This is a public feedback on email titled "Are you having trouble accessing the ********* private beta you committed to?", not really a question.
Are you having trouble accessing the ********* private beta you committed to?
I was very passionate about the Digital Preservation beta, which was my first beta. Put a lot of effort in it (questions, answers, comments, got more rep than on all other sites I participate) - only to have that beta size closed at Mar 18.
Now I have no motivation in attending ********* private beta because everything just got wiped out - not even a badge left.
I consider the situation a bug in the overall meta-reputation encouragement system - don't think I'm the first one which was hit by this.
However, I intend to host the data dump from DP myself, because it was, and is important to me.
Or, to phrase it differently, I understand losing rep for doing things bad to the community, but what exactly was bad to the community in this case?
EDIT: This answer has a nice discussion of the overall commit-private beta stage problem.
EDIT2: I propose to retrofit a bronze badge on Area51 like e.g. "Last Man Standing - fulfilled commitment on failed proposal", and since I found StackDump, I am now not as concerned with losing the accumulated QA itself, because I can host it.
EDIT3: Created question about attributing/linking back for the data dump from closed A51 proposal