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One of the proposals (specifically the Food and Cooking proposal) is a perfect site for a friend of mine, but not so much for me. Can I send her a referal request without having committed myself?

If not is this a deliberate choice or just a not-implemented feature?

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I totally agree with you Mark. It's pointless to force me to commit to something I have no interest in. But why wouldn't they want me to suggest it to a friend who I know is an expert and would love to participate? Bizzare. – Rocketmagnet Aug 2 '10 at 21:52
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The "Share This" link is now present on all Area 51 proposals...

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I disagree with Ivo's reply.

I know a group of tinkerers who'd be a perfect fit for launching-today Electronic and Robotics, for example, but I myself just lack have the know-how.

It'd be great to get at least some form of acknowledgment. It's not like reputation abunds on Area51 anyway -- in over five months there still are no 10k mods.

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But what's the value of having rep on Area51 anyway? – Ivo Flipse Sep 11 '10 at 11:44
@Ivo: hardly any, which is pretty much the point :D – badp Sep 11 '10 at 15:09

I guess it's deliberate. The point is to create a community, if you're not part of it then you can't help building it.

How would you benefit from him/her committing to the site if you don't do it yourself? Just send them the link and they can commit for themselves.

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That's true. I suppose my argument is that referals are unarguably good for StackExchange and so should be encouraged with reputation. – Mark Pim Jun 23 '10 at 9:53
Only if the referred person actually commits, else you should be punished ;-) It's not just about the size of the community! – Ivo Flipse Jun 23 '10 at 13:40

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