We've been in Beta for (as of today) 320 days.
When are we expecting to leave Beta? What still needs to happen?
So, since our stats have improved significantly in the last few weeks, we are closer than ever to leaving beta. The only missing thing is for someone in charge at Stack Exchange headquarters to stand up and say aloud (repeat after me if you feel concerned), "Okay guys, SciFi Stack Exchange will be out of beta next Friday."
from this post , posted the 7 of December 2011:
Please let me know what you think. If there are no major design changes, I'm aiming to launch the new design next week. An early congrats from me!
So, it look like we will be out of Beta really soon!
I checked out our stats over on the Area 51 Sci-Fi & Fantasy proposal page, and we have significantly improved in the past few months. The areas we still need work on are questions per day and answers per question. Now, I also agree that there probably isn't a specific threshold to reach, but getting those two areas from "okay" to "excellent" can't hurt.
So, let's ask more questions! Even with all the grants we've had recently (Walking Dead, Fringe, Harry Potter and Doctor Who), we're still only averaging the same amount we did months ago. This is probably a whole other meta topic, but I think in the future I will set hard and fast rules with every grant that have to be met in order to be considered for future grants.