Linked Questions

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Be clearer on what a beta site needs to graduate [duplicate]

The beta tab of an Area 51 proposal contains the criteria for considering a beta site healthy: 15 questions per day on average 90% answered 150 users with 200+ rep 10 users with 2,000+ rep 5 users ...
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Why still in public beta @ Area 51? [duplicate]

Why are so many sites in Area 51 still on public beta, even if they have completed the beta phase?
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There's a Windows Phone.SE Why? [duplicate]

According to 2020: a year in closing In 2020 the number of questions posted on Windows Phone was 30, seven of which were asked and closed. The total number of questions closed that year was eight. The ...
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When do beta sites get a custom look? [duplicate]

I'm asking this because the graphic design site has been in public beta for 838 days and is still using the default beta-site theme which seems quite inappropriate for a site full of graphical ...
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What is the rationale behind the 15 questions/day metric? [duplicate]

One of the visible metrics on Area 51 is the questions per day. The excellent level of this metric is 15 questions per day. Currently, there are 40 graduated sites in the network excluding Stack&...
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Will health beta ever pass the beta phase? [duplicate]

The stats for health beta look pretty low. Is there a chance that things will turn around?
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Beta websites under Stack Exchange [duplicate]

I had joined the quite a lot of beta websites under Stack Exchange (Space Exploration, Internet of Things to name a few). Out of sheer curiosity, I would like to know and understand if the websites ...
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Handling Calls to Remove a Moderator [duplicate]

This discussion informed our process for seven years, but eventually required updates and augmentation. For discussion regarding the successors to this process, please see: Feedback post: Moderator ...
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Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta!

If you're a user on a long-toiling beta site that's been waiting 7-8 years to get out of beta, this may be the post you've been waiting for. The 29 Beta sites that are 7+ years old no longer have the ...
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Feedback Requested: Design-Independent Graduation

Last month's announcement about our updated criteria for graduation and site closure sparked some solid examination into the intended nature of public beta and graduation. One thing these discussions ...
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Should introspection be encouraged in light of the new standards for graduation?

Summary With the introduction of new, simplified graduation requirements, we're preparing to shut down the venerable Community Eval review process. Years of waning participation, combined with a ...
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8answers
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Should we rename or remove the "beta" label?

So there's news on SE's policies regarding beta sites and graduation. One important take-away was that perpetual beta status is definitely a thing, which doesn't have to mean the site isn't being ...
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Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September!

This is a follow-up to an earlier discussion Feedback Requested: Design-Independent Graduation. Like the title says, design-independent graduation will go into effect and become our new regular ...
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Let's experiment with town-hall-style chat events

When we first launched meta, something pretty amazing happened—we came together and defined what we feel is one of the most transparent and inclusive ways that a company can communicate with the ...
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Let's break up with "Graduation" and remove a bunch of "Beta" labels

Over two years ago now, we made a big shift in how we handle "graduation" - nearly severing the connection between "graduation" and site design. We also talked about removing the &...

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