I'd like to use the fact that the site is now elevenhundredeleven days old as an opportunity to enquire a little status update from the higher powers, if possible.
First of all, while I'm aware that there are still some things to resolve and some questions to answer, I think the site is doing largely well and is on a good way to a full-fledged member of the SE-community, as also evident from our stats. As a result of this, we have been announced to be slated for graduation about 7 months ago (with the actual decision made about 11 months ago, if I'm informed correctly), effectively waiting for a design to be made and the graduation to complete therewith.
However, nothing really happened since then, which is a little bit off-putting, seeing that it is only the design that seems to be the limiting factor (even if SE is largely of the opinion that this is the only relevant part of graduation anyway). The rather temporary nature of that intermediate state was to my knowledge also the reason why SE didn't intervene when our moderator asked about the problem of only a single active moderator about a year ago, a situation we're back to for quite a while now. Now, I don't want to come here to whine (or at least not only ;-)). I know that SE aren't sorcerors and have enough things to do, and they're doing a great a job afterall. I also know that SE can't lay all their internals completely open. I neither want minutely updates nor come across as impatient. But the complete lack of any kind of status update makes me have to ask for at least some kind of clarification on the matter.
I have gathered some information from a comment (!) over on the main meta about 4 months ago, which said the ordered graduation queue to contain:
Salesforce, Expression Engine, Anime, Computer Science, Japanese, Cryptography, Movies, Blender, and English Language Learners.
From which in the meantime one graduated about 3 months ago and another one is about to do so currently, positioning us at the currently 5th place in the queue (assuming it's still relevant). So if the graduation frequency continues that way, we'd still have at least another year to go.
I would thus hereby like to enquire at least some kind of information about the current status, be it only that everything goes on like before and we just have to be patient or simply that nothing about the process can be disclosed at all. Is the graduation frequency expected to remain at its current pace or is it expected to gather a bit more momentum? Have we been removed from the graduation queue for whatever reason? Is my above information about the structure of the queue still correct at all? Do whiny meta rants result in suspension of any graduation efforts? ...
Otherwise I'll ask again at the 2222 mark. ;-)