Is it true that GL SE can't have its logo as long as it has 'beta' status?

(I know that there were several related questions before, but none of them are as specific as this question, and some of them are obviously obsolete)


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Getting a custom design is one of the perks of site graduation. It used to be that getting the design happened at the same time as graduation, but Stack Exchange changed that policy some time ago: see Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September! and other questions about "design-independent graduation" on Stack Exchange Meta for more information.

So, yes, it's true that this site won't get a design until after graduation. It might be a long time after graduation too. As an example, Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair graduated in September 2016 and doesn't have a design yet.

  • Thanks Niall C.! I saw that the question had been raised in a recent discussion in the chat room. I spent some time wandering through SE meta posts in order to help, but I kept going around in circles! I appreciate your choosing the right ones and offering them here for education! Nov 22, 2017 at 2:20
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    And now both sites are getting custom themes... :)
    – V2Blast
    Jun 9, 2022 at 21:22

We have some news there. There is some discussion on SE, and we are also nominated on such proposal: Let's break up with "Graduation" and remove a bunch of "Beta" labels.

In short: maybe stable and long live beta sites will have an upgrade (from beta), but not yet with full perks (custom design/logo).

  • Thanks for the link, it's an interesting post. I went there and posted an answer. I hope it doesn't bring me the label of "lazy user who wants to graduate without working hard enough".
    – Alina
    Dec 1, 2017 at 19:00

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