A genealogy site proposal has been reopened in an attempt to get it going again.

Is there any way to contact all the people who supported the original genealogy proposal, to see if they might support the new proposal?

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No. That data is no longer publicly available.

(it would be really nice if it was though, I agree)

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    The information actually is still there, as proposals are only soft-deleted in the system. It'd only be gone if those users who participated had since deleted their profiles. We would not, however, consider contacting past participants in such a way. The data is considered stale and blindly emailing a bunch of users to "click all the buttons again, maybe it'll work this time" isn't a good strategy for starting a site.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 29, 2023 at 2:50
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    Wow! An answer and a comment @animuson 10 1/2 years after my question. That must be close to a record. p.s. The site has been running now for 10 years and 3 months now. It's still in beta however. We'd love to see it promoted to a real site. genealogy.stackexchange.com
    – lkessler
    Jan 29, 2023 at 7:11
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    @animuson am I correct that the data is no longer publicly available? If I'm incorrect I guest that SE would be violating a bunch of privacy laws, hence the assumption. If the data (including the email address) is still there, SE is probably already violating GDPR, but that's not always evil in my opinion.
    – iwein
    Feb 2, 2023 at 22:44

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