I do not know if this is intended but I know for a fact my referral link was used to follow a proposal but I did not get any reputation for it. How does it work? Is that a bug? Or is it intended?

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You don't get reputation for people following a proposal via your referral link, only if they come back and commit once it enters that phase, and when they follow through on their commitment once it enters beta. (I'm not 100% sure if the referral carries over between the follow and commit phases. Can someone confirm?) Anyways, the only person who gains reputation for people following the proposal is the person who made the proposal. Otherwise, you have to propose question on it and get upvotes on those to gain reputation in that phase.

  • gotchya, What role does the person who proposed the site play later when it comes to beta? Commented Jun 23, 2012 at 22:22
  • None, they can only gain reputation by referring other users like everyone else. Checkout the Area 51 FAQ. Look for "What is Reputation?"
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Jun 23, 2012 at 22:24
  • I don't mean in the sense of reputation. But rather is he more directly responsible for say changing the FAQ, description or title of the proposal? Commented Jun 23, 2012 at 22:27
  • If you create a proposal, you can edit it. Also, Area51 users with 1000 reputation can edit proposals as well. Once the site moves into beta, the person who proposed it is just a regular user on the site.
    – jmort253
    Commented Jun 23, 2012 at 23:05
  • Ok got it. Thanks guys Commented Jun 24, 2012 at 3:11

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