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Beer Trading Updates: Nov 3, 2012

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Todd, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    We've received a ton of great feedback since the last round of beer trading changes and this past week I dropped some threads seeking more input. We're still exploring some of the items discussed (new thread quota, mods, Beer Trading 101, etc), but Jason and I talked yesterday and decided to make the following changes immediately.

    Beer Trading Rules & Info
    Replies are Back!
    • Users may now once again reply to ISO:FT requests. We realize that some fun may occur, but please use this privilege to ultimately help others.
    • The ISO:FT forum list view now defaults to sorted by "thread creation time" in "descending order." This means that threads will no longer be bumped when replied to.
    I hope this is a step in the right direction, and used to help us keep it in the right direction.

    More updates to follow, and thanks again to everyone who provided their feedback.

  2. Great work guys, keep it up.
  3. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Love it!
  4. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (560) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    Great news, hopefully they will not see abuse!
  5. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Savant (390) Massachusetts Oct 16, 2010 Verified

    Thanks! Please try and make mods a priority in this case. Otherwise it will just go back to no replies again in the near future. Seems to be a reoccurring theme.
  6. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    I'm not a fan of mods, that's why I came here and not rate beer. It seems to create "a sense of being elite" also I hope people commenting on trade threads doesn't result in "thread shitting"
    Beerandraiderfan likes this.
  7. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

  8. Christoff

    Christoff Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2012

    Best rule is dont be a dick hahhaa
    creepinjeeper and BreakingBad like this.
  9. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

  10. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Great, curious to see how this will turn out.
  11. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,060) New York Mar 12, 2009 Verified

    Great news! Will make the forum a better place and utlimately this site a more popular destination and better resource.
  12. ewright

    ewright Savant (450) North Carolina Oct 25, 2007

    Now that's an update I can get behind! Hope people will remember to be civil. What has been given can easily be taken away. Again.
  13. robwestcott

    robwestcott Advocate (675) Indiana Nov 3, 2008 Verified

    A1 - love the return of the reply ! and the lack of bumping rocks !
  14. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (640) California Jan 2, 2010 Verified

    Excellent news.
  15. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (540) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010 Verified

    I love the lack of bumping. Also, it is good to read that there is an expectation of fun in the threads, as well. With that said, let's be sure to not let the fun get out of hand.
    match1112 and libbey like this.
  16. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (665) California Dec 29, 2008

    Question: what about trades seeking glassware? Will those be deleted? Just asking because I was thinking of posting one :)
  17. Awesome! I like having replies, but don't like threads getting bumped because of replies.
  18. Auror

    Auror Advocate (695) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2010 Verified

    Removing likes from the ISO:FT forum is genius. I haven't seen this posted anywhere, but I think it'll help tremendously to cut down on trolling.
    BreakingBad likes this.
  19. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    i just hope people don't thread shit. that get's really annoying
    AutumnBeerLove likes this.
  20. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    Don't worry. Those who do won't be on BA long.
    Levitation and BreakingBad like this.
  21. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Advocate (510) Idaho Dec 7, 2010

    Appreciate the changes Bros. Cheers!
    laymansbeerfan likes this.
  22. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    While the default sort order for the ISO:FT forum is by "thread creation time" I noticed that here:


    The post that shows up for me first in the Beer Trading sub-category is the most recent one that was replied to, not thread creation time. I understand that this is difficult to account for since it is pulling from threads that have different sort orders but just wanted to make sure that you were aware of it.

    (sorry this is poorly worded but I think you can understand what I mean).
  23. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    Correct. This default sorting only applies to ISO:FT.
  24. koflaherty

    koflaherty Savant (255) New Jersey Nov 11, 2009

    Thanks guys! These seem like smart rules.
  25. HoppyLuckyGoGo

    HoppyLuckyGoGo Savant (295) California Apr 2, 2012 Verified

    This is a great idea.
  26. UnderJoath

    UnderJoath Savant (280) Illinois Jul 29, 2010 Verified

    Yay! I may start trading again.
  27. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Champion (790) Jul 4, 2008

    Better and better!
    Just one more MS Paint, please?
    Love what you've done here!
  28. srandycarter

    srandycarter Advocate (510) California Aug 4, 2006 Verified

    IMO, Good stuff except the min 3 posts rule for old timers. I have been here for YEARS and posted hundreds of reviews and to many other threads. Why must I start over just to trade a few beers?
  29. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    To keep the rules fair and consistent, we apply them to all users.

    Looks like you've already met the criteria to post too.
    copslovebeer likes this.