To: Balloon Juice Testers and anyone else who is interested:
We are getting closer to “Go” time for testing the new site – which I think will surely begin by sometime next week – and we still have a bit more to do before we will be ready to go when the developers say that the site is all set.
I am so grateful to all of you for volunteering to help test the new site! If you have volunteered, I am asking you to do a few things:
First, please send an email as soon as you can to my nym at balloon-juice.com
If you are one of the 10 or so people who volunteered in the threads but never sent a confirming email, I have had no way to contact you. If you still wish to participate in testing, it’s not too late to jump in.
Second, please put your BJ nym in the subject line of your message. That’s how I will know you are receiving my communications and how I will match up nyms with email addresses. If you are one of the lurkers who were awesome enough to volunteer to test the new site, you’ll need a nym anyway to access BJ to create comments as part of the testing process.
Third, if you have not returned a filled out testing form, please do so and send it to me so we can confirm the form is working for you. If you need another sample form, please let me know that in your email.
Fourth, if you haven’t identified the testing groups you want to be in, please include that information in your email message. If you have already supplied that info, there is no need to do so again.
Within 3 days of receiving your email, I will reply and will include the actual forms that will be used for testing. (There will be no math!) If you volunteered for multiple test groups, you will receive a form for each group.
Then, as soon as the developers say “Go”, I will send you all the URL by email, and we will be off to the races!