I'm not too familiar with the beta system of SE. How does it work? I saw on Area51 that this site has been in beta since January 2011 and we have more 'traffic' than some other sites that have graduated. What's the deal?
Officially, mods do not know anything more than users about graduation plans. The admins control graduation; presumably they will graduate us when they feel we are ready. This will probably be sometime after we really iron out our subjective questions issue (the issue I posted recently) but before we actually reach the 10 questions per day mark (currently at 6.2 which I think is reasonable for a site like this.
Update 2nd June, 2015
A recent blog post gives us some more information about when SE, Inc. considers sites for graduation:
- When a site starts to consistently receive 10 questions/day, we’ll consider it for graduation.
- If a public beta site does not produce consistently helpful content, and lacks the caretakers needed for flags and spam to get handled and our Be Nice policy to be upheld, it will be closed.
Recently our questions/day has gone down to 4.8, however, it seems to fluctuate around 6 normally.