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It was likely deleted because Stack Exchange is not interested in supporting the sectarianism of having two separate Islam sites. The proposal in itself is just a complaint that Shia and Sunni users are not treated fairly on that site. The Stack Exchange teams have addressed this issue there and have expressed their desire not to have separate sites for both ...


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As of the last build, deleted proposals will no longer eat your commitments behind the scenes.


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I don't recall any location specific proposal getting more than 20 followers, most only get a couple. The pattern is as described in my answer to your linked question. Proposal is made > no one follows it because everything is addressed in existing sites > Proposal is closed. Be aware even if you have 200 people who care about a country specific proposal, ...


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I marked your feature-request [status-deferred] for the simple reason that we're not likely to add any major infrastructure changes like this to Area 51. If you'd like to see why, check out this post: Next-Generation Area 51 I agree in principle though that there should be more transparency about where the proposal went. It's just one of those features ...


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I cannot reopen the proposal, but if you 'contact us' at the link in the footer of this page, I can send you the questions that were asked. But overall, the maintenance process used to delete "abandoned" proposals is extremely conservative. A proposal is only removed it it has absolutely NO activity whatsoever for a month or two. That means no new questions,...


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Unfortunately, no — Area 51 recently surpassed 10,000+ proposals across a broad array of subjects, but about 97% of them have been ill-founded or poorly supported efforts (97% is not an exaggeration). When folks started rejecting proposals on the basis of "we've tried this before", it was decided it was best to wipe the slate clean with each failed ...


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Unfortunately, subjects re-posted with the same claims of vague or unsubstantiated support are no longer supported by this process. Area 51 is not the place to find an audience. When you submit a proposal for a new site, you are implicitly agreeing to the instructions in that form which state: When you submit a proposal for a site, it is generally assumed ...


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If your proposal is about a site with questionable legal issues in the US like Mariana, the legal and opinion based issues make it unlikely to launch. You can propose it but it will lose traction fast. Anything else; a past proposal has little to no bearing on a fresh proposal. There is an expectation that you have a community that will support the ...


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Yes there was a decision; not viable. I am not finding the discussion at the moment. There seemed to be some concern that it would actually launch, and that SE (company) did not want a Pastafarianism site to be part of the SE Community. There were some proposals by SE on site proposals that could encompass the body of questions, that would be more SE ...


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Users with 10K reputation points can see deleted proposals. Not very many users have that much rep. There's no explicit "pending deletion" list, but if you see a proposal that hasn't had any activity in a few months, is closed, etc. then there's a good chance it'll be on the chopping block at some point in the near future.


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The proposal was created in June of last year. In the last 8 months, the proposal had 18 follower and had zero questions with 10 votes or more and has not been touched since January 25th.


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Long story short, if we included closed, abandoned, and deleted content, the proposal listing would be well over 35 times the size it is now! That would be a long untenable, noisy list to manage and wade through for very little gain. Generally speaking, if a proposal is abandoned, few people noticed it was gone in the first place… and we don't care ...


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I remove hundreds of abandoned or nonviable proposals each month. If I left them simply [closed], more than 85% of the listings would be filled with junk. Besides, I don't want to create a head-on-a-stick environment where once-tried proposals are met with "We already tried that; it didn't work. Go home!" If a proposal doesn't work, it doesn't mean it can ...


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When submitting a proposal, the submission process explains the minimum level of activity needed to get the proposal going: Minimum activity requirements for Area 51 Create a Proposal After you've submitted your proposal below, here is all you'll need to get started: 5 example questions you would like to ask on this site 5 ...


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See Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51 you need 5 questions and/or 5 followers in 3 days.


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If a proposal is closed it will automatically be deleted by the system after a certain period of time about 30 days after the closure. (The proposer can manually delete it after 3 days.) However, if the proposal doesn't meet the minimum requirements by 3 days the proposal will automatically be deleted without any warning.


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You can always use google to search the site. For example using the query: site:area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/ esperanto reveals that an esperanto related proposal was deleted.


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This is already how discussions work. If a discussion is linked to ANY active proposal, it is NOT removed even if some of the older proposals it refers to no longer exist. Older, but still relevant discussions can be linked to newer proposals so they are not deleted when the older proposals are removed. Can you see a list of deleted questions in your ...


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If you think you can create a similar proposal with the same general audience, that will do better, there is nothing stopping you from doing so. It is not unusual for several similar proposals to be moving forward on area51 at the same time. If the proposal has timed out at a 12 month window etiquette generally allows the original proposer to propose the ...


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The proposal was submitted on 12/13. After about 20 followers and 10 questions, it received no further activity after February 15. The proposal was eventually removed per our abandoned proposal process: When are proposals closed or removed?


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While it had an astounding number of committed users, it was also a very old proposal, and many of the folks that committed hadn't been seen in, well, more than quite some time. It had run out of steam, and we were not closer to being able to support it than we were when it started, even though we have made progress in other languages. In order to consider ...


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I'm ambivalent. People starting a fresh proposal probably aren't aware of the old one, and so are unlikely to learn from it even if its discussion stayed around. Unless "someone" (ha) points out the old threads. And the old threads are perhaps only useful in some edited form (trawling through 100+ posts to see what the broad points in the previous discussion ...


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But the people following the discussion on the same theme, but on the different place, will know nothing about THIS one! So, the best would be to join them.


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Yes, the Herpetology proposal was recently deleted due to lack of activity. It had 7 followers and hadn't been touched since the middle of July.


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