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My proposal, App Stores has 62 followers. According to the sidebar, it needs 5 on topic and 5 off topic to move on to the next stage. There are 33 sample questions, including more than enough of both kinds. What am I missing?

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I believe it requires at least 20 votes to count a question as one of the ten required. Look at the proposals in the commit phase. Do you see any questions with <20? –  John Sep 7 '11 at 1:29
    
Where is this information about vote thresholds stated stated? –  Moshe Sep 7 '11 at 1:48
    
@Moshe The FAQ –  Michael Mrozek Sep 7 '11 at 2:16

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Yeah the rule for qualifying on-topic/off-topic questions is

Each question needs 20 on-topic/off-topic votes, and 4 times as many on-topic/off-topic as off-topic/on-topic votes`.

You can find it by hovering over the question counts under the proposal status in the sidebar. It's also in the Area 51 FAQ

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Looking at some like biblical hermaneutics reveals that it will accept numbers less than 20. –  John Sep 7 '11 at 2:00
    
@John: That's because Biblical Hermeneutics finished it's definition phase more than a year ago. The rules were a bit more lax then. –  Jason Punyon Sep 7 '11 at 2:22
    
That makes sense. (Is there a way I can tell someone that I got their response without a little noise comment like this?) –  John Sep 7 '11 at 3:04
    
@John You trying to get me to make more noi--DAMMIT. Don't worry about it, we've got the bytes :) –  Jason Punyon Sep 7 '11 at 3:23
    
Good to know. :) –  John Sep 7 '11 at 4:09

What are you missing? Voters.

In order for a question to count as one of the 10 you need, a question has to have at least X* votes of a specific type.

*I believe this number to be around 20. Looking at a few other proposals in the commit phase, their examples mostly have >20 votes(I found a few with 18&19). No examples in your proposal have >15.

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How can I spur people to vote? –  Moshe Sep 7 '11 at 1:47
    
Aside from referring people, I don't know that you can. I believe the intent here is to have a general consensus among the interested as to what constitutes on or off topic. –  John Sep 7 '11 at 1:48

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