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I just came across this question on meta.stackexchange: Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites

Whats our say on that and how are we doing there? From what I understand and they said,

Now, communities can focus on Q&A about topics they love, not on whether their site will survive.

Thats very encouraging against something that Area51 keeps on displaying: Needs work, Days in Beta or something similar to that.

  • Yes, I think the jist is that they plan to keep sites in Beta indefinitely if they continue to be active but fail to grow to come out of Beta – user2766 Jun 4 '15 at 7:59
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they also pinned down the criteria for coming out of Beta more firmly. An interesting point was:

When a site starts to consistently receive 10 questions/day, we’ll consider it for graduation.

Unfortunately we're still well short

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We've had success in getting this up in the past but always in the short term and never by enough.


Interestingly the answer rate is the highest it's been since I've been on this site (at least 2 years). It's been slowly creeping up from 2 to about 2.5 for some time now, which is very positive.

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    I've never seen the questions above 3.3 but we've push right up to 2.8 over the past few days... So we'll see how it goes! – Aravona Jun 12 '15 at 8:10
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    @Aravona We're at 3.7 today! Yay! – Sue Nov 25 '15 at 18:43
  • @Sue 4.1 this morning :) – Aravona Nov 26 '15 at 9:37
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    @Aravona Yay!! I don't know if anyone who'll see this celebrates Thanksgiving, as it's an American holiday; but just in case, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! – Sue Nov 26 '15 at 16:15

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