I would like to bookmark area51 sites of my interest, so I can retrieve them when logged in. Right now I can do this by following them, which is fine. But for the sites that are already in the commitment phase I must commit in order to bookmark them. There are sites I want to follow, but don't have the time to commit to....

So to summarise; feature request to always be able to follow sites, even if they are already in the commitment or beta phase

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In Area 51, when you view a site proposal that's already in Commitment phase, it will, by default, show you the Commitment view.

However, you can still click the "definition" tab (towards top right of the page) to go back and see the Definition view. Alternatively, you can append "?phase=definition" (without quotes) to the URL.

Then, once you're in the Definition view, you can click the "Follow it!" link.

VoilĂ , you have just followed (not committed to) a proposal in the Commitment phase.

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    (Of course, it would be better if they just had a "Follow it!" link somewhere on the Commitment view page.) Commented Aug 30, 2010 at 0:41
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    Doesn't work for me anymore, just tried it on the SciFi private beta. I second the request, I'd love to be able to follow something at any phase. Commented Jan 13, 2011 at 18:40

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