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Questions tagged [beta-phase]

For questions about the public or private beta phase of a site's progress through the Area 51 site creation process.

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Why do we need 150 users with 200+ rep in beta?

When we look at statistics of any beta sites, some stats will be displayed. The stats are displayed to reflect the health of the beta like Needs work, Okay and excellent are given. It is believed (not ...
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Do Meta questions count in Beta site stats?

I have read a number of posts that give the target number of questions per day for a site to graduate from Beta status as ten. (Another said fifteen but apparently that is out of date.) I do realize ...
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Can we nuke a Beta and start again?

Disclaimer The following case-study is just my opinion and not something the Beta site in question has decided upon. I want to know whether such course of action is in theory possible before ...
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Can a site “degraduate”?

I know that sites have two main stages once they leave Area 51: beta and graduated. In order for a site to graduate from beta, it must meet a few requirements such as A certain number of questions ...
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Why not scale Tag badges for beta sites?

Why not scale Tag Badge requirements for beta sites? For example on the Robotics SE Site the gold badge requires: total score of 1000 in at least 200 non-community wiki answers Same as SO and ...
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Literature SE in private beta “at least 5 more days” for some, open for others

Yesterday, I had a look at the new Literature Stack Exchange. It said that the site was going to be in private beta for at least 5 more days. When I visit it from my PC today, I see that it is open....
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Are there some specific requirements/recommendations about minimal activity in private beta?

Following this policy and this answer, I assume that new sites have low chances to be closed for too low activity level in public beta, but high chances to be closed to the same reason at the end or ...
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How long until graduated sites get a new site design and increased privileges threshold?

As seen in this post, Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September!, there are 2 phrases after a site has graduated: Phase 1 The Community Team announces that a site is cleared for ...
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Minimal allowed activity on a beta site

Some time ago too low activity on a beta-stage site was valid reason for closing it (example, closed on 8-th day of beta in April 2014). In June 2015 Ana released new rules, which say that small ...
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Isn't it time to consider AUTOMATIC graduation?

Before answering look at the following questions: What is the minimum length of time a proposed site will be in its beta phase? (asked 6 years ago) Let's set better expectations for how long beta ...
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Should I 'seed' questions, particularly on beta sites, when I don't necessarily have that question myself? [duplicate]

I've come across this a few times: an opportunity to help 'seed' an SE site (particularly a beta site) by asking a question that seems to be a good question, but isn't asked yet on the site. It might ...
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Chat on beta sites has an unreadable “log in” button

If you visit a chat room attached to a beta site while logged out, the log in message is all but unreadable, being dark grey on a dark blue background. For example, visit The Library while logged out ...
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How did I get into the private beta without commiting? [duplicate]

Yesterday, the the DeepWeb.SE proposal went into private beta. I knew this because I got the following notification: private beta invitation This proposal has entered private beta. Click here to ...
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Has any Stack Exchange site been closed after public beta? [duplicate]

Going over the impressive list of topics discussed on the Stack Exchange network, it got me thinking - has there ever been a site that was in public beta, but then closed? Is there a list of these ...
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Why is Code Golf & Programming Puzzles still in beta?

Checking Code Golf & Programming Puzzles Area51 profile page you can see that the page fulfills the requirements to graduate. Why is it still in beta?
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Seeing stats of Bitcoin website with 100 rep

When I check posts on the Bitcoin Stack Exchange site I see the statistics of the site. I do not see these statistics on other SE sites though. But I think one must have a privilege to see these stats ...
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When do we merge the content of a closed beta site with an existing site?

I was searching for closed beta sites and I found them. These are the beta sites that were closed and their data dump of questions is downloadable on Area 51 Open Science Machine Learning Game Theory ...
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When is the exact point of a website graduation in the new system?

I haven’t seen a website graduate in the “old system” so I don’t know how it really worked before, but I’m curious how it works now. I don’t know when is the exact point when a website is considered ...
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Couple the higher reputation requirements to the number of active 3k users

Now, I might be beating a dead horse here, probably one that has been dead and decomposing for a while now, but I'll try it anyway. There have been plenty of discussions about the new graduation ...
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Is Beta Site Self-Evaluation Still Relevant? [duplicate]

Now that the graduation process for beta sites has been changed, will there be any more self-evaluation reviews? It appears that they are no longer necessary. A similar question: Where have the site ...
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How does the new beta/graduation philosophy apply to spinoff sites?

