The stats on Area 51 show the site is now going well. It is not good to launch too soon, but I imagine that some potential users are put off by the 'beta' tag and the site will grow more quickly after we launch

I understand there is a queue once a site is ready to launch - I'd be interested to know whether we are in that queue yet, and if so, how many sites are ahead of us

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This is not official sanction, but I know (via brief twitter conversation) that the designer Jin has been working on a new theme for the site. It normally takes him a month or so to get that in order, between the conceptual design and the actual layout and such, but the point is this: They don't start a design until the site is about ready to launch.

So, I think we are.

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Nice. Do we get input on the theme? Not that I have an artistic bone in my body mind :) –  Jack Douglas Jul 25 '11 at 17:21
    
Once Jin posts something on this meta, yes. –  jcolebrand Jul 25 '11 at 17:23
    
Thanks for the info. I'm quite excited to see what he comes up with. –  Jack Douglas Jul 25 '11 at 17:28
    
Will we keep the same name? I see 'outerjoin' was suggested way back when the site was proposed, which I think would suit us pretty well. –  Jack Douglas Jul 26 '11 at 12:47
    
I like that, but does it imply only databases? I'll bump one of the Qs here on meta. We need to start putting up a list of names now. –  jcolebrand Jul 26 '11 at 15:51
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@jcolebrand's answer is, essentially, correct. Jin, our designer in residence, is slated to be working on the Database Administrators SE shortly, so you should be seeing a first draft of your new design soon. Congratulations!

I recently submitted a blog post covering the days leading up to graduation.

Does this site have a chance of succeeding?

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