I think to broaden the user base we could make this site publicly known through Psi-K.

What do you think? Do you have any sugar text for this, I would be happy to send the mail to Psi-K, or one of you, the admins could?

Also, when will it be decided whether it is here to stay? I have tried searching meta, but can't figure out if it is stable, or still beta?

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    $\begingroup$ It was announced once. $\endgroup$
    – Thomas
    Nov 11, 2020 at 10:50
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I clearly hadn't caught in in my own mail feed ;) Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – nickpapior
    Nov 11, 2020 at 12:34
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    $\begingroup$ While the site is technically in beta, most of the sites on StackExchange still are. Barring a significant drop off in activity and the loss of available moderators, the site is here stay. The move from beta to a full site is really more about StackExchange being willing to put additional resources into site design. Some site have been in beta for around a decade and they aren't going away anytime soon. $\endgroup$
    – Tyberius Mod
    Nov 11, 2020 at 15:25
  • $\begingroup$ I can see Leopold's announcement on the Psi-K website, but I cannot find any trace of it arriving to my inbox. I have a special account for lists, so they don't clutter my work inbox, and I never delete emails from it. Is it possible that there was a glitch in the Psi-K mailing system, and this precise announcement was not emailed (or not emailed to all subscribers)? $\endgroup$
    – jme52
    Nov 25, 2020 at 11:38

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I would love it if you could post it on Psi-k !!!

It's true that Leopold did it once, but as you already noted in your question, even you didn't see it, which means a lot of other people didn't either. I'm on Psi-k and a few other related mailing lists but get so many emails that I am really not able to open them all these days. The administrators will also not mind if you post this site again: I think we should do it every few months or so, and it's already been 3 months (an entire season!) since Leopold posted there.

As for whether or not MMSE is going to stay: Tyberius's comment gives a lot of insights about this. The truth is that we never know, because SE company can always change their mind about things and get rid of sites that they unilaterally feel are not worth keeping. But if you can help us to keep our current level of activity strong, then we are probably going to be valued as one of SE's more worthwhile sites to keep (but we do have a disadvantage that we're the newest site, so if they do need to cut costs for some economic reasons, deleting our site might be seen as having less impact than deleting a much less activate site that has several years of Q/A posted in the past, so our requirements for activity level might have to be slightly higher than the average for an SE site).


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