Since March 8th, when you commit to a proposal on Area51, it asks you how well you know the topic (Professional or Expert, Academic or Research-Level Student, Merely Curious, etc.).

Is that information now used by the formula determining a proposal's completion level (for example, giving lesser importance to the commitment of the merely curious and the beginners) or is it just there collecting information for now until you decide to do something with it at a later point?

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    +1, I've been too busy lately to even notice that feature crept in. I also wonder how it might affect fulfilling a commitment.
    – user50049
    Mar 20, 2011 at 6:39
  • @TimPost: To my knowledge, it hasn't been mentioned on meta before this post. Unless you committed to a proposal between March 8th and now, you couldn't have heard of it.
    – Borror0
    Mar 21, 2011 at 16:26

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We are just collecting data for now. In a few weeks or months we'll go through and see whether it's actually a good predictor of the success of a site.

  • Now, almost 4 years later, had this changed? Is that data just collected or it influences the proposal commitment score somehow? Feb 25, 2015 at 11:52

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