I am very excited to announce that yes, the Vi & Vim StackExchange will be graduating from Beta. Look forward to the official name-change on December 16th, 2021 alongside other official meta posts from the SE community team.
- Removal of Beta label
- Moderator election (sometime in 2022 or 2023, most likely)
Things that won't change (yet)
- Site theme. SE is hoping to allow some customization in the future, but there is no timeline
- Reputation levels. The thresholds for privileges will not raise to their full-site counterparts, so nobody should lose any privileges when we graduate. We can revisit this in the future on Meta if and when the community has enough high-reputation users to sustain normal site curation.
Love from your moderator team
We have all invested something special in this site. Having watched it grow from a very tiny corner of the internet to a slightly less tiny corner of the internet, we are very excited for the upcoming graduation. We know Vi & Vim has faced some unique challenges, both as a StackExchange site and as an editor :P, and we want to thank each and every one of you for contributing to make this place what it is. Vi & Vim is consistently one of the most friendly and welcoming communities we interact with, and you make it that way.
So give yourselves a pat on the back. You've earned it.