I don't know why I care, I'm just a bit curious
It's not something directly in our control, it's entirely up to the Stack Exchange team to make that call.
Our stats are building up well towards various targets, so if we keep sharing, asking and answering, I don't think it'll really take too long, hopefully within another few months if things go well.
Latest StackExchange podcast looks promising :)
(...) In graduation news, Salesforce is going to fully graduate after a very quick run through the beta process. (...)
Out of curiosity, I asked on Area 51 about the timeframe, and I received a response from someone who works for Stack Exchange.
The good news is that they're working directly with Salesforce on the branding of this site. However, it may take a while, yet.
We don't have a set duration for betas; sites "graduate" (I think what you mean by launching - getting a custom site theme and whatnot) whenever the our community managers' periodic evaluations deem them ready and our designers have time to create the design. We are actually currently working directly with Salesforce on an initial design to propose to the community. Because we're working with SF, and we're also going to be rolling out a new network-wide top bar design that will impact future site designs, this process is moving slower than normal, but we're moving towards it.
I'm not going to venture a guess at a timeframe because I'm not closely involved in this project, but keep an eye out on Salesforce.SE's meta site for announcements from community managers or designers in the coming weeks and months. Until then, there is nothing functionally incomplete about our beta sites; the biggest change that comes with graduation is cosmetic (the custom theme). – Laura
So, they're still working on it; we just need to keep checking back here on the progress in the next few weeks/months.
Looking at Area 51 we are so close to graduating
we have 141 / 150 users with 200+ rep ( Lets upvote some good answers and close this gap )
Need to improve on : 1.8 - 2.5 answers per question ( Depends on the question being asked) 15 questions per day on average ( we are at 14.4 nothing much to do here since this totally dependent on the user traffic) 14.4/ 15 asked per day - Unless there is more exposure this would be hard to increase
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