52 votes

Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

I think it's interesting that Robert's post above focus so much on communities - the idea that a site proposal should be made with an existing community in mind is new to me, and none of the site ...
curiousdannii's user avatar
37 votes

Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

Going through the proposal process quickly appears to be a good signal that a proposed site is viable (because failed proposals evaporate, I don't have statistics on how many failed in private beta ...
Mark's user avatar
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Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

In short, this undermines anything other than technology sites. And perhaps that's the point, given the structure of how Stack Overflow currently makes money. The site offers a great opportunity ...
JeopardyTempest's user avatar
23 votes

Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

Translated to English, this proposal is saying "StackExchange doesn't want to participate in building new communities". The community needs to be ready and Area51 doesn't want to be the tool for ...
Tomas's user avatar
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Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

This is a reasonable policy to apply to Area51 (although it was done rather abruptly). But Stack Exchange should provide some other process or mechanism to create beta sites that have a good ...
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Minimum number of people for a successful proposal

The minimum number of people needed to build a site depends largely on how engaged your users are and how much participation they are willing to put into it. When you submit a proposal for a site, it ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
17 votes

Will this site allow other reduced-meat diets?

The proposal was originally just for Veganism (not just the diet aspect), but after discussion we decided to expand to include Vegetarianism due to many (but not all) overlapping aspects. If we ...
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Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

Hopefully these changes will help, but I am skeptical. The real issue is addressed in https://stackoverflow.blog/2018/04/26/stack-overflow-isnt-very-welcoming-its-time-for-that-to-change/?cb=1. Most ...
Rubellite Fae's user avatar
14 votes

Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

Hmm, just an observation, but it turns out my hypothetical scenario in the comments actually ended up being true. This proposal was closed for being just three commitments short of the required 200. ...
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10 votes

Changes to the Area 51 Process v3.0

From Closing a Proposal After 4 Months in Definition or Commitment: Do you have a community ready to build your site? We generally expect proposal authors to have access to a community to help ...
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Can we have a Physical Science SE for people with low quality physics questions?

You are mixing up "low quality" and "simple". Asking why the sky is blue is not necessarily a "low quality" question (for example), the quality of the question depends on how it was asked not it's ...
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How can I help this proposal get beyond the commitment phase?

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 ...
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Minimum number of people for a successful proposal

A proposal needs 60 followers to complete the definition phase. Once a site's definition is complete, it needs 200 committers, at least 100 of which have 200+ rep on any other site, and a high enough ...
Mureinik's user avatar
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6 votes
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New site: Community requirement

Materials Modeling had a Facebook group with nearly 2000 members that was supporting the proposal. Drones and Model Aircraft had a Youtuber with ~150,000 subscribers promoting the proposal, among ...
Mark's user avatar
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6 votes
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Do I have to start a community off SE to submit a proposal?

You can work with an existing community, but joining one for the sole purpose of starting an SE site is unlikely to be well-received by either the community or by SE. Successfully launching an SE site ...
Mark's user avatar
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Are 5 users willing to Follow a proposal for ebikes.stackexchange.com?

It appears ebikes.stackexchange, will need 4 other users besides me to follow its proposal, for it to be created... No. Not even close. 5 followers are required to meet the minimal activity ...
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About community

When you submit a proposal for a site, it is generally assumed you already have access to an audience to build it. Area 51's role is to help assure you have enough users and content to make that site ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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How can I help this proposal get beyond the commitment phase?

Add to the "science helping science" ads: Since almost 10 years ago, the "Science helping science" ad has been on the Meta site of Physics.SE, and later also on Chemistry.SE, ...
Nike Dattani's user avatar
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What do I do if I have no community/organization when making a proposal?

If you don't have an active community that you can link to that is willing to help build a new site, then you should not submit a proposal - it will fail. Proposals without a valid community will be ...
animuson's user avatar
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4 votes
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When there should be separate site for certain Linux distribution?

Area 51 is currently accepting proposals for subjects not already covered by our existing communities. Ask Ubuntu was launched before the broader Linux site, so we did not have a site on that subject. ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
4 votes
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Add a List of Does and Don'ts?

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 ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
3 votes

Can we have a Physical Science SE for people with low quality physics questions?

Explicit low quality is a terrible thing. Even where there's different sites for different levels of knowledge, say ELU and ELL questions have to meet a minimum quality standard. There is no ban ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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What kind of website needs to be connected to a proposal?

It's the website where the (existing) community backing the new proposal currently is. An example would be an internet forum dedicated to the topic. The text below refers to it: If you do not yet ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
2 votes

Can I ask here if a site is a good idea?

Yes, you can. You can use the community-planning tag to indicate that you're asking for help in crafting the proposal before you make it. That said, you should be as clear as you can with the question;...
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Forum about UI Automation

I think this is a duplicate of the existing Software Quality Assurance and Testing site (there are seven Selenium or Appium tags on the first page of the tag list).
Mark's user avatar
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How do I find a community or organization "eager and willing" to build my site?

The "community and organization" part means that you need to have an existing audience for your site proposal. (If you don't have one, try to find one or join one.) Then, you would have an ...
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Would it be appropriate to create a proposal for a narrowly defined technology?

It is OK to make the proposal, but finding the required support for such a narrow proposal may prove very difficult. Related: Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51
James Jenkins's user avatar

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