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If you can't think of five tags a SE site could use, then your proposal will quite likely be closed as "not a real proposal" anyway.

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Unless you don't have a clue about that subject and just try to get badges for proposing it first... – Tobias Kienzler Sep 6 '10 at 9:05
I'm not entirely sure this is a good idea to start proposal about subject you don't know. – HoLyVieR Oct 13 '10 at 3:52
@HoxLyxVierx: why? if you can't make up five tags to bring some ordering in your proposal there won't be many questions (therefore not requiring ordering, but also being a too small proposal to pass beta). Of course this could be softened into "require at least five tags for entering commitment phase" – Tobias Kienzler Oct 13 '10 at 7:03
Vote on this comment if you prefer "Require five example tags for a proposal to enter commitment phase" – Tobias Kienzler Oct 13 '10 at 7:04

A good idea, but ...

I worry that creating pre-defined tags so early would affect the example questions people submit, though -- and the example on and off topic questions are by far the best way to figure out what a site "is".

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maybe they should remain hidden and only become visible for followers after having posted five example questions. I just think this is some way to help proposers thinking deeper about whether their idea would really create a Q&A site of its own or whether it shouldn't be generalized a bit (or closed as subset) – Tobias Kienzler Oct 18 '10 at 11:22
I was able to award you the bounty despite a "This bounty ended 25 mins ago", is this a bug or a nice new feature for those like me who forgot to award the bounty in time? – Tobias Kienzler Oct 19 '10 at 7:24
@tobias there is a tiny grace period but it's simply based on the odds of when your bounty ends versus when the hourly task runs – Jeff Atwood Oct 19 '10 at 13:45
thanks, quoted – Tobias Kienzler Oct 19 '10 at 14:35

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