There's this proposal for a new S.E. site which is about to enter the beta phase.

It reads

This proposal is in: Commitment

A successful site needs people to commit to use it. This proposal is 100% complete. Committed users will be invited to the private beta soon.

I'd like to participate in the beta but I don't want to commit (due to a full name being required).

Will I be unable to participate in the beta if I don't commit?

  • @FishBelowtheIce Thanks, I searched before asking, but couldn't find it.
    – Git Gud
    Jul 8, 2015 at 16:57
  • Also, see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/54146/…
    – HDE 226868
    Jul 8, 2015 at 16:57
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    @FishBelowtheIce Perhaps it's not so helpful to close as a duplicate of a question with outdated answers, while this one has a correct one. I suggest closing as a duplicate in the opposite direction.
    – user259867
    Jul 8, 2015 at 17:06
  • You could just put a space in there btw, or your current display name?
    – Tim
    Jul 9, 2015 at 9:12

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Will I be unable to participate in the beta if I don't commit?

That used to be the case.

Currently, you can go to the Area 51 proposal - once it has launched as a private beta there will be a link to the new site. Following the link will let you sign up to the site and participate during the private beta.


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