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Thanks to the holidays and a lack of Nintendo news over the last month or two I’ve been able to make great progress on Project Arcturus. So much so that I feel that within a month to two months that the site could be live, it’s basically all finished the actual core of the site it’s just missing some content, bug testing in all browsers and the custom pages like the Vookcast download page etc to be completed.

Now this is where you guys come in!
I am looking for about 5-10 people who are can help us Beta test the site, you’ll have to take a pinky promise and keep the site secret for the entire time but we’ll have a beta testers forum for you to post in.

So what does a beta tester do?
  • Check over and look at the new website in a couple of browsers, we’re hoping for compatibly in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.
  • I will be giving each use some “tasks” to do to try and get them to break the site and see if there is any broken pages, links, programs etc.
  • Testers should go over the site in a couple of in different browser just browsing to see for errors.
  • Errors to be report in a notepad file or if graphical a screenshot taken
  • Test security functions of new site

So yeah it’s a pretty important part to play, I obviously can’t test it all myself (well I could but we’d be here another year) I can’t pay any one $$$ for helping but everyone who participates and gives some feedback will get a surprise and early access to other Vooks early features.

So we want you if you
  • Know your way around the web and can spot errors on websites
  • Can report back to us on errors.
  • Don't have to be a "Web Designer or Developer" we want normal web users to point out errors

So if you want in please tell me what browsers and operating systems you have, if you just have Firefox and Windows XP we’ll take you but we can’t take all of you. We’re looking for people with Chrome, people on Macs, Firefox on Mac, Safari on Mac, Internet Explorer 6 users (this is a big one) and people who have Opera. All combinations.

At this stage we are not looking for mobile testers, but that could be coming later.

Thanks in Advance!

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A post with its own header - you know it's going to be important!

I'd be happy to BETA test - I'm unemployed at the moment so have too much spare time. I have Windows XP (SP3) with newest IE and Firefox. I also have a laptop I use with IE 6 and XP (have been thinking about putting Ubuntu onto it however).

If mobile testing is needed, I have my iphone with Safari ;D
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I'll take the case!

I'm pretty much the same as rail :lol:
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I'd like to help please. Rolling Vista SP1 32bit, Firefox3, IE7, and I was planning on getting Chrome anyway. has Chrome.

Although I haven't done any beta testing before...

Edited by benanen, 30 January 2009 - 09:37 AM.

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Yes.

I'm running Safari (Mac), Firefox (Mac), Opera (Mac), IE8 (Vista) and Chrome (Vista). I'm not working at the moment, so I'd be happy to help.
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Sure if you want ill help out with the testing, try to break it as much as i can to find any bugs.
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I'd like to. :)

Vista with FF and IE8

Edit: Does Operating system really make that much of a difference?

Edited by Tom The Bomb, 29 January 2009 - 05:39 PM.

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I'd be up for it.

I'm using vista sp1 and I have IE7, Firefox3, Opera and chrome.
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I'm in if you'll have me.
I was only being paid to do this for 2 years >.>
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if you want me you can have me. As you know im on the site for several hours during the day at work and home
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I have IE6, didn't want to update to IE7 >.> I don't use it much, but I could for beta testing ;D

Oh and Firefox 3, but everyone has that...

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I'm in for the win! (if you want me to help :) )

I'll test with Windows 7 BETA with Firefox 3, IE 8 BETA, and ...what not.

ediT: Does Opera DS browser count... or is that considered as a mobile browser too...

Edited by Kirby102, 29 January 2009 - 08:56 PM.

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I'm up.
XP SP2 with Firefox,IE and Chrome with a laptop with the same stuff on it.
and of course Wii!

Edited by Iniqius, 29 January 2009 - 10:09 PM.

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Thanks to everyone for offering to help, I will be taking 5 people on to start with and giving them a password to a Beta Testers forum.

Really excited about this guys, so once I work on it a little more this weekend I can hand out some keys.
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Really excited about this guys, so once I work on it a little more this weekend I can hand out some keys.


Will be leaking my key to the bittorrentz guys, so don't fear!
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Will be leaking my key to the bittorrentz guys, so don't fear!

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And with that rail lost any chance of becoming a beta tester. ;D
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And with that rail lost any chance of becoming a beta tester. ;D

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I'm sorry I'm a bit late to the party, but I'ld be glad to help.
After all, helping others is indeed quite polite.

I have IE7, Firefox and Safari
I'm also on Windows 7 which could be an asset in testing.
(Also have XP)

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The first 5 Beta Testers have been selected and should now be able to see the forum; If you didn't get in the first round more will be open later.

Testers include: Nibbler, PoopiDoggi, MLTZR, Kirby102 and popolopolous.

I do thank everyone who volunteered.

Testers will have to contact me on MSN or PM to get the password to get in.
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hey im up for beta testing. i have:

Windows XP & Vista
IE 7
FIrefox 3
Wii
iPhone

Im good at spotting errors and testing out features, plus giving my own thoughts opinions. And with my iPhone i can access the website anywhere so if something needs to be tested i can do it on the spot where ever i am

and I can easily get any other Web Browsers ;D

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Figured you would want someone with Mac, hence why I volunteered :(

Disappointed.

I think you just don't like me Vook.

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Yeah Mac testing for second round ;)
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I think you just don't like me Vook.

Join the club. :(
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Guys I have process all the info that people give when this goes on, if I have too many people you'll likely double up on work and errors. If one batch go through find a ton of errors I fix then then the second group with fresh eyes can see more errors or new ones created by the first changes.

I did say all might not get in in the first go.
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