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How to help a NEW community get through the commitment phase?

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 ...
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Why is Area 51 NOT counted as a valid site for the commitment phase?

Part of the Area 51 process is finding people familiar with the network model and know how other sites on our network operate. That experience is necessary in order for a new site to function properly....
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OR: Strategies for getting 100+ committers with 200+ rep

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) ...
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When you have committed to a proposal and this proposal is deleted, why am I still commited to it?

It's not deleted yet, only closed. It'll be auto-deleted 30 days from its close date, at which point it will also disappear from your profile. Letting everyone go and uncommit because it's now closed ...
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OR: Strategies for getting 100+ committers with 200+ rep

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, ...
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What happens when the commitment percentage reaches 100%

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 ...
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Can I follow a site in the commitment phase, without committing to it?

Flip back to the 'definition' tab (it's near the upper right) and 'follow' the proposal.
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How can I help this proposal get beyond the commitment phase?

I and some others have given this some thought, and we believe that the most effective things that you can do to help are the following: You can share the proposal with your network to get more ...
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Is this idea acceptable for helping to promote new site?

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 ...
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We're almost there

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 ...
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how does naming work for new sites?

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) ...
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How can we attract commitment to Veganism and Vegetarianism?

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 ...
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How do I fulfill my commitment in beta?

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). ...
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How do I refer someone to a proposal

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 ...
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Can I revoke my unfulfilled commitments?

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 ...
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We're almost there

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 ...
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I committed to beta: now what?

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 ...
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How can I help this proposal get beyond the commitment phase?

Add to the "science helping science" ads: Since almost 10 years ago, the "Science helping science" ad has been on the Meta site of Physics.SE, and later also on Chemistry.SE, ...
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OR: Strategies for getting 100+ committers with 200+ rep

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 ...
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I didn't take part in the private beta phase of a new site to what I was committed to. Can I still fulfill my commitment?

Yes you can absolutely fulfill commitment well after Private Beta. You have 180 days (6 months) to fulfill commitment, and Private Beta lasts for only 2-3 weeks. Remember also that when you clicked ...
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OR: Strategies for getting 100+ committers with 200+ rep

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 ...
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OR: Strategies for getting 100+ committers with 200+ rep

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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Proposal to increase the scope from 'Startup Business' to 'Business' or some other larger scope

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 ...
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How do I fulfill my commitment in beta?

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 ...
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I committed to beta: now what?

To follow through on a commitment, and get Area 51's Upholder badge, you have to post 10 times. Any combination of questions and answers. To get the new site's Beta badge, you have to: Gain 3 ...
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How can I see my failed commitments?

You can't see your failed commitments anywhere as far as I know. You would have to go back to the individual sites and see yourself in the commitment list, and then compare this with your "...
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Is there a planning on CiviCRM stackexchange?

We're expecting it to launch soon. It will have two sites: civicrm.stackexchange.com and civicrm-meta.stackexchange.org. Please check back soon.
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OR: Strategies for getting 100+ committers with 200+ rep

There are some new committers with 51 or 151 Area51 points, whose Area51 registration is not linked to their other Stack Exchange user profiles in which they have massive numbers of SE points. Follow ...
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We are in Day 180 and two users have reached 10 posts on the beta, but they are not being marked as having "fulfilled commitment"

The daily script that voids commitments would have voided all unfulfilled commitments for Matter Modeling on October 25 at 03:00 UTC when it ran, which was 180 days after April 28 when the private ...
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Is there a maximum duration of the commitment phase?

Yes. Proposals are automatically closed if they do not complete the commitment phase in 4 months or less. This is done to ensure the proposal has enough committed users to succeed as an actual site. ...
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