I am new to Area51, but have 151 rep. How can I vote on questions and/or propose new questions for a site I am committed to? I see no up or down vote buttons, no "ask new question" button, and the vote numbers are not clickable when I mouseover. What am I missing?


You can't propose new questions or vote on existing questions for a site in the "commitment" phase.

What would be the point?

The site doesn't need any more example questions or any more questions marked as on or off topic - it has enough (otherwise it wouldn't be in the commitment phase).

The next point at which you can ask questions is when it goes into beta - but these should be real questions.

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    You assume that a topic that is in then commitment phase has enough questions. That is subjective. I have seen sites where it clearly wasn't clear enough (e.g. the name and the description weren't well matched). – cdiggins Sep 4 '10 at 13:56
  • @cdiggins - while the site may in reality need more example questions to properly define it, the fact that it's in the commitment phase means that it has enough as laid down by the rules. – ChrisF Sep 4 '10 at 18:08
  • Yes. You are correct. My quibble is with the rules. :-) – cdiggins Sep 5 '10 at 13:43

The system is broken. You should be able to. The system gives a disproportionate amount of weight and influence to early contributors.

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