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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 ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

This change is now live! I will be monitoring what proposals get removed to make sure things are working as intended.
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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 ...
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How to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?

If you don't have a high level of professional/technical proficiency in any particular field of study, we also have many mainstream sites in subjects like Coffee Music Fans Sustainable Living ...
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Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - Stack Overflow edition

My plans are to develop an open source Chrome Extension+Firefox addon+ UserScript, that make StackExchange works in Hebrew and other RTL languages. All what it is doing is to override the style and ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

I am now assuming the there is an OR statement between the two requirements? When I read the rule I had concluded that it was Bullet One AND Bullet Two. I see http://area51.stackexchange.com/...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 Activity Requirements for Area 51

The "no activity" rule is bad. You're destroying information and contributing to link rot. For example, The Armory, facing imminent failure for spending a year in Definition, was a reboot of an ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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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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Internationalization 'State of the Stack' - Stack Overflow edition

May 12 '15: standing up a new site doesn't take a lot of work. Jun 17 '15: each new site is an enormous undertaking What happened between May and June of 2015 that changed the situation so ...
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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 ...
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Why were these questions closed in Defintion?

You are correct that some of these questions may not technically be closed as an "exact duplicate" on the actual site — but for the purpose of presenting the strongest possible Definition for ...
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Why were these questions closed in Defintion?

Few suggestions. Question: What programming languages can I use to create a smart contract? It's a list question, see: What is the definition of a list question? These kind of questions are ...
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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 ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

Note that abandoned proposals that receive no activity for a period of 7 days may also be removed. This doesn't seem like a rule that should be followed to the letter. Bioacoustics had its last ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

How is inactivity defined? What effect do page visits / unique visitors play in proposal activity? Our community seemed to have an abundance of participants who were lost in the process of ...
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51

Just posted a NEW question regarding the suspension of our "Commitment Phase"; however, the notice from SE referred me here; to a "QUESTION", so here I am. (https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/...
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