It's normal that many questions come in first two days of private beta, and then number of questions decrease. However, typical site leaves private beta after a week and with more questions that we do. Does it mean that we are slowing down so much that it lead to postponing start of Latin's public beta? Are we even in danger of closing?

Anyway: ask more questions!

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In simple terms: no.

First off, private betas are actually three weeks long now.

Second off, the frequency here is still normal. It's very common that private betas slow down as they go, and the Community Team know that. There's no danger of closure right now.

Third off, remember to focus on quality not quantity. more questions does not a good private beta make; good questions does.

  • I didn't know of the three weeks policy; it used to be one week when I last participated in a private beta. Where did you find the number? My google-fu is to weak to find it.
    – Pavel V.
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 10:17
  • @PavelV. They changed it during the beta of Hardware Recommendations. There's a post on MSE I wrote about my concerns over this, which is my source for most of this information.
    – ArtOfCode
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 10:27
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    Found it. Their reasoning behind it makes sense, so I'm no longer concerned.
    – Pavel V.
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 11:34
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    Incidentally, this site has already been slated for public launch. And the timing of these milestones will be made more readily apparent with some upcoming changes to the private beta process. Commented Mar 6, 2016 at 15:35
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    @RobertCartaino Where can we see such information? Is it available to us in some way?
    – cmw Mod
    Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 3:01
  • @RobertCartaino: Yay! Is there any specific reason for that, or is it standard procedure (I'm not entirely up to date).
    – Cerberus Mod
    Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 3:20
  • @Cerberus Reason for what? I don't know what you are referring to. Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 12:08
  • You said "site has has already been slated for public launch". Is that normal, or, if not, to what reasons do we owe the pleasure?
    – Cerberus Mod
    Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 12:48
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    @Cerberus Most sites do get slated for public launch at some point... The private beta shutdown rate is pretty low.
    – ArtOfCode
    Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 13:00

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