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When I share my link to a site in Area 51 using the referrer's link, is this supposed to be used just in the definition/commitment phase, or should/can I use it even when the site is in Beta?

Apparently no-one asked it before, but I don't think the answer is that obvious.

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Yes, it still works, as indicated by following your link:

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However, since the site is already in beta, and commitments are no longer possible, I'm sure it no longer works toward the Lobbyist badge.

For that reason, I prefer to create a link to a post on the site itself, in hopes of earning a Booster or Announcer badge there.

Also, for the sake of comparison, you can see that the referral text changes from when the site is in beta:

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Hello Flimzy, I'm aware it works in that sense, but I was wondering if it was still meant to be used also during the Beta as it is before it. :) –  Alenanno May 10 '12 at 21:44
    
I just realized that if I share the link for the Italian SE which is not in Beta, the message is different. Can you add it to your answer? So it will be more complete. :) –  Alenanno May 10 '12 at 21:46
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@Alenanno: My preference is to link to a post on the beta site, for the purpose of earning a Booster or Announcer badge there :) –  Flimzy May 10 '12 at 21:46
    
Ahah +1 you're right. :) –  Alenanno May 10 '12 at 21:47
    
Answer updated. –  Flimzy May 10 '12 at 21:49

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