So, I was browsing Stack Overflow's meta website and I found this: What is Stack Overflow's goal?

I did read the answers and the first one caught my eye:

SO no longer meets the standards that SE sets for a new site to be launched.

I was wondering, what are these standards?

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    Possible duplicate of How can I propose a new site? – Robert Columbia Jul 6 '18 at 20:28
  • @RobertColumbia where are these standards/criteria mentioned in the linked question/answer? – Glorfindel Jul 6 '18 at 21:09
  • @RobertColumbia Not a duplicate. This one asks about the criteria about launching an existing proposal; that's for creating new proposals. – Sonic the Masked Werehog Jul 6 '18 at 21:54

You can see these standards if you visit a proposal on Area 51, for example the recently launched Quantum Computing. You see that the 'expected' number of answers to a question is 2.5, not 1.5 (or lower) as mentioned in the Meta Stack Overflow question you linked to. 'Launched' in this context is the same as 'graduation' from a beta site to a full-grown site in the Stack Exchange network.

However, the only standard that (recently) mattered is the number of questions per day. If the 'critical mass' of 10 questions per day is reached consistently, and the Community Team feels the site can moderate itself (including holding a successful election) it will be launched even if the site is lacking in some of the other key figures.

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  • Note that some sites falter on questions per day but perform excellently on the four other statistics. Much of these are still in beta. – Sonic the Masked Werehog Jul 6 '18 at 21:56

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