It's been a week or more since a proposal I'm committed to met the requirements to go into beta. There was a drive to get people to sign up and meet the commitment goal and now... nothing.

I'm concerned that the longer the time frame between people signing up and the beta actually opening the less people will end up being active during the beta.

  • Were you talking about Open Data? Commented May 3, 2013 at 8:56
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    @AndrewGrimm - yes. I didn't mention it because I figured the question itself should be generally applicable. Commented May 3, 2013 at 9:44

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If you're talking about Big Data, it's already in private beta. Public beta happens some time after that, once the private users have established the site and taken some basic, initial steps.

You should be inviting people to the private beta, if you have that ability.

  • Unfortunately they already decided to shut it down. Once they announced that, the existing traffic pretty much died and bringing in new users at this point is pointless since it's already been rejected. I'd like to help prevent that from happening in any other projects I volunteer on. But no, I wasn't talking about Big Data. Commented May 3, 2013 at 9:52

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