I see that none of our questions from Area51 (https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/126698/bioacoustics?phase=definition&tab=votes#tab-top) are transferred to the Beta site. Should each author transfer their question manually?
You are right, they are not transferred automatically. This can be done only manually. Users are supposed to create quality questions from the proposals on Area 51.
Technically any user of Bioacoustics can transfer any of the proposals. Some users may not feel it is right if someone else uses their proposal. It is probably best to wait if some good proposals are left neglected.
The most important is to:
- Create high quality questions.
- Create welcoming atmosphere and not discourage fellow users.
The fact is that the questions no the definition portion of area51 are not full fleshed out questions. They are ideas of questions which could be asked on the site; essentially, the idea is to make sure that the subject of the proposed site is condusive to a wide enough range of topics that the site will run smoothly and produce lots of good content.
Once the site enters private beta, you can (if you want) take questions from there and ask them here. Bear in mind that as I mentionned before they will need more fleshing out: what have you looked up so far? What are some details regarding your specific question?