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We just fixed an Area 51 bug that was preventing emails from being sent as normal for the past couple days. It was choking on our new Ask Patents site, which is the first SE 2.0 site without a corresponding A51 proposal. The commitment emails were just sent (2 days late). Sorry about that.


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No, I'm sorry. I can appreciate your need to find a community for this proposal, but that type of solicitation would not be appropriate within our existing sites. With the number of proposals that go through this forum, it would simply become untenable for our existing sites. Our communities are already aware of Area 51. It is better to try and draw a ...


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Some will not like this and really if you over do it people will find it kind of spammy that every question or answer you posted has a part promoting your proposal. See this for help on getting the 100 user with 200+ reps: How to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?


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No, not directly. As with other forms of advertising, it would be frowned on by every stack exchange site I've used. However if you are participating in a meta discussion anyway, and the subject comes up, I see no problem in mentioning that this proposal exists in passing. This happened a lot on Stack Overflow, when we were trying to get Programmers ...


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There is no problem on the SE side doing this. However, you should rather consider whether it is appropriate to do so on their site. I think it would be polite to do so being a member of that community and being able to evaluate whether it would be appropriate for you to forward people from there community to this one. For Reddit, that makes perfect sense. ...


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I can think of a few easy ways to promote it: 1. Participate Remember, we each get five questions and five up-votes. There are plenty of good questions to vote on so make sure you use them all. 2. Tell your friends Sharing the site via twitter, facebook, etc. is easy enough. Publicize your woodworking hobby by making a short post about the proposal. ...


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This is something that happens automatically once the proposal goes above 50%. I can't find the associated post that mentions it, but this is how it works.


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Just about everything you said here is incorrect. Area 51 was never intended to be the next Google Groups or Facebook platform where all the world's users would hang out, network, and socialize around creating these sites. There is an underlying assumption that if you're deeply interested in a topic that you would like to see hosted on the Stack Exchange ...


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This isn't an original answer, so there's no need to upvote, but it didn't work as a comment, so I put it here! I noticed you put a link to this proposal in the chat room at Gardening and Landscaping. I spend a lot of time on that site, and can tell you that was a smart move! That's how I found you! The room isn't always busy, but there's a good cross-...


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Create Community Ads on relevant other sites like this one for the literature.se on English.se. Appropriate SE sites could be gardening, sustainable living, anything to do with cooking, plants or animals really. Just spread the word.


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I would recommend deferring this decision until after the beta starts and we can observe how some product design questions "in the wild" are received, how well they are answered, etc. If it turns out they're not a great fit for a general engineering site we can have a meta discussion about whether they should be off-topic, and consider a separate A51 ...


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Yes. Robert Cartaino confirmed* that it is possible for Area 51 to contact those who supported the other proposals, but that apparently won't happen right now. We are, it seems, "doing really well." In light of Robert's information, perhaps this question should be updated. It might be rephrased, "What are the requirements this proposal needs to meet in ...


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Isn’t “X percent to go” more galvanizing than “already X percent of the way there?”


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I suggested that Bitcoin SE be added to Reddit's sidebar of recommended links. The idea was that Reddit's /r/bitcoin area was for discussion of Bitcoin related news, whereas Bitcoin SE would be a better choice for getting answers to questions about Bitcoin. It took awhile, but the link to Bitcoin SE was added a few weeks ago. It would be great if there ...


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In the case of your specific proposal, I would argue that it is fully covered by StackOverflow and therefore there is no reason to have a separate site. (see my answer to your other question.) That said, in my experience, promoting an Area 51 proposal on StackOverflow has to be done carefully. You do not want to be perceived as spamming an existing site, ...


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I just thought about a potential option from your question. We could also market from within SE as well! I went to search the Meta for any rules about this before I wrote them a note. Seems it is already being done. Check this out! Also, put the link to the proposal in your profile!!! It may also be a good idea to scout English Language Learners. While ...


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Another great way is to share with your school. Or if you're a member of a homeschool co-op, share with your homeschool co-op. Make your "signature" on different forums or your email or your texting account have a like to this proposal. In some towns there are announcement boards. You could pin something up there like "Have you ever wanted your woodworking ...


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I've just noticed that, if you press the "active" tab instead of the "votes" one at the top of the question list, you get the questions starting from the most recent one, which means that the questions in the top half of the page often have not received any single vote yet. However, the other tab was in operation as if it were kind of default position, at ...


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No, I don't think so. The restarting of a proposal is precisely designed to assess current interest in the topic of the proposal. (Why the proposal had to be restarted is a different question, though. I asked at one question about vim on one of the sites where vim questions were ruled to be on-topic without a single answer after several weeks.) In any case, ...


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There's currently a Facebook group with 269 members. That is more than enough members to reach the 140 total number of additional upvotes required to get 40 questions with 10 upvotes each, and it would be enough to meet the 200 member requirement for the commitment phase. If only 28 of the 269 members of the Facebook group were to use their 5 allowed ...


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I found it extremely difficult and confusing to register. You first need to join "Meta Stack Exchange". And you have to actually verify your email address in two separate emails, which made me a bit confused. Eventually after persistent trying, I managed to join and even ask my own questions. I have taken the time to show how I did it, starting from here: ...


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I am trying to get some attention in Regenerative Agriculture group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/regenerativeagriculture/permalink/800534006791607/


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If you include Maemo and MeeGo, but in particular Maemo, it has a very active (small but very active) community. I recently had to configure a N900 (8 years after it was released) and everything is still in place. The Maemo community would greatly benefit from a site based on Stack Exchange. What we use now is a (IMO) very messy thread-based question and ...


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I agree with this proposal. Sailfish OS is interesting platform and I hope it continues to grow. The main problem is that Jolla and Sailfish OS has low popularity now.


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I think a lot of people found the original proposal via vim subreddit. You can try posting there: reddit.com/r/vim.


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Yes, if user have commented on question, or if user have answered a question, or if user have asked question on any Network Site of stack Exchange and if any of this activity takes place, the Top Left has inbox and notification this two will inform the user about the activity, even it inform in notification if the answer is edited or if earned badge(s), ...


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Woot! Unless I'm just special, believe e-mail notices are going out! I rec'd an invitation to commit a few minutes ago. The e-mail came addressed from "Stack Exchange Area 51." It was signed by, err... "Head Alien in Charge." Great job you guys.


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It would really help if this can be done. I went through the two earlier proposals and in total there are 132 different people on the two lists (one person was on both). 48 of them have 200+ Rep. 25 of those have already Committed to our new proposal, so 23 have not. Earlier, there were 30 who hadn't committed. I was able to find contact information for ...


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We have this from the Supporting Community Conferences blog post. But without the visual elements, there isn't much left to these flyers. Perhaps you can use some of the copy from 'share this' link. Hi! I'm supporting a proposal to create a new Q&A website for people in a workplace interested in discussion that relates to general office or ...


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