Adam Lear
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Minimum Activity Requirements for Area 51
39 votes

This change is now live! I will be monitoring what proposals get removed to make sure things are working as intended.

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When will we launch? UPDATE (launched date delayed)
15 votes

Update: And now I'm bringing good news! The site is up and running. I'm the developer that launches new sites and unfortunately I come bearing some bad news. The original date for the private beta ...

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Should we allow putting gender, sexual orientation, and maybe even fetishes in the profile?
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12 votes

The "about me" section is freeform and would be best suited to describe the vast array of sexual preferences out there than any list we could on the site itself. It'll be up to the site's community ...

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Why didn't I get my reputation for following through on a commitment?
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8 votes

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 ...

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"expert" instead of "professional"?
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8 votes

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 "...

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Avatar picture problem?
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6 votes

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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My floating reputation score
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4 votes

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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I don't want to look at my reputation on A51, but the topbar makes me!
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4 votes

This was an intentional change made in response to this request. Personally, I don't think either is significantly better than the other... but for the moment, this is by design.

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How does the Area 51 site work?
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4 votes

Check out the Area 51 FAQ for the overall description of the process. The individual stages of each proposal are: Definition - the proposal needs 60 followers and 40 questions with a score of 10 or ...

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Why do proposal titles have to be at least 15 characters?
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3 votes

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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I can't log into the main site
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2 votes

Give it a try now, you should be all set.

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Discussion Zone > Help > Tour link is broken
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2 votes

Good catch, thanks! We'll remove the link to /tour in the next build.

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You do realize that 'Libraries & Information Science' is not the same as 'Libraries', right?
2 votes

Sure, it's not the same, but I think both subject areas you identified could coexist on the site. It's not uncommon for a site to go beyond focusing on just the academic aspect of things. For example, ...

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Achievements button (navbar) displays broken link to Tour page
1 votes

That entire sentence will be gone on Area 51 and Area 51 Discuss after the next prod build. Thanks for the report!

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User page displays broken link to Tour page
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1 votes

We won't be showing that button on this site anymore starting with the next prod build.

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