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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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Autumnstarr 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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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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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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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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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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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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