Hi there is now more than 3 hundred commiters to that forum and the rate is 99% (and not increasing anymore when new commers get in). How long do we have to wait until the beta forum actually starts ?
I suspect that we have to wait until we have enough users to be at 100%. 99% isn't enough to get into beta.
The necessary number of users is a completely unknown statistic because it involves things like the users' reputation on other sites, etc. It so happens that our proposal has mostly new users (which I take to be a good thing, because it means these people are into finance rather than just programming). So we must still be patient until we have a few more users commit to the proposal.