Actually there are some steps in area51 to define the state of a proposal

define, commit, beta (when the proposal is still in the first two steps), private beta, public beta

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So why when a proposal is launched the state in the main page shows the site as Beta (like the proposals that have not completed the commitment phase yet) and not as Launched?

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    "Beta" means "either private beta or public beta". "Launched" means "not beta anymore". I'm not quite sure what you mean, but I think there's a misunderstanding here.
    – balpha
    Nov 9, 2011 at 8:31
  • @balpha The OP is saying that, basing on the screenshot, he is not able to understand when a site is still in beta, or it is launched.
    – kiamlaluno
    Nov 9, 2011 at 10:27

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Ah, but - that little progress bar for SharePoint is full - that means the proposal has completed the "define", the "commit" and the "beta" stages. While Spanish has completed only "define" and "commit" but has yet to complete (or even start) its beta stage.

There's no point to a "launched" stage in that progress bar, since it would be ongoing - there's no "completion criteria" for being launched.

  • I updated my question with an image to clarify it...
    – Marcx
    Nov 9, 2011 at 8:42
  • Updated to reflect update...
    – Shog9
    Nov 9, 2011 at 8:46
  • yeah I know that there is the bar, but I was only wondering why the caption still says Beta and not Launched..
    – Marcx
    Nov 9, 2011 at 8:49
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    The caption is for the stage in the little progress indicator. There's no "Launched" stage, thus no caption. When "beta" completes, you're done.
    – Shog9
    Nov 9, 2011 at 8:52

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