How anyone can join beta testing

It's trivially easy to test beta features.
1) Go to lj_ru_beta and request to join.
2) Wait to get confirmation that you've been accepted into the community (this could take a few hours.) The community is currently set for open membership, so you should be a member right away.
3) Go to this page and choose Go To under Beta.
4) That's it, you're now testing the beta release. All site-scheme pages should now display a big "BETA BETA BETA BETA BETA BETA" in yellow letters across the top.
5) There's usually no public English entry to make bug reports/comments/suggestions to, so this is probably the best place to do so. You could make comments in the lj_ru_beta post but if you do please keep this in mind: the majority of commenters there don't speak English and if they do it's not their primary language. Machine translation of Russian is lousy. "My hovercraft is full of eels" lousy. While you can engage in basic dialogue and get a feel for what the other person is saying, don't get too hung up on anyone's phrasing.
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Re: Ahem...
Odd, I'm not using Cyrillic services and I could join the community just fine. Were you prevented from using the Beta server without being on Cyrillic services?
Re: Ahem...
This is not necessary. If you join the beta comm, you get access to beta servers.
Commenters might not speak English, but the majority of LJ stuff does. So if you want to comment in beta comm, PLEASE DO IT IN ENGLISH!

In fact, even commenting in your mother tongue is better than running your comment through google.translate. Machine-translated Russian is very hard to understand and with the original text on hand you can at least find someone to translate it properly.
Do you not think though that LJ have now made it abundantly clear that they simply do not give a fig about the non-Russian userbase, and we can essentially just disappear for all they care?

I rather suspect English comments will just be ignored over there. :(
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