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Questions tagged [private-beta]

The "Private Beta" period of a new Stack Exchange site is a limited time period during which only committed users are allowed to post.

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Disable the new contributor indicator on new private beta sites

Currently, according to What are the exact criteria for the "new contributor" indicator to be shown?, the new contributor indicator is enabled by default on all sites, except Stack Overflow ...
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Can we set better expectations for private beta?

When an Area 51 proposal makes it to private beta, the site has 2-3 weeks to show viability or be closed instead of advancing to public beta. I agree with that, but I wonder if we're being clear ...
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Private beta now shows on network profile; should it?

Private beta sites aren't really private, in that anybody can join via Area 51. But they've always been "mostly private"; they don't show up in users' network profiles, the hamburger list, the list ...
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Review icon not showing in private beta sites

The Review icon isn't shown in the top-bar of the newly launched private beta, Stellar Stack Exchange, even though I have enough reputation (just 1) to review close and reopen votes.
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Badges for private beta site aren't shown in the network profile

In the list of accounts on my network profile, the badges for the new Augur Stack Exchange site aren't shown: It should've shown 8 bronze badges, I had those for a couple of days so it's not likely ...
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Markdown issue in private beta site [duplicate]

Today I visited the sign up page of Interpersonal Skills from a browser which I didn't signed in to Stack Exchange and saw a message, Warning: this site is currently in **private beta** for at ...
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The meta link on the top banner (private beta) is incorrect

When a site enters private beta (and for a little while in public beta) there is a notice at the top of the site pointing users to their meta support site. This link points to meta.sitename. Since ...
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Private beta markdown shows ** instead of bold

Private beta login page shows **private beta** instead of making the text bold. Based on this question the markdown is supported on the login page (however 4 years ago it was shown in italics).
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Literature SE in private beta “at least 5 more days” for some, open for others

Yesterday, I had a look at the new Literature Stack Exchange. It said that the site was going to be in private beta for at least 5 more days. When I visit it from my PC today, I see that it is open....
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Are there some specific requirements/recommendations about minimal activity in private beta?

Following this policy and this answer, I assume that new sites have low chances to be closed for too low activity level in public beta, but high chances to be closed to the same reason at the end or ...
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“How to Ask Questions in Private Beta” is listed in every site’s help centre

When I go to /help/asking on any Stack Exchange site (example), there is a link to How to Ask Questions in Private Beta (example). It starts with: Welcome to the private beta for [site] The ...
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Why do beta sites typically launch on Tuesday?

In an answer on Area 51, Robert Cartaino mentions that beta sites usually launch on a Tuesday. A cursory review of beta site history seems to show that, somewhat surprisingly, this is actually true. ...
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See number of site views today

I'm a beta user on Internet Of Things. I've been watching our site views stats for a while, but one thing that bugs me is that appears to be some kind of average. Would there be a way to see how ...
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Statistically, how many of the users who committed to Area 51 proposals followed up on the promise they made while committing?

When committing to an Area 51 proposal, you're asked to make the following promise: I commit to participate actively in [Proposal X] for at least three months, especially during the private beta, ...
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What happens to the reputation of active users if a private beta was closed?

What happens to the reputation of users of a private beta when it is closed? Is it counted anywhere on the SE network? It seems to me that this may only appear for users who are active in Area 51, ...
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Viewing vote counts does not work in iOS App for private beta sites

In Documentation, Established User is awarded at 100 reputation. (since it's a private beta.) A user should be able to view vote counts, however, this does not work in the Stack Exchange App (iOS, ...
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Area 51 private beta invitation mail contains outdated FAQ

I have a few issues with the Area 51 private beta invitation mail. Q: Who can access the site during the private beta? A: Only the 202 people who committed to it. That's not really true. ...
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How did I get into the private beta without commiting? [duplicate]

Yesterday, the the DeepWeb.SE proposal went into private beta. I knew this because I got the following notification: private beta invitation This proposal has entered private beta. Click here to ...
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Area 51 links to “Visit the site now” on private betas take user to the “confirm account creation” page

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 ...
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What does “follow through on your commitment” actually mean?

I am having trouble ascertaining exactly what the commitment means, when referring to the ten questions/answers: Do they have to be in private beta, or does public beta count as well? Can the ...
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Private Beta is accessible without an account

Go to a private beta site, such as Spanish.SO. You need an account on SE to get in. Now, click on the StackExchange logo in the top left corner and press either "Stack Overflow en Español" or "...
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Can we add private betas in “your communities” drop down?

I am actively participating in a few graduated sites and a private beta. What I normally do when I become active somewhere is to add the site into my "your communities" list dropdown. However, I ...
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In Private Beta are we supposed to use the site as a normal Site or the focus is testing and fill it with as much content as possible?

What is our main objective when a Site is in Private Beta? I received an email saying "fill it with questions". Are we expected to add all kind of questions even questions we know the answer of and ...
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Concern over the effects of 3-week private betas

In this post on Meta Hardware Recommendations (requires registration through A51 to see), Robert Cartaino tells us that the Stack Exchange team have decided to extend the private beta period to 3 ...
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The association bonus gives you the established user privilege on a private beta

The association bonus gives you the established user privilege on a private beta. This does not really make sense in my opinion. Just joining a site doesn't mean that you are an established user. I ...
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Tour of a private beta site shouldn't say it requires 50 rep to comment

The tour of a private beta site it shouldn't say it requires 50 rep to comment. The following picture explains the place where I'm talking about: Please note that this section is not in the Meta ...
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Can Q&A be imported into new beta from the previous closed beta dump?

