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I think there should be another way to fulfill commitments other than by asking/answering 10 questions/answers total: Reputation.

For example, I've got 223 reputation on GraphicDesign.SE, but I've only got 7 questions/answers. (Due to the high number of answers and the low number of questions, it's difficult to find unanswered questions.)

I fit into this category:

  • 150 users with 200+ rep (on pace for 71 users at 90 days)

So, shouldn't it be:

if((user.reputation >= 200) || ((user.questions + user.answers) >= 10))
    user.commitment.fulfilled = true;
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gained rep or including the possible 100 rep bonus for account association? – Tobias Kienzler Mar 14 '11 at 15:27
Hmmm... I just got an email saying I fulfilled my commitment... with 9 answers and 223 rep. – Mateen Ulhaq Mar 15 '11 at 23:21
your profile shows 10 though – Tobias Kienzler Mar 16 '11 at 6:00
@Tobias Yeah, I just added another answer (after the email saying I fulfilled my commitment). – Mateen Ulhaq Mar 16 '11 at 6:21
so someone took a sneak preview into the future ;) maybe the criterion is not exactly 10 posts but actually considering upvotes or acceptance as well – Tobias Kienzler Mar 16 '11 at 7:58
up vote 7 down vote accepted

If there aren't enough questions to answer, then you should ask some! If there are no questions to ask, maybe the site is doomed anyway...

We don't want to use a straight rep score because we don't want people to fulfill their commitment by just posting one highly voted answer or question.

I am open to changing the number of questions / answers or doing some combination, but I don't like the idea of just 200 rep being enough to fulfill the commitment, and I like that 10 questions or answers is very simple and easy to understand right now.

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