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Elrond Network has one of the strongest community in the blockchain space and massive engagement from both new devs and non-tech folks. You can check the numbers here -> https://growth.elrond.com/ and just check the Awareness tab. We have thousands of people in different countries actively contributing on different collaterals and co-projects around ...


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Viewing the top rated questions, and considering Academia is expressly open to questions about research in industry, government, etc. I'm inclined to agree - Open Science is a subset of the type of questions that are already accepted in Academia.SE, and I don't think either community will particularly benefit from splitting them off.


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In my opinion the influx of new users is normal given the fact that the proposal is only 1 week old. Elrond also has a strong community that is increasing day by day, and it is reasonable to deduct that a lot of new users that are interested in the project are coming from those communities. I do not understand the reason why would you close a proposal that ...


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This is because of the volume of recent new followers to the area 51 site. This is what the official FAQ page says: A good Q&A site needs a lot of people to support it, so users are asked to invite their friends and help build the community. This is what we did. The Elrond project has a big community. Maiar was installed 575,000 times! Only one of the ...


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I agree. The questions are interesting but can be asked on academia SE with more chance to get good feedback. I get the feeling this proposal and its following is more about promoting open science than about the Q&A aspect.


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To be more direct and general about your question: evidence. A list of users that recently joined the site to follow a proposal means very little. We already run checks to make sure there is no irregular voting propping up a proposal when we do our proposal review at the beginning of the commitment phase (or somewhere around that time). If we see a lot of ...


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I personally would not jump to conclusions without taking into account the entire context. The way I see it for this particular case, but I feel most points could relate to any topic: The number of accounts you see are a result of community mobilisation on other platforms which leverage communication, but have the main problem of being intrinsically linear, ...


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A similar question to ask is what value this community adds beyond current forums where open science is discussed. Mozilla Science, for instance, already has a perfectly good forum ( https://forum.mozillascience.org/ ) where individuals can ask open science questions and post events. What would having a StackExchange community for open science do that this ...


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You said : "There could also be voter fraud (meaning people creating multiple accounts and then voting up as many questions to 10 votes as possible)" But it doesn't make sense. Why would anyone waste time making multiple accounts (when it takes so long to make an account) just to vote multiple times, while the Elrond community is huge? Here is a ...


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Close votes on Area51 expire after sometime. It will automatically be withdrawn if 4 other people do not vote to close.


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Add a comment saying that you voted to close the question, but you now see the merits of it and hope that no one else votes to close it.


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