Why doesnt SD have an icon and a fancy background like other sites

Sorry if thats a stupid question but i was wondering.

Does it have to do with the traffic?


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Because it is a beta. Beta sites don't get much in the way of graphic design and CSS work. When a site graduates from beta, SE staff go through and create a custom theme for it.

  • cool! thanks! when is it coming out of beta ?
    – frcake
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 21:28
  • Your guess is as good as mine. SE staff decide based on their impression of how a site is doing.
    – AJ Henderson Mod
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 21:29
  • I see, well let's hope for the best! :D
    – frcake
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 21:31
  • If it ever does pass the Beta phase, would the moderators (or community) have a say on the graphics; like the icon and element design then?
    – n00dles Mod
    Commented Nov 7, 2016 at 12:58

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