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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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?...
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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 ...
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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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Why isn't there a "SHARE YOUR OWN CODE" community or a "TOP IDEAS" community? [duplicate]

I sometimes tried to add the solution to a problem on Stack Overflow, so once I made code myself that I tried to share with the option "Answer your own question". It was CSS code, and ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site to discuss and identify possible scam websites?

I'm currently facing a lot of possible scam websites in the area of cryptocurrency investments. But there are other areas on the Internet where a lot of scams happens, too. I would love to have a ...
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Should we reconsider the requirements for making new cryptocurrency sites?

This post by Sara Chipps says that "Area 51 lifecycle" is one of the things that SE plans to work on in the next month (June 2021), but it's not clear what exactly is going to happen. ...
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How to reopen a closed proposal, really?

We get quite a few questions requesting that Area 51 proposals be reopened. Essentially all of these turn into discussions of the merits of specific proposals that have recently been closed rather ...
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How to gather or where to find statistics on different metrics of Stack Exchange sites?

I'm thinking about proposing a pharmacology site for Stack Exchange. However, pharmacology is a tag on Biology.SE, among other related tags, and psychopharmacology & pharmacopsychiatry are tags on ...
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Pondering a 'better' model of site creation - can we encourage more generalist sites?

While the most recent round of changes were meant to improve the chances of successful site proposals, I feel it's useful to revisit it. We're past the point of rapid growth in site numbers - and a ...
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Area 51 uses insecure avatar generation

Area 51 uses a different system for avatars than the rest of the network. While on every other site Gravatar URIs are salted, on Area 51 they aren't because it hasn't been updated (Area 51 uses a ...
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Why isn't it possible to launch a non-English SE site? [duplicate]

I'd like to launch a site in French: https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/125462/transition-ecologique, but my proposal got blocked by a rule I wasn't aware of (since there exist foreign ...
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How can an existing site join the network?

According to an answer on Which Stack Exchange sites weren't proposed in Area 51?, several of our current network sites were pre-existing sites that somehow "joined" the network and ...
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Why do negative scores of example questions on Area 51 get reset to 0 whenever someone votes to close them?

I just cast the final close vote to close some example questions on an Area 51 proposal. Those questions had very low scores, around -3 and -5. However, as soon as the questions got closed, their vote ...
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How can we preserve Area 51 sites that get closed during the beta?

This is the second time I've been hit by an Area 51 site I got really involved in (Productivity.SE), being closed due to "not enough activity" (the first was Startups). Productivity.SE was ...
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Robert Cartaino's profile is linked with "moderator on 3 other sites" on the Area 51 page

On the Bioinformatics Area 51 page, I saw Robert Cartaino's profile in the "edited by" section. In his profile I saw that he is "moderator on 3 other sites", so I have searched on ...
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Improve the vertical spacing of "People reached" in Area 51 Discussions profile

In my profile at Area 51 Discussions, the alignment of the "Estimated number of people reached" label is too close to the "Posts edited" and flagging/voting history labels: It ...
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Are general "let's discuss this proposal" threads allowed on Area 51 Discussion Zone?

A recent proposal on Area 51 has yielded a corresponding question (About Islam medical science) on Area 51 Discussion Zone, with the "question" simply a statement of the proposal's merits ...
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"Helpful Links" should be more visible in Ask Question page, Area 51 Discussions

The text color of the links to How to ask a good question, and The help center on Area 51 Discussions Ask Question page are way too dark: Dark enough, in fact, to be mistaken for regular text and not ...
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"More Communities" list magnifying-glass icon doesn't disappear when searching Area 51 and Network Chat

On Area 51, I clicked the "More Stack Exchange communities" to return to Meta, and noticed that the "magnifying-glass" icon in the "More Communities" list, was pasted ...
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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? Prior to today, the More Stack Exchange Communities list in the top bar contained a link to Area 51. However, ...
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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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