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Proposal: Drupal Answers

I've heard rumors that "project specific proposals are no longer accepted." Is that why we're stuck at 99%? Did the WordPress peeps pay someone off? Inquiring minds want to know! ;)

  • I noticed this last night, when it turned 99% it was roughly 319/320 users. So 1% is 3.19 users round up to say 6 to take into account the current temperature in Brazil and a butterfly flapping it's wings in tibet and there have still been more users sign up since. – digital Feb 25 '11 at 9:56
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It looks like commitment percentage is much more complicated than you might expect! I remember working out that, when we were on about 250, we'd get to 100% with 300 users. That calculation was far too naive! :-)

  • That's clear. So, the task now is to find more users with 200+ rep to commit. :) – Josh Koenig Feb 25 '11 at 18:38
  • Agreed, the commitment percentage is not only much more complicated, but seems to be more subjective than objective. I'm kind of puzzled as well as to why this hasn't rolled over to beta when the WordPress Answers site rolled over quickly, as noted on the above-referenced link: "The WordPress Answers proposal is one exception. A lot of people came over from the wp-hackers list on WordPress.org when I announced it, and as such, only have 51 rep. The comments show great activity potential, but the rep shows almost none. This is, of course, the ultimate goal, to bring in outsiders." – suzecampbell Feb 25 '11 at 19:27
  • Actually, we have over 100 users with 200+ rep. At 10 per page, we're currently at 105: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/… – Josh Koenig Feb 25 '11 at 22:05
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We're at 100% now, yay.

Anyways if you want to know about how the commitment procentage is calculated, checkout this post. It might have changed, but the general idea is probably the same.

Getting a beta site is a good start, and will probably move some traffic away from the SO drupal tag. One thing we need to keep in mind, is that a good beta site might not be enough to get the site launched. Take Geographic Information Systems which is looking good and have been in beta for over 200 days. Only 90 days is required.

If we want this site, we need to put some effort into the beta site when it's launched, to show that we have a lot of Drupal experts that are willing to answer tough questions.

  • Well, I'm a Drupal novice with lots of questions; that's why I was so keen on this site to enter beta! Hopefully, folk like me will come in handy, too :) – Bobby Jack Feb 25 '11 at 23:15
  • Yes. Now the real work begins. I am glad we got this done before DrupalCon though! :) – Josh Koenig Feb 26 '11 at 19:14
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Looking at this, it's likely that the problem is there's too few people with a reputation of over 200, for example mine here is only 151 despite being active on Serverfault

  • You need 200 reputation on only one site, which you do. – Borror0 Feb 25 '11 at 13:41
  • Yes, it's having 200 rep on any one site. So we need more people to sign up with 200+ rep on any other single SX site. – Chaulky Feb 25 '11 at 15:59

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