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Rushed proposals and Community Moderation

I agree this is a major problem when it happens — but it does have a solution pending, sort of. I've designed a "circuit breaker" which addresses this exact issue; unfortunately, I don't think ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Why is Area 51 NOT counted as a valid site for the commitment phase?

Part of the Area 51 process is finding people familiar with the network model and know how other sites on our network operate. That experience is necessary in order for a new site to function properly....
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Are questions about other CryptoNote coins on-topic?

Yes Although this proposal is focused on monero, we consider questions about other CryptoNote coins to be on-topic.
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What constitutes flagging a proposal?

Elrond Network has one of the strongest community in the blockchain space and massive engagement from both new devs and non-tech folks. You can check the numbers here -> https://growth.elrond.com/ ...
Marius Grigoras's user avatar
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Should esoteric programming language design be included?

Yes (Most) Esolangs are definitely programming languages. Also, the very idea of the site itself came from 5 users in the Code Golf Stack Exchange, where we love working on esoteric and golfing ...
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A mostly opinion-based site?

I disagree with your categorisation of these proposed questions, and I also disagree that your categorisation of them implies they are a bad fit for Stack Exchange. Questions about design will always ...
kaya3's user avatar
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How quickly can a proposal go into private beta?

I'd say that the move from proposal to commitment for the Monero proposal was only so fast because we've had a failed proposal already. Bolstered by that failure, the community was determined not to ...
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Could a large number of supporters help offset a <100 number of commiters with >200 rep?

Unfortunately, Mr. Cartaino was let go earlier this week, along with another CM. It seems some downsizing has occured. This is going to make this even more difficult if we have to work around the ...
Stephen Rossi's user avatar
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Are questions regarding implementation of existing languages on topic?

Most new languages are variations of older ones A while ago, I made a graph about how different programming languages have influenced each other, and in a lot of cases, were direct descendants of each ...
Seggan's user avatar
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Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes?

Unfortunately, no — Area 51 would not be more effective without down-votes under the current process. Yes, we might be able to push more proposals through, but without a means of expressing ...
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What constitutes flagging a proposal?

In my opinion the influx of new users is normal given the fact that the proposal is only 1 week old. Elrond also has a strong community that is increasing day by day, and it is reasonable to deduct ...
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What do people think about "basic" animal sounds questions?

Agree on including such questions. In the 'simplest' case, the answer could have an online repository that points to other such recordings or similar sounds (XenoCanto, etc.) - and in other cases, it ...
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When can "example questions" be answered?

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. ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Could a large number of supporters help offset a <100 number of commiters with >200 rep?

The reason why this requirement exists is so that at least a sizable proportion of the early site contributors have experience in the Stack Exchange model, not just in the topic. Having at least some ...
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Why was a proposal for a non-English site closed, based on a policy from 6 years ago?

There are more considerations to be had than just having some existing tooling in place to support it (e.g. do we use something like es.cooking.se.com or different domains entirely, and what happens ...
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Will questions about graphical/low code languages be on topic for language design

Yes. There really doesn't seem any problem with allowing questions from graphical languages in PLD, as after all, they're languages. Besides, as some questions may not go along with text-based ...
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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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Should we allow ChatGPT generated example questions?

No. Stack Exchange is for solving real problems and answering real questions that people have. If a question was generated by an AI, that means that it's not actually a real question/problem that a ...
CDR's user avatar
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The Bone Yard. Question limbo, SE Rule boot camp, or low-quality purgatory. A place where questions go to die?

What you are asking for is not a Stack Exchange site. It's an overgrown chat room that that looks more like the magazine rack at a grocery store than a book shelf at Harvard. — Robert Scoble ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Can I submit a proposal for a product still in development? (Proposing too early)

It sounds like a recipe for failure on a few levels. First, the product is not released to the public, so there probably isn't a large, established community asking to build a support site. From ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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What constitutes flagging a proposal?

This is because of the volume of recent new followers to the area 51 site. This is what the official FAQ page says: A good Q&A site needs a lot of people to support it, so users are asked to ...
ROMANIA_engineer's user avatar
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Do we want questions that are less technical and more UX-related?

Only if they can be made somewhat objective "Should I use tabs or spaces for indentation" is bad. "What are the advantages to using tabs over spaces for indentation in my language" ...
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A mostly opinion-based site?

Note: Your question is basically the same as this one so my answer will be very similar. I see a danger but I think it can be avoided. So I spend a lot of time on reddit and any sufficiently popular ...
mousetail's user avatar
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How will Literature be run different this time?

A clearer and better site scope. Judging from what I've read about the failure of the previous Literature site - e.g. Why did Literature fail? - it seems that many of the problems there were due to ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Define Internet of Things

I'm pretty down with the present Wikipedia definition: The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software,...
Sky's user avatar
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Seeding our proposal with "Frequently Asked Questions"?

No, participants should post real-world, actual questions they would like ask on the proposed site. This is how we gauge if you have a knowledgeable, avid community with intriguing problems from folks ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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Reputation Thresholds for Beta Sites

There are currently no plans to change the configuration or analytics inherent to Area 51 at this time. See What's going on with Area 51. Incidentally, those reputation thresholds were established ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
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What constitutes flagging a proposal?

To be more direct and general about your question: evidence. A list of users that recently joined the site to follow a proposal means very little. We already run checks to make sure there is no ...
animuson's user avatar
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Are questions regarding implementation of existing languages on topic?

New implementations (i.e. not forks) of existing languages are very rare, and have mostly the same concerns as implementing new languages. So I don't see it causing any problems.
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