Our Area51 page says that the site's status will be evaluated in 7 days. What's going to happen then? Is this "promote or shut down", or might the beta continue, or what? (I see the five criteria and our progress against them, but I don't know how that turns into a decision and what the likely outcomes are.)


This site will not be shut down in 7 days. The 90 day beta is a minimum requirement before a site can graduate. The vast majority of sites need more time to build up a critical mass of users, questions, participation, and traffic.

You can read much more about that process and what those Area 51 numbers mean here:

Does this site have a chance of succeeding?

Make special note of the sections that describe what you can do to help your site get closer to graduation. Other sites have had a lot of success with these techniques.

  • Thanks. I was confused because other betas I'm following just say they'll continue "indefinitely", but we had a date. The others are older, so I guess they hit 90 days and moved into "indefinite" and we probably will to? Aug 2 '11 at 15:36
  • @Monica, That's what I'm expecting to happen.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Aug 2 '11 at 20:40

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