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If you don't have a high level of professional/technical proficiency in any particular field of study, we also have many mainstream sites in subjects like Coffee Music Fans Sustainable Living Parenting Pets Gardening Cooking Travel Movies & TV Physical Fitness Politics The Great Outdoors Photography Board & Card Games Lifehacks These communities ...


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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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To all users with less than 200 reputation reading this: Please work on getting 200 reputation somewhere in the network. Any site will work; you can browse the whole list of 174 (soon to be 175) sites and choose whichever one(s) you want. Gaining some experience with Stack Exchange will actually help OR&A immensely, both to get to beta and succeed as an ...


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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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Also, on a related note: make sure to register at area51.stackexchange.com. Supporting a proposal doesn't require a login -- importing your hard earned reputation scores from other SE sites does, however.


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The latter one. The site does not automatically get created at 02:45 on Saturday morning if that's when 100% is reached. Rather, a notice appears saying that this proposal reached 100% commitment and that the team is preparing for its launch. New sites usually launch on a Tuesday during U.S. business hours.


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Flip back to the 'definition' tab (it's near the upper right) and 'follow' the proposal.


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Some will not like this and really if you over do it people will find it kind of spammy that every question or answer you posted has a part promoting your proposal. See this for help on getting the 100 user with 200+ reps: How to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?


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Here is the information given on the site of Deep Web, that precedes our site of a few days in Private Beta. This gives some indications on what we have to do to make our Beta successful: 10 questions per day on average is a healthy beta, 5 questions or fewer per day needs some work. A healthy site generates lots of good content to make sure users ...


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If the proposal is still gathering support during the Commitment phase, you can simply click on 'uncommit' button at the top-left of the proposal and your name will be removed. But once the site is launched… no, you cannot revoke your commitment. That would betray the very idea of a "commitment".


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One of the purposes of the private beta is to 'seed' the site with representative content before the public beta. I was going to suggest that everyone consider asking 'their' questions from the Definition phase within the first couple of days of the launch - if any good ones are missed, one we can pick those up.


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I've posted about this on Buddhism Meta SE. I would do the same on Hinduism SE, but I gave away my entire association bonus there in a bounty, so I can't even post on meta. Perhaps someone else could do it? Another good idea is for people to add this to their profiles: Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Veganism & Vegetarianism http://area51....


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Suppose that you want to refer someone to the History of Science and Mathematics proposal. Right below the green box with the number of committers (or, if the proposal is not yet in commitment, below the orange box with the number of followers), there is a "Share This" link: If you click on that, a dialog pops up with a box that contains your personalized ...


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The FAQ says something about this : Once you've fulfilled your commitment on a new site by asking and answering a few questions, you'll be able to commit to another site. If you are very active, you may be able to re-use your commitment as soon as the second day of public beta. If you aren't active on the site, you won't be able to re-use the commitment ...


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This is simply an artifact of caching, and is usually the culprit wherever you see two numbers that supposedly represent the same thing differ slightly. You'll notice this on Pets SE when it moves into the private beta, until a few hundred questions get into the system. It's a small performance trade-off to eliminate quite a few queries on each proposal ...


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Custom-branded site names (like "Cross Validated", "Ask Different", "Seasoned Advice") were from a time when communities would discuss what their up-and-coming site would be called and (theoretically) the best option would be selected. Unfortunately, crowd-sourced naming discussions often became highly toxic and divisive to the community, so after a lot of ...


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Don't overthink it. If you received a notice that a private beta has started — then go use the site! Don't worry about guides and badges and FAQs and all the mechanics and minutia of gaining the abilities you can earn later. These sites were designed to learn as you go along. Click on the site link. Have a look around. Look at what other people are ...


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As far as I can tell, the requirements are as follows: The site needs to have entered public beta. You need to have made at least 10 posts (questions or answers) on the main site (not meta). Alternatively, you need to earn the "Beta" badge and make at least 7 posts on the main site. Those posts need to be well-received (positive scores, and not ...


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I guess their are a lot of graduate students having accounts on Stackoverflow. Those of us in Academia could point their students to this proposal. If you give a talk on a conference, you could also add a slide with a link.


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There seem to be two requirements for this, although there is only Q&A and official confirmation lacks: Beta has gone public. You need to make 10 posts with a positive score. (either questions or answers, and meta does not count). Finally you need to add some time for the update script to run and actually show the fulfilled commitment. Seems all is in ...


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I think that this question is very related to the currently pending public beta and the definition of a startup. I think focusing on startups only (and even only technical startups as suggested in another question) is too narrow. StackOverflow didn't start with only Perl as a programming language to pose questions for. If you are a C++ or Java programmer, ...


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I note that over the last two days, we added that many new but un-committed followers, each of them had over 200 rep. If you refer someone, try to include the referral link. (Area 51 > Life > Genealogy & Family History > commitment tab > click "Share this" and choose the first link. If you have invited someone via e-mail or direct contact in social ...


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Also see: You won't be Committed if you don't confirm your email which tells of at least 4 people from the Genealogy & Family History proposal who also thought they were committed but were not. I agree the form should say something stronger, like: "You will not be committed until you confirm your email" and the commitment should not show up on their ...


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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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Following up on @J. Fabian Meier's suggestion, here is a QR code folks can use if you want to add a link to the site from a conference presentation.


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Students in OR related fields: sharing on the private fb group of the promotion could help. Talking to teachers about it would as well. Researchers: conferences can be a good place to talk about committing to other OR workers. OR societies: I posted in the forum for the french society for OR (ROADEF). Eventually someone with accesses to the european or ...


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Looks like this has been fixed a few hours ago. The proposal is now marked as closed and commitments are all removed.


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The changes to Area 51 are designed to require a broader base of users to support the founding of the site. In previous iterations of Area 51, too few people have been able to push a proposal through, creating a site that struggles… usually irrecoverably. This would only allow fewer users to do more work; the opposite of what we are actually looking ...


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It's by design. Because your commitment was counted to the threashold required to launch the site, you are expected to treat it seriously. If you fail to fulfill your commitment, you're punished with blocking your commitment for 6 months. If removing a commitment from a private beta would be possible, there would be nothing to stop sympathy commits made in ...


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As far as I can tell, you don't get a rep for each Area51 group - I joined two others I was interested in and my rep in Area51 is a combination of all 3. You do get a separate one by joining a Stack Exchange site.


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