If we look at the Area 51 page for Programming Puzzles & Code Golf on SE it looks that has all it takes to graduate:

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Then why is Programming Puzzles & Code Golf page on SE still in beta ?


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I'm guessing it's probably because we only have 3 users with 10k rep or more. And only 10ks can vote to delete (on non-beta sites). So since it takes 3 votes to delete a post, that means that those users all have to vote to delete the same post for it to be deleted.

(And we don't even have any 20k users!)

Oh, and PPCG is... special. The answer ratio is pretty moot since code golf questions get tons of answers naturally anyway, and % answered is irrelevant for the same reason. The answer to "when will we get out of beta" is usually "when you're ready," and I don't think we're ready yet.

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    \$\begingroup\$ The situation has changed now there are more than a dozen with over 10k but the site is still beta \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 21:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @EduardFlorinescu And it's changed again! Now we've graduated! :-) \$\endgroup\$
    – wizzwizz4
    Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 19:59

Apparently the site is qualifying now something failed to trigger, see: Why is Code Golf & Programming Puzzles still in beta?

Grace Note in a comment to an answer:

Music and Japanese were in the loop before we set the new criteria. Aviation hit "eligibility" on October 19th. All 3 had delayed graduations, the former because of the whole design thing and the latter due to the pileup of graduations from implementing design independent. We just ran Code Golf through the eligibility check though, and it passed, and probably should've passed a while ago. So we're looking into why it hasn't been flagged yet.

(Emphasis mine)


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