I was wondering what are the criteria where we are lacking before we go full public/graduate. The term "critical mass" is used often but is not properly defined. From the FAQs and other questions, it seems the two main criteria for graduation are:
- The stats of the site on Area 51: These look reasonably good to me over the last few days. The number of questions is a little low (and I know it is a very important criteria), but it is still "Okay" and not a "Worrying" red.
- The number of core high reputation users: As I understand, once the site graduates, the reputations for privileges will increase, and so a set of high rep users are needed who can moderate/flag/close questions effectively. Are we short on these? The stats page shows this is actually "Excellent".
So what areas do we need to improve upon to be able to fully graduate, and what can be done about it?