Area 51 reputation does not count towards your weight in the commitment percentage.

Would you consider changing that?

Right now reputation in that site isn't good for much, but this could give it a little more meaning -- In my opinion if you have high reputation you either had good sites ideas, or you participated a lot in the definition phase for them; this "work" should count towards something.

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Area 51 reputation is not included, because we want users to have contributed real knowledge to a real Q&A site.

  • +1. I agree with @Juan that A51 rep should count towards something, but this isn't it.
    – Pops
    Oct 7, 2010 at 20:35

I would love to have this (because I would like to give my proposal a boost). But I don't think it is a good idea to mix proposal status with individual rep. They are two different things. "Success" (for want of a better word) of an individual, measured in rep, is independent of the success of any proposal.

  • What are you talking about? I'm not proposing anything weird -- right now what currently counts is your total reputation from all sites except area 51, I want that site to be added to the formula.
    – juan
    Oct 1, 2010 at 12:37
  • @Juan - perhaps we're talking about different things. I thought you meant commitment of a proposal, i.e. it's progress. Apparently I misunderstood. What do you mean by commitment? Oct 1, 2010 at 12:52
  • I'm talking about commitment as you understood it -- I don't think you know how that progress is calculated though, see my first comment.
    – juan
    Oct 1, 2010 at 12:54
  • @Juan - you're right. I thought the progress of a proposal was calculated based on number of on/off topic questions + number of followers in the define phase and then number of followers in the commit phase. Is that not correct? Oct 1, 2010 at 13:35
  • Each user weights differently based on his total reputations from all sites except area 51
    – juan
    Oct 1, 2010 at 14:39
  • @Juan: You mean the "weight" of each user affects the level of commitment? Can you link to documentation about this? Why? I don't get the logic of that at all. Oct 1, 2010 at 14:45
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    @Mark: Commitments from high rep. users gets you faster through the stage than from low rep. users. The idea is that you need high rep. users to establish the social norms in the beta stage. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:44
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    @Mark: "documentation" Oct 4, 2010 at 9:06
  • @Charles, @Tobias - thank you both. I had no idea that was the case... Oct 4, 2010 at 9:14

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