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Discussion on: When do you take EA to GA?

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Alex Angel

As Oana said, it depends! Her points are good, and checking in with your current members will hopefully provide some clarity and guidance for you.

For me personally, I'd look for indicators that the community is starting to become ever so slightly self-sufficient. Other people are routinely contributing, people are attending events or creating their own, you notice more conversation happening organically--you aren't necessarily the one running the entire show anymore.

When you take it public, there may be a dip in that activity as new people become acquainted with the space and those who've been in EA adjust to the influx of new members. Depending on how many people you're bringing in at once, you also might have to spend more time actively moderating and less time content creating, so having that baseline of engaged existing members will help show that the community is active and inviting.