The area51 Faq at http://area51.stackexchange.com/faq (which I believe to be relevant for dba.stackexchange.com) states that a "site is launched for a beta period to seed it with questions, develop the FAQ, appoint temporary moderators, and refine its design."

I was wondering how it is determined how long this period lasts, and how far we are from the end of it.

On a related note: Is this site ready to leave private beta? meantions a private beta. Is the private beta just the same as the beta, or is there something like a public beta (and which one would this site be in?)

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The private beta is 7 days.

The public beta goes for 90 days, but may be extended if the site still needs some time to develop.

If you go to the DBA Proposal on Area 51, it will show you the current status of the site and number of days remaining in the current phase.
Area 51 screenshot

And finally, Robert answers all your questions better than I ever could in his When Will My Site Graduate? blog post.

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    I hope this site gets out of beta and goes fully public. It is definitely a bold and brash forum for Database people !!! Apr 13, 2011 at 14:59

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