So every user can commit only to 5 sites on Area51. If a site I committed to reaches private beta/public beta/final release, will I be able to use commitment I spent on that site again? Or I can only commit to 5 sites ever?

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    To answer your question body, you get your commitment back. However, when you get it back (the question posed in your title), I don't know.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jun 30, 2010 at 21:02
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    Isn't it just three commitments and not five? Jul 1, 2010 at 10:37

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According to Robert:

Once a site exits beta, you are free to commit to another site. Even before the site goes to beta, you can un-commit to apply your commitment to other sites. The idea is that you only have three outstanding commitment "tokens" at any one time.

So the moment it exits beta, your commitment should be freed up for use on another site.

EDIT: We changed the way this works. Once a proposal enters the beta phase, your commitment "token" is only freed after the site exits beta.

  • Beta means private beta?
    – serg
    Jun 30, 2010 at 21:33
  • Ok I've read that answer, looks like exact period is undecided at the moment. Fair enough, at least it is getting "refunded".
    – serg
    Jun 30, 2010 at 21:40
  • Hm? Looks to me like it's refunded the moment the site goes to beta? If it doesn't it might just be a bug, the whole system's still fairly new
    – bdonlan
    Jun 30, 2010 at 22:04
  • This answer seems to be incorrect. When is the commitment fulfilled before the beta exits?
    – txwikinger
    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:50

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