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Instead of creating many language specific sites, shouldn't we expand the multilingual features of the original one?

Traditional localization typically entails offering one site, where the 'chrome' (or user interface elements, help text, prompts, etc) is available in multiple languages. As I looked into how other ...
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10 votes
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Would questions relating to gvim, elvis, nvi be relevant?

Yes. Any editors which are part of the vi ecosystem (especially if they share an ability to use the same commands, configs and plugins) should be included. On the other hand "vim inspired" editors or ...
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8 votes

Would questions relating to gvim, elvis, nvi be relevant?

I see this SE site as supporting the vi text editor community, including associated clones. I don't believe that text editors which simply support vi hotkeys or vaguely vi-like features belong here. ...
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7 votes

Mathjax in private Beta already

I don't think the speed concern of MathJax is an overwhelming one. We will be in beta for several years if other betas are anything to go by; and by the time the traffic is even a fraction of the ...
7 votes

Mathjax in private Beta already

Fully agree. See for instance this question: https://mathoverflow.net/questions/182923/consistent-price-index/184376#184376 which is about economics. How much sense would it make without MathJax?
7 votes
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It's not a fair fight. Why do negative opinions have so much greater weight than positive ones in Area 51?

Because historically, downvotes have been so underused that they might as well not even exist. In fact, very few complaints have ever been spawned over downvotes in proposals, and more often we have ...
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6 votes
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Should people have to comment on why they downvoted?

This has been discussed before countless times on Meta Stack Exchange: Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received? Encouraging ...
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6 votes

Is it possible to withdraw my proposal?

The Area 51 process was derived from our Q&A core code, so I tend to treat requests to remove a proposal much like we do in Q&A. Essentially, if a question proposal has no additional content,...
6 votes

Using Stack Exchange for Survey or Opinion?

No, a site based entirely on a survey of user opinion — and similar ideas soliciting alternative content — aren't currently a good fit for a Stack Exchange Q&A site. Apart from the ...
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Suggestions and discussions for improvements of all Stack Exchange sites

Meta Stack Exchange is the right place to discuss the SE system.
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5 votes

Might it be considered, to add the "new user" box for users of Area51 that are brand new to Stack Exchange?

Area 51 is run on a separate system from the rest of Stack Exchange; Area 51 Discussion runs on the old version of the regular Meta Stack Exchange system. The "new user" helpbox was added relatively ...
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5 votes
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Change the first example on the Markdown help page

The text for this example has been updated.
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4 votes

Ability to make your own stack sites

The most difficult part of launching a successful site is finding a community large enough to make it work. Minimum number of people for a successful proposal We can't simply lower the numbers to ...
4 votes

Can we add a custom close reason specific to a51

This unravels a general discoverability problem inherent to what Area 51 is about. On the one hand, you want your example questions to show there's enough unique content to justify the creation of a ...
4 votes

Support search terms such as "closed:0" in the site search

Quoting from What's going on with Area 51? (thanks Robert): The gist of it is "it works well enough for the site proposal process, and we have a lot more higher priority work to do on Q&A + ...
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Is less than 15 questions per day an indication of an unhealthy beta?

Note: I put in a feature request to have that changed to 10 questions/day (pending dev approval) [UPDATE: The number of questions/day has been changed to 10!]. That (revised) number is based on a ...
3 votes

Allow more than 5 example questions per user per proposal

In the current version of Area51 the 5 question limit should be maintained. While I have often wanted to write more than 5 questions on a proposal, the limit makes sense. The question writing goal ...
3 votes

Lengthen the aging period of close votes on example questions or get rid of it altogether

I'm not sure that lengthening would really help the situation much. The level of activity of each proposal can vary and you don't want to have a situation where 5 people with close vote permissions ...
3 votes
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Can we Have a Rep Loss Cap or Something?

I feel your pain, in previous times I have lost 1000+ rep overnight. But there are more important and easier things like Roberts circuit breaker and Notifications for closed proposals that are not ...
3 votes

Question on Mapmaking Requests

Stack Exchange will not make a map for you. In exactly the same way that it will not do your homework, it will not act like your doctor and lawyer, it will not make your visa application, it will not ...
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2 votes
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Edge-case example question badge

Thank you for the suggestion. Your idea has merit, but the Area 51 system is in the sunset of its development so we will not be adding additional features/badges to this system until a next-generation ...
2 votes

Instead of creating many language specific sites, shouldn't we expand the multilingual features of the original one?

Look at all these duplicates in English and in this same site: Why not just add localization to the existing site? Is really needed to define a site which is the same as StackOverflow but in ...
2 votes

How do I access this site from my web browser?

If you are looking for the Stack Exchange network of sites, they are listed here: https://stackexchange.com/sites Where you landed is a bit different (probably not what you want). This is where ...
2 votes

When my proposed site gets published, Will i be head moderator of the site per being the one who proposed it?

No. ♦ moderators used to be appointed by Stack Exchange staff, chosen from subject matter experts and users already familiar with moderation tasks on other Stack Exchange sites. Nowadays, they often ...
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2 votes

Can we have a SE site for energy information system?

I am interested in this as well - I am an energy researcher for a non-profit and from our own research and discussion with colleagues, partners, academics, and funders there is a real need for a venue ...
2 votes

Should we make the rep requirement for the "trusted user" privilege lower?

Unfortunately, the reputation model of the Stack Exchange Q&A does not map very well to the site-creation process of Area 51, so it's not really something you should expect to accumulate in the ...
1 vote
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Can the moderator-only faq tag be added to Area 51 meta?

I thought this was a good idea, and just to get the ball rolling I made a tag https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/faq Not really sure it needs to be Moderator only. There is not ...
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

How could questions in arabic be written although it's from right to left?

You kind of get used to it frankly. Sentences still end it is just the first and last full stop will be before the sentence, i.e.: مرحب. أنا ابراهيم وذهب إلى المسجد. Punctuation is a bit of a ...
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Would questions relating to gvim, elvis, nvi be relevant?

I'd love to see neovim.org here
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