I can imagine that it is a little bit hard if you're not a native Japanese or Russian speaker to figure out where those new sites are and what they are about. Putting them under uncategorized is not what those new sites deserve.

example of jp.so      enter image description here

I understand from previous incidents that sites that don't follow the standard process end up in this category for a while.

Can we make sure that new sites get properly categorized?

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    Don't forget to check recent rep changes sometimes ;) – nicael Dec 29 '14 at 11:38
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    It's not rude, it's just one of a plethora of things that still need to be done before the site is completely baked. – Tim Post Dec 29 '14 at 11:46

This is fixed, and it will appropriately appear under "Technology" but it will take a bit of time for the stackexchange.com cache to drop and refresh the current site list.

  • umm... no. It's still not fixed: i.stack.imgur.com/kOq2u.png (unless the cache takes 6-8 years to refresh?) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jan 18 '15 at 15:14
  • @ShadowWizard indeed - something else is hung here, I'll investigate and fix tomorrow. – Nick Craver Jan 18 '15 at 16:13
  • Still the same. That reminds me :) – TLama Jan 25 '15 at 23:39
  • Tomorrow has an interesting meaning. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jan 26 '15 at 15:19
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    2 Peter 3:8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. – user175791 Jan 26 '15 at 15:42
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    I wonder when Nick will notice the comments here? /hides – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jan 27 '15 at 8:53
  • Today the part of Nick Craver will be played by yours truly. Just pushed a fix for the category issue. :) – Adam Lear Jan 30 '15 at 21:16
  • @rene It's known and we'll fix it - the code should actually already be in... Lemme try a build and see if that fixes the category. – Adam Lear Apr 29 '15 at 17:18

It's simply an artifact of going 'out of the box' to stand up a site. Our system is built around:

  • Site topic is proposed on Area 51
  • Said topic is vetted with a clear statement of purpose and audience
  • A private beta for the site is brought up
  • If all goes well, site goes into public

Our international sites are developed and tested on our development tier, which short circuits a lot of things that happen as a 'normal' site would go through the typical phases. We take it straight from the dev tier into production when it is ready for private / public beta, which means some manual backfill is needed.

It's exacerbated a bit for sites that have no obvious parent 'proposal' on Area 51.

As everything technically works just fine, said manual backfill isn't exactly the highest priority when we're still working on translations and promotional efforts. It'll be tucked away all nice and proper in the near future, no need to worry :)

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    Any plans to fix the site age? It appears as being 2013 years old in the main Stack Exchange portal's list of sites. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Dec 29 '14 at 15:53

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