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 currently not possible?


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The concept of "following" was really designed for a proposal. Once the site is launched (even though it's in private beta), the proposal is, essentially, closed. There's nothing left to follow.


You can now "follow" a proposal, even after it enters private beta. By following the proposal, you will be notified when the site enters public beta. We added text to the proposal page and the private-beta login page to let everyone know they can be notified.

[Follow] this proposal to receive an email when public beta begins in 6 days!

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    I really think it would be useful to have some kind of notification mechanism for private-beta sites coming out of private beta.. Links to sites in private beta are passed around, and it is annoying to hit a login-wall that you can't get past, and have to just remember to try again in x days.
    – Blorgbeard
    Mar 4, 2011 at 13:07
  • @Blogbeard: I have forwarded your suggestion to the developers. Mar 4, 2011 at 17:02
  • @Blorgbeard exactly! @Raboert Thanks for taking up the suggestion
    – bguiz
    Mar 6, 2011 at 13:38
  • @bguiz: The Site Directory now contains an RSS feed to be notified of new sites ... and we now let users "follow" a site while it is in private beta to be notified, as you requested. Mar 8, 2011 at 20:39
  • +1 and check @Robert Cartaino : That is awesome, thanks again for taking up the suggestion!
    – bguiz
    Mar 10, 2011 at 2:34
  • @Robert : I'd be delighted if you could weight in on this issue as weel: discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/1328/…
    – bguiz
    Mar 26, 2011 at 23:10

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