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Questions tagged [beta-sites]

For posts that are related to those Stack Exchange sites which are currently in beta phase.

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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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Questions on hold/closed and Area 51 site stats

Are closed questions or questions on hold 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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Fragmentation of the same questions in multiple groups

I noticed the fragmentation of the same questions in multiple groups of Stack Exchange. For example, questions about OCR, TOC, editing document formats, etc. It is located both in the eBook group and ...
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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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Why did the Area 51 statistics on number of visits per day drop extremely down for Beta sites? [duplicate]

Recently, the number of visits per day on Beta sites dropped extremely down from thousands to units. Here are examples from Sports SE and Chess SE. Is it a bug? It seems like the values are missing ...
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Can questions be force-moved to a beta from the previously closest matching website?

Can a question that previously would have been best matched to site X, be forced (from X) to a beta site Y, a site whose mission is closer to the topic, but has little to no activity? Or would this ...
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Can a beta site voluntarily recommend itself for closure?

If a site in beta seems to have taken a wrong turn somewhere and has serious issues in developing and retaining an active user base and community, Can the residual community somehow recommend the ...
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Why is the changing-link-color scheme so subtle for beta sites?

If you view this answer and hover your cursor over the text, you can see each link clearly because it changes color dramatically, (assuming your device has a hover method and the color contrast is ...
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Does it makes sense to have the same graduation criteria for all beta sites?

Different SE sites cover a wide range of topics. And the thought process in generating a question is VERY different from one to another. In programming related sites, I can come up with many question ...
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Why has the 'total users' count of several beta sites (as listed in Area51) gone down?

I'm keeping track of some statistics on 3 beta sites I participate on, by listing bi-weekly the site's statistics from Area 51. I've been doing this for about 4 years but today I noticed that for the ...
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How about making the categories of CSE.SE and ME.SE the same?

I noticed that https://stackexchange.com/sites says the category of Computer Science Educators is "Professional", while that of Mathematics Educators is "Science". I have no idea why these two are ...
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What can I do if I mix up PCG.se and FOS.se icons?

I really like to see the Hot P(P)CG Network Questions, and I know how to identify them with its icon . Unfortunately, I sometimes click on a "wrong" link that bring me to an Open Source question, ...
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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 "beta" label at some ...
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Make extra delete votes affected by beta privilege scaling

Currently, you gain the privilege to delete questions on beta sites at 2000 reputation, starting out with 5 delete votes per day. You gain 1 additional delete vote for every 1.000 reputation past ...
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Next Privilege overlapping Achievements [duplicate]

For beta sites exclusively, the opened achievements tab will be overlapped by the "Next Privilege" box on a user's own activity page: The above was took with Language Learning Stack Exchange open ...
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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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Beta websites under Stack Exchange [duplicate]

I had joined the quite a lot of beta websites under Stack Exchange (Space Exploration, Internet of Things to name a few). Out of sheer curiosity, I would like to know and understand if the websites ...
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What are the limitations in Beta?

I am participating in the 3D Printing Beta. There have been several things that have come up that we are used to being able to do on Stack Overflow, but could not do on the 3D Printing Beta. The ...
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Beta sites are diminished (their title has a leading “>”) [duplicate]

I just noticed that Beta sites have a leading > symbol in their header: <a href="https://spanish.stackexchange.com" class="js-gps-track" data-gps-track="top_nav.click({is_current:false, ...
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How exactly are Area 51 beta stats calculated?

How, exactly, are all the Area 51 beta stats calculated? For example:      This shows an answer ratio of 2.0. Yet, unless my query is broken, I couldn't get that number (even ...
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Link from beta sites to Stack Exchange stats is broken [duplicate]

On every running beta site, the right sidebar contains statistics and links to even more statistics. One link leads to the Area 51 dashboard, the other on used to lead to the list of all existing ...
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What happend to Vegetarianism site's css?

I have been just been invited to Vegetarianism web site, but it fails to load the css: URL = https://vegetarianism.stackexchange.com/ 404 error URL for styles: https://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/...
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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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Making decision for unanswered policy question

At the Health Stack Exchange, I asked a question about the scope of the site (does it cover animal health or just human health?) and nobody ever answered. What happens next? Does this mean I am free ...
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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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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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Site Stats data showing “0 visitors/day” in all beta sites and link to stack exchange timing out

I just noticed that all beta sites show 0 visitors/day in the Site Stats. I checked Spanish Language, Personal Productivity and many others, and all have the problem. Furthermore, clicking on the "...
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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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Area 51 links to “Visit the site now” on private betas take user to the “confirm account creation” page

I was wandering around Area 51 for some research on a question I'm writing and went to the proposal page for Retro Computing. I clicked on the "Visit the site now" button to see what the site is about ...
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The reputation infobox is broken again, but now just on beta sites

A few months ago, I reported this bug: What happened to the reputation information box design? From the other question (paraphrased): The green +17 next to the 311 seems a bit too high. The ...
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Using off-topic questions to build beta site activity

A user on Beer (beta) suggested temporarily allowing a kind of question that normally would be considered off-topic, in order to build site activity. Specifically, the user proposes crosswords, ...
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Who do we ask if we want another moderator added during our beta?

I see from Moderator elections in beta sites? that it is possible to have additional moderators added during a site's beta. We've recently had a request from an active site member to be added as a ...
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Will ES.SO graduate soon? [closed]

Today, Leap Day, marks the 90th day ES.SO has been in beta. It already meets the threshold of 10qpd (questions per day). Should it be graduated?
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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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URL redirection from 'More site stats on' link in Beta sites

In every beta site, we usually see the Site Stats side bar in the right hand side, at the end of side bar there is link for more stats in Stack Exchange site. For an example: In Health beta when ...
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Who becomes user 1 on a new site?

I joined the private beta of 3Dprinting.SE today and while editing my profile I noticed that my user number (not sure what it's called) was fairly low. I wondered if there's a user 1 and indeed there ...
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Why was Coffee.se created? [closed]

Why was Coffee Stack Exchange created? Is there any reason, why any question about coffee or coffee-related questions wouldn't be in the scope of Seasoned Advice?
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Why is the order of topics in help center not always the same? [duplicate]

Almost all sites Help Center page follows this order at Asking section: What topics can I ask about here? What types of questions should I avoid asking? .... etc. But I found that some sites have ...
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Private Beta is accessible without an account

Go to a private beta site, such as Spanish.SO. You need an account on SE to get in. Now, click on the StackExchange logo in the top left corner and press either "Stack Overflow en Español" or "...