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Area 51 is the Stack Exchange Network staging zone. It's where groups of experts come together to build new Q&A sites that work just like Stack Overflow. Area 51 has its own discussion site, Area 51 Discussions. If a question is only related to Area 51, then you may ask it either here on MSE or on Area 51 Discussions (https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/323571).

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Why there is no link to Area 51 discussion in all sites in Stack Exchange?

Why is there no link to Area 51 discussion in all sites ? Are there any other sites that are not included in all sites ?
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Unable to verify [duplicate]

When verifying for Area 51, I couldn't receive any emails. I know it is not my problem because I tried 3 different email addresses (don't ask me how). 2 of them are Google and 1 is Microsoft. If two ...
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Area 51 login/signup links broken again

The login/signup links redirect to: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/login?returnurl=https%3a%2f%2farea51.stackexchange.com%2fusers%2flogin-or-signup%2fdelegated%3freturnurl%3dhttps%253a%252f%...
Danny Beckett's user avatar
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Clicking the edit button on my Area 51 profile gives a server error page

I click the edit button, and a request is made for https://area51.stackexchange.com/users/edit/<my-user-id>, and the server returns with an HTTP 302 redirect to https://area51.stackexchange.com/...
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Cannot receive the verification email from Area 51

It looks like a similar issue to Not getting any email confirmation mail from Area 51. I hit "re-send email verification to my_email_address" for a couple of times, but I didn't receive ...
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Is it possible to start a niche site / community in Area 51?

I suffer from a rare chronic health condition (CSF leaks) and it has two major groups in Facebook with over 7000 members, over 100 posts/comments per day. It's a very helpful community, but the ...
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Attempting to ask a question on Area 51 Meta changes my profile picture

Every time I click the "Ask Question" button on Area 51 Meta, it changes any profile picture I have to a default gravatar. Further clicks of the "Ask Question" button just generate ...
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Is an Area 51 replacement in the works?

In Starting the Prompt Design Site: A New Home in our Stack Exchange Neighborhood, there were two announcements: one of a new SE site (namely GenAI.SE) and one of a new site launch process... We have ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
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How can I completely log out of Area 51? [duplicate]

I've accidentally logged in with the wrong account and I wanted to log out. I've succeed to log out from Stack Exchange, but when I came to Area 51 I see that I'm still logged in. Is there a way to ...
Petəíŕd  The Deep Wizard's user avatar
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Do it already, Stack Overflow in Ukrainian (uaSO)! [duplicate]

Do it already, uaSO!, it's already unrealistic for Ukrainian programmers to be in Stack Overflow in Russian. As Ukrainian developers, we actively utilize the Russian-speaking Stack Overflow and ...
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Why is there one remaining page on Windows Phone Meta SE?

Note: while theoretically this question "Only relates to one network site", the per-site Meta is gone (or not!), so I can't really post there, so I picked MSE. On November 17th, 2022 Windows ...
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Cannot log in to Area 51 (so cannot ask this in its Discussion Zone)

I have an Area 51 account1: But I cannot log in: The option to sign up does not work either: The option to join this community starts off okay and picks up my email (which I have not screen-shot) ...
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Is it acceptable to cross-post here from Area 51 Discussion Zone, seeking advice about the scope of a proposed site?

Is it acceptable to cross-post from Area 51 discussion zone when seeking advice about the scope of a proposed site? This answer says either is fine, but I wanted to check about cross-posting in ...
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Some suggestions for reworking Area 51

First some background: In November of 2022, I proposed a site called Programming Language Design and Implementation, which has slowly progressed through the Area 51 process, and is now set to enter ...
Radvylf Programs's user avatar
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Can't join Area 51 discussions

I want to join the Area 51 (Stack Exchange site) Discussion Zone community. But when I click the "join this community", the page displays a message: Completing log in to Area 51. You will ...
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Former(?) staff member still listed as moderator on Area 51

It seems Nicolas Chabanovsky left the company? I am not sure if there will be an announcement like this one – if not, спасибо Nicholas for all the work you've done! Let me honor you with a bug report: ...
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Which Stack Exchange site would be appropriate for physical trading card games?

