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Those will appear once the site has moved to public beta - for now, invite friends!


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More elementary questions? I asked a question here on meta about stocking the site with frequently-asked questions on introductory material, to which we could provide very strong answers before the public beta. The answer was that we should not ask elementary questions just to stock the beta, so I have not been doing that, although I think there could be a ...


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Private betas are evaluated after 7 days. Most become public betas at that point. Sometimes, a private beta that hasn't had enough traffic or that's perceived as low quality might be told to shape up and given an extra period of time to improve. I must say I'm a bit concerned that our beta is too slow. While there aren't any hard-and-fast rules, we only ...


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Yes, it is normal. And no, it's not so much to "help them get enough close votes" - it's to make sure that any problems with questions in the early beta period get discussed. Remember, when this site exits private beta, the questions that have been asked, and the discussions here on Meta are what set the tone and define the scope for new users entering the ...


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First of all, as you mention many questions have been seeding questions so far. Should we invent stuff just to make it real? I don't think so. This should end soon, though. Secondly, upvoting constitutes more for me than just research effort. The question has to be ontopic, of general interest, well-posed, clear, unsuggestive, ... I won't vote down if any ...


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I wanted to offer some thoughts as a user who committed but has not posted to the site yet. More varied questions? When I originally committed to the proposal, it had the description in this Area 51 Discuss question: "for computer Science practitioners, researchers, and CS students interested in topics like theoretical computer science, artificial ...


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You can see some rough statistics on Area51.


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It is normal for the Stack Exchange team to intervene when they feel that the community is behaving in a way that is detrimental to its survival. Their actions can be reverted by the community, preferably after discussion (the kind that is happening here — prompted by the closures, as it happens). Speaking of these two closures in particular, Shog9's answer ...


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I don't know about the type checking question (148), but the SQL question (135) should not have been closed. One user expressed they did not like the question whereas at least eight liked it enough to upvote. Kaveh gave sufficient reason why his question should remain open, but this explanation was ignored. I wonder: do the community mods who monitor here ...


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