Upcoming Thursday the 16th of December we will lose our Beta label, and Arts & Crafts will enter its 'mature' stage! So ..

Congratulations, everyone!

This means, among other things, that we will join the list of 'Launched' website on Area51, the Site Stats on the main page will disappear from the right sidebar, we'll get a custom look down the road, and we'll get new moderator elections, likely early next year.

The announcement on Meta can be found here.
Taken from that post in response to a comment, the following are the new requirements which were also used to determine our status change:

For the sites that are leaving Beta today, the following criteria were determined:

  • The site needed to be in public Beta for at least six months
  • The site needed to have at least 1000 open questions
  • At least 70% of the questions on the site needed to have at least one upvoted answer

Image borrowed from this thread on Meta with the same intent.

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    Congrats! But I vaguely remember I read an active site needs around 10 questions daily? No?
    – Vikas
    Commented Dec 14, 2021 at 14:26
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    @Vikas You're right, but they want to get rid of some of the Beta statuses of the websites that run perfectly fine but are simply too small to meet those guidelines. I think they're overall opting for a less rigid way of looking at site-status, or getting rid of the graduation process entirely, but I'd have to read through more on Meta.SE to be sure.
    – Joachim Mod
    Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 15:12
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    @Vikas That is the old standard that we haven't used for a long time.
    – Catija
    Commented Dec 16, 2021 at 14:52
  • Just checked Hinduism SE is also graduated! They also don't have 10 questions. You are right.
    – Vikas
    Commented Dec 16, 2021 at 15:57
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    @Vikas Check the link I added in this post: it mentions the rules that were used and will likely be used. (Now added to the post.)
    – Joachim Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2021 at 19:02


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