# We're in public beta!

That means:

• We will be listed on the main SE page
• Our Q&A will be Googleable

What else?

What else?

• Privilege requirements are higher

• Anyone can sign up without going through the Area 51 proposal first

• Moderators will be elected in a pro-tempore election soon

• Meta is now officially referred to as Operations Research Beta Meta

• THIS PLACE IS EVEN MORE AWESOME!

One more to add. Not sure if this is new to public beta, but I noticed it for the first time today: We now have a magic link.

In particular, on another SE site, in a comment to a question or answer, you can type [or.se] and it will "magically" be replaced with Operations Research.