I joined this proposal to help turn it into a full site, and everything seemed to be going well. We reached some threshold, and then all the example questions were locked, and ... nothing. It looks like the peak of activity was about a year ago, and then the last activity I can find was about 9 months ago. Did the site peter out and die?

Proposal: English Language Learners

  • Have you visited the actual beta site:ell.stackexchange.com? It's one of the best betas out there. There is a backlog for 'graduating' sites, because of design issues, otherwise I'm sure it would graduate. Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 23:15
  • Why did my account not move with the site when it went from Area 51 to ELL.SE? And why wasn't I ever notified of the change? Commented Apr 13, 2014 at 1:44
  • You should have received an e-mail or two. There may have been an issue with the notification system. Commented Apr 13, 2014 at 1:47
  • Well it's good to know it's live. Since the Area 51 version just kind of freezes in time, it apparently didn't move (copy+delete). Did all the sample questions automatically copy over, or do we need to re-ask/answer our sample questions on the live site now? Commented Apr 13, 2014 at 1:49
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    You should only ask questions that you really want to know, now. It is possible other people already asked your question. You can try asking the questions; as you do so, it should bring up a list of possible duplicates. That way you can see if someone asked it. Commented Apr 13, 2014 at 2:01

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Travis, what are you looking at? I think you are looking at an old page somewhere. Look at the proposal you linked above and it says the site has been launched:

This site is in

Public Beta

Anyone can participate!

Visit the site now!

Site Stats  

7,590   questions
13,430  answers 
100%    answered
6,703   users
11,035  visitors/day



The site still has questions being posted, so it isn't dead. Maybe it is being reviewed; see this blog post.


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