I was wandering around Area 51 for some research on a question I'm writing and went to the proposal page for Retro Computing. I clicked on the "Visit the site now" button to see what the site is about and was instead taken to the "confirm account creation" page instead of the front page of the site.
I think that this is because the site is still in private beta as the same thing happens when I follow the process on the Arts and Crafts Area 51 page (in private browsing mode, since I'm already in that private beta).
But, when I followed the same chain of events on the Language Learning and Latin Language proposals, which are in public beta, the links worked just fine.
Is this the intended behavior? It makes me feel like I'm being strong-armed into joining a site.... which, if it's in private beta, I wouldn't be able to join without having committed or being invited - right?