The recent changes formally acknowledging long beta periods seem like a huge improvement: our longstanding small but awesome beta sites can breathe easier. I'm wondering about one specific case: ...
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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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Higher review queue limits during beta stages

In a similar vein to this question I think there needs to be some modification to the review queue limits during the beta phases of a new site. I have read the other questions related to review queue ...
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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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If a Beta site closes, are the questions and answers lost?

I am answering questions on Arduino Beta - some of those answers are quite lengthy, including images and code (as are answers by others) and it would be a pity if they were just lost one day. If the ...
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Is commitment necessary to participate in beta (as of June 2015)?

There's this proposal for a new S.E. site which is about to enter the beta phase. It reads This proposal is in: Commitment A successful site needs people to commit to use it. This ...
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How long does it typically take for a beta site to launch? [duplicate]

A proposal, "Open Source", recently hit the necessary requirements to begin the beta stage. But it does say it takes some time to launch the site. How long does it typically take for a beta site to ...
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Do the new graduation policies have any effect on migrations to Beta sites?

A little while back, Stack Exchange announced new policies related to graduation and site closure. In short, graduation is considered once a site consistently received 10 questions per day, sites get ...
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Don't raise rep requirements to public beta until pro-tem moderators have been empowered

Law.SE just went to public beta and there is exactly one user with enough rep (i.e., over 1000) to review suggested edits. Now that public users are flooding in a lot more posts need editing, and ...
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Why can't I review suggested edits on beta site but lower-rep users can? [duplicate]

I currently have the second-highest rep on Law.SE, which just went public beta. The Suggested Edits Review Queue says, "You need at least 1k reputation to review suggested edits." Presently only one ...
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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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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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How many beta sites can the Stack Exchange design team get graduated per year?

Related: Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of Stack Exchange sites As of now I can see only Kurtis Beavers doing the design work, with Jin as Creative Director. As ...
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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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Add Questions/Day to the Site Stats sidebar of beta sites

Currently on beta sites, the Site Stats sidebar reports: questions answers % answered users visitors/day Now that Questions per Day is an important indicator of readiness for graduation, can we add ...
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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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Why are beta sites limited to just three standard off-topic reasons?

Graduated sites may have up to five standard off-topic reasons. Why are beta sites are limited to three? Is it because "you ain't going to need it"? That is demonstrably false for Code Review — we ...
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Allowing CSS customization of beta sites

One of the biggest challenges for a Beta SE site is attracting enough people to attain critical mass necessary for keeping the site productive. Whereas cosmetic appearance isn't nearly the most ...
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Migrating a question from a beta SE [duplicate]

I have posted a question on datascience. But now i feel its more suitable for cross-validated and want it to be migrated,i came to know about cross-validated later. But since datascience is beta, not ...
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What does fulfilled next to Beta Site name in Area 51 mean?

What does it mean for a site to have fulfilled next to its name in the All Proposal's beta tab view of Area 51? The reason I ask is that I moderate Genealogy & Family History and noticed that it ...
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When a site moves into public beta, are its questions immediately eligible for HNQ?

When a site moves into public beta, are its questions immediately eligible to appear on the Hot Network Questions? Or does the SE staff still have to activate something in order for that to happen?
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Fill missing beta dates in the API

When putting together a table with launch dates of SE sites, I noticed that API does not return beta dates for certain sites: namely, those that did not go through Area 51. Site Name ...
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What is the purpose of PostLinks.xml in data dumps?

On the Internet Archive data dumps for Stack Exchange, there is a file called PostLinks.xml. I know from viewing the files it contains the following fields: Id, CreationDate, PostId, RelatedPostId, ...
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Some Areas 51 sites skipped Private Beta stage?

Whilst browsing Area 51 Proposal sites, I found four examples where there is no "Private Beta Start Date" mentioned: Startup Business Mi Yodeya SharePoint Electrical Engineering Am I safe to ...
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How to determine the close date of a closed beta site?

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. I previously asked a question regarding how to calculate the number of days in a beta site and ...
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Data dump for closed public beta - Guitars - is not available?

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. In order to do so, I have located closed public betas and downloaded the data dumps from each ...
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Policy rationale and implementation date for private beta stage discontinuation

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. A key influencer on this is the process that is followed within Area 51. Back in March 2010, a ...
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Data dump that exclusively covers the beta phase of a graduated site

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. In order to make a fair comparison - I need to compare the beta phase performance of the ...
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How to determine number of days in beta for a graduated site?

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. When an unsuccessful beta is discontinued - e.g. Theoretical Physics - a note is placed "...
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Share the results of graduation reviews with the community

One of the questions that is inevitably asked on every beta site at some point, often more than once, is a variation of "why haven't we graduated yet?" or "what do we need to do to graduate?". The ...