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The issue in these three cases is different from almost every other proposal. Most sites will get launched a week or two after 100% commitment. There are a few things we need to do to prep a new site, such a establish the URL, pick the favicon, and so on. But proposals for SO in other languages require significantly more preparation to do right. The good ...


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Unfortunately, Mr. Cartaino was let go earlier this week, along with another CM. It seems some downsizing has occured. This is going to make this even more difficult if we have to work around the stated requirements. My best advice would be to reach out to the 3d printing community, as it has the most crossover with us, and ask that prominent members of ...


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The reason why this requirement exists is so that at least a sizable proportion of the early site contributors have experience in the Stack Exchange model, not just in the topic. Having at least some of the contributors be experienced in the Stack Exchange model is so that they can help uphold the core Q&A values of Stack Exchange: if all of the early ...


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By "launched", I assume you mean graduated, because even a beta site is a fully-functional, launched site even if it isn't (or may never be) "graduated". I wrote a blog post that discussed this issue: When Will My Site Graduate? I've been an advocate longer than I recall for removing that meaningless 'beta' label when it no longer makes sense — I ...


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Just now I took the time to look through every beta site listed here: https://area51.stackexchange.com/ Interestingly, almost every single proposal made it to the beta phase with just over 200 committers....... until recently. Recent proposals have had a very hard time getting approved for beta: eosio got 543 committers before it was approved for beta. ...


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Area 51 is currently accepting proposals for subjects not already covered by our existing communities. Ask Ubuntu was launched before the broader Linux site, so we did not have a site on that subject. We do not split off individual tags simply to give a topic its own space, so we would not be interested in creating sites for distros already covered under ...


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As answered by Robert in the question you linked to: We try to launch sites on the Tuesday or Wednesday after the proposal reaches 100%. But sometimes technical concerns or resource issues push that back a week.


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