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How should I participate in the Bioacoustics Stack Exchange Proposal?

For the COMMIT Stage, we are gathering our community members who will help out Beta site get off the ground! It is important that our community learns how the Stack Exchange platform works-- and so ...
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How should I participate in the Bioacoustics Stack Exchange Proposal?

The purpose of the DEFINE stage is to identify which questions are ON TOPIC and which questions are OFF TOPIC for our future site. Each person has 5 up votes for Good Questions, and they can also ...
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Can questions from closed Deep Web can be migrated into soon created I2P?

The technical and timing issues aside (this isn't even a site, yet) — generally speaking, you don't want to start a new site with questions imported from elsewhere. If there is a good questions ...
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Native language should be allow at least in chat groups

This proposal will not work, for several reasons. As mentioned by Ashish and magisch in the comments, it would take a huge amount of money to cover all conceivable languages spoken on Earth (including ...
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Forgotten proposal?

The first week of a private beta is often critical to long-term success. We want to give sites the best possible chance, which sometimes means delaying the launch while we get our ducks in a row. ...
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Next Generation of Area 51

Don't count on a new Area 51 anytime soon. "building a new (Area 51) system isn't on our current road map" Aug 11 '2015 at 21:08 Robert Cartaino
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Is there a way to view the revision history of example questions?

Yes. There isn't a direct link to click on, but you can reconstruct the URL path to bring up the revision history for any post. Under the example question, click the link menu. The URL (listed at the ...
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Confused by a message about e-mail I didn't catch, am I okay?

I have taken the time to show how I did it, starting from here: This takes me to the page: I filled in my Name, Email and Password, and then clicked Sign-Up. This showed up: I got an email to join "...
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'% Answered' does not show the correct value in site statistics

Five months later, fedorqui pointed me in the right direction. Emmet (former SE dev) posted an answer in 2011 that explains it: Do the statistics show on Area 51 include also the closed questions? ...
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Avatar picture problem?

We're aware of the issue, but we're not sure what exactly is going on. As far as we know, it's not something on our end. Gravatar seems to be serving different identicons for the same hash but ...
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How do I refer someone to a proposal

Suppose that you want to refer someone to the History of Science and Mathematics proposal. Right below the green box with the number of committers (or, if the proposal is not yet in commitment, below ...
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Were the changes to the time limits supposed to occur retroactively?

Yes, otherwise we're thinking of Area 51 like some sort of contest where, if you can meet the minimum requirements, the prize is a site regardless of whether that site will work or not. For as ...
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What type of website does Area 51 want me to gather support for my proposal on?

There's actually a pretty broad range of communities you can link to. The platform on which you gather support doesn't really matter. All you need is an active community large enough to launch a site. ...
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Confused by a message about e-mail I didn't catch, am I okay?

I am glad you asked this question because already several people told me they had the same problem, but I just assumed that they were telling me that they had joined my Area51 "just to be nice" and ...
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What if my proposal does not fit any category?

Area 51 doesn't have such an option - you'll have to settle on a category that the least inappropriate for your proposal (usually Life). On a side note, I don't think the The Bone Yard described in ...
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My floating reputation score

We have a daily scheduled task that invalidates votes that match malicious-looking patterns. In this case, looks like someone did go ahead and cast a bunch of upvotes that got picked up by this tool ...
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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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Is it possible to merge these accounts?

To merge accounts, click on the 'contact us' link below and follow the procedure outlined there. Thanks.
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Is there a question ban here in Area 51?

No, Area 51 is not hooked into that system — at least not for the "example questions"; I'm not entirely sure about the meta/discussion section.
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Why do proposal titles have to be at least 15 characters?

They don't. The minimum length for the title is 3 characters. (The character counter says 4, but that's a bug. I'm pushing a fix for that right now.) The description of the site's audience needs to ...
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What is the benefit of allowing an unregistered account to be used to commit to a proposal?

Many of our best potential users, especially in new proposals, are not yet members of the StackExchange community. By allowing them to vote, we broaden the pool of experts that we can draw upon. ...
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Long Lag updating User Rep and Badges

Reputation is Recalculated Every 24 Hours To partly answer my own question. It seems like the reputation is updated once every 24 hours. So, although you can manually update your reputation, this can ...
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Is there a difference between closed proposals and removed proposals?

Proposals that do not meet the minimum activity requirements after 3 days on the site are automatically deleted, not closed. This is done to prevent the list from being flooded with proposals that ...
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Is there an automatic process to delete closed proposals on Area 51?

If a proposal is closed it will automatically be deleted by the system after a certain period of time about 30 days after the closure. (The proposer can manually delete it after 3 days.) However, if ...
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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 ...
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How do I support a proposal in Area 51?

You can support a beta site by advertising it; Start by asking and answering lots of questions. People will only join if they see that the community is active. Outreach to existing communities in ...
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If I setup up a proposal called "Anime Suggestions", would it be allowed?

While there's some precedent for it in the form of Software Recommendations, keep in mind that Anime SE is already a small community by SE standards. In addition, I suspect most of the regulars would ...
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Can I see my own deleted proposed questions?

I do not recall if deleted example questions are viewable except to moderators (apparently not). Here is a list of your deleted questions. Railways & Railroads: How does vertical integration ...
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Sites with similar subject matter

Multiple similar proposal are part of the process at area 51. For the most part there is a not an "official" merge process. People choose to support and post to the ones they like best, and it ...
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