There are currently no plans to change the configuration or analytics inherent to Area 51 at this time. See What's going on with Area 51.
Incidentally, those reputation thresholds were established when question votes were still worth +10 before they were lowered in 2011, so the question-answer values are simply back to where they were when those thresholds ...
As far as I can tell, the requirements are as follows:
The site needs to have entered public beta.
You need to have made at least 10 posts (questions or answers) on the main site (not meta). Alternatively, you need to earn the "Beta" badge and make at least 7 posts on the main site.
Those posts need to be well-received (positive scores, and not ...
I got Adam to look into the settings for this. The ratings info doesn't populate until the site's been in beta for 30 days. We want people to focus on the work of building a site, not getting graded on it.
So, not a bug. Just have to wait a bit.
Short answer, the beta should get a "critical mass" of users. And following the Debian credo, it's ready when it's ready. A SE website may linger in beta for as long as it takes to become viable.
These questions are addressed in the following blog posts:
Does this site have a chance of succeeding?
When Will My Site Graduate?
What exactly ...
It's exactly the same as any live site from my observation, so the percentage of answered questions compared to total questions that haven't been closed. The definition of an answered question is as per other sites:
It has as answer that has been accepted by the OP
It has an answer that has been upvoted and maintains a score over zero
So if a beta ...
There seem to be two requirements for this, although there is only Q&A and official confirmation lacks:
Beta has gone public.
You need to make 10 posts with a positive score.
(either questions or answers, and meta does not count).
Finally you need to add some time for the update script to run and actually show the fulfilled commitment. Seems all is in ...
The closure of "Web Design" was not an issue of gaining critical mass (that's typically done in Area 51); it was an issue of scope.
Long story short (yes, we discussed this extensively on the site itself), there simply was not a lot of content that didn't already fit well on our existing sites. With a Graphic Design site for layout and design questions, a ...
As I mentioned in the Code Golf meta thread, site graduation is decided (and implemented) by humans, not by computers. A site with perfect stats is not guaranteed to graduate, and a site with imperfect stats do get graduated (as you noted in your edit).
Yes, it's been a while since a site has graduated. This has come up in conversations I've had with some ...
Beta sites can be closed at any time when it's become clear that the beta won't produce a site that is contributing useful content at the appropriate level for SE. This is a decision made by the community team. Private betas are especially scrutinized for both quality and quantity, and won't be allowed to go public if they aren't up to par. In many cases the ...
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 private
beta. You're not supposed to be asking questions simply for the sake
of filling the site with stuff. Please at least read:
Your New Site: ...
It refers to questions with no upvoted or accepted answers. Questions in the "unanswered" category can have downvoted answers, deleted answers, answers with no net votes, etc. - but they cannot have upvoted or accepted answers.
On a side note, though, it may be good to draw attention to questions that have either
An accepted answer with no upvotes, and no ...