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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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The metrics are confusing and won't reliably tell you when a site is going to launch. They are not the only criteria, and the specific thresholds where chosen a long time ago, they don't really apply to all sites now. What a site needs is: Reasonably good quality. This is a very important part that isn't reflected in the metrics. If a site is producing ...


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You are looking too far ahead. Its hard to predict how a site will grow. However, I do share your concern if this is intended to primarily be a technical support site. Site proposals are evaluated at about 30-40% commitment for feasibility by the Stack Exchange Team. So, until the proposal crosses that point, even a beta site is not guaranteed. Hence, I ...


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From the FAQ: Beta. Perhaps the most important phase. This is the actual, live site set up on a "probationary" basis to see if people use it. It is very important to participate early. The earliest questions set the tone and topic of the site for a long time. This is also the time to spread the word via Twitter, blogs, and email far and wide. If the site ...


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There are currently no technical issues holding back the launch of Robotics. The international proposal ahead of it are not holding it up. We are preparing for its launch this week.


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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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The Russian Language site is scheduled to launch today, on Wed 6/13. If you have 'Committed' to that proposal, you will receive an invitation to join via email when it goes online.


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Something in your question makes me think that you might be a little confused. If I'm mistaken, then I apologize, and we'll leave this post here just to help others avoid confusion: I think questions answered by you, Runa, or other Tor Assistants or people close to Tor wont need another answer. In general, for many questions regarding any topic, I think ...


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It looks like the metrics are all good: two excellents, two okays, and a needs work. It's a question of site viability. The "needs work" is in questions-per-day, and it's well below par (4.3, when 15 is the standard). That's not a minor, insignificant stat. A site that is not getting a good number of questions-per-day is not a healthy site. New users ...


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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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