After I logged into the site this evening, Area 51 sent me the e-mail which I have copied below. I was wondering if this means that we have graduated from Area 51, or if it is just to thank me for participating.

Thank you for following through on your commitment to Geographic Information Systems!

In the 120 days since Geographic Information Systems launched, the community has generated 958 questions (906 answered!), 2,635 answers, 1,267 users, and 1,175 views per day.

Please share a link to the site with anyone you think might be interested in our community:


We hope you continue to visit Geographic Information Systems and help it grow into a vibrant, useful community that benefits the internet at large.

All the best,

The Stack Exchange Team

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Okay, it appears to me that it was just an automatic thank you. We are still in beta.

  • the key phrase is "Thank you for following through on your commitment". A little more info on what commitment means here is at area51.stackexchange.com/faq. Basicly all it means is that you've said you will participate, and then you actually did, so they're saying "thank you" :) Commented Nov 22, 2010 at 20:28

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