide you with only the bonuses, benefits, and general desirable ...
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What are the close reasons for Area 51 proposals? [duplicate]

The only reasons that I've seen a site proposal being closed for are "not a viable proposal" and "duplicate." Are there other close reasons? What are they?
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Area 51 and Discussion log-in problem

I logged into Area 51 with my email and password, but I was still logged out of Area 51 Discussions. I logged in again and again, but it always logged me in to Area 51 not Area 51 Discussions. Then I ...
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Minimum number of people for a successful proposal

What is the minimum number of people that should be involved since the beginning for a proposal to be successful, that is, become a full-fledged member of StackExchange?
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Can we have a custom close reason: “This question is a proposal for a proposal”

I've seen many questions asked in the Area 51 Discussion Zone which are essentially proposing the idea of starting a site. It would make sense to me to have a custom close reason for such questions, ...
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Don't we need the seperate community for Ionic? [duplicate]

Don't we need the separate community for Ionic? Ionic is the biggest Hybrid app development framework. It should have its separate community to discuss the problems in the app development in Ionic ...
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Is there any interest in an “Acting” site?

This may be a rhetorical question, since I've found no evidence of any such discussion so far, but I'm going to ask it anyway. This comes from a question that was asked at https://english....
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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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Why are some frameworks marked as duplicates while others are allowed to be thier own site?

Yesterday, I tried to create the "Laravel" site and it got flagged as a duplicate. But yet there are other frameworks such as "Wordpress" & "Drupal" who got their own SE site. So what is the ...
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What type of things should you put in the “Publicizing Proposal” section?

I want to propose a new community, but one of the required blanks is " Please describe or link to the community where you will be publicizing this proposal:". I do not know what to put in there. Could ...
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Editorial line for a new Q&A site

I am considering using a SE site as an alternative to a scientific journal publication for short results, since it has the advantage of allowing an active feedback from the community. However, I ...
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What is a private beta?

When I see an proposal saying "private beta" but I can go into it, what is a "private beta"? I think it is just saying the owner can visit, but I can visit the site.
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Area51 claims sites have zero or near-zero visits [duplicate]

Area51 is claiming beta sites have 0 visits/day. For example, iota: For the most heavily visited beta site, islam, it claims 2 visits/day (35k/day according to the sites list): Something is wrong!
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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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Monero, Litecoin, other cryptocurrencies… Should be merged with Bitcoin SE

There are many proposals for cryptocurrencies, such as Monero. The point is, theres already a Bitcoin SE. Shouldn’t the other cryptocurrencies be combined? By the way, there are hundreds and hundreds ...
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Gujarati Language

Gujarati is widely known language is in India, as of now many people want to learn gujarati language so this site would be useful to those who want to learn gujarati
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Bug for BG stats [duplicate]

The stats for Board and Card Games SE seem to be glitched. How can 4 visits/day equate to 3.8 questions, while maintaining 1.9 answers?
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How can I delete Area51 account?

The Area51 user profile looks other then for other sites, and it's the only profile where I've failed to find 'delete account' option. I have no clue where I should click to find that option. I ...
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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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Welsh Language / Cymraeg

I'd like to propose a new site for Welsh language and Culture. There's a huge effort in Wales to promote use of the Welsh language (Cymraeg), with the aim of reaching 1,000,000 speakers by 2050. As ...
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Thoughts on a Classical Music site?

I proposed a site devoted to the discussion of classical music but it got closed. I emailed the mod who closed the proposal and he suggested I post it here so you guys can weigh in. Any thoughts are ...
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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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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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Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

For anyone who follows this site, you may have noticed that Area 51 has been churning out progressively weaker site proposals and more anemic site launches, about a third of which fail in private beta....
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What has happened to the “visits per day” stats, they look unrealistically low?

Looking at the visits per day for some recently started public beta sites, I see very low numbers, e.g., https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/101265/constructed-languages 1 vpd http://area51....

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