I tried to search here on meta, but I couldn't find any thread that answers this question.

What are the criteria for awarding a beta badge on the stackexchange sites?

  • @AnnaLear It's not the same criteria for the 2.0 sites, the beta badge description on the list is only for S[OFU]!
    – jonsca
    Commented Feb 12, 2012 at 1:56
  • @jonsca I'm not aware of any difference between them. I just saw the meta post on your site, and I'm trying to look into it a bit.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Feb 12, 2012 at 1:57
  • @AnnaLear Thanks for looking into it, I appreciate it. I will have to grab the other links, but there are a few cases posted around this site, the question on HIT meta, and personal experience tells me it's different than the 3 bronze badge requirement.
    – jonsca
    Commented Feb 12, 2012 at 2:01

1 Answer 1


For the SE 2.0 sites the requirement is:

Actively participated in the private beta

So this means

  1. You must have committed to the site so you can gain access to the private beta.

  2. You must make a minimum number of posts. I think it's 10, but I can't find the reference right now (it's on one of the new sites meta). However, Gamecat has a beta badge with only 3 answers.

  3. There might be a minimum number of votes, but I have no evidence of this.

The beta badge appears to be awarded with the your Area 51 commitment for that site being "fulfilled", but as Gamecat points out they aren't related.

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    The 10 posts is I think for the "following through on commitment" for area51. Lot's of people have beta badges with less posts.
    – Peter Smit
    Commented Dec 10, 2010 at 12:05
  • @Peter - I'm not sure it is 10, which is why I said "think". I'm still trying to find the reference and will update if I find it.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Dec 10, 2010 at 12:06
  • @ChrisF - Sure, I was just giving a hint where the 10 posts could come from ;)
    – Peter Smit
    Commented Dec 10, 2010 at 12:10
  • There is no direct relation between beta and fulfilled commitment. I have a beta badge on writers (3 answers, 6 upvotes) but the commitment is not fulfilled. Commented Dec 10, 2010 at 12:15
  • @Gamecat - Ah - I'll update the answer.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Dec 10, 2010 at 12:16
  • See also: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/66219/webapps-beta-badge
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Dec 10, 2010 at 13:13
  • Also: meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/115/… Commented Dec 13, 2010 at 17:58
  • Note, the bounty is for an "official" answer, as I think we can all agree you're credible @ChrisF !
    – jonsca
    Commented Feb 11, 2012 at 6:36

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