Is there an indicator on Area 51 showing how many questions I still need to ask or answer before a particular commitment is fulfilled?


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You just need to make a total of 10 non-CW posts on the site (Questions or Answers). Check your profile on the site in question to see how many posts you've made, and subtract that from 10.

The requirements can be less if you participate in the private beta; see https://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/123288/154510

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    Why is this number not at least noted in the FAQ / Explanation about commitment? Why has one to search for this first before one knows exactly how committed one has to be? This does not mean that I stop providing questions and answers once I read the threshold, but any heightening of those criteria will only encourage what we all do not want: Spammy, unnecessary, duplicate, against-the-rules questions! Commented Feb 5, 2012 at 23:04
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    Additionally: The problem is that I can not "reprioritize"! Because when I joined here I frankly didn't know of this rule, I didn't realize it. Because - as said above - it isn't noted where it should be noted: Right when I commit. This doesn't mean that I wouldn't want to commit and ask questions, quite the opposite: I have quite some pressuring questions, but as I can't even "reprioritize" my 3 choices to reflect my current knowledge (& open questions), I am kept from contributing to pushing a site into beta status and beyond! Commented Feb 5, 2012 at 23:06
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    This doesn't seem to be a hard and fast rule currently. Today I fulfilled a commitment on a site in beta for 43 days with 5q + 3a = 8 total. I have (at the time of posting) 247 rep and 1s + 7c badges. So... it doesn't seem to be just "10 q+a" Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 15:18
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    Does it apply to both main and meta? Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 9:08
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    Is this officially documented anywhere now? Commented May 9, 2013 at 1:14
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    This is not in the Area 51 FAQ, which is extremely vague on what exactly constitutes fulfilling a commitment (especially for people that are heavy on only one of answering or asking).
    – mirabilos
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 15:58

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