Questions tagged [area51]

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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Would a Stack Exchange site devoted to military-related matters be off-topic? [duplicate]

On Area 51, there were at least two proposals. Both were deleted. Proposals with insufficient activity are subject to removal. Occasionally, proposals may also be removed for reasons of moderation: ...
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How to get the Autobiographer badge in Area 51-discussion / Area 51 meta

I signed up on Area 51 and filled out my profile there to get the Autobiographer badge, which also worked. It was only later that I came across the Area 51 Discussion Zone (Area 51-discussion) and had ...
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Why is the Area 51 site no longer showing up on the More Stack Exchange Communities list?

Why is the Area 51 site no longer showing up on the More Stack Exchange Communities list? When I hit the link to the Stack Exchange Communities on the top right corner of my screen, I have noticed ...
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Is there an Area 51 policy on offering money to people who follow or commit to their proposals?

I just received this email from XYZ@SOMECRYPTO.com (XYZ and SOMECRYPTO are not the real names): I’m XYZ, a community member of SOMECRYPTO, a high-throughput and high-security blockchain platform. Our ...
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Are there any banned subjects on Area 51?

I know of the following rules for creating a proposal on Area 51: The scope must be reasonably well-defined, not too unclear (e.g. "cool stuff"), too opinion-based (e.g. "car reviews&...
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When will Stack Exchange begin accepting proposals for non-English sites again?

A proposal for a Stack Overflow in Arabic was just closed with a message referring the creator to a five year old post which refers the reader to another post mentioning (from Tim Post ♦) that the ...
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Is there a way of seeing the evolution of the statistics of a site as a function of time?

Is there a way of seeing the evolution of the statistics of a site as a function of time? For example, I would like to see these statistics (e.g. number of visits, regular users, number of questions,...
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“One day flies” phenomenon and community metrics in Area 51

The community metrics in Area 51 give a great impression of an SE community health. Also, I've seen the following statement from a research paper: An interesting characteristic of SO is that about ...
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Area 51 login no longer redirects nor logs in

For a long time, Area 51 has required a separate login process even after one has logged in to the rest of the network. One would click on the "log in" button in the header on Area51 and ...
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Could a site be created that does not collect PII? [duplicate]

Last fall, Tim Post ♦ mentioned that the primary reason that the accounts of underage users are deleted on sight is that there are laws against holding a minor's Personally Identifiable Information (...
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General recommendations to increase the number of questions of a site

Our site is Earth Science. I have asked this too at our meta, but maybe you can give us some recommendations applicable to other Stack Exchange sites and so a helpfull question here on main meta. ...
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Bug in Area 51 Proposal? [I follow a proposal but am not shown as follower]

I just followed the proposal for an Arabic language in Area 51, but am not shown in the followers list. This might be a bug.
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Should the wording “Want to start your own Stack Exchange Q&A site?” be changed?

From the bottom of the sites page: It feels like Want to start your own Stack Exchange Q&A site? is the wrong phrase: people cannot create their own Stack Exchange Q&A site through Area ...
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How do I check my flagging record on Area 51? [duplicate]

As of late, I have been flagging proposals on Area 51, primarily to alert moderators to proposals that have failed to meet minimum activity requirements but have not yet been closed or removed as ...
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Is there a mechanism for closing graduated SE sites?

I'm familiar with the Area 51->Beta->Graduation process for creating new SE sites, but is there an established mechanism for closing SE sites either permanently or temporarily? Has it been done before?...
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I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address [duplicate]

I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address; here is a screenshot to indicate this: Well, This problem seems to be related to another ...
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Area51 site says “no user found” if I press register button

I have create an account from "sign up" button in the Area51 site but when I try to connect me to Area51 site it says "No user found". I have followed a topic that interest me and seems it have ...
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After the recent CM departures, are there plans to shut down network sites or Area 51?

Yesterday, there were some major staffing changes, and the end result is that two long-time Community Managers, Shog9 and Robert Cartaino, are no longer with Stack Overflow, Inc. This seems to be a ...
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Shog9 and Robert Cartaino are still listed as moderators in Area 51 Discussion

Based on the posts Thank you, Shog9 and Thank You, Robert Cartaino, they no longer work for Stack Exchange, and their moderator access was revoked from all the Stack Exchange sites. However, when I ...
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Google+ option is not yet removed from Area 51 share this popup

In April 2019, Google+ shut down their services to the consumers. But still the Google+ icon is displayed in the Area 51 - Proposal's "Share This" popup. Clicking on Google Plus (g+) icon ...
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Moderators on Area51 sites

I know that Stack Exchange sites need moderators. It takes quite a long time to get 10k reputation and because of this, I want to know if this limit is the same on Area51 sites. It seems, that public ...
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What do I do with a very low quality Area 51 proposal?

Once every few weeks, I encounter a proposal on Area 51 that is obviously DOA. The proposal's scope is often nonsensical, overly broad, horrendously narrow, and/or covered well by existing sites on ...
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Forced to login to Meta to be able to login to Area51

I was forced to login to Meta Stack Exchange to be able to login to Area51. Is this expected?
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Does the question reputation increase apply to Area 51?

Recently, the reputation for question upvotes to the asker increased from 5 to 10 reputation per question. On Area 51, I still seem to have 5 Internet points per question. Area 51 doesn't have ...
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Can I access Area 51 from the Stack Exchange app? [duplicate]

I'm trying to access Area 51 from my Stack Exchange app. But it is not showing any options to go. Is Area 51 accessible from the app?
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How do I view the pre-existing community for a current Area 51 proposal?

