GeneJ
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Can we ask Genealogy related questions while this Proposal is in the Commitment stage?
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8 votes

Unfortunately, no. You'll need to hold your question for the site until we go into beta. Hopefully that will be real soon. --GeneJ

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Should the Genealogy Proposal Name Include "Family History"
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8 votes

Yes. We should change the name to "Genealogy and Family History" to be internationally relevant and inclusive. In some usage or cultures, the two terms are used interchangeably; in others, the terms ...

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New proposal description is too restrictive/uninviting
7 votes

Let's use a variant of the description Tom Wetmore suggested in the earlier thread, "Q&A site for anyone interested in Genealogy or Family History." His suggestion received six upvotes. For ...

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How can a proposal get the 10 votes on 40 questions during the Definition Phase?
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7 votes

Me thinks our results are impacted by "new to Area 51." A little patience may pay off. Genealogists aren't new to forums, but they are new to the Area 51 rules of progression. About 70% of our ...

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Would someone draft a blurb I could use to help get the word out on new Genealogy proposal?
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I'm sure this can be improved upon, but consider this as a starting point: {updated at 13:20 am MST) There's a new site, "Genealogy & Family History," coming to StackExchange. At least we hope ...

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Can an email be sent to the previous Genealogy committers?
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Yes. Robert Cartaino confirmed* that it is possible for Area 51 to contact those who supported the other proposals, but that apparently won't happen right now. We are, it seems, "doing really well." ...

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Getting more expert committers - Become one yourself!
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Looking for tips on gaining reputation? Here's the link to a Meta Stack Overflow question, "6 simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast." https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/17204/6-...

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Ensure You're "Committed" and not just "Following"
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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 > ...

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Set of directions for Linked In
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@Jeni That is a great idea! Other than including your own commitment referral link, I'd suggest you explain that the beta site will launch when enough genealogists and technologists have "committed" ...

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Is a notification sent out to tell followers that the proposal moved from the definition phase to the commit phase?
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Woot! Unless I'm just special, believe e-mail notices are going out! I rec'd an invitation to commit a few minutes ago. The e-mail came addressed from "Stack Exchange Area 51." It was signed by, ...

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Why does the proposal include the term serious amateurs?
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Since the wording is identical, I assume this description reflects that "Genealogy & Family History" is a re-start of the earlier effort, "Genealogy." The latter was closed not too long before the ...

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