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Recalculating your reputation syncs up your score with the actual activity of the site. When a post or a proposal is removed, it doesn't always remove the reputation you earned from that activity. Recalculating reputation corrects that discrepancy. There is no way to "go back" from a recalculation of your reputation. It occurs periodically anyway, so the ...


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The good news is that I dug through the history and awarded you the 50 points for committing to SmugMug. The bad news... is that I had to recalculate the rep on your profile, which basically looks over all pending vote changes (we don't automatically recalculate on Area 51 like we do on Q&A sites) and that adjusted your A51 reputation waaaay down. So, ...


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When I committed, I was asked to enter my name and my email. Even though I used the same email address that I used for all other StackExchange accounts, it wasn't able to recognize me. This is a bug in Area51. Below I explain a strategy to reduce the chance of this happening, and a solution if it does happen: First sign into StackExchange: https://...


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It's supposed to be at least 40 questions having at least a score of 10 each. At one point, the requirement was a mere ten questions with a score of 10 a piece, and the FAQ read: The goal is to come up with at least ten questions that embody the topic's scope. When at least ten questions have a score of at least ten net votes (up minus down), then the ...


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Your rep was recalculated, it happens all the time on Area 51. You had points from proposal(s) that have been deleted, those points do not exist anymore, so they don't show up after recalculation. You are currently at 263 Rep, so if you lost a 1,000 you probably had gained most or all of it from one proposal. I assume you were aware that the proposal had ...


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This was a problem fixed earlier this week; unfortunately Area 51 does not sync with the rest of the network. Fixed here now, too.


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I have taken the time to show how I did it, starting from here: This takes me to the page: I filled in my Name, Email and Password, and then clicked Sign-Up. This showed up: I got an email to join "Meta Stack Exchange": I clicked "confirm", then went back to Materials Modeling and clicked "Follow", which lead me here: Then I had to confirm another email....


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Typically, identicons are created based on a hash of your email address. But since you started using Area 51 as a non-registered user, the identicon was generated based on your last known IP address. The identicon doesn't change automatically when you register, so I went into the "change your picture" function and simply re-selected the 'use identicon' ...


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You are looking at two different accounts: Your regular Area 51 account Your account on Area 51 discuss The Area 51 dissussion site is the 'meta' site for Area 51, see the Area 51 discuss FAQ. Your reputation there is entirely derived from the main site, but the reputation is synched once an hour or so. Just wait a little while and you'll have 51 points in ...


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We're aware of the issue, but we're not sure what exactly is going on. As far as we know, it's not something on our end. Gravatar seems to be serving different identicons for the same hash but different requested sizes... and only sometimes. Marc Gravell wrote up some more details here: https://diy.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1218/hmm-something-funny-...


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The proposal has reached Commitment. You can't do anything to the questions now - those questions were for defining the scope of the proposal - that's why it's the Definition stage (orange). Now it's in the Commitment stage (green). This is where we check if there are enough users who are committed to participating in the site when it launches. Since the ...


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If I want to commit to any other, I have to uncommit or any of the committed site must be launched in beta. Not quite true—the site must be launched and you follow through on your commitment to that site: I commit to participate actively in [site] for at least three months, especially during the private beta, and to ask or answer at least ten questions. ...


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This should be fixed in the next build + up to an hour for the next sync process to run. Thanks for the report!


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In addition to your four questions (prior to this one), you've also had six additional questions which have since been removed through the routine maintenance of proposals. At some point, you must have had five active questions on the site at once to earn the badge. Even if you've since dropped below that that prerequisite five… once a badge is ...


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It is a user preference. At the top of the list of example questions, there are four options for sorting questions. 'My vote', 'active', 'newest' & 'votes' You can choose how they are sorted. Sometimes I accidentally sort them differently, I imagine this is what just happened to you.


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This is simply an artifact of caching, and is usually the culprit wherever you see two numbers that supposedly represent the same thing differ slightly. You'll notice this on Pets SE when it moves into the private beta, until a few hundred questions get into the system. It's a small performance trade-off to eliminate quite a few queries on each proposal ...


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Mark's site-reputation info, along with 76 other users with duplicate entries, has been cleaned up. Additionally, we fixed the bug, so hopefully you won't see this again in the future. Thanks for the report.


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This is fixed now. Area 51 is now consistent with the rest of the network in that it shows an anonymous gravatar placeholder for deleted users, along with their last display name prior to deletion:


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This was an intentional change made in response to this request. Personally, I don't think either is significantly better than the other... but for the moment, this is by design.


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Yes, when a proposal is deleted, any discussion uniquely associated with that proposal is removed with it. In the post you linked, you cited many prior discussions, but it was linked to only one proposal (which was subsequently removed because it failed to complete the minimum submission requirements). I understand that assuming a discussion is moot every ...


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A major changes to Google Analytics infrastructure has been done which caused the issue which is status-completed now. As answered by the developer, Dean Ward at Traffic (views, visits) isn't correctly registered on Site Analytics or Area 51: Apologies for the slow response here in completely resolving the issue. We made major changes to our Google ...


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It redirects for me. Maybe the redirect has been corrected/added since you posted the question?


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This being Area 51, the sort order is determined by the original proposal date, not how long the resulting site has been active. Since proposals of the past were once allowed to exist over a very long period of time before finally launching, the sort order looks off (by site age)… but it is correct (by original proposal date). For example: Proposal ...


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Each tab only shows the proposals that belong under that sort (hot proposals, beta sites, launched sites, etc). If you take a look at the Professional category (for example), you'll noticed that every proposal does not show up under every tab. Professional 8 proposals hot tab, 6 progress tab, 1 beta tab, 5 launched tab, 2 newest tab, 6 ...


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I am glad you asked this question because already several people told me they had the same problem, but I just assumed that they were telling me that they had joined my Area51 "just to be nice" and didn't actually join. There was an example of someone that says she followed the proposal, but then it still said "only 1 follower" which was me. Did you also ...


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I used my Google account to create my user i was able to see my profile has unregistered and i wasn't able to login. To fix it I use an anonymous tab in chrome and registered my user again, then i re login and was able login. Probably a cookie that created an inconsistency in the system


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The auto-logging-in-between-multiple-sites functionality is called universal login. Universal login is implemented for our Q&A sites (which Area 51 Discussions is also one). However, the Area 51 main site is not based on the same codebase, and does not have universal login. So you will need to log in to Area 51 separately. You will still be linked to ...


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This is by design. The 50 rep is as you described it. The 100 reputation is an account association bonus (essentially, a head start for having another account on the network with 200+ reputation). They are unrelated.


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We have updated the badge to reflect proposals instead of posts.


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This is fixed now, thanks (swapped height for min-height in the CSS).


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