Since my last post mysteriously disappeared:
Not only has my system refused to download the beta dashboard ( read, my console has not downloaded the update despite being online), I still cannot access the beta private forums. Can I at least get access to those forums so I can try to explain my odd situation? I'll explain it again here:
I do not recall filling out the application for the newest beta release. However, when I recently bought Microsoft points via codes, they automatically converted into my local currency ( US dollars). They Xbox support tech I spoke with said my gamertag has been accepted into this beta, and that was why my points all converted. He advised me that I should wait two business days to see if my console would download the new dash, and if not he advised me to wait the three business days to see if I have Beta forum access, to see if anyone there can fix my issue. Those days have passed, and still no beta update or access to those forums. I'm not sure why I don't even have the beta tab on my system if my gamertag was accepted into the beta. This is the only console I've ever had, too.
I'm trying to be rather patient and civil, but patience is waning. I can't even by the new DLC for Black Ops 2 because of this... whatever this is. Thanks.