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What is a Beta site?

  1. Benson Yeung profile image79
    Benson Yeungposted 8 years ago

    I might sound silly, but can someone explain what a Beta site is, to a techno idiot?

    1. guidebaba profile image55
      guidebabaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      A site on which some kind of work is still going on, mainly for improvement, is called a Beta Site.

  2. bhoge profile image51
    bhogeposted 8 years ago

    I think it is in still testing mode.

    1. Benson Yeung profile image79
      Benson Yeungposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      thanks. What are the implications if a site is in Beta mode?

  3. Lissie profile image83
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    It might break, it might go off-line, there are probably still things that are missing or don't work as expected. Normally though they are not major issues because the owners wouldn't release something widely until its working 90%

    Often you will need an invite to join a beta site - which is just a way to manage growth

    If its something you are interested in, join - your feedback will help the owner develop the site

    1. Benson Yeung profile image79
      Benson Yeungposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Lissie,
      thanks.

  4. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    Where can one manage an invitation?

           Jyoti Kothari

  5. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    @Benson:
    Normally it's a site that is still in testing mode, and may have limited functionality.
    You may also experience problems using it, so it''s a good way of the developers saying "Use this at your own risk".

    It's ijnteresting to note that Google GMAIL is still bearing the "Beta" label, although it has been operational for a long time, and is one of the most used email services.
    @Jyoti:
    You would normally apply to use a beta site from the site iteslf, or in response to some sort of invitation.
    There's no "rules" as to who gets access. or the method of invitation.

    Regards,
    Eric G.

    1. Benson Yeung profile image79
      Benson Yeungposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Eric,
      thanks. helpful info.

 
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