I commited to some new proposal which I were interested in, but I seldom got questions on the new SE in beta, and I don't have the knowledge to answer the questions there too.

Is there no other way to fulfill a commitment other than asking and answer more questions? And how much questions and answers should I ask and answer?

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    See this meta post.
    – Ambo100
    Jan 30, 2012 at 10:33
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    @Ambo100: please notice that post is vague and does not give exact figures
    – o0'.
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:26
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    There are several questions here about fulfilling commitments, but few with useful information: this is probably the closest to an official answer I could find. Jan 31, 2012 at 15:18
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    This is actually hard: for example, I tend to have very few questions myself, and focus on answers and comments. Also, the Area 51 FAQ doesn’t list how many, for example, questions are needed…
    – mirabilos
    Feb 5, 2014 at 15:57

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According to Matthew Read's answer in this discussion post, 10 posts must be made in order fulfill commitment:

You just need to make a total of 10 non-CW posts on the site (Questions or Answers).

EDIT: Per my question in another thread, the site also needs to be out of private beta.


As far as I know, the commit is fulfilled when you ask and(/or?) answer 5 (10?) questions. Not sure about exact figures, as you can see.

You also get the commit slot back when (if) the site leaves beta. No idea what happens in case the site gets deleted, but I guess you get it back too.

If you have no questions to ask nor knowledge to answer, it means you likely aren't really helping the site to grow, so it's only fair if your commit isn't considered fulfulled.

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    I've seen a post on Meta that mentions 10 questions/answers are required. Per-site meta posts don't count.
    – Ambo100
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:30
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    @Ambo100: I see nothing like that in that thread...
    – o0'.
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:56
  • I've seen it on another post, which I cannot find. Only this questions mentions the 10 post threshold required for the Beta badge.
    – Ambo100
    Jan 30, 2012 at 19:11
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    I wonder why don't they give a solid figure on this. Jan 31, 2012 at 7:25
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    +1, agreed, this info should be in the Area 51 FAQ.
    – JW8
    Feb 15, 2012 at 0:06

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