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Are all undesigned graduated sites getting their design? [duplicate]

As of recently SE has hired new developers to make site designs it appears: Bitcoin Ethereum Others? There are many more sites that have lost their beta labels, and graduated since SE stopped ...
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Cardano is leaving Beta

Congratulations to the community on Cardano! They have officially left Public Beta as of today. In December, we had 59 sites on the Stack Exchange Network shed their Beta labels. We also announced ...
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Can communities come up with their own site design?

What if a formerly beta site itself (on the site meta) comes up with a temporary design and provides all the needed images in the required formats and resolutions? Would Stack Exchange consider such a ...
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Congratulations to the 59 sites that just left Beta

This is an exciting day for all of us who work on community here, and for the communities that have given thousands of hours of their time to build sites on the Stack Exchange network. Today, we are ...
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If a pro-tem moderator was elected (not appointed), do they then face another election when a beta site graduates?

Many pro-tem moderators on older beta sites appear to have been appointed. However, for newer beta sites and in some cases of long running beta sites, they are now actually elected in. The question is,...
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What happens to the questions after a Stack Exchange beta site closes? [duplicate]

When a Stack Exchange site labeled beta closes, what happens to the questions that were posted on the site? Do they ever get archived somewhere, or are they all just gone?
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Should we reconsider the requirements for making new cryptocurrency sites?

This post by Sara Chipps says that "Area 51 lifecycle" is one of the things that SE plans to work on in the next month (June 2021), but it's not clear what exactly is going to happen. ...
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"Join this community" button is not really a button on Meta sites of beta sites

Compare these two screenshots: Beta site Beta's meta site In the latter it is hardly obvious that the "Join this community" is a button, unless you hover over it: Then the colour becomes ...
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Intro page for new private beta sites contains incorrect sentence about going public

When signing into a new private beta site for the first time, there's a gatekeeper screen that looks like this: At the end of this message, there's a sentence that says: We expect this site to go ...
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How can I volunteer to keep a Beta site alive?

I've literally just noticed that an SE site I love and have been contributing to diligently for years, is still in the dreaded Beta. (side note - that "Beta" designation should be way more ...
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How can we preserve Area 51 sites that get closed during the beta?

This is the second time I've been hit by an Area 51 site I got really involved in (Productivity.SE), being closed due to "not enough activity" (the first was Startups). Productivity.SE was ...
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Best SE site to ask about AA battery details?

Might be a topic that slips in the cracks. It sort of fits the "consumer electronics" and "gadgets" site attempts, I'm not sure whether it would be welcome in "electrical ...
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Are the 'Quantum Computing' and 'Artificial Intelligence' sites still in Beta?

On Area 51, the proposal pages for Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence both say, "This site is in Public Beta". However, the Home pages of Quantum Computing and Artificial ...
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Link to "help us create it" on tag info page is barely visible on Beta Meta sites

The tag info page of a tag without a wiki and an excerpt has a request in place of the excerpt, of the form: The moderator-training tag has no usage guidance, can you help us create it? The link ...
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What's the policy on crossposting unnoticed posts from beta communities? [duplicate]

I have posted a question that in my opinion fits best into a beta community. Overall, the attention was not satisfactory although I even posted a bounty and the limited response I got was positive. ...
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Has there been a significant change of activity in the 29 old beta sites that graduated in August 2019 since the graduation?

In August 2019, 29 of the oldest beta sites graduated (in name at least) in an attempt to "mean the end of the monolith we currently refer to as "Graduation" in favor of a well-defined set of small ...
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See upvote/downvote counts before being able to cast close votes on Beta sites

As per this question, on "Launched" sites, the privilege to see upvote/downvote counts is awarded at 1000 reputation, while casting close/reopen votes is awarded at 3000 reputation. On Beta sites (...
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Easy way to access beta sites

The sites I participat(ed) in are linked on the top right in "your communities" for easy switching between them. However the beta sites don't seem to be there (like Open Source). Is there any UI ...
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Description of Stack Exchange Beta site removed after joining a site

When you visit the website of a beta Stack Exchange site you are not a member of, you are greeted with a nice description of the site. For example, on Operations Research Beta you see the following: ...
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In beta site chat rooms, the account suspension message is nearly unreadable [duplicate]

On the Board and Card games chat site, the account suspension message is very difficult to see. In my browser (Chrome on Linux) it looks like this: For anyone who has trouble seeing it, that says ...
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Exact dates of stages before launch of a website [duplicate]

Is it possible to know the exact dates at which Stack Exchange websites have passed each of the development stages before being launched officially? I refer to date of proposal, date of commitment, ...
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Review queues are in a different order on different sites

This is Politics’ review queues order in the dropdown: This is Science Fiction & Fantasy’s: The order is the same on Mi Yodeya. Why are they in a different order? Is this a bug?
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Will the recent flush of Beta graduations impact sites that meet criteria?

In the recent big news Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta! a bunch of sites got "Promoted" and I think that is great and I don't have any issues with it. But ...
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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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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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How to distinguish beta sites from non-beta sites in a cross-site SEDE query?

