I am aware of the reasoning behind the commit percentage calculation on Area 51:

[we require] lots of users with high rep, because we know that those users contribute a lot and know how the system works

Why should that exclude the high-rep users from active SE 1.0 sites such as MO? This would broaden the core seed group from "programmer and foo" to "mathematician and foo," &c.

  • If it is a technical problem, can you please try to address it?
  • if it is a matter of principle, can you please explain?

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Ah, found it: Robert's answer on Should rep from other (non-trilogy) SE 1.0 sites count for commitment phase?. The problem seems to be technical

Edit Also note Scott Morrison's reply on the same question. Unfortunately this didn't help.

  • it's a little unfortunate. I'm involved with mathoverflow, and also in area51 with a related proposal that draws heavily from the MO crowd (it's on Theoretical Computer Science). So my hard earned rep on MO counts for nothing in our recently entered commit phase.
    – Suresh
    Commented Jun 28, 2010 at 6:32
  • @Suresh MO should definitely be allowed to upgrade to SE-2.0 and then it would join the accumulated rep network. However, this will probably still take quite a while to happen Commented Jun 28, 2010 at 8:20
  • I understand. Is there any way to adjust commit calculations for sites populated by pre-SE-2.0 members (i.e not using the reputation counts, since that's hard, but maybe relaxing the calculations a bit?)
    – Suresh
    Commented Jun 28, 2010 at 19:25
  • @Suresh I'm afraid not many will read this question here, especially not someone who actually knows the answer :-/ maybe you should "ask" another feature-request for this and then post a link here Commented Jun 29, 2010 at 6:10
  • ok I just did it. the link is here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/55386/…
    – Suresh
    Commented Jun 29, 2010 at 23:00

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