In my android app, I found Documentation beta in the all sites list in which there is only one question saying "Welcome to stack overflow documentation Beta!". When I try to join the site, app crashes.

But I cannot find it in all sites list in the website. What is this site and why I can't join this site in app and why I can't find it in the website.

I can't even find it in Area 51.


The site is our testing ground for the Documentation feature. During the feature's private beta, we're going to invite users who signed up to help us test it. Eventually, the site will be taken down and the data and whatnot moved to Stack Overflow proper.

As for why trying to join crashes the app... that sounds like a problem with private beta handling. I'll ping an Android dev to see what's what.

  • It might be good to know you can actually open the private beta in the iOS app. It shows one question from Kevin. – Patrick Hofman Nov 11 '15 at 15:13
  • @PatrickHofman That's fine. It's not a secret or anything. But thanks for the heads up. – Adam Lear Nov 11 '15 at 15:13
  • Okay. Do you want me to report that separately or will you follow it up from this one? – Patrick Hofman Nov 11 '15 at 15:14
  • @PatrickHofman No need to report it. I'll ask around, but I'm pretty sure this is a non-issue. – Adam Lear Nov 11 '15 at 15:15
  • Okay. Is there never sensitive data put in private betas? – Patrick Hofman Nov 11 '15 at 15:15
  • @PatrickHofman Not really. Anything that we need to keep fully private we keep off of the prod tier. Granted, there's usually a first time for everything... but I think we're okay for the time being. – Adam Lear Nov 11 '15 at 15:16

The Documentation feature, which will initially be developed for SO only (and hopefully later extended to other sites), is not yet ready for beta testing. Presumably the fact that it exists in any form is just a glitch, but it's unsurprising that you can't do anything with it yet.

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