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Closing a Proposal After 4 Months in Definition or Commitment [duplicate]

On occasion, we have to uproot and close a proposal which has been too slow at gaining support to remain viable. Typically, there is nothing inherently wrong with the subject being proposed, but after ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

There were a lot of unsupported proposals filling the pages of Area 51 — literally thousands. It's not that these proposals were all necessarily a bad idea, it's just that Area 51 doesn't ...
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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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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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Internationalization 'State of the Stack'

For those I haven't yet met, I'm Tim Post, the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange. When we said we planned to reverse our previous stance on localization some years ago, we ...
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Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - Stack Overflow edition

For those I haven't yet met, I'm Tim Post, the Director of Stack Overflow Communities here at Stack Exchange. A little over a year ago, Portuguese Stack Overflow opened to a wildly successful public ...
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How to propose a new site idea in Area51?

I can't find how to create a new proposal. So how to create a new proposal? Make the proposal noticed by others
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Why am I losing reputation from recalculating?

A few minutes ago, I had 252 rep. I recently discovered the recalc page. I clicked the recalc button, and now I am down to 187. Why would I end up losing rep from recalculating? Is there any way to ...
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What description should this proposal have?

Proposal: Digital Fabrication Currently this proposal has the following description: Proposed Q&A site for people interested in making physical things using computer controlled equipment, ...
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When are proposals closed or removed?

To be clear, I'm just attempting to get a complete idea of the potential lifecycle of a proposal, which includes it being closed. I'm looking for a complete list of vote-to-close and auto-close ...
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How to propose a new site?

How to create a proposal and what will be limitation to create a proposal? I have checked on "AREA51" for create a proposal but didn't get solution. This question may be repeated.
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Where did the 'close' link go?

We recently removed the 'close' link from proposals, preferring instead that users simply 'flag' proposals that have to be closed/removed for egregious problems. Why did we do this? My initial ...
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What should we call this proposal?

Proposal: Digital Fabrication Note: Now we are in Commitment, this questiuon has been superceded by NEW! Vote for the Name of this Proposal. NOW! Suggesting names Please answer in the following ...
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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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Boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Stack Overflow Academy Where is the boundary between Stack Overflow Academy and Meta Stack Overflow? Isn't the former more or less a subset (and therefore duplicate) of the latter?
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Why do Meta posts giving advice on how to vote get down voted?

Every couple of weeks someone makes a meta post about voting and how if everyone just does "X" the proposal will benifit and move forward. Seems like a great idea, so why do the posts get down voted? ...
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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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NEW! Vote for the Name of this Proposal. NOW!

Proposal: Maker Professionals Previously this was Fabrication & Manufacturing, which was concise and on-topic and didn't make distinctions between hobbyist or professional. The Maker ...
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What are the options for naming the Computational science proposal?

Update: Based on the scattered arguments, discussions, and comments, the consensus seems to be to name this site: "Computational Science" <-- header at the top with a url of scicomp.stackexchange....
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Board & Card Games exists and is ready for your questions!

To all followers of these proposals: Advanced Squad Leader War Games and Miniatures Game of Go Chess Bridge Magic: The Gathering Poker I'd like to direct you to Board & Card Games. B&CG is ...
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On proposals soliciting reviews, recommendations, comparisons, etc

"Software Recommendations" was created in a time when the sheer size of our software developer audience gave them the collateral to give this a shot. "Hardware Recommendations" later expanded on that ...
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Should the down vote limit be the same as the up vote limit?

Currently there is no limit to the number of down votes one person can cast. A similar question was asked at meta and closed there to be asked here. There is a comment saying the question was posted ...
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Rationale for other.stackexchange.com

Proposal: Other It seems rather often, and to the chagrin of many loyal Stack Exchange users and the entire community, that some questions have no place to go. See What happened to "What real ...
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How long is a proposal published?

for example : I added proposal ("Tee and Coffee :D"), nobody follow it (except for me), nobody closed it. My proposal has small activity. When (if at all) my proposal will be deleted ? Who will delete ...
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How to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?

