Good day, all.

There is currently a site self-evaluation event underway for Personal Finance & Money. If you haven't already completed this evaluation, could you please help us out and review some Q & A?

The results from a site evaluation help determine if our community is ready to be launched as a fully graduated site in the Stack Exchange network.

Thank you for your help!

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When I eval'd, I didn't rate everything a perfect, which makes me think I need to spruce up the info. Should I wait until after the eval period so the ratings can be considered on a known baseline? What is the SE policy? –  MrChrister Feb 4 '13 at 20:37
    
@MrChrister IMHO, if they didn't disable editing on those posts and you see a broken window you'd like to fix, please feel free to do so. If they don't want us doing that during the eval, I'm sure they'll let us know. :) –  Chris W. Rea Feb 4 '13 at 21:22
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Yeah feel free to fix posts as you see them, @MrChrister. Y'all can do anything to the questions, including closing questions. –  Aarthi Feb 4 '13 at 21:40
    
Sounds exciting :). Is the evaluation only for high rep users who have access to review function or for everyone? –  Dheer Feb 5 '13 at 13:35
    
@Dheer I've seen users with 101 reputation complete the review, so it is quite accessible. –  Chris W. Rea Feb 5 '13 at 13:59
    
Any updates on the results of evaluation? or a date when we can get the results? –  Dheer Feb 14 '13 at 18:34
    
@Dheer Not yet. I'm expecting Stack Exchange community folks to post the results here on meta, when they are available. –  Chris W. Rea Feb 14 '13 at 18:51
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@Aarthi When/how will we find out results from the eval? Thank you. –  Chris W. Rea Feb 25 '13 at 15:11
    
@ChrisW.Rea Since you asked, I'll write an answer to this post summarizing our analysis. :) –  Aarthi Feb 25 '13 at 15:13
    
@Aarthi Must we wait the meme-popularized time of six to eight weeks? ;-) –  Chris W. Rea Mar 12 '13 at 15:26
    
@ChrisW.Rea Oh! Sorry, I just got back from vacation and I've been desperately trying to catch up on everything! I'll make a post later this afternoon. –  Aarthi Mar 12 '13 at 16:02
    
Update: We're next in line for graduation! See chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/11562316#11562316 –  Chris W. Rea Oct 7 '13 at 20:33
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I'm so sorry for the delay in responding to this. We were extra-thorough in your evaluation this time around.

We agreed with your community assessment of the sample questions. The selection this time also seemed to be a better representation of your site overall. Looking at the front page of this site, there are a number of good questions at front and center, and your community has been much improved about closing or salvaging cruft. Furthermore, the latest crop of questions on your front page are exactly what we like to see: specific, long-tailed, and researched.

Some of us on the team are still concerned by how "drive-by" a lot of your users are. However, you all seem well aware of that (and of why that's the case) and are able to work with that.

Your traffic has been moving really nicely up and to the right. You've shown excellent growth for a solid year now, and your userbase and question quality is reflective of that.

tl;dr -- Congratulations, we're putting you in the queue for graduation!

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Just as an addendum: there are currently two sites ahead of Money in the graduation queue. We ask for your patience as Jin puts together design work for them as well as you. –  Aarthi Mar 22 '13 at 17:50
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Aarthi, this is awesome. Thank you! –  Chris W. Rea Mar 22 '13 at 21:13
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Thanks Aarthi! Time for the budgeted party! –  C. Ross Mar 22 '13 at 22:29
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Will we be having a ceremony? Cap and gown? Beer and shots? –  JoeTaxpayer Mar 22 '13 at 23:55
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@JoeTaxpayer actually the rabble rousing is usually done when we get design. –  C. Ross Mar 23 '13 at 12:01
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Its Never to late ... –  Dheer Mar 23 '13 at 12:58
    
Any ETA on the graduation ... or we haven't yet put a plan in place. –  Dheer Apr 22 '13 at 14:50
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@Dheer It depends on when Jin is ready to present his design, and he's got a lot of demands on his time right now. I don't have an ETA, but I assure you that y'all are not forgotten. :) –  Aarthi Apr 22 '13 at 14:58
    
Update: We're next in line for graduation! See chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/11562316#11562316 –  Chris W. Rea Oct 7 '13 at 20:33
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