It seems that the current most prohibitive figure is the number of people with activity on other SE sites. Not sure if advertisement on SO is allowed, but one sure method would be for people to get an account with SO and ask/answer one or two questions. Its not very hard to get above the 200+ rep.

Proposal: Robotics

  • And what is the question?
    – bytebuster
    Sep 6, 2012 at 11:19
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    There is no question. It's a discussion. The stupid and irritating thing about Area 51 is that it makes it very difficult for followers and committers to discuss the proposal and how to take it forward. You get told off for writing announcements, so the only way is to start a discussion. Sep 6, 2012 at 11:27
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    The question is "How do we attract committers with a large amount of activity on other Stack Exchange sites?" I thought it was pretty obvious. The lack of a particular punctuation mark should not be throwing you for a loop if you have some basic reading comprehension skills. Sep 6, 2012 at 12:04

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I think it would be a good idea to just go and tell as many people as you can find. If you know anyone who is interested in Robotics, e-mail them, ask them to commit, and also introduce them to some of the other Stackexchanges that they might find interesting.

Mention this on other forums. Mention it in the chat rooms of other Stackexchanges.

We're actually doing very well. We're about to pass Theoretical and Applied Robotics (26%) and we have more committers in total. And we've done this in just 2 days!


Another problem is that only +- 25% of the person who commited here are active on stackoverflow, and even fewer to another sites. Asking questions (relevant ones, of course) in other sites would help a lot.


I would not worry too much for now about that particular issue, since the Robotics proposal does not have the necessary number of committed people anyway. We have currently a ratio of 1/4 between the total number of committed people and the number of committed people with 200+ reputation

  • It is a concern. Currently we have 57% of the committers we need, but only 31% of the 200+ committers we need. So this is where we need the most help. Sep 10, 2012 at 10:22
  • We need 200 committed people and "only" 100+ with 200 or more. The current ratio is a bit less than 4 to 1, which is not nice but not totally alarming. I would worry first about getting the 200 committed persons and then about the rest, simply because the other robotic proposals did not even reach 200 committed persons ! Sep 10, 2012 at 11:49

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