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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

Your warning against letting the proposed Emacs exchange siphon off content that ought to be on Stack Overflow is frustrating. In my experience with the Emacs tag on SO, overzealous users would ...
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Proof Assistants' finalized launch date, name, and URL

We certainly will be needing MathJax enabled. There will be a lot of maths content.
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Can questions from closed Deep Web can be migrated into soon created I2P?

The technical and timing issues aside (this isn't even a site, yet) — generally speaking, you don't want to start a new site with questions imported from elsewhere. If there is a good questions ...
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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

When creating sample questions during the definition phase, we are being told: Discussing whether questions are on-topic or off-topic helps figure out what the site is about, and, more importantly, ...
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How quickly can a proposal go into private beta?

I'd say that the move from proposal to commitment for the Monero proposal was only so fast because we've had a failed proposal already. Bolstered by that failure, the community was determined not to ...
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When will this site begin?

See the banner across the top of the proposal. This proposal has reached 100% commitment. We are preparing for its launch and expect to create it soon. Yup, barring any technical problems, this ...
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What happens when the commitment percentage reaches 100%

The latter one. The site does not automatically get created at 02:45 on Saturday morning if that's when 100% is reached. Rather, a notice appears saying that this proposal reached 100% commitment and ...
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Proof Assistants private beta launch will take place in February 2022

Are there things we can help with at present, or is there nothing for us to do but celebrate the holidays? P.S. It's super cool that if I start my answer with "Dear SE overlords," that bit ...
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It's time to look ahead

I hope we know what we are getting into. It is relatively easy for followers of other religions to have a Q&A site because they have one God or no God at all. Also, they have basically one primary ...
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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

Emacs is a programming language, but SO does not correctly highlight emacs questions. Emacs is a tool, so many questions will be closed on SO as being out-of-context by individuals who aren't ...
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We're almost there

Here is the information given on the site of Deep Web, that precedes our site of a few days in Private Beta. This gives some indications on what we have to do to make our Beta successful: 10 ...
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Will Unregistered Users or people who have not committed be able to join the private beta once it has started?

Private betas are no longer access restricted, at least not very strictly. If a user doesn't receive an invite link for whatever reason, all they need to do to access the private beta is click on the &...
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Substrate's finalized launch date, name, and URL

We slightly shortened the target audience description, compared to what the proposal currently reads — "for developers building blockchains with the Substrate SDK, including all parachain ...
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Is there a seven day minimum between betas?

Sites launch on Tuesdays. There is not, to my knowledge, an authoritative explanation of why it's Tuesday. But it's apparent that Stack Exchange activity is lower on weekends, which is not good for ...
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We're almost there

One of the purposes of the private beta is to 'seed' the site with representative content before the public beta. I was going to suggest that everyone consider asking 'their' questions from the ...
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It's time to look ahead

Well to be honest, Hinduism is an umbrella term for Vedic, animistic and tribal traditions of India. I don't think we should restrict the scope of it specifically to Vedas as it will undermine a vast ...
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Are the questions from the first private beta going to be migrated to this one?

On the page of the failed proposal, you can download a dump of the content of the failed proposal. You can also do a web search for “migrated from embedded.stackexchange.com” to find the questions ...
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How quickly can a proposal go into private beta?

ProofAssistants did the Define phase in about 1 day 1 hour and Commit phase in about 1 day 22 hours and 30 minutes If I had know this Q&A existed before now I would have taken a more timely ...
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Do the Mods need our help to push forward the creation of Beta?

No, barring any technical issues, this site is slated to start private beta later tomorrow, Feb 7th.
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When does the proposal what reached beta start private-beta in general?

It takes a few days for SE staff to set up the site. Usually about 3 business days. Days can be impacted by other events like conferences or holidays. Most of the SE staff live in the US, and this ...
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What is a private beta?

The private beta is when proposal supporters can finally start asking and answering questions in preparation for a broader, public launch. The primary purpose of a limited-time private beta is to get ...
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How quickly can a proposal go into private beta?

According to this post from 2014, the current record holds the Craft CMS proposal which made to private beta in only 12 days. The second fastest site to go from initial proposal to private beta is ...
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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

I've read the posts here and the proposal description. But I must say that it is not at all clear to me what this proposed site is for, specifically what it brings to the party that is not already ...
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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

So splitting off Emacs questions runs counter to our current thinking about what's best for our company and (we suspect) the users of Stack Overflow. It seems to me it was not a good idea to start ...
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When will the proposal 'Home Automation' reach beta?

This week. As mentioned in a comment, we had an annual all-hands type meeting last week that pushed back pretty much all of our projects. But worry not; Home Automation Stack Exchange is coming soon ...
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How can we advertise this proposal?

There are some ideas here and here which you are welcome to leverage on. But Music Fans is at 181 people committed, it has started it's upward swing of people jumping on. You need do nothing else ...
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If a new site is created, the example questions of the proposal are converted to an initial site question set?

This was addressed by a staff member during the Space launch: Are any of them a question you actual have? Then go ahead an ask it. But "recycling example questions" isn't exactly the goal of a ...
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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

Tyler pretty much expressed my feelings on this issue. It was kinda frustrating to read that for this new proposed site, some questions still need to go to SO. That would be confusing to users. Emacs ...
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