Pottermore Insider Answers Questions About Beta Testing and Welcome E-Mails
August 25, 2011, 03:35 PM
A new blog post has gone up on the Pottermore Insider following the latest batch of welcome e-mails which were sent out today.
Several frequently asked questions about the beta process are covered in this latest update as well as the timeline for receiving welcome e-mails. The Insider also denies the rumor that welcome letters will be sent out sooner to those who have been friended by other Pottermore users.
Beta phases are fluid and it’s important to watch and see how a site reacts to increasing amounts of users and activity.
Every time more people are added to Pottermore, we take a pause and look at how the site is responding to see if everything is working as we expect it to and whether we need to make changes before we let more people into Pottermore.
We are planning on giving more people early access over the next week or so and then we will pause sending Welcome emails for a while so that we can see how things are going.
Unfortunately, we can’t create a schedule to share, as we need to respond to what we learn with each group of new users. That’s also why there are gaps between the batches of Welcome emails; it all depends on what we’re learning from those who are currently on the site.
I honestly hope there will be another batch tomorrow although I doubt my owl come
@ mencia Or at last a PM update, bcs it’ll be Friday already, and they don’t seem to work during weekends. Still, lack of manners to forget 1st of Sept has some meaning for Betas.
@cb160 that’s true, most of us expected a batch today due to the significance of the date. They really should give us an update why are they so hushed up about things! Don’t they realise how frustrating it is for us owlless people…
@ mencia Oh, they do realise it fully well! But we’re doing such a good job for PM’s publicity, aren’t we?… It’s one of the rules of the game: keep them alert!
@ mencia If you observe Tweeter, you can see a lot of ppl, speaking totally different languages, engaging in the use of a common “language”, with HP words. It’s a beautiful show to watch! – at least for me.
@cb160 that’s horrible, the world of HP as some meaning to every fan thus feelings are involved. They ought to know this
@cb160 that is very true, it unites people from all corners of the world who stuck with Harry until the end
@ mencia Don’t think they were quiet today on purpose, though would like to know the reason. An update could been posted, even if owls were not supposed to fly, according to their schedule. Can’t believe no one there didn’t remember, it’s out of the question. In bussiness lack of consideration is punished by loosing clients, and they know it. So I wonder…
Ahh, thanks roonwit – I don’t remember that tidbit. So it’s not simply that we all jumped to conclusions about the beginning of October.
Well, my Sept 1st is now gone, so I’m going to bed as owlless as I was when I woke up, and still no sign of an update from PM Insider…
If we hear a loud thud from England, it’s because a bunch of PM devs did a group facepalm, saying, “September first! Why didn’t we think of that?!” They must not be Ravenclaws ;)
Jo thinks of everything…I’m sure there was a reason. I just hope it was a good reason ;) I was really hopeful for today, but oh well. I shall be hopeful for tomorrow instead! At least there should be a post with answers on the Insider (or at least that is what the PM team said would happen).
Up to 144,008 sorted.
thanks for the update songbird. I’m however wondering why there is still no word from pottermore…
“This week on the Insider, we’ll be answering some of the questions we’ve seen from people who are currently exploring the Pottermore site.”
That means today, right? The PM team doesn’t seem to work on the weekends.