This site has passed the final evaluation! Barring any technical delays, Bioinformatics SE should go public sometime this week.
Great work everyone!
Spread the word. In less than a week, this site will undergo a private beta evaluation. I had to postpone the pro tem nomination thread — typically posted today — because there simply isn't a large enough community signed on to support this site.
We need to increase your numbers. Typically we need about 150 questions in three weeks of private beta to be considered viable. That number is not arbitrary — it's the minimum bar of activity we've needed for a site to remain viable in the 180+ sites we've launch. And that's a bare minimum.
You have less than half that.
Fair warning: Simply having the same people ask more questions is not sustainable and not a solution for giving the appearance of organic growth. You need more users.
What can you do to help?
We've got a week, so nobody is writing this site off. I just wanted to give you this heads up in case there's a group of users waiting in the wings for this site to go public. Spread the word — We need more users NOW. This is the final stage we use to determine if there is enough interest to sustain a healthy site.
Pass the word. We. need. more. users. now.