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What to expect in the Emacs private beta

NOTICE: Since this site is now in beta, it is time to have these conversations with the folks who are actually building this site. Please bring your comments and discussions to this site's ...
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Will anyone actually be able to use Academy effectively?

Proposal: Stack Overflow Academy As badp pointed out in comments: ...what makes you think that people who can't ask proper questions about what they're doing will be able to ask proper questions ...
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It's time to look ahead

Proposal: Hinduism At the time of my writing this, our Hinduism proposal has attained 93% commitment. It won't be long before we get into the Private Beta phase. So, it is almost time that we look ...
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Why do some betas end early?

Mental fitness closed after only 8 days in beta - why so soon? I thought they were to stay open for at least 90 days*. Ok - I see I misread that - they are to remain in beta for at least 90 days ...
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Why I can see this private beta question?

I forgot to commit to the recently launched Software Recommendations proposal thus I shouldn't be able to see the site or any questions/answers on it, than why I was able to open this question? ...
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Beta launching time

How much time is often passed after finished commitment phase to the beta launching? For example, there is 3 commited SO translation proposals for a long time, but beta has not been launched yet: ...
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Allow commitments to be fulfilled even if a private beta fails

Sometimes, a site starts the process of actually being a Q&A site, but it ultimately doesn't make it. For some, they make it to public beta but peter out and get shut down. In that case, the user ...
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How'd I get into a Private Beta with no commitment?

So I noticed that eBooks got into the private beta stage and clicked through the link from Area51 to check it out. The site happily let me create an account and vote on their Meta site, but... I don't ...
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Stack Overflow In Portuguese still show as in commitment phase

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) This proposal is still show as being on hold in the commitment phase. Shouldn't it be show as private beta, since it was already launched in beta a few hours ...
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Can we get a new invite to private beta?

I committed to the gamification beta and realized that my email hadn't been verified. Is there a way to request a new invite? and if not, why not?
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How can I join the private beta site of astronomy?

I have committed the proposal of this site from commitment zone and now it is going to be a private site but after 3 days of private beta zone there is no invitation link in my e mail address. Is it ...
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So what's still missing for launch of beta?

Proposal: Astronomy Do we need some more high-rep committers or something like that?
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Is there anything we can do to speed “Chinese Emigration 移民海外” to beta? [duplicate]

Proposal: Chinese Emigration 移民海外 is already 100% so long, but never to beta, please tell me, how can we speed "Chinese Emigration 移民海外" to beta?
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Why haven't I received invitation to private beta?

I had committed to proposal Machine Learning a long time ago. Now private beta of the proposal is launched and I can see many of the users have started using it. But I haven't received any invitation ...
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What exactly does “% answered” mean?

On our Blender site, we currently have 86% answered. What exactly does this mean, because I calculated it (7 answered / 25 total) and got 28%. How is this "% answered" calculated, and what does it ...
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How long till private beta? [duplicate]

Proposal: Blender How long does it normally take to get a site into private beta? When is it scheduled for this site? Needless to say, I could really use it right now.
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besides email, are you notified when a site status changes? — (commitment stage, private beta, etc.)

I usually am on a stack exchange site far more often then I check my email. Are you also notified by the inbuilt notification bar on the top-left? (Like when someone answers your question on another ...
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Time & work to be done from 100% commitment to private beta

Is there a general answer to give? How many days or weeks does it approximately take to get a proposal with 100% commitment into beat? What work has to be done by SE before the private beta can be ...
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How to help the proposal's progress towards beta?

I committed to this proposal in its early days and I've done my best to help it advance, so I was very happy when we reached the commitment phase. However, this happened over a month ago and so far we ...
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Beta ne zaman başlayacak (When will the beta start)?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Turkish) Uzun zamandır sitenin betaya girebilmesi için bazı uluslar arası özeliklerin eklendiği belirtiliyor. Ne zaman bitecek bu çalışmalar. Mevcut çalışmanın durumu ...
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How long does it take to get a private beta invite? Can an invite e-mail be resent?

