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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?

marked as duplicate by Daniel Beck, Tamara Wijsman, Simon Sheehan, surfasb, random Dec 19 '11 at 22:33

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  • 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 '11 at 22:44
  • try site:meta.superuser.com beta software in Google next time... :) – studiohack Dec 19 '11 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 '11 at 23:16
  • how did I get notified of this comment? anyways, yeah, Google's always gonna be better unfortunately :( – studiohack Dec 19 '11 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 '11 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 Dec 20 '11 at 21:09
  • @Daniel, so I was right about conversation-detection. Nice. :-) – Synetech Dec 20 '11 at 21:29
  • @DanielBeck that's what I suspected. :) Thanks! – studiohack Dec 20 '11 at 22:04

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.. – Simon Sheehan Dec 19 '11 at 22:16
  • Printing, networking, etc in windows 8, how to use the metro UI, things like that. – soandos Dec 19 '11 at 22:18

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