Proposal: General Aviation

Hey everyone, just wanted to throw up a note here to see if we can coordinate our voting to get us into the next phase.

In order for a question to be considered "on-topic" or "off-topic" it needs 20 votes. I'd encourage you to take a look at the top on-topic and off-topic questions and if you feel they represent the site to redistribute your votes to any with less than 20 votes.

We only need 3 on-topic and 4 off-topic votes to proceed to the next phase, let's do this!

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    I think the admins said they didn't want promotional discussion topics here, sorry man. Feb 6 '11 at 19:52
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    Not sure how we're expected to coordinate our community then...
    – joshperry
    Feb 6 '11 at 20:46
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    I agree with you. The comments were used to educated followers. Now we have nothing to do this job. However rules are rules.
    – Maniero
    Feb 6 '11 at 23:42
  • @joshperry - you could try starting a discussion about this over on meta: meta.stackoverflow.com Feb 8 '11 at 0:12
  • @Wikis - start a discussion about a private space for followers to discuss their proposal, or a discussion about what this question was about?
    – joshperry
    Feb 8 '11 at 0:36
  • @joshperry - the latter, or specifically ask your question about how you are to coordinate the community. In other words, if you can't add your question here, where can you add it? Feb 8 '11 at 1:03

I asked exactly this at the start of the new Area 51 format. You can learn from my mistake by seeing the original question:

and from the meta discussion:

As a side note to admins - I suggest adding this to the FAQ.


I guess the idea of redistributing votes is not going to be received well. I've been discussing a similar topic on a different thread and I think we could be smarter about how we distribute our votes in order to get us to the commit phase.

This is an excerpt from my reply on the other thread:

What I suggest is that we think about why we have voted for a question as being on-topic (or off). If there is another question that we would vote for as being on-topic for exactly the same reason, and if it has more votes, then maybe we should vote for that one instead.

So I'm only suggesting that we move votes from one question to another if the questions cover the same ground. They're still probably both very good example questions but without focussing our votes we might never make any progress.

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