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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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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 ...


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It'd be a real shame if this went a year unanswered so... No, the stats don't exclude closed questions. Obviously if you're closing enough questions for this to matter that's somewhat concerning, but still: you should focus on doing what's right for the site and its membership, not the number.


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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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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). Those posts need to be well-received (positive scores, and not closed or deleted). The "commitment fulfillment script" needs to have run (checking that the above ...


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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.


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Well sharing it in your profile helps, certainly. Perhaps writing to them would be considered as spammy, unless you see them in a chat room and you ask casually about it, that'd be fine. Systematically writing emails would be too much, most likely. But you can do something else: I made an ad for this proposal to be posted on EL&U, but it needs to reach +...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Every community has a meta support site from day one. Click on either the 'Stack Exchange' icon or 'help' menu at the top. You should see a 'meta' link there.


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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 ...


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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? See also: What exactly ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I'm Italian and I'm a new user of the site (since yesterday). I thought it was interesting to commit to this Italian language spreading project, so here I am. I'm sorry but since I'm new I have no reputation to bring to the cause. Anyway, I really hope this works out. I seem to understand that the project needs a 10% score to go to beta. Thank you all, I ...


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When Will My Site Graduate? Does this site have a chance of succeeding?


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The failed attempt is documented here there is very related site Web Applications as well as Graphic Design If neither of the existing sites is what you are looking for you are welcome to try again


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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: ...


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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 ...


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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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