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 Nov 11 '12 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. – Peter Knolle Nov 11 '12 at 0:44
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    Yay, I think your question triggered something ! Just now: "37 Users earned this badge." – Samuel De Rycke Nov 15 '12 at 15:46
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    See?! META WORKS!!! – Shog9 Nov 15 '12 at 15:53
  • Awesome! Thank you. – Peter Knolle Nov 15 '12 at 16:24

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 Nov 15 '12 at 14:47
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    @MikeChale I'm checking into it now. – Robert Cartaino Nov 15 '12 at 15:52
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    Thank you for fixing this! – Mike Chale Nov 15 '12 at 15:56
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    Thanks! This is now the badge I am most proud of – Daniel Blackhall Nov 15 '12 at 20:49
  • Shame I only stumbled upon SFSE a few months ago, would've loved that beta badge :) – pjcarly Mar 5 '13 at 12:20

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