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Update: A massive thank you to everyone who sent in a application to be an alpha tester! Applications are now closed. Due to the volume of applications it will take a few more days to finish going through them. Users will be contacted if they are successful in getting a place, so keep an eye out! - DEVlANT

Calling all beta testers, bug lovers and feature loving deviants. :noes::megaphone:

I have exciting news! devBUG is looking for some new deviants to be Alpha Tester! :la:

But what is an alpha tester? :confused:


An Alpha tester is a bit like a Beta tester only they get to test out new features before Beta testers do. :omg:

So, what do alpha testers get to do? :evileye:


As an alpha tester you'll have the chance to talk to staff and developers about new and upcoming features, and help find and report any bugs that there may be, before it goes to beta testers or the general public.

On top of that, you'll be able to see the devBUG issue tracker containing bug reports submitted by other users during beta testing, helping to prioritise tickets and answer questions, giving the best possible experience to beta testers and users when they see the final product. :dummy:

What do I need to become an alpha tester? :idea:


There is only one requirement for being an alpha tester, and that is that you must currently be an official beta tester - if you're not, you can find out how to become one here. ;)

There are however a few qualities that are useful, but not essential for becoming an alpha tester
  • Love for bugs - Nothing is ever perfect first time and things do occasionally break. If you enjoy fiddling with features and picking things apart, alpha testing would be the perfect way of doing that, and in the process you'll make deviantART a better place for everyone. :happybounce:
  • HTML - It may be useful (but not essential) to know the very basics of html and how to debug to help get useful info to the developers so they can squish bugs faster. (anything beyond is a plus :B)
  • Talkative - Being an alpha tester gives you the chance to talk to staff and give your feedback on features, so if you have an idea or think something could be improved let us know!
  • Helpful - It's always nice to help out other deviants.
  • Enthusiastic - :squee:

Do I get anything for being an alpha tester? :flirty:


Yes!

You get this cookie. :cookie:

And a bug squishing alpha tester badge to make your friends jelly.

And the chance to make it even easier to get your opinions and feedback heard by staff. :w00t:

And this gummy bear. :gummybear:

And the chance to play with features that may never even be released. :noes:

And that warm fuzzy feeling inside for knowing you're making deviantART a better place. :meow:

And maybe a few other things along the way. :ninja:

I'm in, where's the button to apply? :#1:





Stay devious,
DEVlANT :DEVlANT:


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:iconmollyshell:
mollyshell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  New Deviant
:o (Eek) 
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Fathur-keySpace Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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AditRafi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Alpha Tester :c
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Asami-Hirayama Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna be Alpha tester but now app is closed :c
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SpiritWolf1471 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
*Will Wait for applications to open again*
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Ehsartem Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey i maked a emoticon for this Event Alpha Tester fella (Badges)
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
I read it all and saw I'm in , where's  the button to apply?
raised my hopes and then saw 
Applications are now closed
:stare:
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SpiritWolf1471 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Same XD
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:iconanimepegasister:
AnimePegasister Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there going to be another chance to be a alpha tester?
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SpiritWolf1471 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Will there be another chance to become a alpha tester?
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:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I want the cookie! :ohnoes:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
:cookie:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcrazy-plz:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
:la:
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Nikky-Pony-Lee121 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And i want cookiee *cute face* :D
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Aww, here's one for you :meow:

:cookie:
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Nikky-Pony-Lee121 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWAW THXX <3 <3 <3
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Interface Designer
:highfive:
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LumiSquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao I still have messages from this group from 2010 in my !Commander-Luminaire message center
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So??? :paranoid: ... :excited: ... is there any "announcement" in the air??? :icongrinstareeyesplz:
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James--Steele Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hope so soon!:iconlawooplz:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soon dear, soon!!! :icongrinstareeyesplz:
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AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh! I'm so nervous!

I really hope I get picked. If not, I'll be cheering for the ATs on the side! :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any news??? :paranoid: ... I wonder when will we know??? :iconhmm-plz:I can't wait!!! :excited:
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:icondeviant-garde:
deviant-garde Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Applications are finally finished coming in. Let's see what happens next :plotting:
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Daeurth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They closed JUST before I could apply D:
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x01A4 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
We're almsot there!! Good luck everyone! =D
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Aren-Elsa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Applied! I'd love to be a part of a team that takes on bugs before the bugs are spotted! That and I want to help DA in any way I can other then just being here and poking up some bugs I find normally as a beta tester!
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AvitanOr Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Applied! I really hope I'll be chosen, good luck to the other applicants!
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ItsNotFilia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, you should probably cross out my application, I'm no longer in the Beta testing program. Should have probably said that a couple of weeks earlier.
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icefire8521 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally applied. I probably won't get it, but I wish the best of luck to everyone else who applied!
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Lifeisstillsweet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Applied. Sounds totally awesome!
:)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Did you only apply today? I don't see your name in the recent applicants... :hmm:
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:iconpapercarmelo:
papercarmelo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
i apply on the when saw the journel come up a month ago,do you see mine :?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
You are not a beta tester so yours would have been declined.
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:iconpapercarmelo:
papercarmelo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
ok so i'm not a beta tester but there were members of devbug who are not beta tester's are alpha testers
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
They cannot test in the meantime. Perhaps they aren't even staying on the team. In any case it was stated in the original article that we're commenting on here that being a beta tester is a requirement to apply :)
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:iconpapercarmelo:
papercarmelo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
ok sorry :(
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
No it's ok ^^
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Lifeisstillsweet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No, I applied about a week ago.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
ah OK just making sure :hug:
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Lifeisstillsweet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Why does it not say I applied. Because I have this strange feeling I typed my username in wrong when I was applying for this...
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Oh no I was just checking the most recent ones because your comment was from a few hours ago. So if you applied a week ago you won't be in there, that's normal :D You don't have to worry.
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Lifeisstillsweet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh alright. Haha, I worry over the dumbest things though.
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CARNIV0RE Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Applied - sounds like fun! :bug::heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to alpha test!!! :happybounce: I want to ALPHA TEST!!! :happybounce::iconlainloveplz::happybounce:
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MadamMichi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So with the last question you only want one thing we'd like to see changed. Or was that just wording and we can add more :B *has lots of ideas* :grump:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Interface Designer
So pick the one that you think best shows the skills you could bring to the table. :eyes:
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Psst. I found a bug where a banned deviant can submit a deviation. I managed to repeat it, too. :shifty:

let me know if you'd like to know more...
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Are you telling us you have a banned account? :giggle:
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