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Should we have a sub-tag for beta/RC?

Would not any beta software (such as Windows 8 at this time) be considered too localized since it is subject to change and thus should be closed?

  • Hmm, I did a search before posting and did not find the other question. This just shows that the search function is not very good. :-( Thanks for the link.
    – Synetech
    Dec 19, 2011 at 22:44
  • try site:meta.superuser.com beta software in Google next time... :)
    – studiohack
    Dec 19, 2011 at 23:02
  • I tried searching for beta too localized in the search box at the top and in the title of the post-new-question form. I tried your suggestion and it did not work, however using Google with my terms did work (first result). I guess I’ll be using Google to check for existing questions from now instead of the built-in one. :-D
    – Synetech
    Dec 19, 2011 at 23:16
  • how did I get notified of this comment? anyways, yeah, Google's always gonna be better unfortunately :(
    – studiohack
    Dec 19, 2011 at 23:20
  • > how did I get notified of this comment?, beats me; I’ve wondered that numerous times. I suspect it has the ability to detect a “conversation” between two people and/or it has something to do with the comment you see when trying to add two @ tags to a comment.
    – Synetech
    Dec 19, 2011 at 23:24
  • @studiohack You're notified if the post's author writes a comment and there is nobody but you and the post's author in the comment thread. Now that I posted, you'll not get notified without @-mention about the next comment of Synetech.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Dec 20, 2011 at 21:09
  • @Daniel, so I was right about conversation-detection. Nice. :-)
    – Synetech
    Dec 20, 2011 at 21:29
  • @DanielBeck that's what I suspected. :) Thanks!
    – studiohack
    Dec 20, 2011 at 22:04

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I would say that it depends. If the person is talking about a bu in the OS, then maybe, but if they are just asking for how to do something if the OS is working properly, then it is probably OK.

  • "asking for how to do something if the OS is working properly" I don't understand this at all.. Dec 19, 2011 at 22:16
  • Printing, networking, etc in windows 8, how to use the metro UI, things like that.
    – soandos
    Dec 19, 2011 at 22:18

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