Good news! — We tweaked the process a bit to avoid closing proposals soon after starting a new phase… and without adding any undue complexity.
Instead of a 2-year limit, we are now going to institute proposal limit of
1 year in Definition + 1 year in Commitment
This 1+1-year method takes care of two important scenarios — (1) You don't ...
I agree, and would suggest a more refined version:
Proposed Q&A site for non-native & native Arabic Language learners, linguists & experts to discuss finer points of the language.
اقتراح إنشاء موقع أسئلة وأجوبة يضم المتعلمين، اللغويين، والخبراء بمجالات اللغة العربية ليناقشوا ما يتعلق بهذه اللغة.
On second (and third :)) thought, we looked closer at the arguments presented here and in various email conversations and we have come to agree that "expert" makes more sense in this field than "professional".
I updated the proposal description to read:
Proposed Q&A site for expert genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history
The good news is that I dug through the history and awarded you the 50 points for committing to SmugMug.
The bad news... is that I had to recalculate the rep on your profile, which basically looks over all pending vote changes (we don't automatically recalculate on Area 51 like we do on Q&A sites) and that adjusted your A51 reputation waaaay down.
Let's use a variant of the description Tom Wetmore suggested in the earlier thread, "Q&A site for anyone interested in Genealogy or Family History."
His suggestion received six upvotes.
For the purpose of Area 51, Tom's suggestion can be modified to, "Proposed Q&A site for anyone interested in Genealogy or Family History."
Since there is no Esperanto nation, it sounded a bit odd to call it "Esperanto Language." But you are correct; for consistency with the other language sites, it makes sense to have them follow the same naming convention. Done.
The description was originally:
Proposed Q&A site for genealogy enthusiasts, family historians, professional genealogists, and serious amateurs.
The description was changed to:
Proposed Q&A site for genealogists who study families by the tracing of their lineages and history.
Robert gave these reasons for changing the description:
Mark's site-reputation info, along with 76 other users with duplicate entries, has been cleaned up. Additionally, we fixed the bug, so hopefully you won't see this again in the future. Thanks for the report.
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 scatter plot of all our sites and where they seem to fall when the site becomes "rock solid" in their category.
No, that does not mean that <10 questions per ...
A major changes to Google Analytics infrastructure has been done which caused the issue which is status-completed now.
As answered by the developer, Dean Ward at Traffic (views, visits) isn't correctly registered on Site Analytics or Area 51:
Apologies for the slow response here in completely resolving the issue. We made major changes to our Google ...
I agree with Gilles.
Computer Science is the scientific and mathematical approach to computation...
A computer scientist is a scientist who specialises in the theory of computation and the design of computers.
Rather than continue pulling quotes from Wikipedia, let me summarize from my own experience in CS. (Granted that was 10 years ago......
This is marked as 'status completed' - but in my interpretation of WCAG the menu bar here is a disaster in terms of color contrast.
I think that all the grey text, especially the "Stackexchange" and reputation count, but also the marginally lighter badge counts seem to be failures on level AA of WCAG, never mind level AAA.
The situation is worse on the ...
I think just allowing the top level "questions about this proposal" to be distinct from the discuss.area51... questions would help as well. I didn't even realize they were linked until I started getting hate-notices for the way I was conducting my marketing research..... (helps to know where people are coming from so you can go back to the well.....)
I agree that it makes little sense to close a proposal that has only been in commitment phase for a few weeks. If the closing of 2-year-old proposals is supposed to be to avoid proposals that aren't viable, then something that took nearly 2 years to get to commitment phase should have been identifiable as not viable a while ago.
With that in mind, I propose ...
@chuck-smith, nice proposition.
@robert-cartaino, according to the dictionary a language is :
Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary
signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols.
Such a system including its rules for combining its components, such
Such a system as used by a nation, people, or other ...