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The "rarely-visited meta" — as you called it — was a big part of the problem. Meta hosts the core governance of the site. I wish I could point you to the myriad of efforts that went into getting this site going again. The Community Managers, Moderators, and top avid users tried valiantly through a multi-year effort to try to energize this ...


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Being frustrated with how the Answers.Onstartups knowledge was closed, we re-created the community over the last month: Bright Journey More details on this answer here: Site "On Startups" is closed - what to do now? It took us a month working on this 'round the clock, but it was well worth it. There was tremendous knowledge on the site and ...


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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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UPDATE: We have transitioned all accounts. In order to regain access to your old Answers.Onstartups account either: Use the forgot password feature: http://www.brightjourney.com/a/password/new OR If you signed up using Facebook or Google+, just login as normal: http://www.brightjourney.com/a/login === ORIGINAL POST: After a month of working round the ...


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I visited answers.onstartups.com nearly every day for almost two years. I even checked the meta site most days. My complaint with what happened is that we were never told, "If you don't fix this, we'll have to shut it down." It was, "This site is shutting down November 12th." At that point, there were actually quite a few people there trying to find a way to ...


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I'm sorry that this jarred you, we posted a notice there well over a month ago letting folks know that the site would be closing. I probably should have moved a recap of that here once the site redirected, and I'm noting that for the future. You'll soon be able to access all of the content, we'll make a data dump available that you can download from the ...


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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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Like many others, I too spent numerous hours on the answers.onstartups.com site over a couple of years. I answered a lot of questions and did my best to help people, as well as report spam, up-vote questions and comments, edit typos, etc. In short, I spent a lot of time being "a good citizen" and this seems to have been reflected in the reputation points I ...


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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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The Area 51 process was derived from our Q&A core code, so I tend to treat requests to remove a proposal much like we do in Q&A. Essentially, if a question proposal has no additional content, you are free to removed it. But once users start putting their efforts towards the development of that idea… the proposal becomes part of collective ...


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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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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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It is very frustrating when you look at the stats that the site was so close to the requirements with excellent on 4 of the 5 requirements only under on number of questions (an important metric I accept) and yet was still pulled. Regrettably, in my opinion, unless the rules and requirements change then I don't think it has a future so proposing a variation ...


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The posts that are most often closed are the ones that should be posted as example questions. I think the most used off-topic reason would be a re-wording Robert's boilerplate comment: This looks like a question for a site that hasn't been created, yet. This forum is designed to discuss these proposals to create new sites. If a site is created for this ...


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The code that runs the proposal process was based on the original Stack Exchange software. Since it was split off long before the close system was redesigned, those changes are not easily retrofitted back here. But once the dust settles on the new closure system, I'll see if changing the text (not the behavior) of the menus makes sense. But it's not likely ...


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