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Changing the expectation of going from Private Beta to Public Beta

On the Bitcoin proposal (currently in Private Beta) it currently says: "The site's Public Beta will begin in 5 days." How about modifying this text to something like: "If the Private Beta goes well, ...
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Is Home Improvement ever going to get out of public beta?

I'm asking this about Home Improvement but it applies to all slow moving sites. Just what are the criteria that a site has to meet to go fully live with it's own design etc. Home Improvement now has ...
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What exactly does it take to get a site out of public beta? [closed]

I'm surprised that I haven't found anything addressing this. I have been active on the Japanese beta for some time now, and would quite like to see it get launched. It looks like the metrics are all ...
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How is “on pace” calculated?

When a site is in beta stage, and has not yet hit the 90 day mark, it says it's "On pace for XX users". I've been following it for a few days, and have seen it fluctuate a little bit, but collecting ...
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How do I fulfill my commitment in beta?

I have submitted 14 questions in the Economics beta, but I still haven't fulfilled my commitment. How do I?
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How to help the proposal's progress towards beta?

I committed to this proposal in its early days and I've done my best to help it advance, so I was very happy when we reached the commitment phase. However, this happened over a month ago and so far we ...
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What happens after a proposal reaches Beta?

What happens? Does everybody go to 0 reputation, and gain it up? Does the original proposer get reputation to start out with, or what?
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Unable to follow sites that have started private beta

I would like to be able to follow sites that have already started private beta, so that I get a notification in the mail when they are open to the public; as well as it appears in my profile. Why is ...
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Do the “Questions Per Day” metric for Beta Sites Exclude Closed questions?

I'm interested in a more concrete interpretation of the Area51 questions per day stats for Project Management SE, specifically in regards to how closed questions affect those metrics. Currently, it ...
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How many days in beta are enough? What is the “grade” that the beta should get to be approved?

How many days should the beta last? And how is stackExchange going to determine if the proposal passed or failed? I know they're evaluating 5 items # Questions per day % Answered Avid users / total ...
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Are there any general guidelines how to improve the statistics of a site?

The area51 page of beta sites show several statistics about how well a site is doing. Are there any general advice or guidelines on how a site's community can improve those numbers during the public ...
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Since Project Management is now 100% committed, how long will it take to receive the invite?

Today I saw Project Management move from 99% committed to 100% committed. How long will it take for me to receive the invite for the beta phase?
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Why the Atheism site was closed so fast?

Why was the Atheism site was closed after only 94 days in beta? Is it possible to say after so short time that this proposal didn't have enough activity? There are some sites that stay in beta for ...
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what is the difference between public beta and a launched site?

Is there somewhere an explanation of the various stages a proposal goes through on its way to Launch? E.G. for each stage, why does that stage exist, what should we expect to see, what should we do, ...
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What happens with the content of the beta site that was closed?

What is happening to the content generated by the users on the site in the beta phase, when this site is closed? I'd like to participate in beta sites, but when I think all could be deleted and lost, ...
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Can the Area 51 entry for the renamed beta site “Writing” have its name changed to match?

This is a question with two parts: a support request and a feature request. The beta site "Writing" recently had its name changed from "Writers." However, Area 51 still lists it under the original ...
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Can we please NOT completely wipe out sites that failed beta? [closed]

I've asked a number of questions that received great responses on Startups.SE, and today I wanted to send someone a link to one of these questions. However, I found that the site hadn't survived beta ...
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What happens with Area51-reputation from failed beta sites?

I have fullfilled commitment to failed Digital Preservation proposal, however after close that site was removed from my Fulfilled commitments list. My question is, what happens with Area-Reputation ...
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Why do some betas end early?

Mental fitness closed after only 8 days in beta - why so soon? I thought they were to stay open for at least 90 days*. Ok - I see I misread that - they are to remain in beta for at least 90 days ...
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How long does a SE site stay in Beta? [closed]

How long does a SE site stay in Beta? Or what makes it move on to the final stage? Is this determined by time, number of questions, or something else?
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Does the 'answer ratio' stat include closed questions and answers with a negative score?

In the statistics of all launched beta sites there is one stat called 'answer ratio'. How exactly is this calculated? Is it simply the average number of (non-deleted) answers per question for a site? ...
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Time line graphs of followers/commiters/users for Area 51 sites

I recently started using SO about a month ago and joined some Area 51 sites in all three phases. After a while I started to notice that some sites just don't seem to move. I then realized I was a ...
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Evaluating your proposal's vital signs

I'm assuming every proposal currently in beta wants to get out of beta. Here are some charts showing data gathered from each beta proposal's Area 51 page. The data fetched is what I call the "vital ...
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Why bicycles passed beta phase?

According to their page http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2305/bicycles we can see that at the end of beta this Q&A site had only 4 questions per day and is indicated as red with comment ...
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How to keep track of all the StackExchange sites one has joined?

The user profile for this site ( http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/9999/userName ) is a good tool for keeping track of some of the sites that you have joined up. But this is only incidental in ...
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What does 'answered' stat in Beta of any website indicate?

What does the below stat for a beta website indicate? Accepted answers percentage? Or Percentage of questions with answers?
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Should voting be measured as part of site health?

I've been active on Code Review and I think that the site has potential, but voting is very uneven and I am not at all convinced that questions and answers are getting enough votes to encourage users. ...
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Is it acceptable to aks questions one knows the answer to animate beta?

Is it acceptable to ask questions one knows the answer in order to animate site, which is in beta phase? Asking a question you know the answer may sound a bit weird, but there are some trivial ...
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Is 10 days in beta sufficient time to evaluate a new SE site?

As the title says really. Today I have found out that SE had a webdesign.se Too late to do anything positive as it is now closed. How does SE advertise a new site? Surely all related SE site ...
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Reputation Thresholds for Beta Sites

Current (crude) measurements of an "Excellent" number of core users consist of 150 users with 200+ rep 10 users with 2k+ rep 5 users with 3k+ rep. In light of the new reputation changes for ...
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If a new site is created, the example questions of the proposal are converted to an initial site question set?

...I looked for some example questions of some successful proposals in their beta, but practically none of them was found.
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What to do with the questions about the launched sites?

There are many questions about the definition of the sites that are already launched (public beta or fully mature site). They are not actual anymore. Should they be closed? They are shown as related ...
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There is no meta for beta sites - so what to do?

There is a beta site I'd like to ask a "meta"-style question on. Apparently there isn't any way to do that - I guess that kind of makes sense, since it isn't 'graduated' yet. Nonetheless, this seems ...
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What *exactly* is the unanswered questions stat?

I'm curious as to whether the "unanswered questions" score for beta sites refers to: Questions with zero answers, or Questions with no upvoted or accepted answers. These are two separate queues in ...
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Code Review and Code Golf kept in beta? [closed]

Edit: Found this site Mathematica, which was significantly not as good as these two in question when it left. I would also like to note that the last one to graduate did two years ago. This question ...
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besides email, are you notified when a site status changes? — (commitment stage, private beta, etc.)

I usually am on a stack exchange site far more often then I check my email. Are you also notified by the inbuilt notification bar on the top-left? (Like when someone answers your question on another ...
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What are the requirements of a beta site, to turn into a real site? [duplicate]

I recently joined beta site about space exploration to ask couple questions, and overall I'm interested in space exploration. It says, that the site is 1093 days, or more than 3 years in beta! Why is ...