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According to Matthew Read's answer in this discussion post, 10 posts must be made in order fulfill commitment:
You just need to make a total of 10 non-CW posts on the site
(Questions or Answers).
EDIT: Per my question in another thread, the site also needs to be out of private beta.
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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 ...
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 ...
Based on our experience with the Mathematica site, yes, commitments aren't fulfilled until the end of private beta. Many of us had already posted ten answers at that point. A few minutes after the site went to public beta, I got a notification that my commitment was fulfilled, and that two people who I had referred had also fulfilled their commitment.
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.
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.
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?
This is no secret, they let you know exactly what you are committing to. Specifically, you are committing to asking or answering 10 questions. All that matters is that you asked/answered 10 questions, any combination is acceptable. You must also wait until the private beta is over until your commitment is credited, specifically day 2 (I think they run a ...
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 ...
AFAIK commitment is the obligation to help animate the site in beta phase. Without this help the site could not survive even private beta. Allowing to withdraw commitment after the beta started would be against the reason the commitment was introduced.
You can withdraw your commitment from one of the sites that haven't started as beta.
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 ...
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.
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".
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....
In my opinion, the 'Welcome to Area 51!' alert box that appears when you share a proposal should link to the FAQ if the visitor hasn't already signed up.
Since I don't know anybody who uses Stack Exchange, I need to explain both the concept of the Q&A site and the Area 51.
I guess you have to ask or answer 10 questions to fulfill your commitment, plus 3 months of activity, especially in the private beta. And even though it's too crappy to wait for your committed site to launch, but it's worth to wait than to wander in a ghost town.
A quick history —
The current Commitment requirements are there so a large contingent of experienced users are helping build all our new sites. It's all about passing on the education and helping build the core governance that is needed to make these sites work.
That worked very well for our first generation of sites, but it has stopped working for ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
As far as I know, the commit is fulfilled when you ask and(/or?) answer 5 (10?) questions. Not sure about exact figures, as you can see.
You also get the commit slot back when (if) the site leaves beta. No idea what happens in case the site gets deleted, but I guess you get it back too.
If you have no questions to ask nor knowledge to answer, it means you ...