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Startup Stack Exchange had 4.9 questions per day during it's BETA period and was declined the opportunity to turn into a full StackExchange site, but the Role Playing Stack Exchange had only 3.4 questions per day and was approved.

All of the other metrics for both seem to have came up as Excellent.

Why was the role playing site approved, but the Startup site declined?

marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters, JMK, random Jan 11 '14 at 23:37

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    You also have to factor in the gut-check and quality of the posts, not just numbers. – random Jan 11 '14 at 23:33
  • @random I remember being on the startup SE website, I never noticed issues with quality, I guess if you were going to post answer, examples would be good! – JMK Jan 11 '14 at 23:35
  • @JMK: there were no long-term members, everyone kept drifting away. – Martijn Pieters Jan 11 '14 at 23:36
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    Maybe all the members were acqui-hired by other SE sites – random Jan 11 '14 at 23:37
  • Fair enough, I guess I found it disappointing more than anything, partly because StackExchange was at one point a Startup itself and the Startup Exchange had some good advice on there itself for aspiring entrepreneur's! – JMK Jan 11 '14 at 23:41
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    Well, you can at least still grab the data dump: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/211187/… – random Jan 11 '14 at 23:52
  • @random Yeah I have the Data dump, no issue navigating through that, would be happier if the site was still live though, I thought it was a good site! – JMK Jan 11 '14 at 23:57
  • Someone has restarted the proposal. – jonsca Jan 12 '14 at 2:47

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