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Nice looking forum!

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by vtbeerman, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. vtbeerman

    vtbeerman Aficionado (110) Vermont Jul 24, 2007

    Beginner and advanced homebrewers forum. Email notifications. Polling. I like it!
    DmanGTR, oldp0rt and Todd like this.
  2. Yeah i agree the new features are nice!
  3. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    I am liking the separation of skill levels in the homebrewing forum.
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  4. I am digging the new forum. But I fear change. Reminds me a lot of HBT's forum design.
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  5. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    I like it a lot too.
  6. bwiechmann

    bwiechmann Savant (300) Minnesota Nov 30, 2009

    I'm a fan of the Alerts. Not sure how I feel about the "trophies" but all the added features are very welcomed. Hopefully this forum style will be easier to integrate into apps for the mobile devices?
  7. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (835) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Testing video embed
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  8. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    I liked the simplicity of the old one, but it looks like that is just me. All good things must come to an end.
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  9. Hogie

    Hogie Aficionado (130) Michigan Mar 19, 2008

    This is a cool feature.
  10. Pahn

    Pahn Advocate (695) New York Dec 2, 2009

    separation of skill levels is good until you get an endless barrage of "this is not advanced!" pseudo-debates. if you all can keep it civilized that may not happen.

    even if it does, the potential for stickies / FAQs in the novice section is so useful it would trump the annoyance of that problem.

    look of the forum fine with me, just have to get used to it so i can follow the same stuff as before.
  11. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (835) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    I made the suggestion that we have stickies/faq's rather than separate forums. I think we'll end up with only one forum being active the way it is.

    http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/stickies-instead-of-separate-homebrew-forums.117/
  12. alfrantzell

    alfrantzell Savant (365) California Jul 11, 2005

    I'd like a separation of skill levels in the Beer Talk forum too. No longer should we have to endure a poster asking if another is serious, whether that is really nickd717 in his avatar, or if it's pronounced "Pikk-u-linn-un Visk-ee-lam-bik" or "Pikk-oo-linn-un Visk-ee-lam-bik."
  13. vtbeerman

    vtbeerman Aficionado (110) Vermont Jul 24, 2007

    I like how you just tie up the hop bags and throw them in. I never thought of that. I have a bunch of bags but usually just clothespin them to the side of the kettle or the handle.
  14. Hogie

    Hogie Aficionado (130) Michigan Mar 19, 2008

    I need some time to play around with this and get to know all the new features before I can make a judgement. Some features are sure to be annoying. I don't like the idea of spitting the homebrew forum into advanced and noob.
  15. Hogie

    Hogie Aficionado (130) Michigan Mar 19, 2008

    I liked the way the old one was set up too, but I am digging the speed. I was really getting frustrated with how slow it was. I always liked how responses to individuals were placed underneath that post.
  16. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    It was ass slow at the end.
  17. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    I also don't like the splitting up. I liked it all in one place, one reason I went to the BA forum more. It was simple, and easy. The ones that are split up are too much work.
    MontpelierArtie and HerbMeowing like this.
  18. If they were going to do more than one homebrewing forum, I'd rather see it divided similarly to HBT, and maybe have separate forums for Ingredients/Recipes, Equipment, Processes/Techniques, General Homebrew Talk. Novice and Advanced with no description as to what constitutes what is a bit vague imo.
  19. epk

    epk Savant (325) New Jersey Jun 10, 2008

    Seconded. I'm not a fan of the novice/advanced separation. I like your sub forum suggestions.
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  20. VikeMan

    VikeMan Advocate (730) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009

    Not sure I'm crazy about two separate homebrewing areas. OTOH, I see there's an 'ignore' feature. Must. Resist. Temptation...
  21. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (475) Oregon Aug 25, 2009 Staff Member

    is there a description anywhere of what even constitutes Novice and Advanced? Length of time brewing, how much you've read, number of batches, batch size, forum posts, how many infections you've had, how many uninfected batches you've had, breadth of style, breadth of equipment? Somewhat vague. Or is it split based on the topic? How do I bottle, didn't take a reading before I pitched the yeast, my do-hickey stopped bubbling is my beer ruined vs building a HERMS system, etc.?
  22. cmac1705

    cmac1705 Aficionado (245) Florida Apr 30, 2010

    I think you just volunteered to write the description : )
  23. beer272

    beer272 Aficionado (210) New Jersey Sep 23, 2009

    I like this too. Except I now see a I have a scroll bare at the bottom to move. Just did Cntr - and may have fixed this.
  24. will be getting less done again...if I ever get familiar with the new format
  25. Also not a fan of the Novice/Advanced separation. If I have a home brewing question why would I want to ask "novice" brewers when I can ask "advanced," but the more advance the "advance forum" is the less questions people should be posting. And aren't most novice brewers aspiring to be advanced brewers? Anyway, I like the idea of breaking it up by subject matter as well (recipe and recipe critique, equipment, etc...).
  26. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (425) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    I see it weeding out a few of the simple questions that newbies make every week. Otherwise, it's still going to be our discretion of if we want to read the link or not.
  27. Pahn

    Pahn Advocate (695) New York Dec 2, 2009

    i 100% guarantee you that it won't do that, unless it's constantly moderated.

    there is no chance at all that regular, uncontroversially "newb" questions will fail to be posted, regularly, in advanced. this is a universal truth on the internet and "novice/advanced" distinctions, especially without strict rules, moderation, etc.

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