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What is the difference between “only applicable to one specific site” and “a general question stems from a specific example”?

The reason I ask Would adding more examples to a post be acceptable? in the mother meta instead of the child meta is because I think it's applicable to other sites as well. So what is the difference ...
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Proposed question on Area51 is missing when I'm logged into Area51

On my Area51 profile, you can see that I proposed the following question: When I click on that link in Safari, it correctly goes to page 2 of the Example Questions on the Social Conventions site and ...
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Has SO ever found a new better solution to a problem

So I was looking at this problem in which someone asked for a solution that hasn't been figured out or doesn't exist at all. This made me wonder if stackoverflow ever produced a solution to a problem ...
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“Post Your Example Question” button becomes inactive if I post a new question too early

On Area51 I open a proposal, go to the page bottom and enter a question into the form, then press "Post Your Example Question" button - the question is posted. Then I enter another question there and ...
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Where do “Suggest a technology for X” questions go?

OP tells about his project and asks which technologies/frameworks might be suitable for him. Where do these kinds of questions go?
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Where to ask “Examples of {technology} in production?” SO? Programmers? Non-SE?

Sometimes it helps to see examples what others have built to understand a technology or to be inspired. I've seen a few of this style of question on SO before, but it strikes me as somewhat ...
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“Not a good example” questions should not be great example questions

Area 51 has a mechanism for making sure that dubious questions are not counted among the five good off-topic questions: they need four times as many off-topic votes as on-topic votes. There should ...
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Answering example questions on Area 51

Hello, all! Is it recommended / allowed to answer example questions in Area 51?
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Cannot create example questions on Area51

I can't create example questions on Area51. I have reputation 151, which should be enough according to the FAQ. Actually I cannot do anything. When trying to upvote a comment I get a message "This ...
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Link example questions to their beta-pendants if existing, paste it into “Ask new Question” otherwise

New folks may stumble upon a good example question and wonder if that question has already been answered in beta. Clicking on the question should no longer link to the (now rather obsolete) definition-...
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Is it OK to post an example question to multiple Area51 proposals?

There are two proposals on Area51 which I am interested in, particularly because I believe that they provide a nice way of segmenting a field. Would it be acceptable to post the same questions to both ...
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When a site passes from commit phase to beta phase, are the good question examples automatically created? [duplicate]

When a Q&A site passed from commit phase to beta phase, are the questions that have been marked as good example be automatically created?
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Can't propose question on area51 site in definition phase?

I am able to enter my question in the edit box, but the 'Post' button does nothing. I don't see anything about this in the FAQ.
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What happens to the top five on-topic and off-topic questions when a site goes live?

I went to the new Web Applications site (now in beta), and I noticed that the top five on-topic example questions and off-topic questions were not mentioned at all in the FAQ. I was quite surprised ...
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What's with all the [brackets] on Area51?

Ok so there is a trend on Area51 to write example questions with lots of square bracket "variables", like this: What [things] should I [do] with my [stuff]? This is done in order to ...
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Should (or will) a proposed site's “Great On-Topic Example” questions be automatically included in its beta?

I've read some great on-topic example questions on Area 51. My questions: Should a proposed site's "Great On-Topic Example" questions be automatically included in its beta? Will a proposed site's "...
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Should Single Transferable Voting (STV) be used to choose the best example questions?

I think STV will give a better result, but it may be too complex to put in the UI. By getting a user to put all questions in order of how useful they for defining the site and say if each question is ...
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Revisions of area51 example questions not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Revisions not showing. I got the notification of a revision at this question but all I see is empty revisions and the edit links link to a 404 (http://area51.stackexchange.com/...
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Cannot edit example questions?

I find today that I can't edit example questions on area51. I have enough rep according to the faq, but all I see are "link" and "flag". I can edit proposals themselves, though. Something hinky is ...
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voting and posing example questions should only be allowed for followed proposals

and maybe additionally joining a new proposal should either cost some rep or be limited (per week or in total)
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separate own questions from others

So one doesn't waste time trying to vote on ones own questions but can easily tidy them up
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rep for judging example questions instead of for posing them

Currently area51 is overrun by proposals and questions that are sometimes not of very high quality. I think the problem is, many are addicted to the rep-system (I won't even exclude myself) and ...
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Marking questions as “potentially on-/off-topic”

Could we have some non-public, pre-vote way to give ourselves a better overview? For example, on proposals with 50+ questions we could use this to better distribute those few real votes currently ...
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Example question links don't work

Typing http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1338/gaming/3311#3311 into the address bar just sends me to the first page. It's as though the "3311#3311" isn't there. It doesn't appear to be ...
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List contributors on a proposal below followers

I don't agree that people should be followers prior to voting on or adding example questions on proposals in Area 51. However, I do think there should be some additional accountability, and so propose ...
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On Area 51 example questions, what are the criteria for classing a question as 'on-topic'?

This question below has 16 yeses to 1 no and is classed as on-topic Whereas this question has 6 yeses to 10 nos and isn't classed as on-topic or off-topic Are there certain criteria before a ...
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More deletion votes for example questions

Have I misunderstood the deletion criteria for Area 51? I just ran into my 3 per day limit, and I feel like I've barely begun browsing site proposals. If I have understood correctly, can we have ...
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“Meh” questions should be pruned after aging

"Meh" questions serve little purpose on Area51 - they are obvious, and lend no assistance in determining what the site is about. Once a proposal reaches 20 followers or so (ie, there are many people ...
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Area 51 — Polls and meta questions

Are questions like this appropriate? [Meta] Should this be for research level questions ONLY, in a similar fashion to mathoverflow.net? Should this SE try and accommodate everything from ...
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What format should Area 51 questions take?

I've been dealing with this since my first visit to Area 51, but I thought it was by design. Now it seems it's not just me; Joel Spolsky described my issue eloquently. Relevant snippet (emphasis ...
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Revisions should be visible on Area51

Example question and proposal revisions should be visible on Area51 so one can see how the questions and proposals have been refined over time. While one could post 10 questions that split hairs to ...
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Is there a way to search example questions on Area51?

I posed an example question that had already been covered. If there were a way to search before I asked a question, or if possible duplicate questions were shown to me as I asked it could eliminate ...