Signed up for the beta a few weeks ago, and at that point it seemed as if it was likely that the site would hit beta soon after; which it did. Found out the site was in beta by return to the Area-51 page for the site just now.

Should I have gotten a ping to let me know that the site was now in beta, since it appears that I did not get one? If this is the default, seems like a pretty odd way to launch a site, though pretty sure on another beta I got an email, though don't recall getting a ping via SE's inbox or achievements alerts; which to me would make more sense than an email alert.


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An email should have been sent out to everyone committed to the site when private beta started. I know I got one.

As far as I know, that is the only notification you'll get when private beta begins.

  • $\begingroup$ Thought so, though in the case of SE, I created an email just for it and never check it, though I am on SE almost everyday. $\endgroup$
    – blunders
    Apr 25, 2014 at 23:41

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