There are these: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/ https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/ For questions on physical/online trading card games like, https://magic.wizards.com/en http://tcg.pokemon.com/ ...
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A forum to discuss old computers: Where could I ask if anyone else would be interested? [closed]

My computer will reach the end of its official support in five days. It's a 32 bits architecture, so I can't upgrade it. I have others, including an Apple II which belonged to my dad: 5 1/4 inch ...
Alain Reve's user avatar
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Why does Area 51 grant reputation upon verifying your email?

You get 50 reputation on Area 51 when you verify your email address. Why is this only for Area 51, and not for other sites? I assume it is to let you gain the basic upvote/comment privileges, but I'm ...
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Chat is redirecting to Area 51 (2023 edition)

Any https://chat.stackexchange.com URL redirects to https://area51.stackexchange.com. This started a few minutes ago (as of this posting). This occurs for all three chat servers (chat.stackoverflow, ...
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Area 51 Discuss Link Goes to Old Chat Parent

If you go to Area 51 and click on the "chat" link, it redirects to a list of rooms that seems to be parented to discuss.area51.stackexchange.com, while the parent site that is used for new ...
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Can't register for Area 51, nor use my existing SE account (doesn't match any existing meta.SE question I can find)

I just clicked to follow a proposal on Area 51, and then confirmed my email (the usual one I use for Stack Exchange), and then refreshed my area51.SE tab. I expected that somewhere along the line here,...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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Who is it that suggests/starts a new Stack Exchange site in Area 51?

On Area 51’s FAQ page, it states “If your area of expertise doesn't already have a Stack Exchange site, propose it!”. I’m not entirely sure whether “expertise” means something similar to “professional”...
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Closed Area 51 proposals show more to anonymous users than when logged in [closed]

This is what the What If proposal looks like when logged in: That's fine, I can live with that. However, this is when not logged in: Same page, same browser (Firefox 107 x64). One in a normal window,...
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Remove "Your Own" wording from a new site proposed in Area 51

At the end of Stack Exchange sites page it is mentioned: I know there are many ways of interpreting "own" as like mentioned by Shadow The Kid Wizard over here: Single user can propose a ...
Jitendra Singh's user avatar
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How do I see when an SE site was closed? [duplicate]

It was announced today that the Windows Phone SE site had been closed. The Area 51 page lists that the site was closed after 3857 days, but is there a way to see what date an SE site was closed?
Stevoisiak's user avatar
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Change the created site category on Area 51 [duplicate]

I've just created a site on Area 51 and realized that I had set the wrong category, but realized that I couldn't change it with editing. Is the only way to delete the site and create it again tomorrow?...
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Area 51 » Login Error [duplicate]

https://area51.stackexchange.com/categories/8/technology At here, If you press the button in the picture here The error appears as shown in the picture. This error continues a few weeks ago
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How should a new site with a good userbase *outside* the Stack Exchange mainstream get itself bootstrapped?

I recently became aware of the troubles a new site in beta was facing - they had a enthusiastic community that didn't really have much overlap with the existing SE community. They put in a lot of work ...
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Change "90 days" to "6 months" in public beta notice on Area 51, and change progress bar speed if possible

On proposals for sites in public beta, in the top right, Area 51 displays the following text regarding public beta sites Sites remain in beta for at least 90 days to build up a critical mass of users,...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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Area 51: Unable to log in: No user found [duplicate]

When I click the (tiny) button to log in to Area 51, it gives an error: I obviously have to have a user account to ask a question here, so this is definitely a bug. Could this be fixed so I can ...
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Can't sign up into Area 51

I wanted to propose a new site, so I went to https://area51.stackexchange.com/ If I click on the link "Propose a new technology site" then it shows: Area 51 >> Login Error Unable to ...
Joan's user avatar
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I am a user but cannot register

Under Area 51 I am listed as an unregistered user - when I hit register it says 'unable to log in - no user found'.
Charlotte Dunn's user avatar
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Does Meta Stack Exchange reputation count for a commitment in Area 51?

