11 votes

Why were the proposals for "SARS-CoV-2 pandemic" deleted?

Simply put, an entire Q&A site specifically for a pandemic is not a viable site. We do not create sites for such specific topics, especially one that will eventually pass and become somewhat ...
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Why do country specific proposals always fail?

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 ...
5 votes
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Why our proposal was deleted even though we met initial requirements?

The initial requirements are 5 questions and 5 followers within the first 3 days. There were only 4 followers, so the system automatically deleted it during its nightly process. We do not send ...
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4 votes

What happened to Pastafarianism?

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 ...
3 votes

Is it possible to see how many proposals there have been for a subject?

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 ...
3 votes

I don't have enough rep, how can I see whether something has already been proposed on Area51?

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 ...
3 votes

Can I propose my proposal again if it gets deleted for unpopularity?

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 ...
2 votes

What happened to 'content creators' proposal?

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 ...
2 votes
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Why has my proposal Slavic Languages been deleted?

See Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51 you need 5 questions and/or 5 followers in 3 days.
2 votes
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Why was this proposal deleted?

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.
2 votes
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What happened to the Chinese emigration proposal?

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 ...
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2 votes
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Is there a difference between closed proposals and removed proposals?

Proposals that do not meet the minimum activity requirements after 3 days on the site are automatically deleted, not closed. This is done to prevent the list from being flooded with proposals that ...
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2 votes

Is there an automatic process to delete closed proposals on Area 51?

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 ...
1 vote

I don't have enough rep, how can I see whether something has already been proposed on Area51?

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.
1 vote
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Don't delete questions about deleted proposals when they reference other (not deleted) proposals

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 ...
1 vote

Repeated proposals by the same user

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 ...
1 vote

Why has my Computer Algebra proposal disappeared?

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 ...

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