The biggest hurdle to getting a proposal through the "Commitment" phase is getting enough users with EXPERIENCE in Stack Exchange to sign up so that it can successfully go into private-beta. We must ...
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Prevent upvoting questions at +10 on Area 51

Would it be possible to prevent upvoting of questions when they reach an (equalized) rating of +10? Since you get only five votes on each proposal, why would you waste them on bringing a question to ...
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How do we do what we committed to do? [closed]

Proposal: Linguistics When I committed to this proposal, I agreed to ask or answer 10 questions during the next 3 months or something. But right now I can't see a way to ask or answer linguistics ...
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Alternative names

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Some other possible names for this site: Mathematics Education Mathematics Teaching and Learning
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ok I guess we need to close this as a duplicate now

https://puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1601/puzzling-se-where-we-hate-fun-its-time-to-disallow-challenge-questions/1612#1612 Given the above, we may have to close this as continue our ...
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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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Two level model (MO/Math.SE) vs one level model (SO)

Proposal: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Physics, etc. Recently there has been a number of cases where people from SO/SU/SF sites have criticized the two level model ...
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Drawing the lines between ELL and EL&U

Proposal: English Language Learners Since the proposal has been re-opened and given the excitement its closure caused, I think it is appropriate to further discuss the delineation between ELL and EL&...
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Game-specific sites

There are a number of proposals around specific games, of both the computer game variety and the board/card game variety. Meanwhile we have a Gaming site that covers all types of video and computer ...
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Missing international features (revisited)

As for now, three international proposals are blocked and there's going to be a fourth one very soon (SO in Spanish) because international features are not available yet. Since a year2 years has ...
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Apparently this is a duplicate

Proposal: Agile Project Management Yeah, I suggested an Agile site too. I personally believe it's a big enough topic at least trial. But can understand the reluctance to take a huge chunk away from ...
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Notifications for closed proposals?

A site proposal I have been following for most of it's first year is coming to the twelve month mark (still in definition phase), the proposal has gathered 54 questions and more than 100 followers. ...
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Area 51 OpenID login is broken with HTTPS

Using Area 51 on Chrome with the HTTPS everywhere extension prevents successful login. The error is: The authentication URL, https://area51.stackexchange.com/... is different than the actual URL ...
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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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Time & work to be done from 100% commitment to private beta

Is there a general answer to give? How many days or weeks does it approximately take to get a proposal with 100% commitment into beat? What work has to be done by SE before the private beta can be ...
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Is a mass down vote vandalism

Proposal: *Atheism and Agnosticism * It appears that someone came through and down voted pretty much every question in the last few hours. I don't see any offered rational, so it would seem to be an ...
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Theoretical Physics: a sub-section for research (and research-level review) papers? [closed]

Proposal: Theoretical Physics I Propose: a dedicated sub-section for questions on research and review papers in the field, limited to theoretical and mathematical physics and related pure-mathematics ...
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Why isn't there a general stack exchange site?

So I've been trying to ask a question about cellphone towers. Below. This question currently has no home. It's not a programming question (Stack Overflow), it's not related to computing (Super User), ...
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Is creation of new language-devoted sites still allowed after the “Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - SE 2.0 Sites edition” was issued?

I ask not about sites like "Programming (in Chinese)" and "Cooking (in French)", but about sites devoted to specific language like German Language or Spanish Language. Important point: I assume that ...
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Is three commitments over restrictive?

Let me know if there's a better place to put this (i've been looking for an area 51 meta site and haven't found one) A three commitment max seems just a little restrictive to me. I'm currently ...
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I just lost 1k+ rep

I just lost exactly one thousand rep. I don't know why I look on my rep page and saw no reason, in fact, I should've gained a couple points. I know this question has been asked before, but I feel I ...
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How long does a SE site stay in Beta? [closed]

How long does a SE site stay in Beta? Or what makes it move on to the final stage? Is this determined by time, number of questions, or something else?
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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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Should all the Q&A in this proposal use Chinese language only? | 这个项目里的所有问答都将使用中文吗?

Proposal: Applying to Foreign Colleges & Universities (in Chinese) 这个项目的核心是解答中国学生在留学上的疑惑,这是不是意味着,这个项目里的所有问题和解答将完全使用中文?如果完全使用中文,那么对于诸如在国外生活体验这样的问题,就仅仅只有海外的华人可以回答了,毕竟大部分外国人是不懂中文的,而懂中文的未必在国外生活。 ...
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The “Stack Overflow in Spanish” Project is Underway!

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Spanish) Work is beginning to create a Stack Overflow site in Spanish! My name is JuanM and I am the community manager who will be responsible for this project. I ...
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Merge the various geoscience proposals?

Proposal: Geoscience I believe we need a communal site for all the geoscience proposals. This site would cover multiple areas and multiple proposals into a larger site. The following existing ...

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