It's already been 1,082 days in beta, and I'd like to see our site graduating sometime in the near future. James Khoury proposed aiming for the 1,337th day since beta started, and I like that idea, especially since it's only in 255 days.

graduation goal

I'd suggest increasing the voting going around so our users' reputation levels can increase and survive the privilege updates for graduated sites. Any suggestions on how we can prepare this site for graduation would be greatly appreciated.

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    \$\begingroup\$ What are the rules around graduation? \$\endgroup\$
    – user8777
    Jan 15, 2014 at 3:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think the main issue now (as per area51) is the mean number of questions per day. \$\endgroup\$
    – plannapus
    Jan 15, 2014 at 13:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @plannapus I think so too. Maybe reaching 15 questions a day would spur the graduation date. \$\endgroup\$
    – Timtech
    Jan 15, 2014 at 15:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ PCG is "special". I would be cautious about assuming that standard graduation criteria apply. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 15, 2014 at 17:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ While I agree with @PeterTaylor, I think that a demonstration of sustained traffic is probably the biggest thing we can do to encourage the team to consider the site for graduation. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 15, 2014 at 21:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Do you realize that only 18% fulfilled their commitment? area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/4570/…. Could this have something to do with it? \$\endgroup\$
    – user10766
    Jan 16, 2014 at 3:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ @user2509848 I'd say that had something to do with it... a year or two ago. By now, it should not be a huge issue. \$\endgroup\$
    – Iszi
    Jan 16, 2014 at 5:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Iszi OK, just wondering. I'm still kind of new to this network, and am having a little trouble learning the rules and procedures. \$\endgroup\$
    – user10766
    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @user2509848 It would seem so, but I think they fade away after 6 months. I joined during public beta, so I didn't have one. \$\endgroup\$
    – Timtech
    Jan 16, 2014 at 11:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ Would we all of a sudden have Stack Overflow's privilege requirements? Because that'd basically make it so that only mods can do anything, the way it stands now. \$\endgroup\$
    – marinus
    Jan 23, 2014 at 19:42

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My suggestion is to upvote more. Currently we only have 2 users with over 10k rep, and just barely. I'd say only two people (five including mods) being able to vote to delete on an SE site is pretty bad.

Since deletion requires 3 votes, this means that only mods will be able to delete stuff!

So, if we want to get out of beta, just vote as much as you can. (Don't upvote bad or okay posts though!)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Too true, we need more rep. Have a +1 to help you along. \$\endgroup\$
    – Timtech
    Jan 16, 2014 at 0:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Timtech Thanks, but there is no rep on per-site metas :P \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Jan 16, 2014 at 0:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ Oh yeah, forgot. Too much Meta SO, I'm afraid. \$\endgroup\$
    – Timtech
    Jan 16, 2014 at 0:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 for the irony of it all \$\endgroup\$
    – boothby
    Jan 18, 2014 at 21:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ But is it that bad? Area 51 recommends at least "5 users with 3,000+ rep", and that's it. It won't be that bad if only moderators will be able to delete stuff. \$\endgroup\$
    – 0..
    May 2, 2014 at 9:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @xfix There are currently 20 members with 10k+ reputation, so the main issue left is the fact that we are only getting 4.5 new posts per day on average. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 5, 2015 at 15:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ @user248118 Keep in mind that numbers aren't everything. Even a site with "excellent" in all the Area 51 categories isn't guaranteed to graduate. (Especially considering that the A51 stats are very imperfect and need much improvement.) \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Mar 5, 2015 at 16:01

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