I'm happy to announced that this site has been cleared for graduation… congratulations!

Unfortunately, there has been a long backlog of sites waiting for their custom site design, so rather than waiting for that backlog to clear, we are going to start moving ahead and hold the first community-based election of moderators sooner rather than later.

This is just a heads up to let you know why we're having the election before the graduation and design is ready. The election should start sometime in the next week or so, so watch the announcements on the sidebar for the notice.

Congratulations again… and enjoy!

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    $\begingroup$ @Yes No, just the election. Everything else will happen with the design. $\endgroup$ May 26, 2015 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ Are you aware of or able to release an approximate timeline? $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    May 26, 2015 at 19:41
  • $\begingroup$ I have nothing to say but i'll just put a comment on this great announcement : ) $\endgroup$
    – Chebhou
    May 26, 2015 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ We already have some custom themes that might contribute to giving us out custom site. $\endgroup$
    – ruckus
    May 26, 2015 at 20:32
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    $\begingroup$ @NoviceInDisguise Unfortunately with this backlog, sending a site to the "graduation queue" and getting a design published are currently two different things. We recently hired some fantastic new designers to help clear the backlog, but there is a still about 9 sites waiting for a design, so anything I can report here would be wildly inaccurate and subject to change, Designers are working on getting these design out amidst all the bug reports and feature requests, so which sites are completed first simply depends on who is available. Sorry I don't have anything further to report. $\endgroup$ May 26, 2015 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ So great to see we made it! Hope to see our new look soon and that our suggestions will be taken into account. $\endgroup$ May 26, 2015 at 21:08
  • $\begingroup$ @RobertCartaino I understand, and sort of expected that would be the case. We will be eagerly waiting :) $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    May 26, 2015 at 21:18
  • $\begingroup$ So the moderator elections will be running while the site is still in Beta? Weird - but AWESOME!!!! $\endgroup$ May 26, 2015 at 21:51
  • $\begingroup$ So how do you achieve moderator anyway>? $\endgroup$ May 30, 2015 at 21:17
  • $\begingroup$ You have to run during the election and meet requirements. Voting will then occur, and the users will pick the moderators. Generally voting occurs once per year, just so that if a mediocre mod gets elected, they can be switched. $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    May 30, 2015 at 23:23


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