I've been trying to get a technical support site for our game, ROBLOX up and running on Area-51 for the past several days.
I whipped 180 people into a fury and sent that to that page (for some reason my referral count - once 150+, bounced back to ~90). Most sites launch at between 200-400 committed users.
We're stuck at 3%.
I found in this post - Area 51 Commit Percent - the the commitment score is calculated thus:
The final commitment percentage of a proposal is equal to the MINIMUM of these three numbers:
- Total Commitment Score (above) / 500
- Total # of committers / 200
- Total # of committers with 200+ rep on a single site / 100
Since I am referring users that are largely new to SO, this means I can never get the ROBLOX site launched, even if I send 1000s of people to click the commit button. I could easily refer several hundred more people, but it doesn't seem like it would make a difference.
This seems backwards. If anything, Area 51 should be trying to suck in new users. I have no incentive to russle up more ROBLOX users and send them here if I have no expectation that my site will ever launch.
So my questions are:
- Do I understand the situation correctly, or am I mistaken?
- Is this really the incentive structure that Area-51 wants?
I tried actually emailing the support address for Area-51, no response.