Do we get the beta badge or is that for Stack Overflow alone?

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We will get it, although it is only awarded to private beta users.

The badge is awarded shortly after the public beta starts

  • I think it'll be awarded once the beta ends, and like the SO version only if you satisfied some requirement of activity.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jul 8, 2010 at 15:12
  • One of the criteria is that you need to get a certain number of badges - I think it's 5 which is why I didn't get it on Server Fault.
    – ChrisF
    Jul 8, 2010 at 16:08
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    We should have a gold private beta badge and silver public beta badge.
    – delete me
    Jul 8, 2010 at 17:21
  • Where do we need to go to get the activity requirements?
    – Artemis
    Jul 8, 2010 at 21:44
  • I'm pretty sure I remember reading somewhere on MetaSO that they are going to give a "Founder" badge for users who committed to the site on Area 51 and participated in the beta, and a "Beta" badge to anyone who participated in the public beta. But I can't find a reference...
    – Kip
    Jul 13, 2010 at 12:55
  • @Kip area51.stackexchange.com/badges "Participated in the definition, commitment, and beta phases of a successful site"
    – juan
    Jul 13, 2010 at 13:03
  • Aside from the badge description itself, this Meta post indicates that it actually only applies to those who participated in the private beta.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Oct 14, 2010 at 21:01
  • @ChrisF: it's three, not five. Quoting Jeff: "You must generate 3 bronze badges PRIOR to the beta becoming public to be eligible. This is quite trivial to do."
    – ЯegDwight
    Oct 15, 2010 at 11:44
  • @Reg - It was a while ago when Server Fault came out of beta, so I'm not surprised I got it wrong!
    – ChrisF
    Oct 15, 2010 at 11:52

I received the beta badge as soon as Area51 confirmed my commitment was fulfilled. I'm afraid an Area51 commitment is currently required for the badge :(

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