Do you remember the email you got when we entered public beta? It said:
Tell all your friends, blog about it, tweet about it, and write the URL (http://genealogy.stackexchange.com) in chalk on the sidewalk in front of your neighbor's house. Or paint. No, never mind, better use chalk.
Well, that hasn't been happening. After a few days of public beta, it seems that new people are coming in at a snail's pace. Our statistics are good, except for the number of participants and the traffic, both of which will have to come come up considerably if we want to get out of beta after 90 days.
I think the private beta people have now gained an adequate amount of experience and I think we're treating "newbies" with great kindness which should be continued at least until we are out of beta, if not forever.
After 4 days of public beta, are we ready to open the gates and let the genealogy world come? Shall we start publicizing the site?