The question Mod team updates and site status on Code Review Meta contains a SEDE query by @rolfl to compare sites on how many of a certain badge they have. My eyes fell on the following comment ...
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Escaped line break tag in tooltip on election page

Over on Lifehacks (a beta site with the standard beta template) we're having an election. I just cast my votes and was presented this tooltip: Please fix the escaped line break tag so it either ...
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Mobile site shows wrong numbers when tracking privileges

This is my activity page on the mobile site: A zoom in on the privilege tracker: So it says that when I have more than 1,300 reputation, I'll get the privilege. Sounds correct, right? Let's just hop ...
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Why was the main criterion for graduation specifically chosen as 10 questions per day?

Prior to July 2015, site graduation was basically decided subjectively by the SE team, based on the site's Area 51 statistics and the capacity of the design team. From what I recall, it was basically ...
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Are beta stats removed from the home page?

We are generally shown stats of beta sites on the right side of home page under watched and ignored tags. I am not able to see them now. In the place of beta stats, I am directly seeing Hot Network ...
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Why is Area 51 showing the Stack Overflow logo on Site Stats?

We see site stats on the home page of beta sites. Below the site stats, we have two more options to show the stats in detail. Area 51 Stack Exchange Previously, the Area 51 showed a Area 51 logo ...
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Area51 visit/day and total users statistics are broken

Bi-weekly I help with writing down the Area51 statistics of 2 beta websites in this Meta Sustainability SE post and this Meta Martial Arts SE post. We do this so all site users can monitor growth of ...
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Adjust/don't show pro-tempore election notification if there is no election phase

Woodworking Stack Exchange just had its first pro-tempore election. Well, not really; there was no election phase since there was only one candidate for one seat. Therefore, the election ended as soon ...
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Are there any plans to graduate any beta sites soon?

It's been more than a year since a beta site was graduated – the latest being Bitcoin in October 2017. Since then, the SE team has been busy with the rolling out of responsive design themes which ...
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Why do some StackExchange sites have a nice logo and others a simple speech bubble with 2 letters?

From my Stack Exchange sites: Nice logos Simple boring logos Why is that? Not enough questions or people joined to the site Nobody did design a cool logo Other reason
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What are the requirements for a (beta) site logo?

Someone on Sustainable Living SE proposed to hold a 'new logo' contest so we can make the beta site a bit more distinct and recognizable. From this Meta post I understood that Stack Exchange sites can ...
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Allow sites in Beta to be chosen for the Today's Featured Site

As described in How is the featured site chosen? - How is the featured site chosen? - It is a random selection from the list of graduated sites. Could we allow Beta sites to rotate as well ...
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Migrate good questions to sister site from failed site?

Five years ago we were making a lot of new sites. Some of them are not doing so well, and a few have been closed after going to beta. While I realize that closing beta sites is not aggressive as it ...
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Can't suggest an edit on a beta site in the iOS app when I have 5 or more suggested edits pending

It looks like the Stack Exchange iOS app has some built-in protection where you cannot suggest edits on a site where you already have 5 or more pending suggested edits. That makes sense, but for beta ...
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Closed questions and Area 51 site stats

Are closed questions counted in the unanswered questions stats in Area 51, or are they just left out of the stats completely?
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Why is more reputation required to edit on beta sites than to vote to close?

On graduated sites with designs, the ability to bindingly edit posts is given to users at 2,000 rep, and the ability to vote to close and reopen posts is given at 3,000 rep. However, on beta and ...
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Allow suggesting edits in the Close Votes review queue on beta sites

On Beta sites, you get the Close/Reopen privilege at 500 reputation, before the Edit privilege (1000 reputation). This means that the Edit button, which is normally visible in the Close Votes review ...
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Missing whitespace in beta site statistics box [duplicate]

At least for successful beta sites, the new design seems to result in a lack of whitespace between the numbers and what the numbers represent. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, even though ...
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De-emphasising the beta designation by removing it from the banner on perpetual beta sites

I've lost count of the number of times I have had to reassure people that the site I help to moderate isn't going to just go away. The association between a site being labelled as "Beta" and an ...
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Unhide visitors per day stats on beta sites' homepages

Now that the issue with visitors per day is fixed, could you please unhide the stats on the beta sites' homepages?
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What is the usual process for closure of a site in public beta?

Even though data dumps of closed sites are available for download, it might be useful to know a week or month in advance that a public beta site is scheduled for closure. What is the usual procedure ...
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What constitutes a "visit/day" on Area 51, and is it broken? [duplicate]

I am an active user of the Latin Stack Exchange. Just now, out of curiosity, I visited its page on Area 51 to see how well the site was meeting the requirements needed for full graduation from ...
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Some public beta‘s have ~0 views suddenly [duplicate]

Health.SE apparently has 1 view/day, according to Area51 (given that multipler users were active just minutes ago, this seems rather unlikely), Pets and Latin Language are even down to nil. (Pictures ...
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Notify user before closing a public beta site

It's awesome that we can propose new sites that have the chance to become fully mature stackexchange sites like SO! Any site has that potential, given enough enthusiast, involvement from the site's ...
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Can we hide the visitor stats until they're fixed?

As detailed in this question there is currently a network-wide issue impacting the visitor, views and visits statistics resulting mostly in zero amounts. Since this doesn't seem to have a quick fix—it'...
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