Currently everyone can commit to 3 proposals. At this moment there are 500+ proposals on Area51 with about 25 in commitment phase, which can run for up to a year. I understand the arguments about commitment being a valuable commodity (Robert has a couple posts about, but not finding them at the moment), and I don't disagree in principal.
In keeping with the principles from across StackExchange, with more experience comes more privileges. I propose that at some level of participation a person be allowed to commit to an increased number of proposal. I have some ideas, but exactly what those indicators are should come from inside SE where more data is available to set appropriate milestones.
- For every fulfilled commitment, limit increases by one
- 1 - 1,000 combined SE family rep = 3 commit limit, 1,001 - ???? = increased by ?, etc.
- For every X number of questions or answers (includes meta) with a count of 1+ = limit increases by one (during private or public beta)
The bullet points above are not specific recommendations for how increase limits should be applied, they are just ideas on how SE staff might calculate for increased limits. This discussion is just about the concept of increase commitment limits for participation across SE.