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Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites

Back in April of 2010, Joel shared our assumptions about the role of small sites in the newly minted Stack Exchange network: If a site does not have enough activity at the end of 90 days, it will ...
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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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When something that was supposed to be fun became not fun [closed]

StackEgg! What a great invention. Probably the best thing to hit Stack Exchange since the invention of unicoins! Very entertaining game, very fun to play. Many users have probably spent several ...
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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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What is the Stack Exchange (Staff) process of launching a site?

I've heard bits and pieces from various sources, but I would really like to know, what does the Stack Exchange staff do to launch a new site? What are the milestones? I'm talking about Area 51 ...
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Can we do something about the “graduated” label?

This question arose from discussion on Should we rename or remove the "beta" label?. Sites fall into three main categories: Young betas that are still very much in beta. Consensus seems ...
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Give Graduated sites waiting on a custom design something to set themselves apart from Beta sites

I'm really excited that Beta sites waiting on site design are finally getting many of the graduation privileges without having to wait for a fully custom design. For simplicity, I'll be referring to ...
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Can Beta sites slated for graduation get full-site abilities without site design upgrade?

I respect the discussion about how much work goes into making a Beta site into a full site, particularly from the design perspective. From Robert Cartaino's answer: Sending a site to the "...
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Can we make automatically-scaling reputation thresholds work?

In the discussion on design-independent graduation, which stemmed into a more general discussion on the graduation process, it occurred to me that there's an obvious solution to the reputation-change ...
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How often do developers monitor site-specific metas for bugs?

Meta Server Fault has been ignored by the devs as far as design bugs are concerned: SF layout / Answer coloring https://meta.serverfault.com/a/8027/126632 - since March 30. Is there any formal ...
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It's been a year: What's the takeaway from design-independent graduation?

So by now it has been a year since Design-Independent Graduation has been announced "new process" In the "Feedback Requested" and the announcement of implementation Q&A there's been a lot of ...
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What should be in the footer?

The footer isn't designed to list every site... We should consider randomizing the list, perhaps, to give all sites a chance... but first, the question is "does anyone even use the footer?" - Anna ...
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Timeline of a Stack Exchange site

Up till now, I only ever signed up to "normal" sites. I heard of "private beta" in comments to questions. But now I committed to Korean, and I would like to know what phases a proposal at Area 51 has ...
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Are graduating sites considered launched?

When designing community ads, I've generally gone to look at the Area 51 Launched Page to see where I could put ads (and frown when the best sites were still in beta). I've usually expected that all ...

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