Since we won't be going public until 2017, we as private beta users should make every effort to keep the fire burning until the site does get opened to the general public.
There is also a terrific badge to be earned by amping up your beta participation. The beta badge. Its requirements are very reasonably and only require you to do the following.
- Vote 10 times
- Add 3 posts with a score greater than zero
- Visit the site on three different days
- Do this before we reach public beta
It will allow you to proudly pin a shiny silver beta badge to your
chestprofile that people will adore you for forever.
The one additional requirement the badge has is that we actually reach public beta. Luckily, everyone's own chasing of that badge with valuable questions, answers, votes and visits will help us get there. Hopefully, it will also broaden our pool people asking questions a bit.
Don't worry, our voting base doesn't bite. Only 7 from over a hundred questions have a negative score and no single answer is below zero.