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Why is Area 51 NOT counted as a valid site for the commitment phase?
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16 votes

Part of the Area 51 process is finding people familiar with the network model and know how other sites on our network operate. That experience is necessary in order for a new site to function properly....

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Why were the proposals for "SARS-CoV-2 pandemic" deleted?
11 votes

Simply put, an entire Q&A site specifically for a pandemic is not a viable site. We do not create sites for such specific topics, especially one that will eventually pass and become somewhat ...

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What happened to the Shia Islam proposal?
11 votes

It was likely deleted because Stack Exchange is not interested in supporting the sectarianism of having two separate Islam sites. The proposal in itself is just a complaint that Shia and Sunni users ...

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Can i join the same proposal with multiple accounts?
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10 votes

No, you cannot join using multiple accounts as that would inflate the number inappropriately. If you have two accounts, you can request that they be merged together by contacting us. You may even be ...

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Why a proposal for a non english site is closed, based on a policy from 6 years ago?
9 votes

There are more considerations to be had than just having some existing tooling in place to support it (e.g. do we use something like es.cooking.se.com or different domains entirely, and what happens ...

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Why is Harmony proposal closed?
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Preliminary research suggests that it is too closely related to Ethereum to warrant a separate site, and statements from others suggest that developing in Harmony is almost exactly the same as ...

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Does Area51 Stackexchange reply to the queries raised at contact?
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8 votes

Yes, we do. However, keep in mind that nobody works over the weekends and, in this particular case, Monday was a US holiday.

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It's not a fair fight. Why do negative opinions have so much greater weight than positive ones in Area 51?
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7 votes

Because historically, downvotes have been so underused that they might as well not even exist. In fact, very few complaints have ever been spawned over downvotes in proposals, and more often we have ...

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Is there a bug in the "total reputation" tab when committed users are shown?
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7 votes

The "total reputation" number will only ever match the user's reputation to the right if they have not referred any users to the proposal. The number is actually a calculation of that user's ...

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What constitutes flagging a proposal?
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To be more direct and general about your question: evidence. A list of users that recently joined the site to follow a proposal means very little. We already run checks to make sure there is no ...

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Reputation not being added to the referrer when a proposal is followed
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7 votes

You don't get reputation for people following a proposal via your referral link, only if they come back and commit once it enters that phase, and when they follow through on their commitment once it ...

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Uniswap proposal closed within hours and without justifiable cause - petition process?
5 votes

No, there's not. Uniswap is already on-topic and well-covered by the Ethereum site because it is specific to Ethereum. We are not interested in splitting off cryptography topics even more than they ...

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Would I lose the reps if the proposal where I asked questions gets closed someday?
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5 votes

Yes and no. Technically speaking, the proposal being deleted would mean you no longer get the reputation for anything that was on the proposal. It would all be removed the next time your reputation ...

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How much 'commitment' is needed from organization?
5 votes

As far as "how much" there is only one real metric: the minimum number of commitments. A proposal needs at least 200 people committed to use the site in order to succeed at the second phase. ...

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Why was the proposal for Immutable X closed?
4 votes

We are absolutely not intested in supporting more layer 2 technologies in this area and further splintering communities using similar techs. While it is far off, we ultimately hope to start merging ...

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A user who posted 11 times in the Beta is not being recognized as having "fulfilled commitment" but users with fewer than 10 posts are
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4 votes

I don't see that this user was ever committed to the proposal. It's harder to determine that when the proposal no longer shows up in the Current Commitments section, but a couple things indicate there ...

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What should this site be called?
4 votes

It should be noted that we do not hold open discussion about the names of upcoming sites. While some of our very old sites did start with customized names, we discontinued that option many years ago. ...

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When you have committed to a proposal and this proposal is deleted, why am I still commited to it?
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3 votes

It's not deleted yet, only closed. It'll be auto-deleted 30 days from its close date, at which point it will also disappear from your profile. Letting everyone go and uncommit because it's now closed ...

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Why were sites in other languages accepted before?
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3 votes

The original plan Most of the internationalization work took place before I was hired, so I am only privy to the details that were shared publicly. Part of the detail that I am familiar with is that ...

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We are in Day 180 and two users have reached 10 posts on the beta, but they are not being marked as having "fulfilled commitment"
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The daily script that voids commitments would have voided all unfulfilled commitments for Matter Modeling on October 25 at 03:00 UTC when it ran, which was 180 days after April 28 when the private ...

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We have a sponsor willing to donate a lot of money, how does it work?
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As far as I know, there are no "requirements" outside of a potential for a great community and a company that has a very legitimate interest in making sure the site succeeds. That said, it is far ...

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Can a Stack Exchange employee please connect these accounts to their network profiles?
2 votes

The accounts are unregistered users, which we cannot merge without verifying that the parent account actually created them. That is most easily done by each user contacting us to request that merge. ...

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What happened to Stack Overflow in Turkish?
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All the previously proposed Stack Overflow in {Language} proposals were closed and eventually deleted. We do not have any plans to establish further non-English sites on the network, as in it appears ...

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