What is an Official DeviantArt Beta Tester? How do I become one?
The Official DeviantArt Beta Tester program is a team whose membership is available to Core Members. OBT is a group of people who have chosen to beta test new features before they have been released to the general public and help us track down any problems which may still exist.
Due to the size of the DeviantArt community, often times it is difficult to ensure that a new feature will work successfully for as many community members as possible. We try our best with the people who assist with administrative functions, but this is still a very small group in comparison to the size of the community.
Therefore OBT members try out pre-release versions of new features and provide feedback if they encounter any problems. This in turn assists us greatly in correcting any and all problems which might occur, before the update is launched to the general public.
If you would like to become an Official DeviantArt Beta Tester; make sure you have an active Core Membership, then visit your Settings page and click the appropriate checkbox in the Official Beta Tester section.