As is often lamented on A51 and the metas of science sites, the metric of graduation don't make much sense for science sites. Unfortunately, the current metrics make it hard to see how we are doing, so our best option is to look to an older site for guidance.
Our older cousin, Bio.SE, turned 250 days old today. We will turn 250 in exactly 5 weeks, on September 25th. A good way to make sure we are doing well, is to have the same (or similar) stats to Bio on this milestone. This is how they are doing:
For comparison, here are our stats at 215 days:
As you can see, we are a little behind and have some catching up to do. This is made even more important by the start of the school term (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) and the potential influx of new users we will encounter. Let's be in tip-top shape for that!
From what I can see, our biggest weakness is the number of visits per day. Let us work hard to increase this metric over the next few days. When you ask or answer a question, share it on twitter, G+, or reddit. When you see a good question or answer, do the same! What are some ways we can increase the number of visits?
The questions per day is also lacking, but we are capable of achieving similar numbers as we showed in June. Ask questions and share this site, both offline and on!
What are some other ways we can improve?