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Area 51 Commit Percent

How is the commit percent decided for Area 51? I know it is based on rep, but how exactly does it work?
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Are Stack Exchange 2.0 sites remaining in beta for too long?

One of the interesting things about Google is that they tend to have products in beta for a very long period of time, despite the fact that they for all purposes ceased to be a beta product some time ...
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Commitment message should ask if you're an expert

A danger for any new Stack Exchange site is to have a population of mostly laymen, and few experts who can ask and answer the difficult questions which the site's survival ultimately depends on. ...
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Solving the well-wisher ("sympathy commit") problem on Area 51: Investments

The Problem For background on this issue I will refer people to the following discussion: Should we "Sympathy Commit" to a site proposal? The team is on record several times as having said ...
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What can be done to keep users active in the commitment phase?

From the What can be done with Area 51? question, it seems like the biggest complaint is that there is very little connectivity during the commitment phase. A user merely signs up, then can't do ...
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Where should I go to ask a question about Wicca?

I had a question I wanted to pose to Pagans and Wiccans, asking if they believe love spells are ethical and why. Scrolling through the sites that SE has to offer, though, I realized that there isn't ...
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What currently makes an Area 51 proposal successful, and what should make it successful?

Once upon a time, with the question what can be done with Area 51, many users realized that Area 51 doesn't seem to work all of the time, but no one seems to have taken that a step back, in finding ...
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Area51: allow answers much earlier

I think Area51 needs more traffic. There are just a few regular people viewing plus some people who drop in for specific proposals and that's it. It's nothing like the success that SO is, yet. My ...
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Is Area 51 dying? Does it deserve it?

I wrote a query to calculate the number of the started sites per year. Here is the result: Note, the data for 2017 is scaled up by 12/5, because it is yet end of May. The graph shows a strong, ...
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Allow committed users to continue to expand the site definition on Area 51

I've discussed previously about Area 51's broken model. After experimenting with a site in the definition stage, I've learned a few things, and I think I have an idea. Let's just simply let users who ...