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Would Area51 Be More Effective Without Down Votes?

Unfortunately, no — Area 51 would not be more effective without down-votes under the current process. Yes, we might be able to push more proposals through, but without a means of expressing ...
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What is tactical voting?

"Tactical voting" is an attempt to drive a proposal through at any cost by directing participants to vote optimally and robotically rather than trying to determine if a subject has enough avid users ...
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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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Requirements for example questions with 10 upvotes is being gamed

If we examine the highly progressed proposals, we see that in most of them, the participants are gaming the upvoting example questions, as to quickly reach the required number of questions with 10 ...
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Why does upvoting in area51 give 5 rep rather than 10 rep?

Area 51 runs on a very old Stack Exchange codebase, so changes on regular Q&A sites aren't always ported over. One of the reasons could be (but I'm just speculating) that the change on regular Q&...
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New example question order?

It is a user preference. At the top of the list of example questions, there are four options for sorting questions. 'My vote', 'active', 'newest' & 'votes' You can choose how they are sorted. ...
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Requirements for example questions with 10 upvotes is being gamed

Area 51 has devolved to the point where gaming is a requirement to move forward. If everyone voted without gaming no site would ever move out of definition phase. Most proposals would have maybe 10 ...
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