I noticed that there are 0 users that earned the Beta Badge. Anyone know why there are 0 users that earned the badge? I googled for it and found some answers like this one from Jeff Atwood, but it still isn't obvious to me what the criteria is for it (i.e., what does "Actively" mean) or when it gets awarded.

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  • Maybe it only gets awarded once the site gets out of the public beta phase?
    – Matt Lacey Mod
    Commented Nov 11, 2012 at 0:28
  • Strange that it specifically states that it is for private beta participation, though. I would have thought it would have been awarded during private beta or directly after private beta. Commented Nov 11, 2012 at 0:44
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    Yay, I think your question triggered something ! Just now: "37 Users earned this badge." Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 15:46
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    See?! META WORKS!!!
    – Shog9
    Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 15:53
  • Awesome! Thank you. Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 16:24

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The awarding of beta badges is triggered manually at some point during the private beta - 37 users now have this badge.


You become eligible for the beta badge once the site moves into public beta, assuming you meet the requirements outlined below:


  • silver; awarded once

  • Participate actively in a site's private beta phase
    Historically, active participation meant earning at least three bronze badges, but the exact requirements are no longer disclosed to prevent users from doing just the bare minimum.

  • Not awarded on Meta sites, including Meta Stack Overflow

From List of all badges with full descriptions

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    Thanks for chiming in, Robert. Our site has been in public beta for a while so hopefully you can understand our confusion as to why nobody earned it. salesforce.stackexchange.com/badges/30/beta
    – Mike Chale
    Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 14:47
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    @MikeChale I'm checking into it now. Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 15:52
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    Thank you for fixing this!
    – Mike Chale
    Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 15:56
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    Thanks! This is now the badge I am most proud of Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 20:49
  • Shame I only stumbled upon SFSE a few months ago, would've loved that beta badge :)
    – pjcarly
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 12:20

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