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Specifically: If a proposal reached the commit phase and I wasn't following it but committed to it, and that proposal then made it to launch, will I get the badge or not?

What falls under the category of participated?

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The badges page states:

Founder Participated in the definition, commitment, and beta phases of a successful site

So you have to have "followed", "committed" and been a private beta user (got the beta badge) on a site that has graduated.

I don't know whether it also needs for you to have supplied sample questions and voted on other questions during the definition phase. I haven't followed a site I didn't do this on.

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Full requirements were detailed here:…. I'm not sure which direction to close as duplicate, though. This is older but obviously lacks the answer... a merge is probably fairly appropriate. – Grace Note Jan 4 '11 at 0:41
I'm pretty sure you must supply sample questions that receive on/off topic votes as well. – Tim Post Mar 5 '11 at 1:26

There is (now) a more detailed description of the steps in a later question. It says:

The requirements are:

  1. Followed the proposal
  2. Proposed an example question during the definition phase that got an on-topic or off-topic vote
  3. Committed to the proposal
  4. Followed through on commitment during the beta

For reference, it and all other badges are documented in the List of all badges with full descriptions.

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