The badge description says "Actively participated in the private beta", but I suppose there's an exact criterion - what is it?

Also - it says "private beta". The current status is "beta", and it doesn't seem very private to me - so the badge refers to an earlier stage?


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Yes - the "Beta" badge refers to the private beta stage - the first 7 days of the site's life after it completed the commitment phase.

I'm not 100% sure of the criteria for getting the badge, but you have a number of posts and votes. There have been similar questions on another sites' meta, but I can't remember which one so I can't post the link.

  • it's not counted on votes but purely # of posts during private beta. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:25

OK, found two links that have to do with this:

When do I earn the Beta badge

Why are beta badges awarded at all?

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