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I know there is a lot of work the SE team must to in order to get the next site up and running, but will you be ready to launch once 100% has been reached?

I must admit it is happening a lot quicker than I anticipated, but we are already at 89% on the web app proposal. We might reach 100% some time tonight/tomorrow depending on your time zone.

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We're probably 10-14 days away from being ready to launch the first site into private beta.

The current plan is that private beta will last about a week, then the site will be in public beta.

We're sneakily slowing the progress indicator by multiplying it by 0.9 until then. So you won't notice.

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(...except you might notice when it stalls at 90%) – Emmett Jun 17 '10 at 22:13
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... and here I was going to make some snide remark about "but they get to write the code that defines the percentage, so it won't reach 100% until they're ready to launch" ... and that's exactly the case. Ha! :) – retracile Jun 17 '10 at 22:16
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Hmm, the first 90% is 90% of the work. The last 10% is 90% of the work. I guess that's how it works out. – googletorp Jun 18 '10 at 1:02
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100% * 0.9 = 90% reached! – alexanderpas Jun 18 '10 at 2:24
    
Does this also include that 'third' site for collaboration during the beta? Or is that still in undefined waters? – Tim Post Jun 18 '10 at 7:07
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let the beta last 6-8 weeks... – Tobias Kienzler Jun 18 '10 at 7:18
    
@Tim See this post for official statement on the third place in the beta. – Grace Note Jun 18 '10 at 20:12
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100% * 0.9 = 90% reached! and now not only for Web Applications but also for Gaming – alexanderpas Jun 23 '10 at 17:36
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Is that 10-14 actual days, or 10-14 working days (assuming they let you guys have weekends off....) ;-) – Nick Haslam Jun 30 '10 at 12:13

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