I didn't know whether to post here or at Meta SO, so I went here because the Area51 tag there said "If the question is only relevant for Area 51, it should be asked there." So here we are. I made my ...
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what is the difference between public beta and a launched site?

Is there somewhere an explanation of the various stages a proposal goes through on its way to Launch? E.G. for each stage, why does that stage exist, what should we expect to see, what should we do, ...
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Will Robotics have to wait for the International Stackexchanges to Launch?

Proposal: Robotics I'm aware that this question has been asked before about other sites, but I was wondering if circumstances were different at the moment. I can see that there are several ...
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What about postponing the probable launch of private beta to September?

Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Turkish) Turkish Stackoverflow proposal is in commitment phase now and we are looking forward to the launch of the private beta. But I worry about the time of its launch. ...
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Inviting others to private beta by link

Not everyone prefers to be invited using email. Is there a way we can invite people over IM etc by passing them a special link? Wouldn't this be nice?
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Where to find information when approximately the site with 100% commitment will launch?

The Russian Language & Usage have reached 100% commitment and from a few days there is the information that committed users will be invited to the private beta soon. However, "soon" is not very ...
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How can we get this proposal out of commitment and into beta?

Proposal: Personal Manufacturing At the moment, there is a relatively strong interest in this proposal (246 of 200 committers in total) however there is still too little interest from established ...
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Evaluating your proposal's vital signs

I'm assuming every proposal currently in beta wants to get out of beta. Here are some charts showing data gathered from each beta proposal's Area 51 page. The data fetched is what I call the "vital ...
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How long is a site in private-beta/beta?

How long will a private beta be up normally?
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When does a site appear on your accounts list?

I'm currently participating in a private beta for a new site; and I've noticed that the site does not yet appear on my Accounts list on my account on other Stack Exchange sites. I'm assuming this is ...
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How are “temporary moderators” assigned?

When a proposal enters Beta, how are "temporary moderators" assigned? Do people vote?
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Dates on the private beta

There's a hiccup in the date display for the Biology site, or I've missed out on some criterion that the site has yet to fulfill. On Area 51, the site is listed in the bright blue box as being in ...
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To SE relevant staff members: When will the Theoretical Physics private beta begin? [closed]

To whom it may concern: When will the Theoretical Physics private beta begin?
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Should some discuss.a51.se questions be migrated to per-site metas when betas begin?

There are many off-topic questions on discuss.area51.se: off topic not because they shouldn't have been created, or because the OP was mistaken, or anything like that. They are questions that have ...
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Theoretical Physics: a sub-section for research (and research-level review) papers? [closed]

Proposal: Theoretical Physics I Propose: a dedicated sub-section for questions on research and review papers in the field, limited to theoretical and mathematical physics and related pure-mathematics ...
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Changing the expectation of going from Private Beta to Public Beta

On the Bitcoin proposal (currently in Private Beta) it currently says: "The site's Public Beta will begin in 5 days." How about modifying this text to something like: "If the Private Beta goes well, ...
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Is my reputation from commitment phase supposed to follow me into private beta?

The gardening and landscaping site just went into private beta. When I logged into the new site for the first time my reputation was at "1". Is this correct?...or is something wrong? I was assuming ...
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Astronomy: How long before beta?

The Astronomy proposal reached 100% on May 25 if not earlier. When will the private beta be launched?
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Statistics of the Private Beta “Musical Practice and Performance”

Proposal: musical-practice-and-performance I am surprised by one of the statistics displayed on Area51 It shows 5 questions per day but the beta has been opened for only 2 days and there are ...
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Will I be notified when the site I have committed to is ready (enters beta) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we do what we committed to do? The Music Proposal has reached 100% committed, but I would like to know when I should start using it. It has not yet been created ...
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Unable to follow sites that have started private beta

I would like to be able to follow sites that have already started private beta, so that I get a notification in the mail when they are open to the public; as well as it appears in my profile. Why is ...
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Since Project Management is now 100% committed, how long will it take to receive the invite?

Today I saw Project Management move from 99% committed to 100% committed. How long will it take for me to receive the invite for the beta phase?