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User blog:ToaMeiko/Open Beta - What to expect

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Hello everybody!

I'm proud to announce that on November 1st, Brickimedia will open its doors to a public beta testing period! What this means is that all Brickimedia projects will be opened so that all pages are publicly viewable, and contributing will be enabled for anyone. The closed beta period that has taken place over the past month has been very successful, but an important thing to understand is that there is still much work that needs to be done. You can create your account here.

While the projects will be publicly opened, this is still a beta period. This means that any feature on the site is subject to change. You will see changes take place over the next few months of closed beta, so be prepared to adjust to any new features, or expect that some features may not work as they will at the time of Release.

Keep in mind several features are still in development, and some things may not work properly. As this is a beta, it is very important for you, the public beta testers, to report any issues to us so they can be worked out. For information on reporting issues, links can be found at the page respectively titled "Issues". At Brickimedia, we use GitHub to file issue reports. It is a simple process, but if there are any complications preventing you from reporting issues on GitHub, you may leave a message on a system administrator's user talk page. If you see an issue of any sort, don't hold back from reporting it! All reports are important to the development team, so your feedback is always helpful. You may use the same location for reporting issues to add suggestions or ask questions.

If you need any assistance during the open beta period, don't be afraid to ask questions! Documentation pages will be found on Brickimedia Meta if you need to look for information about any particular features of the site.

You can stay up to date regarding Brickimedia coordination here on Brickimedia Meta. For information on our current planned release schedule, please see the page titled "Release Schedule".

If any user needs their appropriate user rights locally on a wiki, please contact me and time over the course of the next few months.

Local administrators: If you would like content imported to your wiki to allow users a realistic testing environment, please let a system administrator know! If you need any particular wiki features disabled or enabled, feel free to request such things to a sysadmin.

Thanks to everyone for helping out the Brickimedia network through this beta period!

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Anonymous user #5

9 months ago
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cool
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IheartPizzaBrickimedian

41 months ago
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Can't wait for the beta to be complete. ( ^ω^ )
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Drew1200Brickimedian

41 months ago
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Yeah, it'll be exciting when we finally exit beta!
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LFY1547Brickimedian

41 months ago
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^ :D (It will be more active too ;))
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LCM7063Brickimedian

42 months ago
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Awesome! This place looks better than before.:P
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Seaside98Brickimedian

39 months ago
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Yes, it does!
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Chris MidgetBrickimedian

42 months ago
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This looks really good. Great work Meiko
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Nxtstep101Brickimedian

42 months ago
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Looks great so far! Good work guys!
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Anonymous user #4

42 months ago
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This looks exactly like wikia...
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Drew1200Brickimedian

42 months ago
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What's great is that you can choose from a bunch of different skins. :) You can make it look different if you want. Try these links...

There's more skins available if you go to your preferences.
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Harold89Brickimedian

42 months ago
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Awesome!

Great work, guys. =)
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Green NinjaBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Hopefully this will be fun!
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Jpw150Brickimedian

42 months ago
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Yay!
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AG-SYSTEMSBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Cool. :3
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Lightninja7300Brickimedian

42 months ago
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Sweet. :3
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KronJayBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Finally. :P

Still can't access the account you created for me, so I made this one.

--Jay
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ToaMeikoBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Renamed, the account should now be listed as ErkelonJay.
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Stormjay RiderBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Thanks.
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Edward NigmaBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Also -- is the system time Eastern Standard time? It says you (George) edited it at 0:02 today. It obviously can't be UTC.
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ToaMeikoBrickimedian

42 months ago
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It may be, I don't exactly remember. I may have edited at 00:02 in any time zone, the past few days have been very busy. :P

You can change the time zone and format in your preferences though. :)
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Edward NigmaBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Okay, I just wanted to clarify. I use EST, and 0:02 should have been two minutes after Brickimedia hit open beta.
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ToaMeikoBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Right, I'm in Eastern time as well, so the answer to your question is yes.
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VaskoBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Finally.
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TheNightingaleBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Ole Brickimedia!
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Edward NigmaBrickimedian

42 months ago
Score 5
I'm glad it's finally up - I've been waiting for quite a while. :)
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Drew1200Brickimedian

42 months ago
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I'm excited for this! :)

The blogs are getting a lot nicer, too!
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Seaside98Brickimedian

39 months ago
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Everything is!
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Seaside98Brickimedian

39 months ago
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Quick test.
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Obi the LEGO FanBrickimedian

42 months ago
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This will be great! :D
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Anonymous user #1

42 months ago
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^ Per above. :D

-LFY/LFY1547, if you actually care about the numbers
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NovaFlareBrickimedian

42 months ago
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(@Meiko- How did I miss that? I did read the blog, must have accidentally skipped the last paragraph :S)


Anyway, well in that case- dear Mr. Sysadmins, could Brickipedia and Customs please get an import.. at some point, or at least sometime? :P

(@NXT- sorry about making your comment stay at the bottom- I deleted my comment [to make an edit to it] at the same time you posted the reply, so the reply didn't get deleted, but it's replying to the older comment)

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NovaFlareBrickimedian

42 months ago
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(I give up, I've tried posting this as a reply about 4 times, and each time I forgot to hit the reply button :P)

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ToaMeikoBrickimedian

42 months ago
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How much do you want imported? Not sure if a complete import would be ideal, but if you want, it can be done.
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UltrasonicNXTBrickimedian

42 months ago
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A complete import would be ideal for testing purposes (I might do this with en's content on dev). Remember that before importing I have to delete all content on the wiki though.
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NovaFlareBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Great to see open beta's happening soon :D

Just wondering- what's happening with the imports? I know it's marked as January on the release schedule, but I seemed to recall there being some talk about it happening sometime during open beta :S
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ToaMeikoBrickimedian

42 months ago
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In the blog:

Local administrators: If you would like content imported to your wiki to allow users a realistic testing environment, please let a system administrator know! If you need any particular wiki features disabled or enabled, feel free to request such things to a sysadmin.

We're able to import anything you want.

@Ultrasonic: We should probably run an import test on dev in the next day or so.
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UltrasonicNXTBrickimedian

42 months ago
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Well at some point I need to test out the import script, and at some point, we will need to do some content importing to test stuff on, so that'll have to happen sometime...
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Anonymous user #3

42 months ago
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Fantastic, I am very excited!

-Satlmd
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SirComputerBrickimedian

42 months ago
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This better go good. We put a lot of work into it.
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Jdude420Brickimedian

42 months ago
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Awesome!
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Anonymous user #2

42 months ago
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great work by the way
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Anonymous user #2

42 months ago
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Hi. Can you make a link to this page a sticky on the home page during the beta period? If not, can you please have a link to the home page that goes to the "system administrator's user talk page"?
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ToaMeikoBrickimedian

42 months ago
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There will be a link to this blog post in the sitenotice (a message that displays on every page) on each wiki.
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Anonymous user #1

42 months ago
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Awesome, can't wait. :D

-LFY