questionswhat happened to the beta tags we were supposed…

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@adhurt: Not beta tag, Beta Fish. You didn't get yours? Mine's swimming in his little room temperature bowl, surfacing every now and then for a little sip of oxygen.

http://www.bettafish.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_fighting_fish

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No No...not beta tags and not betta fish...

Beta Motorcycles!

I got the 450 RR with Marzocchi Shiver 45 mm fork and double counterweight countershaft.

http://www.americanbeta.com/2010-models.html

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@wootvan: You know, I really miss Alpha Beta.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Beta

Wait a minute. Does that mean that the beta test for Deals dot Woot is over? Did I miss the celebration? Maybe I was asleep.

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@shrdlu: That's interesting...I never knew the original stores were organized in alphabetical order. [You were, by the way, at the party...just a little too much Woot!Grog I suppose.]

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@wootvan: Bzzzttt!!! Bad comment. No mention of Beta anywhere. Not even Beta Max (best doesn't always win, and Betamax was certainly proof of that).

No grog for me. I prefer my rum unadulterated. Hey, we need a deal on Rum, dammit. I already have the fatback and blackeyed peas for New Year's Day, but a nice Cuba Libre without the Coca Cola would hit the spot. (insert smiley here for the humor challenged, just in case)

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@adhurt - badge system delayed in development by reputation system enhancement and upcoming leaderboard changes - you haven't missed it yet.

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@shrdlu: HEY....Watch it with that damned taser.

Don't buy internet rum...go to a bar and do an all-night tasting.

With enough rum, even R. Beta and Magnificent ( http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,2650035,00.html?aff=googlebase ) might sound acceptable.

Until then, try--->
http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/5fc67d88-1eb7-47ae-b9c3-af7095a10103/80-rum-butter-sticks-id-hate-to-post-a-deal-for-a-bottle-and-have-you-hate-i

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_blocker

I almost had a heart attack when I read that it was going to be Beta Motorcycles, instead of badges...good thing I took my Beta Blocker this morning

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@dlandvw3: Well played, little one. I can see the Beta Carotene has not bee lost on you.

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@shrdlu: You knocked that right outta the park.

"Hey, Beta, Beta, Beta! SWING, Beta!"

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@lavikinga: Hah! Nice catch. Clever. Just the same, it's 360 days away from next christmas, so...

You beta watch out, you beta not cry, you beta not pout, I'm tellin' you why, Santa Claus is coming to town...

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I thought I heard baited, not beta.

Are they going to be qylindrical shapes? Or perhaps a qrescent or qupola?

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Alas! Made a beta error when thinking I'd spend too much money if I came here during the beta testing.

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Over in the world of "You just CAN'T make this stuff up", I see that there is apparently a Beta Facial Profiler on Facebook, sponsored by Coke Zero, to help people (with apparently too much time on their hands) to find people with similar faces.

http://askville.amazon.com/website-check-beta-facial-profiler-coke/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=61271764

http://www.ionlinephilippines.com/2009/10/coke-zero-beta-facial-profiler/

My brain now needs a rest. I may have suffered an injury here.

[Edit: I don't think that Coke Zero necessarily has anything to do with Coca Cola(tm)]

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@shrdlu: Re:facial profiler "Are you my father because we really look alike. And Momma said my daddy had a big ol' mole on his face just like me."

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@wootvan: Beta Receptor stimulated at the thought of being late for anything!

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@faughtey: I was hurrying along, trying not to be late myself, and was unfortunate enough to fall down and skin my knee. Fortunately, I had some betadine, I bandaged my knee right up, and here I am, right on time.

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All of you are wrong. They promised us a Beta-max video player. Mine arrived this afternoon. I can fit a really big ham sandwich in to that opening.

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@shrdlu: Your Beta Waves must have been on overdrive with all the falling down, patching up, and still making it on time!

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@faughtey: Indeed. I was one of the first profiles deleted from Orkut for refusing to use a real name, during their nascent Beta test. I love things when the shiny is still on them.

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From an email sent by Woot on 11/23/09: "Those of you who are active participants will be awarded a special "beta tester" profile badge indicating your status (once our reputation system is released)"

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@dk5sm5luigi: I think that there are other things they're working on, still. They are also working on something that will identify Woot Staff. I wonder if they will differentiate between Deals and Regular Woot? Anyway, I recall @snapster making a post (or commenting somewhere) and showing us a site that had stuff similar to what they had in mind.

Personally, I'm just as happy they redid the Leaderboard. It's much more interesting now.

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So really, are we ever going to see the Beta Badges?

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@snapster: Bump. Are we ever going to see those badges?

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Well, your bump is effective here at getting an answer at least, but it's mostly just punting the ball again. Deals.woot priorities have been debated and swayed by us as overall woot initiatives and corporate changes have occured. Badges still have 100% support as a great idea but they keep staying at least one notch down under other priorities. I'm glad the reputation fix progress was made as it was in a similar status for a long time.

We will have badges at some point and of course we will love giving out the long past due beta badges.

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@snapster: i want a sheriff badge, with sheriff uniform. it beta look good!