Or is there another party I don't know about? :P

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[beta] : Actively participated in the private beta.

If I recall correctly from the Web Applications stackexchange beta, these are awarded just a bit after the site goes public beta, once you have actively participated.

This site has been running nye on 3 days. It's far, far to early for the beta badge to be awarded.

  • Gotcha. This is the first private stack exchange beta I participate in.
    – gary
    Sep 15, 2010 at 23:06
  • How is "actively" defined?
    – Adam
    Sep 15, 2010 at 23:37
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    @Adam According to Jeff, in reference to the StackOverflow proper beta badge, it's at least 3 bronze badges before beta is over. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/13/… So that's signing in (autographer for existing users), upvoting once, and say downvoting once; that's 3 bronze badges, and you'll get your silver beta badge once the beta's over.
    – glasnt
    Sep 16, 2010 at 1:10

And now they're awarding the beta badge, after what seems like a very short private beta, at least I was notified that I had been awarded it as I logged in this morning. Presumably this means that the Private Beta is over and we're into Public Beta now.

  • 1
    Yes, Public Beta started yesterday (9/20).
    – gary
    Sep 21, 2010 at 12:19

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