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Questions tagged [graduating-sites]

For questions about site graduation, which is the process of moving from the beta stage (where a site's scope is defined and the user base is grown) to a full-blown member of the Stack Exchange network.

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Is there a way to know the new launched sites over the years?

Stack Exchange now has more than 170 sites. Is there a way to know when those sites were launched? I know I can download all dumps and figure it out, but is there any cheaper way to do so?
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What is the state of the new site designs promised after the redesign?

Last year, Jon Ericson wrote in an announcement about the completion of the responsive design rollout: We'll continue fixing bugs and starting in 2019 we'll be working on designs for sites with the ...
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Writing.SE clamours for graduation

Writing.SE has raised the issue of our desire to graduate a year ago Here it is: we're tired of being a beta site. We believe we have been a consistently successful site, we've been around for more ...
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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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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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What are the launching criteria for a new SE website?

So, I was browsing Stack Overflow's meta website and I found this: What is Stack Overflow's goal? I did read the answers and the first one caught my eye: SO no longer meets the standards that SE ...
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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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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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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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Queries on “Answer Ratio” towards the site graduation

Let, "Answer Ratio" = AR Answers are deleted due to lack of sources & low quality. Are those counted in the AR, which has to be minimum 2.5 as per the area 51? Do votes to existing answers matter,...
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Why there are no non-English sites in the footer?

According to Oded's answer: Part of graduation is getting a place in the footer. Graduated sites should be presented in the footer. But I can't find there sites like Stack Overflow in Russian, ...
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Which sites have graduated?

When a beta site is shown to have a strong, healthy community, it can be selected for site graduation. Most graduated sites can be identified by their unique design and site logo. However, this is ...
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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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How to determine if a beta site is ready to support a post-graduation election?

After a site graduates, we proceed to have moderator elections. The graduation of Mechanics.SE was delayed for around 9 months because it was unable to "support an election": But I don't think ...
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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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How are the icons for each Stack Exchange community chosen?

I noticed some communities have their own icon (logo) while other just have a generic one with the first letter of the community. Here's an example : Coffee and 3D Printing communities have 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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At smaller graduated sites, delay granting association bonus until at least after 2-3 days visited

(matters of association bonus are probably not important for large sites) Immediately granting association bonus carries certain risk of destructive impact (comments and votes) from users totally ...
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Are graduating sites considered launched?

When designing community ads, I've generally gone to look at the Area 51 Launched Page to see where I could put ads (and frown when the best sites were still in beta). I've usually expected that all ...
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Give Graduated sites waiting on a custom design something to set themselves apart from Beta sites

I'm really excited that Beta sites waiting on site design are finally getting many of the graduation privileges without having to wait for a fully custom design. For simplicity, I'll be referring to ...
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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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How will graduation/election swag work with the changes to the “graduation” process?

Hooray, Design-Independent Graduation is happening! Sites that have been deserving of graduation all over SE are getting their elections and (hopefully eventually) getting the "Beta" label removed ...
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Why is there only one person working on site designs?

Directly related to Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September! So I ask Why is there only one person working on site designs? in response to We have one designer working on site ...
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Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September!

This is a follow-up to an earlier discussion Feedback Requested: Design-Independent Graduation. Like the title says, design-independent graduation will go into effect and become our new regular ...
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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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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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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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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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Can Beta sites slated for graduation get full-site abilities without site design upgrade?

I respect the discussion about how much work goes into making a Beta site into a full site, particularly from the design perspective. From Robert Cartaino's answer: Sending a site to the "...
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Where can I find a full list of ready-to-graduate sites that don't have their own design yet? [duplicate]

A number of sites have grown large enough and of high enough quality to warrant a full graduation, but due to bottleneck issues haven't gotten the shiny new coat of a fully fledged site yet. Where can ...
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Site Launched, who is next? [closed]

Movies and TV is now a Full Fledged Site! With a fancy new design! Congratulations to them. Now we all want to know what the order of the remaining sites is...right? Who's next to get their fancy ...
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Let's set better expectations for how long beta lasts

Back when the idea of beta sites was young, the expectation was that beta was a fairly quick process. Even now, Area 51 sets the expectation that 90 days is a good "start thinking about graduation" ...
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Is there any way to request official feedback on what to do in order to graduate? [duplicate]

Let's say there's a site that I'd like to see graduate into a full SE site (I'm not going to mention Code Golf here). Now, I'm aware that the answer to "when will we graduate" is "when you're ready." ...
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Be clearer on what a beta site needs to graduate [duplicate]

The beta tab of an Area 51 proposal contains the criteria for considering a beta site healthy: 15 questions per day on average 90% answered 150 users with 200+ rep 10 users with 2,000+ rep 5 users ...
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Why hasn't Christianity made it into the Data Explorer yet?

Christianity.SE officially graduated at the end of May. A question on our local meta asked when we could expect to see our site show up in the Data Explorer. The response was that it might lag a week ...
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How can I tell when a site graduated from beta?

I was browsing through the newest sites and the Area51 list of launched sites. The Site age at the site overview appears to relate to the start of public beta, not to the graduation from beta to "...
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Why is German Language and Usage still in beta?

According to this question, our site has the three factors mentioned there. Here is its status on area51: The only problem is the number of questions per day which I believe is caused by remaining a ...
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What are the design elements that could be changed upon graduation of a site?

On the Judaism SE site, we're getting somewhat close to graduation. Talk about our design post-graduation has recently come up where community members were asked to provide some design ideas that Jin ...
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Change of rep requirements after beta: should post-beta rep be listed on the privilege page(s)?

I think it would be nice to see if you actually will retain a privilege (at current rep) after beta.
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What is a “Gold” site?

I thought there were 3 states of an SE site: Private Beta, Public Beta, and Full-blown SE site. Then I stumbled across this question and this question, both of which indicate a state between(?) ...
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What happens to beta SE sites that do not have enough high rep users?

Take Web Apps, which will have its progress "evaluated" in a mere 5 days. Reputation Users Notes ───────────────────────────────────────────────────── Diamonds 9 with at least 102 rep 3,000+...