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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Why am I allowed to sign up on a private beta site I never commited to?

According to Area51, Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) is still in private beta. But yet I just signed up on it https://pt.stackoverflow.com/users/582/christmas-unicorn (already deleted the profile now) ...
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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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Add the “review” link in the topbar on “private beta” sites if I am able to review any review queue

I committed and joined http://relationships.stackexchange.com in private beta. As per private beta privilege page casting close and reopen votes requires only 1 reputation. So anyone is able to access ...
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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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Could we update the “7 essential meta questions” blog post, or not link it prominently in early beta?

Seven Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta lists some key questions that each site needs to decide -- scope, tagging, etc. New sites in private beta (and early in public beta) get a link to this ...
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Why are Private Beta accounts shown on Flair but not on the Accounts Tab?

Is there a reason why a site that is in Private Beta (for example http://bricks.stackexchange.com) is shown on my Flair, but not in my Accounts list: Flair Bricks.SE is seen second to left: ...
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What is “private beta” status?

What is a "private beta"? Is it related to the Beta badge? How does one get the Beta badge?
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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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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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Winter Bash opt-in fails on private beta sites

Clicking the "I Love Hats"-button on a site in private beta shows the "An error occurred while joining - please try again" message. Dev tools show this response from the server: {"ErrorMessage":"...
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Mark a private beta as such *before* log in

One may have received a link from a participant who forgot to mention that the site is still in its private beta. And a login suggest "accessible". Having the "this site is currently in private beta, ...
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How is it possible to be part of the private beta for Stack Overflow?

I've noticed the beta badge on Stack Overflow. Is the participation open? How is it possible to be part of the private beta?
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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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Show private beta accounts on the reputation graph

I noticed that private beta accounts are shown on FlairTM but not on the accounts tab or reputation graph of your SE user page. This explains why private beta accounts are shown on FlairTM but not on ...
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Difference between private and public beta

The 'Beta' badge is gained if a user actively participates in a private beta. But I don't know how and where to participate in a private beta. What is a private beta site? I have 3 stack exchange ...
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Does it make sense for Stack Exchange 1.0 sites that are active to go through Private Beta?

Why do sites that are active SE 1.0 sites still go through private beta? I'm thinking of basicallymoney.com which went from being open 1 day, to private the next. I understand the private beta for ...
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Beta badge: How actively do you need to participate in a private beta to receive it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of all badges with full descriptions I had 2 answers, 0 questions, and did not get this badge on skeptics.SE, but looking around the badge list, I see one user with 3 ...
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Improving access to private beta sites

It's been a while since I've been invited to a private beta and here are some thoughts on my experience with accessing the Sustainability private beta. On my laptop I wasn't logged into the SE ...
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What is dev.stackoverflow.com?

If you visit dev.stackoverflow.com it says: Beta Access This site is currently in private beta testing. Is this a new site coming or is it just the test server?
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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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Don't show private beta accounts on Flair

As you can see here, private beta accounts are shown on Flair, but not on the accounts tab of your SE account. It's strange that they're shown on Flair, as Anna Lear points out. Why not remove the ...
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Is it Possible to Create Multiple Stack Exchange Sites that Share Some Questions and Answers?

I recently read the question that asks Is It Possible to Post Several Questions Across a Couple of the Sites Because it's Debatable Which Site It Fits Best. It seems clear that some questions are ...
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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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Can we get Stack Exchange notifications when a private beta starts?

I get messages in the Stack Exchange inbox when people reply to my questions or comment on my answers, but I was surprised when I didn't get an in-site notification that one of the Area 51 sites I had ...
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Is there no question limit during beta?

Cognitive Science is currently in private beta for 4 days. We had one user who posted an immense amount of questions in the first few days. Judging from this meta post, I would believe this isn't ...
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/review tab not accessible on a private beta [duplicate]

The /review tab isn't accessible on Private Betas to those with less than 350 reputation. However, if one manually types in the /review, then one can see the review tab, and access the close and ...
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Who is notifed when a post is flagged in a private beta?

During the private beta users have the option to flag a post (I haven't tried but I assume flagging is functional). Since it is still private beta the moderators have not been selected yet. Who gets ...
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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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Should private beta users be able to edit all questions

Currently you have to have a high reputation to edit someone else's question. I think this is great most of the time but during the private beta it seems like the limit should be lowered quite a bit ...
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Combined flair not updating with badges

I've got 28 bronze badges on Stack Overflow, 10 on Astronomy and 15 on Software Recommendations, making it a total of 53. Yet, my combined flair doesn't show that. It just shows the combined badges ...
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SO has difficulty translating time remaining into human words [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Countdown timer is off by 1 interval I've noticed a few times now that SO seems to have some issues is calculating time accurately: From pm.stackexchange.com - Also, when ...
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Incorrect days-until-public count for private beta's login page

For example, Physics have just entered private beta, which have 7 days before entering public beta. However the login page says "Warning: this site is currently in private beta for 5 more days".
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HTML manipulation lets me break into private betas

I managed to (again) break into a private beta. I used a simple procedure, I copied the login form from another site and used the SE.com openID login. It didn't complain at all, and I wasn't committed ...
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Commitment message should ask if you're an expert

A danger for any new Stack Exchange site is to have a population of mostly laymen, and few experts who can ask and answer the difficult questions which the site's survival ultimately depends on. ...
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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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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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When do I earn the Beta badge [duplicate]

On the Fitness beta site I have at the momment 8 broze badges and I was wondering when do we get the silver beta badge. Will it be in the private beta, during public beta, or when it is live?
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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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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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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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Lower reputation required to write tag wiki on private beta SE sites

Can the required reputation (currently 2000) be lowered for the tag wiki editing? Right now, it will take about 10 days for the first user to get to the reputation required for editing, and then only ...
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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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Why can't we just count like regular people?

This site is in beta for zero more days? Then you should nag me about it approximately zero more times. Seriously. I get it. I'm a programmer, too. But come on — am I the only one who just ...
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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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Private beta A51 link broken

Apparently either markdown isn't supported on the private beta log-in page or someone doesn't know how to use it.
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What should have happened to make Arduino.SE a real SE site?

What sort of things were overlooked by the community that caused this site to fall short? Here's a screenshot of the original "Arduino.SE is closing" post Also relevant: What should be the scope of ...
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Reviewing your own first post

Today I became a member of the (private-beta) Sustainable Living site. I answered a few questions and then noticed that I could already use the review function (rep still at 101). While reviewing ...
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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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Regarding the “Beta” badge on Stack Overflow

Regarding the "Beta" badge: Actively participated in the private beta. Somehow 2157 users earned the badge, one with a user ID of 6262: If user #6262 earned the badge, shouldn't there be 6262 or ...
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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 ...