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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?
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I think the trouble was that MO is a SE-1.0 site not owned by the SE team and it is therefore considered illegal to access their data. However I assume if the MO team would agree (e.g. upon request on meta.mathoverflow.net) this might be arrangeable – Tobias Kienzler Jun 25 '10 at 10:41
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Ah, found it: Robert's answer on Should rep from other (non-trilogy) SE 1.0 sites count for commitment phase?. The problem seems to be technical

Edit Also note Scott Morrison's reply on the same question. Unfortunately this didn't help.

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it's a little unfortunate. I'm involved with mathoverflow, and also in area51 with a related proposal that draws heavily from the MO crowd (it's on Theoretical Computer Science). So my hard earned rep on MO counts for nothing in our recently entered commit phase. – Suresh Jun 28 '10 at 6:32
    
@Suresh MO should definitely be allowed to upgrade to SE-2.0 and then it would join the accumulated rep network. However, this will probably still take quite a while to happen – Tobias Kienzler Jun 28 '10 at 8:20
    
I understand. Is there any way to adjust commit calculations for sites populated by pre-SE-2.0 members (i.e not using the reputation counts, since that's hard, but maybe relaxing the calculations a bit?) – Suresh Jun 28 '10 at 19:25
    
@Suresh I'm afraid not many will read this question here, especially not someone who actually knows the answer :-/ maybe you should "ask" another feature-request for this and then post a link here – Tobias Kienzler Jun 29 '10 at 6:10
    
ok I just did it. the link is here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/55386/… – Suresh Jun 29 '10 at 23:00

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