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"Question: Do we have a policy about such monetary arrangements?" There is no official policy about this that is available to the public, as far as I know. However, I would be in favor of there being a policy that states that the proposer of a site on A51 shall not solicit for people to follow or commit to their proposals in exchange for any form ...


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Thanks for bringing this to our attention. As the other answers here note, our site lifecycle presupposes that the people who commit to proposals and help sites go through their beta phases do so because they have knowledge or an interest in the topic at hand. Given that, as you can imagine, cold emails to folks with no relation to the topic offering ...


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This sounds off - and you probably should be letting the CMs know who "SOMECRYPTO" is. Its actually a pretty clever scam since " In order to compensate you, we offer to pay you $10 in SOMECRYPTO" which... essentially has no value. I'd actually be more suspicious of real money in this case but you're literally getting nothing out of this. ...


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This would be a fraud. The whole point of Area 51 is to build a collection of experienced/interested users who are willing to participate in the site. This will not do that. This will be a waste of everyone's time. If the proposal does launch (because people were paid to commit), then: The site would probably get closed down due to very little activity ...


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