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Is beta status demoralising for existing users?

Just checking: Is the semi-permanent beta status of Parenting demoralising for existing users? Is it off-putting for new users? I was about to leave a comment on another Beta Question, and I realised ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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How were the Beta badges awarded?

How did one get the Beta badge? I was a member from before and through the Private Beta and didn't get it, so just curious what the requirements were.
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How do we increase our questions per day?

Related: How do we boost participation? (June 2012) What is still needed to move this site out of Beta? (August 2012) Two year anniversary (March 2013) Why does the site continue to remain in Beta? (...
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What is still needed to move this site out of Beta?

I've been wondering for a while what it would need for the site to leave Beta. We seem to have an excellent ranking for most things except questions, which is definitely improving. So what's left?
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What's the best strategy to combat soapboxing?

I realize that parenting is a very emotional subject for many here, but I'm seeing a concerning amount of: People responding to "How do I implement $parenting-strategy?" with answers that aren't ...
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Similar to Parenting: a site for teens

Parenting is a great place; the discussions are very useful and fascinating. However I, as a 15 year old, feel a need of something a bit similar but different. I proposed a new site, Teen Life, which ...
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When does the public beta open?

Area51 had this very nice minute-by-minute countdown, and now it just says "soon" -- any idea when the public beta actually starts?
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Broad question title, narrow question detail ... is this a problem?

The question What things should I consider when deciding if and when we should adopt? is a massive question which deserves a prominent place in the site. The question is well phrased and has already ...
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Can/should we promote more use of the chat room?

Has anyone an opinion on whether chat room use can help a new SE site grow? If it does make a difference, how can we encourage users to make use of the chat room?