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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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There is no problem on the SE side doing this. However, you should rather consider whether it is appropriate to do so on their site. I think it would be polite to do so being a member of that community and being able to evaluate whether it would be appropriate for you to forward people from there community to this one. For Reddit, that makes perfect sense. ...


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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 people to simply commit, a number of these people may already have 200+ reputation on StackExchange. If you do not already, you can get 200+ reputation on a site ...


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Just about everything you said here is incorrect. Area 51 was never intended to be the next Google Groups or Facebook platform where all the world's users would hang out, network, and socialize around creating these sites. There is an underlying assumption that if you're deeply interested in a topic that you would like to see hosted on the Stack Exchange ...


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There's currently a Facebook group with 269 members. That is more than enough members to reach the 140 total number of additional upvotes required to get 40 questions with 10 upvotes each, and it would be enough to meet the 200 member requirement for the commitment phase. If only 28 of the 269 members of the Facebook group were to use their 5 allowed ...


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I can think of a few easy ways to promote it: 1. Participate Remember, we each get five questions and five up-votes. There are plenty of good questions to vote on so make sure you use them all. 2. Tell your friends Sharing the site via twitter, facebook, etc. is easy enough. Publicize your woodworking hobby by making a short post about the proposal. ...


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This isn't an original answer, so there's no need to upvote, but it didn't work as a comment, so I put it here! I noticed you put a link to this proposal in the chat room at Gardening and Landscaping. I spend a lot of time on that site, and can tell you that was a smart move! That's how I found you! The room isn't always busy, but there's a good cross-...


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Create Community Ads on relevant other sites like this one for the literature.se on English.se. Appropriate SE sites could be gardening, sustainable living, anything to do with cooking, plants or animals really. Just spread the word.


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I would recommend deferring this decision until after the beta starts and we can observe how some product design questions "in the wild" are received, how well they are answered, etc. If it turns out they're not a great fit for a general engineering site we can have a meta discussion about whether they should be off-topic, and consider a separate A51 ...


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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, Astronomy.SE, Earth Science.SE, Engineering.SE, and OpenData.SE. Synthetic Biology can be added under "commitments needed" to all of the above. More places ...


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No, I don't think so. The restarting of a proposal is precisely designed to assess current interest in the topic of the proposal. (Why the proposal had to be restarted is a different question, though. I asked at one question about vim on one of the sites where vim questions were ruled to be on-topic without a single answer after several weeks.) In any case, ...


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I just thought about a potential option from your question. We could also market from within SE as well! I went to search the Meta for any rules about this before I wrote them a note. Seems it is already being done. Check this out! Also, put the link to the proposal in your profile!!! It may also be a good idea to scout English Language Learners. While ...


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Another great way is to share with your school. Or if you're a member of a homeschool co-op, share with your homeschool co-op. Make your "signature" on different forums or your email or your texting account have a like to this proposal. In some towns there are announcement boards. You could pin something up there like "Have you ever wanted your woodworking ...


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Now that we are in the commitment phase, our effort would be best spent in trying to encourage our existing followers and committers to earn 200+ reputation on some site, and to attract other members with 200+ reputation to commit. We will not have any problem at all in reaching the other requirements.


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I found it extremely difficult and confusing to register. You first need to join "Meta Stack Exchange". And you have to actually verify your email address in two separate emails, which made me a bit confused. Eventually after persistent trying, I managed to join and even ask my own questions. I have taken the time to show how I did it, starting from here: ...


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I am trying to get some attention in Regenerative Agriculture group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/regenerativeagriculture/permalink/800534006791607/


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If you include Maemo and MeeGo, but in particular Maemo, it has a very active (small but very active) community. I recently had to configure a N900 (8 years after it was released) and everything is still in place. The Maemo community would greatly benefit from a site based on Stack Exchange. What we use now is a (IMO) very messy thread-based question and ...


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I agree with this proposal. Sailfish OS is interesting platform and I hope it continues to grow. The main problem is that Jolla and Sailfish OS has low popularity now.


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I think a lot of people found the original proposal via vim subreddit. You can try posting there: reddit.com/r/vim.


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