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Specifically, I've been participating in AskAboutProjects a bit. What is the difference between the 'Stack Exchange' pull down on these sites and the list at ? Why does AskAboutProjects appear to be listed in only a few listings of SE sites? Are there criteria that must be met before a site will appear in the StackExchange pull down?

I found this question, but I don't know enough about the design of the various SE sites to know whether it applies to my question. What's a 1.0 or 2.0 site? Does it even apply to what I'm talking about here?

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The Gen-U-Wine™ Stack Exchange pull down only lists sites which were created through Area 51. They are members of the (SE 2.0) Stack Exchange Network.

The other sites (not included in the listing) are privately-owned from back when users created their own Q&A sites hosted as a subscription service. They are not part of the Stack Exchange Network and, therefore, not listed in the drop down.

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Interesting. Is there a process for a privately owned site to migrate to the stack exchange network, or are these sites doomed to become stack exchange orphans? – DaveParillo Sep 30 '10 at 16:48
The process is that we try to work with sites that have created successful communities to migrate them into Stack Exchange:,, Proposing a site in Area 51 is another option. Otherwise, they have to make arrangements to host their data using other software. – Robert Cartaino Sep 30 '10 at 18:08

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