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The rule of thumb to graduate a site, in the partial graduation, seems to be about 10 questions/day for a consistent period of time. According to the Area 51 statistics, we have about 5.5 questions per day at the moment. We are well on our way to graduation, but we aren't there yet. I can also tell you that there's pretty much no chance this site is ...


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We are in public beta. And our stats are steadily improving, however we will not know a graduation date until SE informs us. The process allows for "partial" graduation once site stats indicate we are in a healthy position, so we can have elections etc, with an updated design/CSS etc coming along later.


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If graduation is to occur, the CMs would announce it here on meta. So just hang in there, and keep making good contributions!


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It has certainly been chatted about with increasing frequency in The Pod Bay. To track our progress on all the metrics used to determine when we graduate, you can look at Stacker, a site created by one of our Stack Overflow brethren, Eric. What is needed now is a sustained average of 10 questions a day. 'Sustained' doesn't have an exact definition, probably ...


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The scope is fine, we get literally incredible numbers of questions, answers, i.e. anything else when compared to the number of daily visits of our website. Going against the definition of our scope now, that we've somewhat successfully defined it and might only need smaller refinements over the course of time would be counterproductive. We have established ...


4

Good news Sites are allowed to remain in public beta indefinitely as long as they make steady progress. In the rare cases when sites have been closed, it's been because the number of people participating has dwindled away. That's certainly not the case for this site. That said, now might be a good time to tell your friends (or anyone who might be ...


3

In addition to @TildalWave's answer, let me add a bit. There is at least one time that we have clearly added to the original scope, including planetary sciences. There are relatively few questions on that subject yet, but that would be a good area to start increasing the number of questions, bringing in new people. While our visit count is low in general, ...


2

Unlikely, from my reading of the Area 52 stats. We've got a low questions/day rate, and we still are feeling the curse of "right-answer syndrome", in which typically the first poweruser to provide an excellent and sole answer is the only answer which is ever provided. While that's gotten better, our answers/question ratio is still solidly <2.


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I will say we are exactly 3.6 questions per day away from graduation at the moment :) It has happened before that a site has graduated with only 'OK' in some categories, but not in the traffic categories as far as I can see. In that matter, "visits per day" (here we have the 'Excellent' rating), and "questions per day" are the most important ones. Go ahead ...


2

As can be seen from the Area 51 page, there are a lot of sites over 90 days old, in fact, the oldest are over 1000 days. That said, how do we stand so far? First of all, I'm not a SE employee. That said, I'd say that this site is so far on a good path to sticking around for a while, I don't see it being closed anytime soon. We do need to keep up questions ...


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