It's a big day, and I know you folks have been waiting a reeeaaal long while. Double waiting, you might even say, since unfortunately we made you wait even longer after initial news. But, let's make it official! You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Programming Puzzles & Code Golf met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you're good to go. Reaching 'mature community' status is a big milestone, and you should be very proud.
Your site actually passed this threshold several weeks ago. We're... still kinda looking into why that happened, but your good news shouldn't have to wait!
What does this mean exactly? Graduation works in two phases. Starting today, you'll receive the following benefits:
- You will soon have an election for community-voted moderators - there is still some backlog in hosting elections so it'll most likely be during next month that yours will begin.
- You will no longer see the "beta" label attached to your site's name.
- You will become eligible for question migration paths with the rest of the network.
- You will soon be able to select your own community ads. Give me a moment to set these up later this week.
The site will still receive a full design from one of our designers, which will be packaged with an increase in the amount of reputation needed to access each privilege. It's no secret that our backlog for site designs is long, so instead of making you wait to receive all the parts of graduation at once, we wanted to give you the things we could give you now. We think we've hammered out most of the bugs in the process,, but there are still likely to be some left - so if you come across anything out of place, please report it on Meta Stack Exchange using the [graduating-sites] tag.
This site has reached this point because of your generous contributions. Together, you've created a valuable resource that helps people. Congratulations on all you've accomplished.
As an added note, we're aware of some discussion about certain elements which need to be worked on, especially surrounding verbiage on the site being a "Q&A" site. Different parts of that are still under review, but wanted to drop off word that we are indeed looking into it.