The /sites route can return site_state.

What does site state stand for and which values can it have?

The values I found:

  • normal
  • linked_meta
  • open_beta

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This is related to the lifecycle of a Stack Exchange site; most new sites start as private betas, become public betas and eventually graduate to a regular site.

There's also a value closed_beta, as documented here.

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