To be honest, I'm not sure if this question belongs on the general Stackexchange Meta or here. Since it's mainly about Crypto.SE, I've decided to post it here. (Feel free to kick me in case that was wrong.)
I frequently check the stats at Area51. At the time of writing, the Area51 stats related to Crypto.SE tell me it's been in beta for 893 days. Now, I might be the curious and impatient type, but I keep wondering about some things:
- How long can a site like Crypto.SE be in beta?
- What would push a proposal from beta into the regular-site arena?
And to satisfy my curiosity to the fullest:
- Is there any information available about what proposal was in beta the longest in SE history? (Independent of the fact if it's still alive as a site today, or if the proposal didn't make it…)