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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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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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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No beta badges were awarded for the Aviation site?

So we are 13 days into the public beta (according to Area 51) for Aviation, and I just noticed that I didn't get the Beta badge even though I participated in the private beta. Then I noticed that ...
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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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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 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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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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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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“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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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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Create a private beta FAQ for private beta sites

If you go to http://webapps.stackexchange.com without having login credentials you get: 1) Redirected to a login page and 2) The 'New here? check the FAQ' banner. This shiny/obvious FAQ link ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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FAQ in “Good news everyone!” email doesn't mention private beta invitations

The FAQ about private beta in the "Good news everyone!" email states Q: Who can access the site during the private beta? A: Only the 388 people who committed to it. ... Q: What ...
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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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Why is more rep needed to create tag synonyms than to access 10k mod tools, on private beta sites?

This doesn't really make any sense: 1,250 rep is needed to create tag synonyms, but only 1,000 rep is needed to access the 10k tools on private beta sites. On public beta sites, as @Yannis pointed ...
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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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Count of bounty question has been toggling

I am participating on pets private beta. Today a user added a 200 reputation bounty on his question. We all know that the question will appear in the featured tab. Since the bounty has been added, the ...
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Can view Sustainability site content when not logged in during private beta

I am currently able to view the content of the Sustainability private beta although I am not logged in. I was invited and do have an account, but I assume this is still a bug. I logged in this ...
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Add private / public threshold to the progress bar of a site in beta

I'm now kicking myself for not getting in on the Game of Go private beta, but I'm also curious as to how long the private beta will last. When I look at the the list of proposals it has a progress bar ...
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how long does it usually take to delete my Area51 account and private beta account

I am in need of deleting my Area51 account, I have read a similar post about this here, but my situation is slightly different - I have used it and are member of a private beta (Space Exploration). I ...