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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

Thanks everyone for your feedback. The team has responded to feedback in the post Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps . Check it out. Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming. As you've ...
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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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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 be ...
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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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Is everything OK at Stack Exchange now?

Background As a 31-year-old male that is emotionally stable (I think...), I just spent the last two hours with tears running down my face as I read 10+ Stack Exchange (SE) posts, blog posts, GoFundMes,...
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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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What should the criteria be for Stack Exchange sites to leave beta?

Today SE removed the "beta" label from 29 established sites, recognizing a need that has been plaguing many of our sites for years. Until today, under SE's rules there were two states: "graduated" if ...
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What are the reputation requirements for privileges on sites, and how do they differ per site?

Formerly Reputation requirements compared. What are the reputation requirements for privileges on the various sites in the network? Also, how do reputation requirements for various privileges compare ...
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Private betas, launches, relaunches, rules for promotion, and community partnerships

The second private beta launch of EmbeddedSystems has been killed after about a week and a half. Having had one disappointing experience with the maiden beta, and now a second (though with less ...
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MSE Feedback post: Feedback on Q3 2021 Community and Public Platform Roadmap

Reposted from the Stack Overflow Blog Hello everyone – for those who don’t know me yet, I’m Philippe, and I’m the new VP of Community here. Long time listener, first time caller… I’ve been working ...
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Site Sponsorships — Bringing Resources BACK to Stack Exchange

As our devs continue to work on features like Talent and Channels (now called Teams), I've been anxiously looking for ways to increase engagement in our current Stack Exchange sites to help assure ...
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Experimenting with Pro Tempore elections

Last spring, I ran an election on Parenting for a new moderator pro tempore. It went pretty well, so this fall we are going to extend the program to sites that have been in "beta" for years. Here's ...
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Unicorn Meta Zoo #4: What makes for a healthy community?

Welcome to the Unicorn Meta Zoo, a podcast by members of the Stack Exchange community team. If you want to avoid spoilers, jump straight to the audio. Participants We are talking about the ...
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How should a newly graduated site decide when to request reputation threshold changes?

SE site graduation used to involve a bunch of things happening at the same time: removal of the "beta" label, a shiny new design, privilege thresholds increasing from beta levels, inaugural ...
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