Graduated sites are listed on the footer pages of all other Stack Exchange sites. Consider this list from Stack Overflow:


(similarly on Meta.Stack Exchange )

I notice that other recently "designed" sites are up there (Biology, Chemistry)....

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    \$\begingroup\$ @NormalHuman - that's all a matter of opinion.... the Code Review graduation was announced 22 Sept 2014... 3 days after Chemistry, and 5 months before Biology. \$\endgroup\$
    – rolfl
    Dec 1, 2015 at 1:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NormalHuman - Stack exchange has been quite clear recently that the site's graduation status, and their design, are not time-linked. A site is graduated when the graduation is announced. \$\endgroup\$
    – rolfl
    Dec 1, 2015 at 1:36
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    \$\begingroup\$ Isn't this a better question for the big meta? \$\endgroup\$ Dec 1, 2015 at 1:53

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Based on an assumption that the shown list is based on some precalculated metric, I compared Code Review to the last on the list, ExpressionEngine® Answers, and here are the stats:

  • Code Review - Q&A for peer programmer code reviews
    29k questions, 50k answers, 94% answered, 76k users,
    47k visits/day, 34 questions/day, 4y11m site age

  • ExpressionEngine® Answers - ExpressionEngine® Answers Q&A for administrators, end users, developers and designers for ExpressionEngine® CMS
    11k questions, 14k answers, 80% answered, 4.2k users,
    1.3k visits/day, 6.0 questions/day, 3y1m site age

Sadly I can't see why this site is shown, and Code Review isn't. As such this isn't an answer as to why Code Review doesn't show, but it is a confirmation that it doesn't seem to be metric based, and that it is possibly a somewhat static list, which could need a little refactoring.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I can't find my information at the moment but I'm sure I've read somewhere that the footer listed sites by ages of graduation. \$\endgroup\$
    – Marc-Andre
    Dec 1, 2015 at 14:26

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