From a Tumblr friend of mine:
According to hypable (a fairly reliable source run by the same people who run mugglenet)
“Though it was taken down shortly after being posted, the blog stated that those who successfully signed up for the beta would receive their welcome e-mail sometime between August 7th and September 30th.
It did not say in what order – if any – successful registrants would get access.
That unfortunately means you may have to wait as long as eight weeks. A major bummer! On the other hand, if the start of the beta opening goes smooth we imagine they’ll let 100% of the registrants in sooner than September 30th.”
Wow. Well, it is what it is. I will just make it a daily habit to not only check my email, but my Spam folder as well, just in case.