What are the parameters which are taken into consideration when deciding that a certain site is needed?


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Have a look at the proposals within the Area 51 site for the site you want to know the answer to your question.

As a sample, go check it out for DevOps.SE. The beta-tab shows the current status (progress), indicating what is still needed for the site to become mature enough to "graduate" (= change from beta status to no-longer-beta).

Even though there appear to be exceptions, as soon as all 5 indicators have changed to Excellent, additional steps are taken to actually obsolete the beta status of the site, which may still take a few months or so.

PS: with the above in mind, if you want to help DevOps.SE to graduate, just try to post some more (good!) questions, and / or try to answer existing questions.

  • 3/5 are excellent at the moment. The daily amount of questions and number of answers per question is an issue currently.
    – 030
    Dec 27, 2019 at 9:06

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