As y'all are aware, the Bioacoustics proposal made its way through the Area 51 definition and commitment phases, and is currently in the private beta phase (since last Tuesday, June 21st). So what's next for this community?
As Catija mentioned in the announcement on Area 51 a couple of weeks back (emphasis mine):
This private beta phase is a really important stepping stone and its success relies on the committers inviting other people from the bioacoustics community to create high quality questions and answers about this subject in order for it to progress from private beta to public beta.
During private beta, the site will not be visible from the rest of the network but may be accessed by visiting the Area 51 proposal or through a link shared by an existing user. If the proposal meets specific activity targets and contains high-quality content, it will go public and be visible from the network as a beta site.
The site that most recently made it out of private beta was the Substrate and Polkadot site, and while they were undergoing that phase, we identified that some parts of our UI don't make it clear to users participating in this phase what types of actions they can take to help this community succeed and make it into the public beta phase. We still haven't had the chance to thoroughly revise all the bits that need to be revised to properly set everyone's expectations, so I thought it'd be beneficial to give you some advice, just like I did for Substrate and Polkadot.
So, firstly, to have all the expectations properly set, I'll quote from what I wrote then, regarding sites making it from private to public beta (emphasis mine for this post):
(...) the email that is sent to users who've committed to the proposal on Area 51 once a site makes it into private beta is (...) very outdated. (...) It makes it seem like all sites that make it into private beta will surely make into public beta, with time being the only thing between one phase and the other — when, in fact, sites that don't perform well in private beta get shut down.
So what can you do to help the Bioacoustics site make it to public Beta?
(the following is copied over from the post linked to above, with edits to links where relevant)
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