I think there should be another way to fulfill commitments other than by asking/answering 10 questions/answers total: Reputation.

For example, I've got 223 reputation on GraphicDesign.SE, but I've only got 7 questions/answers. (Due to the high number of answers and the low number of questions, it's difficult to find unanswered questions.)

I fit into this category:

  • 150 users with 200+ rep (on pace for 71 users at 90 days)

So, shouldn't it be:

if((user.reputation >= 200) || ((user.questions + user.answers) >= 10))
    user.commitment.fulfilled = true;
  • gained rep or including the possible 100 rep bonus for account association? – Tobias Kienzler Mar 14 '11 at 15:27
  • Hmmm... I just got an email saying I fulfilled my commitment... with 9 answers and 223 rep. – Mateen Ulhaq Mar 15 '11 at 23:21
  • your profile shows 10 though – Tobias Kienzler Mar 16 '11 at 6:00
  • @Tobias Yeah, I just added another answer (after the email saying I fulfilled my commitment). – Mateen Ulhaq Mar 16 '11 at 6:21
  • so someone took a sneak preview into the future ;) maybe the criterion is not exactly 10 posts but actually considering upvotes or acceptance as well – Tobias Kienzler Mar 16 '11 at 7:58

If there aren't enough questions to answer, then you should ask some! If there are no questions to ask, maybe the site is doomed anyway...

We don't want to use a straight rep score because we don't want people to fulfill their commitment by just posting one highly voted answer or question.

I am open to changing the number of questions / answers or doing some combination, but I don't like the idea of just 200 rep being enough to fulfill the commitment, and I like that 10 questions or answers is very simple and easy to understand right now.

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