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A proposal is essentially an "application" to create a site. If you have access to a healthy, enthusiastic community in need of a Stack Exchange public Q&A site, Area 51 is where you propose it. But a proposal is not a Q&A site. Proposals do not have the features we use to flesh out complete problem statements (questions), and they do not have the ...


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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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I and some others have given this some thought, and we believe that the most effective things that you can do to help are the following: You can share the proposal with your network to get more people to simply commit, a number of these people may already have 200+ reputation on StackExchange. If you do not already, you can get 200+ reputation on a site ...


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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'd rather not start another way of crowdsourcing ways folks can fail in this process. Going back through the last decade of documenting missteps and community problems, every time the latest version of the help center grows to unusable proportions, or the latest policy wiki falls to neglect, and the FAQ tags fill with too much minutia, or old meta support ...


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Yes, you can create a chat room. All of your followers (and everyone on Area51) can participate in the chat room. This can be a useful tool to coordinate plans. It fits well in the Stack Exchange communication model, as only those who are interested participate and are notified. Chat has been used on several proposal with mixed results.


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No, we do not provide the ability for proposal owners (or participants) to contact other followers by email. This is by design. We've always been ultra-cautious about when and how we contact users via email across all of our services; this has become ingrained in our culture. I know it is not always expedient or ideal, but communication and announcements ...


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