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What *exactly* is the unanswered questions stat?

I'm curious as to whether the "unanswered questions" score for beta sites refers to: Questions with zero answers, or Questions with no upvoted or accepted answers. These are two separate queues in ...
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I think it's rubbish that the Mental Fitness stack exchange was closed after just 8 days.

http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/51461/mental-fitness I can't help but think there was some kind of politics or agenda behind this decision. Eight days isn't enough for time for even the ...
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Is 10 days in beta sufficient time to evaluate a new SE site?

As the title says really. Today I have found out that SE had a webdesign.se Too late to do anything positive as it is now closed. How does SE advertise a new site? Surely all related SE site ...
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Code Review and Code Golf kept in beta? [closed]

Edit: Found this site Mathematica, which was significantly not as good as these two in question when it left. I would also like to note that the last one to graduate did two years ago. This ...
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Why do some betas end early?

Mental fitness closed after only 8 days in beta - why so soon? I thought they were to stay open for at least 90 days*. Ok - I see I misread that - they are to remain in beta for at least 90 days ...
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What happens with Area51-reputation from failed beta sites?

I have fullfilled commitment to failed Digital Preservation proposal, however after close that site was removed from my Fulfilled commitments list. My question is, what happens with Area-Reputation ...
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besides email, are you notified when a site status changes? — (commitment stage, private beta, etc.)

I usually am on a stack exchange site far more often then I check my email. Are you also notified by the inbuilt notification bar on the top-left? (Like when someone answers your question on another ...
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How to help the proposal's progress towards beta?

I committed to this proposal in its early days and I've done my best to help it advance, so I was very happy when we reached the commitment phase. However, this happened over a month ago and so far we ...
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what is the difference between public beta and a launched site?

Is there somewhere an explanation of the various stages a proposal goes through on its way to Launch? E.G. for each stage, why does that stage exist, what should we expect to see, what should we do, ...
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What exactly does it take to get a site out of public beta? [closed]

I'm surprised that I haven't found anything addressing this. I have been active on the Japanese beta for some time now, and would quite like to see it get launched. It looks like the metrics are all ...
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How long does a SE site stay in Beta? [closed]

How long does a SE site stay in Beta? Or what makes it move on to the final stage? Is this determined by time, number of questions, or something else?
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Should voting be measured as part of site health?

I've been active on Code Review and I think that the site has potential, but voting is very uneven and I am not at all convinced that questions and answers are getting enough votes to encourage users. ...
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Why the Atheism site was closed so fast?

Why was the Atheism site was closed after only 94 days in beta? Is it possible to say after so short time that this proposal didn't have enough activity? There are some sites that stay in beta for ...
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Is it acceptable to aks questions one knows the answer to animate beta?

Is it acceptable to ask questions one knows the answer in order to animate site, which is in beta phase? Asking a question you know the answer may sound a bit weird, but there are some trivial ...
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What happens with the content of the beta site that was closed?

What is happening to the content generated by the users on the site in the beta phase, when this site is closed? I'd like to participate in beta sites, but when I think all could be deleted and lost, ...
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Do the “Questions Per Day” metric for Beta Sites Exclude Closed questions?

I'm interested in a more concrete interpretation of the Area51 questions per day stats for Project Management SE, specifically in regards to how closed questions affect those metrics. Currently, it ...
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Are there any general guidelines how to improve the statistics of a site?

The area51 page of beta sites show several statistics about how well a site is doing. Are there any general advice or guidelines on how a site's community can improve those numbers during the public ...
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Time line graphs of followers/commiters/users for Area 51 sites

I recently started using SO about a month ago and joined some Area 51 sites in all three phases. After a while I started to notice that some sites just don't seem to move. I then realized I was a ...
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Evaluating your proposal's vital signs

I'm assuming every proposal currently in beta wants to get out of beta. Here are some charts showing data gathered from each beta proposal's Area 51 page. The data fetched is what I call the "vital ...
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What happens after a proposal reaches Beta?

What happens? Does everybody go to 0 reputation, and gain it up? Does the original proposer get reputation to start out with, or what?
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Why bicycles passed beta phase?

According to their page http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2305/bicycles we can see that at the end of beta this Q&A site had only 4 questions per day and is indicated as red with comment ...
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How many days in beta are enough? What is the “grade” that the beta should get to be approved?

How many days should the beta last? And how is stackExchange going to determine if the proposal passed or failed? I know they're evaluating 5 items # Questions per day % Answered Avid users / ...
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Changing the expectation of going from Private Beta to Public Beta

On the Bitcoin proposal (currently in Private Beta) it currently says: "The site's Public Beta will begin in 5 days." How about modifying this text to something like: "If the Private Beta goes well, ...
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How is “on pace” calculated?

When a site is in beta stage, and has not yet hit the 90 day mark, it says it's "On pace for XX users". I've been following it for a few days, and have seen it fluctuate a little bit, but collecting ...
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How to keep track of all the StackExchange sites one has joined?

The user profile for this site ( http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/9999/userName ) is a good tool for keeping track of some of the sites that you have joined up. But this is only incidental in ...
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Unable to follow sites that have started private beta

I would like to be able to follow sites that have already started private beta, so that I get a notification in the mail when they are open to the public; as well as it appears in my profile. Why is ...
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Since Project Management is now 100% committed, how long will it take to receive the invite?

Today I saw Project Management move from 99% committed to 100% committed. How long will it take for me to receive the invite for the beta phase?
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Is Home Improvement ever going to get out of public beta?

I'm asking this about Home Improvement but it applies to all slow moving sites. Just what are the criteria that a site has to meet to go fully live with it's own design etc. Home Improvement now has ...