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As per the discussion of closings during private beta at Private betas, launches, relaunches, rules for promotion, and community partnerships, I'd like to request the feature that committers from previous launch attempts be included in the invitation to new attempts, possibly with a custom message describing why they've been invited.

  • This sounds like a simple feature request, but I'm not sure how to really implement it. How are failed betas intended to be tied to new proposals? I suppose a manual process by SE employees? What about when the subject mater isn't an exact duplicate (say a failed beta for Knitting is followed by a proposal for Handicrafts, or vice versa)? – Flimzy Aug 14 '15 at 19:37
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    @Flimzy I envision an email invitation at the private beta launch, saying "We thought you might be interested in B because you participated in A". I suppose this can happen at the commit stage, but I think that wouldn't be great, and result in a premature private beta. – Scott Seidman Aug 14 '15 at 19:40
  • Yes, I understand your feature request. But you haven't answered my question about how to implement it, and how to decide who should get these invitations. – Flimzy Aug 14 '15 at 19:56
  • That's why I tagged it "discussion" – Scott Seidman Aug 14 '15 at 20:05
  • Right. So I'm providing a discussion. And your response is first to re-state your feature request, and second to tell me it's a discussion? I don't have time for this. – Flimzy Aug 14 '15 at 20:06
  • @Flimzy Yes, then, a manual process by SE employees, to be carried out as they see fit, guided by a proposals discussion page. I suppose it can also be handled similar to the way community ads are handled in metas, with votes for which proposed launches (failed or otherwise) will be included in the private beta notification, with proposed custom language in the email. – Scott Seidman Aug 14 '15 at 20:11

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