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So, I've created an Area 51 proposal. I've emailed it / tweeted it to others and added it (since you're curious) to my profile here.

What other tips do you have? Is there a good way to frame a proposal? How do you get the views after it disappears from the front page?

I've asked two people whose proposals entered the commit phase how they got past definition and both said, "Don't know, it just happened!" =:-)

Update: after Tim Post's useful answer below, I need to clarify that this is meant to be a general question for all Area 51 user's, so not specific to my proposal.

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I think you need to do a little more in the description to convince potential contributors that the proposal could actually lead to a viable site.

I do realize that there are a number of options when it comes to wikis, but would an entire site devoted just to wikis attract a large enough community / receive enough traffic to sustain itself?

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Thanks for the reply, Tim. But just for clarification: this is meant to be a general question, not specifically about my proposal. I'll make that more clear in the question. –  Wikis Jul 31 '10 at 18:27
    
PS - I'll take your advice Tim. –  Wikis Jul 31 '10 at 18:29
    
@Mark - In general, if the proposal looks viable .. people start working on it and promoting it. You've already done (as far as I know) everything that everyone else has done as far as promotion. Granted, some people have more followers that might be interested. One tweet from Jeff on a new proposal usually results in a swarm of new followers. –  Tim Post Jul 31 '10 at 18:32
    
@Tim - Jeff? Sounds like I should know his name, but I'm still fairly a newbie. After your last message I added to my description a bit but if you have any further or specific advice I'd like to hear it. Thanks for your help so far. –  Wikis Jul 31 '10 at 18:48
    
@Mark - Jeff Atwood - see meta.stackoverflow.com/users/1/jeff-atwood (He runs Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange and the blog codinghorror.com) –  Tim Post Jul 31 '10 at 18:53
    
@Tim - oh, Jeff. Of course I've heard of him (for some reason my brain stopped working). The funny thing is, I started following him on Twitter just 2 days ago... =:-) –  Wikis Jul 31 '10 at 18:59

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