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As everyone knows, old commitments count less than new commitments. The logic behind this is presumably that old committers may have forgotten about the site. The solution that people have found is to try to convince people to uncommit and then commit. This is obviously a hack, and not the right way for it to work.

Here's what I propose. When you are already committed to a site the button that usually says "commit" instead says "update commitment." Simply clicking it once would have the same affect as committing and uncommiting.

(I could even see the argument for having pushing "update commit" actually count for more than what you started out as. What better way to see if people are committed to visiting a site every day then having them click that button every day...)

  • Let's change the button to "Commit to stay committed" ! – Joubarc Oct 7 '11 at 14:11
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As of now, you can "update" your commitment just by visiting the proposal while logged in. This resets your commitment's decay, so its contribution to the total commitment % is the same as if you had just committed.

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    It would be nice if people (with active commitments, who haven't logged in recently) were notified that this is now the case - I'm sure there are plenty of people who have committed to a proposal but don't bother to check the site because they believe there's nothing they can do other than wait for the email notification of when private beta starts. – Peter Boughton Oct 9 '11 at 1:06
  • Sounds great. Thanks! – Noah Snyder Oct 9 '11 at 17:10
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I asked about a similar mechanism on Meta.SO, just without a button. So that visiting the proposal site would automatically refresh the proposal.

Is was marked as status-planned by an SE employee, so there seems to be some plans in that direction.

  • link to the discussion? – DForck42 Oct 7 '11 at 16:42
  • @DForck The link is in the beginning of the post. – Mad Scientist Oct 7 '11 at 17:01
  • did i really miss that, or did you do some voodoo to prevent it from showing a revision history? – DForck42 Oct 7 '11 at 17:04

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