I am aware of the reasoning behind the commit percentage calculation on Area 51:
[we require] lots of users with high rep, because we know that those users contribute a lot and know how the system works
Why should that exclude the high-rep users from active SE 1.0 sites such as MO? This would broaden the core seed group from "programmer and foo" to "mathematician and foo," &c.
- If it is a technical problem, can you please try to address it?
- if it is a matter of principle, can you please explain?