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Some ideas for this proposal to garner momentum before it slips into the void :
Bring your friends here.
As you are interested in this proposal, I am assuming you and your friends would be involved with Arduino in some way. Lets get those guys here ...
When I committed, I was asked to enter my name and my email. Even though I used the same email address that I used for all other StackExchange accounts, it wasn't able to recognize me. This is a bug in Area51. Below I explain a strategy to reduce the chance of this happening, and a solution if it does happen:
First sign into StackExchange: https://...
Area 51 is run on a separate system from the rest of Stack Exchange; Area 51 Discussion runs on the old version of the regular Meta Stack Exchange system.
The "new user" helpbox was added relatively recently, after the change made in the rest of the network.
As such, adding the helpbox to Area 51 would take further development work, which has already been ...
[...] I have a feeling that, in the majority of cases, people are just going to either ignore any signs pointing to the Academy [...]
And they should. The notion that folks should need to use a site like the one proposed here in order to ask a question on Stack Overflow is a bit silly; many, many people have figured out how to use Stack Overflow just fine ...
I think this would get closed as a duplicate of existing sites on the network. It goes without saying that Java programming questions are within the scope of Stack Overflow. GlassFish has an existing tag and an abundance of questions already.
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 ...
I used my Google account to create my user i was able to see my profile has unregistered and i wasn't able to login.
To fix it I use an anonymous tab in chrome and registered my user again, then i re login and was able login.
Probably a cookie that created an inconsistency in the system
This morning, another user had exactly the same problem with exactly the same error message (sharing with his permission):
He eventually got it working by switching from Firefox to Chrome:
It's very strange though, that by doing this his 3-month old account (see above screenshot) was replaced by a new account active "since today", and the new account was ...
how to confirm the level of interest of such folks behaviorally, which is the only really reliable method, and without manual processes.
That's not the purpose of the commitment requirement.
Stack Exchange is not a forum. It is a technology designed to facilitate Q&A-style interactions. A person asks a practical, answerable question. One or more ...