Questions tagged [private-beta]

The "Private Beta" period of a new Stack Exchange site is a limited time period during which only users who have expressed interest in the site's proposal can participate.

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“got a question about the site itself?” should be capitalized

On a beta site such as Beer.StackExchange, you would see got a question about the site itself? meta.beer is the place to talk about things like what questions are appropriate, what tags we should ...
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Exact dates of stages before launch of a website [duplicate]

Is it possible to know the exact dates at which Stack Exchange websites have passed each of the development stages before being launched officially? I refer to date of proposal, date of commitment, ...
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Stack Lab: My vision for Area 51 - Introducing a community project

Note: This is not an official Stack Exchange post. I have changed some aspects and addressed some concerns. Please read the post again if you have read it previously. TL;DR: I propose that ...
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Are Area 51 private betas automatic yet?

So, I'm aware that the first few Stack Exchange sites were pushed into private beta one at a time so that the team could work out the kinks in the process. I'm also aware that the commitment counter ...
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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 tone and ...
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Beta Badge Clarification

The Beta badge is achieved by "Actively participating in the private beta." Does that mean the private beta for Stack Overflow (which I believe never happened) or just any site on the Stack Exchange ...
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Close voting privileges on private beta sites listed as 1 reputation, but not actually given until 15 reputation

The privilege for voting to close and reopen posts on private beta sites is supposed to be given out at 1 reputation, and for a while, it was. However, at some point, a bug was introduced: basically, ...
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Unable to review close votes on a private beta site with 1 reputation

On private beta sites, casting close & reopen votes should only take 1 reputation. However, on an account with 1 reputation, I attempted to review Close Votes on Tezos (which is currently in ...
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Do users really have to be committed to proposals to post in the private beta? [duplicate]

The Tezos proposal just recently entered private beta. Supposedly, users have to commit to the proposal to participate during the private beta. However, I tried posting on Tezos using an account on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do you participate in a private beta on area51

I committed to following a new site, but there doesn't seem to be any way to interact or ask questions now that the site is in private beta.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. One can ...
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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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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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Committed but non-invited Area 51 private beta is accessible via Android and iOS apps

I'm a committer for the Pets proposal. It went to the private beta phase sometime in the last 12 hours, but yet to have been invited. When I visit https://pets.stackexchange.com/ I get the standard "...
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Where can I see how long a site is / will remain in private beta?

This question remarks that the SE way of counting the number of days in private beta is (or was) non-human. But where is this statistic anyway? I can't find it anywhere on the (currently private ...
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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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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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Read-only access to sites in private beta

Is there a way to browse Stack Exchange sites while they're in private beta, even without having registered for the beta? This would be particularly useful in light of the possibility for private ...
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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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Can't access Gaming, even though I committed [closed]

If I visit Area 51 it shows that I committed to the Gaming site. However now that it's in beta if I try to log in I just get the "This site is currently in private beta" page. One thing that might be ...
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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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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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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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Is the private beta stage really necessary on Area 51?

Let's look at the reasons why we have a private beta stage and whether or not it does what it is supposed to. It is supposed to be private to prevent random visitors who don't know where they are and ...
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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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What is CS50 and why can't I access it?

I just stumbled over this page in the Stack Exchange dropdown (top left corner). cs50 - For students of HarvardX CS50x: Introduction to Computer Science When I click on it I get the following ...
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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 ...