Proposal: Digital Preservation

I was noticing that this proposal has everything it needs to get started except it's short of people with reputation on other Stack Exchange sites.

It's great that there are so many people committed to this proposal who are new to Stack Exchange, but we could get this launched more quickly if some of the more than 200 new folks would take some time trying out one of the other sites. Surely, with 88 other sites, there must be something worth looking at?

  • The proposal only needs seven more people with reputation 200+ on other sites. It would be nice if friends/followers could be reminded somehow - so close! Jan 30, 2013 at 15:07

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A semi-related field that many Digital Preservation people might be interested in is Genealogy & Family History

That proposal is (as I write this) very close to getting into Commitment Phase and, even if you don't want to follow or commit to it, it can use your upvotes on some of it's questions that have scores just under 10.

  • The Genealogy & Family History proposal is now in the commitment phase. Here's to hoping the two commitment projects are able to generate some synergy from those with reputation.
    – GeneJ
    Sep 16, 2012 at 13:27

You might want to consider adding more DP content to the Library and Information Science Stack Exchange too.


I'v managed to get reputation pretty quickly on English Language and Usage. It might appeal to other library-oriented people as well.

  • There's also a new beta, English for Language Learners which is more about practical use of English (EL&U is more about the study of the language).
    – SF.
    Feb 13, 2013 at 10:13

And getting active on other sites isn't that hard. Asking questions (on-topic on other sites, of course) will gather you some points easily...


Genealogy & Family History went thru a similar phase. See getting-more-expert-committers-become-one-yourself. I think GFH has more in common than just a similar startup. I believe many genealogists are interested in digital preservation and hopefully the inverse is true as well.

GFH is now in beta. Join that site and link your user id's and you are halfway there. Many of the questions on this site have potential relevance to the genealogical community. Ask some questions, answer any you can - and you'll have 200 in no time.

See what-should-i-be-doing-to-preserve-digital-media as a slow pitch maybe someone from this community could take a swing at to gain some rep and get to 200.

Remember to vote! If you liked someone's question or answer, help them get rep by voting for their questions or answers. This is a good thing to do anyway - but is particularly important for users on digital preservation to get enough 200+ rep committers.


Many people have commited to this proposal because of invitation, but they haven't even created their own StackExchange accounts. If they won't be active on any existing site, they probably won't be active here. I think.many of them are just interested in reading what others have to say. The inviters should feel responsible to the.people they invite to explain, that commiting is the public promise to be active participant of the site, and not only reader.

  • That's a good point. Anyone who has invited others - have you talked to your invitees about this? Jan 7, 2013 at 21:32

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