A proposal on Area 51 was recently closed by a staff member with a comment that contained Please do not disregard the community requirement when submitting a proposal. When you submit this proposal ...
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Bug when trying to join Area 51 community

I'm having troubles joining Area 51 community. From here https://area51.stackexchange.com/ if I click on Log in, I'm redirected on a page saying "Completing log in to Area 51, you will be redirected ...
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Why do some Area 51 profiles not have a network profile? [duplicate]

I was stalking searching some user profiles under new proposals on Area 51. I found some accounts do not have a network profile page. If we click on Network profile in the profile page in Area 51, we ...
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Is it fine to promote an Area51 proposal on any meta site?

I am not much of a meta guy but I do understand that the meta sites are usually scoped to their related main sites. I saw a proposal on Area51 and I liked it. Since there is a related existing SE ...
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Mark 200 reputation in the privilege ladder

Despite being an important mark, the reaching of 200 reputation is not marked in the privilege ladder. The achievement grant in fact some privileges around the SE network Qualification for an ...
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Unable to login Area51 for more than a year

Earlier I faced a similar issue which was solved but this time I have been facing another error. Following screen is shown when I press on log in link: Following screen is shown when I press on ...
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Area 51 login apparently requires the HTTP referer to be on

I have a Mac on Mojave 10.14.6 (10.15 is newest) with Firefox 69.0.1 (according to Mozilla's website, the current release is 69.0.3). I just tried to log in to Area 51, and got stuck on the page ...
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Login Issues at Area51

I don't seem to be able to login to Area51. I tried many times but get the same issue: The URL I am getting redirected to is: https://area51.stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/login-or-...
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Where do I get a community for a proposal? [duplicate]

For a proposal I need 200 people. My Question is simple: Where do I find them? Is there any site, or other social network for proposing stack sites or similar to this use?
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I can't flag a post on Area 51 even though I have 15 reputation

I can't flag a post even though I have over 15 reputation on Area 51. It still says I have flags remaining. I have not been banned from flagging. Why?
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Exact dates of stages before launch of a website [duplicate]

Is it possible to know the exact dates at which Stack Exchange websites have passed each of the development stages before being launched officially? I refer to date of proposal, date of commitment, ...
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Why aren't “minimum requirements not met” asterisks on Area 51 shown to logged-out users?

Today, I noticed that there were a large amount of proposals which did not meet the 3-day minimum requirements. Ordinarily, there is an asterisk shown next to each one that does not meet them: ...
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Area 51's name is broken in app [duplicate]

Small thing, but might be worth noting. I added Area 51 on my site list via the desktop site, but on my android app it shows up as Tapping the broken name crashes the SE app. I get that Area 51 isn't ...
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Add launch date to Area 51 proposal page

Currently, the launch date of a site is only shown as a relative timestamp. That's fine if this happened recently, but for example Bitcoin's page says the site was launched "1 year ago". That's rather ...
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Not able to log in to Area 51

Tried on Safari and Chrome, getting same issue. I can login to other sites like SO and this one. Tried on a different machine and still having same issue.
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How do I sign up for Area 51 when I get a completing redirect page?

I want to sign up for Area 51 however, I always get stuck with this page, is their something that can be done about this? Is there something I am missing? I want to propose a new site but ...
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Renewing a closed beta on Area 51

Is it possible to bring back a proposal for a site that was closed a few years ago due to lack of traffic? The site was very close to fulfilling all the requirements. The only problem was that it had ...
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Why was the main criterion for graduation specifically chosen as 10 questions per day?

Prior to July 2015, site graduation was basically decided subjectively by the SE team, based on the site's Area 51 statistics and the capacity of the design team. From what I recall, it was basically ...
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Non-English meta and Area 51

Not speaking English should not be a reason for your concerns not being taken into account. We are probably losing a great deal of knowledge and ideas due to the language barrier. I know there are ...
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Area 51 has the same logo as Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Consider: I'm not sure if it's reproducible, but it doesn't change after refresh either. It seems to be a bug. Even here:
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Why is Area 51 showing the Stack Overflow logo on Site Stats?

We see site stats on the home page of beta sites. Below the site stats, we have two more options to show the stats in detail. Area 51 Stack Exchange Previously, the Area 51 showed a Area 51 logo ...
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Area51 visit/day and total users statistics are broken

Bi-weekly I help with writing down the Area51 statistics of 2 beta websites in this Meta Sustainability SE post and this Meta Martial Arts SE post. We do this so all site users can monitor growth of ...
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Does Area 51 have its own history or usage stats?

Area51.SE has the usage statistics and other information about all the other Stack Exchange networks except itself. I even searched it on the site and as the screenshot above shows, there is no ...
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Area 51 navigation bar doesn't display properly in half-window mode

When in half-windowed mode, the Area 51 top navigation bar's dark blue background breaks on the right side of the screen, showing the text over the background image, in Firefox and Chrome.
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Does Stack Exchange generally “not split off subjects simply to give them their own space”?

On my Area 51 proposal for an anti-natalism site (unilaterally closed and now deleted, as I recorded here, Robert Cartaino commented: This subject is already well-covered by a live Stack Exchange ...

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