As far as I understood from an old question from 2010, the Meta reputation doesn't count for the "200+ reputation" criteria in the Commitment stage of a site proposal. Is it still in this ...
Cristina Marcolin's user avatar
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The top bar on Area 51 is malformed

The top bar on Area 51 seems to be malformed: For a while now, Area 51 has been using an older version of the top bar on Stack Exchange sites, that better conforms with its 2011 design. However, it ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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Unable to join Area 51 community [closed]

I tried to join the "Area 51" community to support a proposal, but I have problems connecting to my other profiles. I commit before joining the community and this might have been the problem....
Cristina Marcolin's user avatar
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Could we add an "announcement" function to proposals?

I recently wanted to post an announcement on my proposal on Area 51, so anyone who enters the proposal can see it. But I didn't find a way to do that; should announcements go in the "discuss this ...
Luke Skycoder's user avatar
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Can't login to Area 51 on Safari

When trying to login to Area 51 on Safari (15.2, macOS Monterey 12.1), it asks me to login on Meta Stack Exchange (which is expected) but the browser gets stuck on a redirect page: In the browser ...
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What search engine software does Area 51 use?

I was on the Area 51 Stack Exchange site and used the search bar. I was confused as to why it was working so quickly and that's when I realized it was using JavaScript. Eventually I found that you can ...
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Area 51 reps and badge counts are still being updated for sites that graduated in 2019 or 2021

I have just noticed that the reputation statistics and the badge counts for users of sites that graduated in 2019 or December 2021 are still being updated, even though the other data are frozen. My ...
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Error when trying to see a revision of a proposal of Area 51 [duplicate]

When I try to see a revision of a proposal of Area 51: (I click on the "4 days ago") It shows me the error page: Here's a raw link for anyone who would like to try it: https://area51....
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Area 51 avatars not displaying

For some reason, the Area 51 gravatars are just displaying as an error. Example A: Here we can see that for every single user the avatars are incorrect. Example B: My profile on Area 51 vs my profile ...
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I got an email from someone soliciting support for an Area 51 proposal. How did they get my email address, and is this behavior allowed?

I received an email from someone telling me they noticed I was a backer on a Stack Exchange site, and asking if I would be willing to back a proposal for a related technology. The email did not go ...
Quentin Skousen's user avatar
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What is the fastest Area 51 proposal to reach the Beta stage?

The site proposal Proof Assistants has gone from Definition to completing Commitment in just over three days. Has any proposal (whether it managed through Beta or not) achieved this in a shorter ...
TheSimpliFire's user avatar
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Why is Area 51 not logging in?

I am not able to log in to Area 51, it says “Completing log in to Area 51. You will be redirected automatically.” When that error occurs this is my url: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup?...
Julius Hamilton's user avatar
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How can I change email address on Area 51? [duplicate]

It tells me to verify my old email and does not let me verify my new one. What do I do?
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Most links to old, closed Stack Exchange sites don't redirect to their Area 51 proposals anymore

A while ago, old links to Stack Exchange beta sites that were closed would redirect back to their Area 51 proposal, which would serve to inform users that the site didn't have enough activity during ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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How can I delete my Area 51 account? [duplicate]

I joined Area 51 to propose a site for identify-my-rock questions (banned at Earth Sciences). The proposal was rejected and I edited my profile with "Please delete me". That was three months ...
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Wrong Area 51 meta site URL linked in blog post

In the recent blog post Celebrating the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 years old, end of the post there is a link for Area 51 meta site. The URL is wrongly mapped and it throws a security error. ...
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Preventing cannibalism from sister sites

Many years ago, there were fewer Stack Exchange sites. Right now, Astronomy is in beta and attracts questions like this one about speed-of-light. Sure, I can see why somebody would associate this with ...
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