This is how it works :
You’ll not become an alpha or even a beta tester by asking for. Alpha & Beta testers are chosen by devs (FDS). Usually alpha testers are contributing to IF. About beta testers, they’re chosen by recommendations. And the “recommender” takes responsibility for his/her recommendation.
No need to message, mail, PM… a mod/dev/alpha-beta tester ;-)
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