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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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What would you like to change about the moderator election process?

Update – February 13th, 2024 Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and expressed their interest in joining the working group. The selection has been made, and those individuals have been invited....
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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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The future of Community Promotion, Open Source, and Hot Network Questions Ads

September update: The ads are now live! As a way to try to address some of the concerns about the voting period being too short, we're running the selected ads that score 6 or more, or any ads scoring ...
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Your input: (Non-engineering) priorities for the community team

As you probably know, we're in the midst of planning for 2022, org-wide. One of the challenges that we've long had on the Community Team is that while it's (relatively) easy to get wish lists for ...
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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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When do moderator elections take place?

I'm really confused on this. I have no idea on several things: When do elections begin? Is there a set time each year? Do elections actually take place each year? Can I vote? Where do I vote? ...
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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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How long until graduated sites get a new site design and increased privileges threshold?

The August 2015 announcement Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September! says that there are 2 phases after a site has graduated: Phase 1 The Community Team announces that a site is ...
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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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With new designs planned for some sites, are there plans to tackle the backlog?

I recently became aware that Ethereum and some other sites are getting new designs, comprising of a logo, background colors, and textures. This seems an excellent start to things, especially with ...
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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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Our site just graduated/launched/left beta! Do we need to do anything?

A bunch of sites on the network are graduating and losing the "beta" designation. This also enables more features like establishing migration paths and community ads. As a mod on a newly ...
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Moderator Elections: tools for Community Managers

We have just wrapped up our project to make it easier for our community managers to run moderator elections for our Stack Exchange sites. Between April and June, we released a number of administrative ...
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