It looks like SQA site is 2266 days in public beta as of today.

How long would it stay in beta and what should happen to help it get out of beta?

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The site will stay in public beta as long as it needs to. Based on our stats on Area 51 we still need more questions asked per day (preferably good questions) and we still have too many questions that haven't been answered.

We've been one of the slow-growing exchanges that's healthy enough to keep open, but not quite ready to go live ever since we passed the 90 day mark, so who knows how much longer we'll need?

  • Thanks, gotcha. What do you think we can personally do? Would answering (I mean providing good quality answers) historical unanswered questions help?
    – alecxe
    Jul 17, 2017 at 19:14
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    Answering older unanswered questions would help, as would voting to close questions where the OP never registered or hasn't been back in years. Asking good questions also helps.
    – Kate Paulk Mod
    Jul 17, 2017 at 19:22
  • Understood. I've been also following selenium and similar test automation specific tags on SO for quite a long time and things around selenium are really quite active on SO, but not here - even though most of these questions asked on SO would be on-topic here as well. If there would be a way to have this traffic go to SQA..
    – alecxe
    Jul 17, 2017 at 19:28
  • Unfortunately, many of the Selenium questions here would get downvoted to oblivion on SO because they show so little research effort. Which doesn't help.
    – Kate Paulk Mod
    Jul 17, 2017 at 19:35
  • Good point, most of the time it's about an error in an XPath expression or CSS selector, or a screenshot asking to locate a specific element without even a try or even an HTML representation of an element, or about an element which is in an iframe, or about version mismatch between drivers and browsers..and very rarely, ~1 in 10 there is something interesting or at least with a research effort.
    – alecxe
    Jul 17, 2017 at 19:38
  • Relevant meta post: meta.stackexchange.com/q/257614/147335
    – corsiKa Mod
    Jul 18, 2017 at 4:28
  • Do we need to push SO to close testing tickets and point them over to SQA? Similar to when we point people with Java questions to SO?
    – ECiurleo
    Jul 20, 2017 at 15:18

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