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Aside from the "gen-u-wine™" thing I actually want to have the global-inbox enabled in Area 51 (maybe http://stackexchange.com too).

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Prolonged exposure to the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ is not a part of this test. –  Powerlord Oct 6 '10 at 20:43
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+1, I was about to ask this myself. –  Michael Kristofik Nov 16 '10 at 16:12
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Isn't that spelt gen-u-whine? –  Andrew Grimm Nov 21 '10 at 3:40
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@Chacha: The StackExchange™ GlobalTag MegaBlender™ refers to the global tag-set feature. This is different from the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ here. –  KennyTM Nov 21 '10 at 8:07
    
+1 For dashed freehand cirlce. –  muntoo May 18 '11 at 21:20

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We finally just added the gen-u-wine™ StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ to Area 51! Sorry that took so long.

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As to the why, Area 51 does not have an API. While this does not mean they couldn't show the data from the other sites that do have an API, I suspect it is omitted to try and avoid confusion.

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Meh, I doubt this is the reason. Looking at the ajax request pulled by that thing, you can see that it's making requests to http://stackexchange.com/genuwine for hot questions and sites, and sitename/inbox/genuwine for the inbox, so it has nothing to do with the site specific API. I think it's far more likely because A51's codebase branched off before that button was added, and the team never bothered to update it to add the button. –  Yi Jiang Nov 21 '10 at 9:11
    
@YiJiang, I think it would be a bit confusing to have the inbox there but not have it showing activity from A51. –  Rebecca Chernoff Nov 21 '10 at 15:38
    
That's would be a reason why activities from A51 doesn't show up, not why the button doesn't exist. Also, I doubt that's the reason. The lack of an API simply means the team doesn't see a need to publish one, not necessarily because the data isn't there. –  Yi Jiang Nov 21 '10 at 15:41
    
@YiJiang, obviously I'm not in a position to speak officially on this. I really have no idea! –  Rebecca Chernoff Nov 21 '10 at 15:49
    
It's been months, and guess what? Now you are in a position to speak officially on this, haha~ –  Grace Note Jan 28 '11 at 18:50

I think they have not yet figure out how to integrate the two different types of sites they have created. Area 51 draws on the other accounts differently than a usual stack exchange account. Maybe they just haven't got a coder to the problem, or they are waiting for more data on the issue.

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