Is it possible or common that questions and answers from the dump of previous closed beta can be imported again into the new fresh/restarted private beta (like after the next year)? Is it something ...
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Timeline of a Stack Exchange site

Up till now, I only ever signed up to "normal" sites. I heard of "private beta" in comments to questions. But now I committed to Korean, and I would like to know what phases a proposal at Area 51 has ...
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Private betas, launches, relaunches, rules for promotion, and community partnerships

The second private beta launch of EmbeddedSystems has been killed after about a week and a half. Having had one disappointing experience with the maiden beta, and now a second (though with less ...
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Can't see the vote count of a post in a private beta site

I currently have the privilege of viewing up votes and down votes on both Stack Overflow and Portuguese Stack Exchange. However, I cannot view these votes specifically on PT.SE posts from the Android ...
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Auto-login to private beta redirects to the home page

I had an inbox notification telling me of a comment reply on Portuguese Language Meta. I had not yet logged into Portuguese.SE or its meta on that particular browser instance. When I clicked on the ...
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Remove the pointless Area 51 roundabout to login to a private beta?

I visit the private beta login page: So I follow the link, and click "Visit the site now": And now I can login: Is there any reason for this roundabout route to login? Surely knowing the URL of the ...
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Why does the user reputation change for a 3 day old site?

On reputation filter=all: and with filter=year: This is a 3 day old private beta (elementary OS). Why is it changing the reputation of people (and therefore the order)? Note that other tabs (e.g. ...
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How long does it typically take for a beta site to launch? [duplicate]

A proposal, "Open Source", recently hit the necessary requirements to begin the beta stage. But it does say it takes some time to launch the site. How long does it typically take for a beta site to ...
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Lower the rep requirement for tag wiki edits

I have been in multiple new (private) betas where the tag wiki edit queues are reviewed so infrequently that many users like me appear to rarely even bother with them, because half the time important ...
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SE website should notify users who committed to a site on Area51 when the site goes to private beta

Apparently, I missed the email that one of the sites I committed to went to public beta. Why? Because Email sucks as a workflow tool! [Citation (not) needed] Valiantly, SE sent me a followup email (...
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Private Beta Reduce Ads privilege notification weirdness

Mythology is now in Private Beta. I just passed 200 rep on that site and my profile which had been tracking Access Review Queues (350 Rep) since I started (on 101 rep with the Association Bonus) ...
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Have private betas in “Your Communities” list in the Stack Exchange dropdown

Whenever you have signed into a private beta, could it please appear in the drop down something like this: So here the number means I have 2 Private Beta Communities, and the arrow is clickable so ...
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Mis-information in private beta invite email FAQ section

In the FAQ (the formatting of which could do with being bold and maybe a : after the word) has this text: Q: Who can access the site during the private beta? A: Only the 207 people who committed ...
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Area 51 shows incorrect time of private beta start

According to Area 51, Vi and Vim launched as private beta at 19:00:00 UTC on 2015-02-03. However, the first question on the site was posted at 16:40:26 UTC on 2015-02-03. So, the timestamp is ...
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Private beta “send as” tick boxes need better spacing

In the invite box, the 'send as' text is uncomfortably close to the tick boxes. Could we add some more space?
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Why don't new sites appear on the reputation tab of my network profile? [duplicate]

I am a participant on Lifehacks.SE, which is in private beta. As of writing, I have ~1800 rep on Lifehacks.SE. However, on the reputation tab of my network profile, Lifehacks.SE is not seen in the ...
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Some Areas 51 sites skipped Private Beta stage?

Whilst browsing Area 51 Proposal sites, I found four examples where there is no "Private Beta Start Date" mentioned: Startup Business Mi Yodeya SharePoint Electrical Engineering Am I safe to ...
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How to determine the close date of a closed beta site?

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. I previously asked a question regarding how to calculate the number of days in a beta site and ...
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Policy rationale and implementation date for private beta stage discontinuation

I am calculating the differences between graduated betas v.s. discontinued betas for an academic paper. A key influencer on this is the process that is followed within Area 51. Back in March 2010, a ...
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Can Data Explorer queries be run upon private betas by Stack Exchange staff?

It seems that private betas, being private, are not on the list of sites that the Data Explorer can run against - at least for normal users. When the economics private beta comes online, the ability ...
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Protecting a question has no effect on private beta sites

I participate in cs50.SE, a network site affiliated with a popular MOOC. Based on its privilege thresholds and absence from the "all sites" list, it seems to be classified as a private beta site. In ...
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App crashes when trying to join private beta sites

Apparently, private beta sites can be seen from Android app. While that might be another bug, that's not the subject here. On the other hand, when trying to join these sites (e.g. by voting a post), ...
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Area51 is a great social networking site! Can we use it to make StackExchange better?

Yes, we all agree that StackExchange is not a social network. But one part of StackExchange, Area 51, serves as an outlet for people who want to connect and work together with other people in their ...
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Cannot delete private beta account [duplicate]

I'd like to delete my private beta account on world building. However, the delete link on the profile page is not there. Is this a bug or is it intentional?