Here on ebooks SE we have a small but passionate and efficient community since its inception in 2014, yet we still have the default interface and graphic of the default SE template.

We already had discussions here and here about our branding in the past.

What are the requirements that a community must meet in order to have these things?

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We have to graduate (leave beta) first. Sites can graduate without getting their own design, but the reverse is not true. The criteria for graduation, at least as of June 2015, are basically these:

  1. When a site starts to consistently receive 10 questions/day, we’ll consider it for graduation.
  2. If a public beta site does not produce consistently helpful content, and lacks the caretakers needed for flags and spam to get handled and our Be Nice policy to be upheld, it will be closed.

Source: Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites

Unfortunately, we're currently pretty far below the level of 10 questions/day. In 2017, we've received 34 questions so far, or about 0.8 per day.

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