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Old 12-10-2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default How to beta test?

I'm building a community based site at the moment and i was wondering when it gets to the stage where i've got an RC ready what stagesshould i go through to beta test the site?
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Default Re: How to beta test?

Do you mean what should you test for or what stages of testing should be used?
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Default Re: How to beta test?

Kind of mean both. Whilst i've built dozens of sites before this one will be promoted by word of mouth and will be handling PayPal payments constantly so i need it to be good. What steps would you go thorugh before releasing the site as a stable live release?
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Default Re: How to beta test?

how about following sonys beta stages

do a closed beta, there u just get some friends or ssuch testing around

after that, and open beta, with other people, mabey people who dont know that much about what ur website is, that way u can get a range of opinions and feedback

then, when uve adressed the issues or concerns you have recived from the beta tester, open it up for release
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Cheers, ill start with a closed beta then could i possibly release it under a general public release (not marketed) and claim it as a beta, so people can still help me make improvements.
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