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Is there any kind of time frame in which new proposals are expected to attain the requisite number of followers to move to the next phase? I can see where if it takes a year to gather enough followers to take the proposal to beta then maybe the proposal can come into question, but I can also see where others might take longer.

Or is the thought to go ahead and let it take as long as it takes and then it'll all get sorted out during the beta period?

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There is currently no plan to put a time frame on a site proposal. We want to make sure that sites have all the time they need to develop properly. That can happen very quickly for a mainstream site. It might take longer for smaller sites. Smaller sites need time to reach out to experts and develop a following.

There may be some practical point where there has been absolutely no activity on a proposal and it gets deleted as a matter of system maintenance. But there's no "time limit" to get everything through in under "X" period of time.

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Great, that's actually what I was hoping you'd say. Thanks! – squillman Jun 3 '10 at 19:27

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