Please ignore my inaptitude - I couldn't find the information easily.

What are the exact benefits for PuzzlingSE to finally graduate from beta state? (A new icon... and?)

Where do I best find that information?

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There are multiple advantages to leaving beta:

  • get a new logo
  • get a new design
  • hold elections for moderators as needed (one election cycle occurs during graduation, after which moderators pro tempore are replaced by elected moderators)
  • get out of anonymity
  • get the ability to migrate questions to other SE website (this might not be needed for puzzling.SE)
  • get community ads on the website.

But there is also one big downside:


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