In case it's not clear to anyone why I sighed, let me explain. Again. For at least the fifth time.
Firstly, it is wise to actually answer the questions asked.
Secondly. People who come here and sign up with just a few posts aren't really what we're looking for. We can test Wedge ourselves quite happily, and someone who's only been here long enough to make a few posts probably isn't interested in testing it very heavily.
If you're interested in testing, you'll be hanging around, seeing what's going on, what we've done, what we're doing going forward and you'll be all enthusiastic and motivated to be a part of that. If you come here, make a few posts then request early access, I'm going to conclude you're only interested in getting some cool stuff and not actually help with anything useful.
I'm cynical, sure. I'm negative, sure. I've been bitten too many times with crap like this before now. Where people get all enthusiastic and tell me that they're all fired up to test something I'm making and when they get the keys to the kingdom, it's almost like they don't care any more because they got what *they* came for and don't give a damn about the poor folk who actually made the damn thing who wanted help in the first place.
The reality is that we don't need alpha testers. We need people who are interested in shaping Wedge. Testers imply they're interested only in testing something and finding bugs, but that's not really what we need right now. Further down the line, sure, when the key features are all in place and we're just shaking out the bugs but that's not where we are yet.
I'm actually tempted to lock this thread, to be honest.