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Site Update: Mar 5, 2012

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Todd, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Todd

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


    Thought I'd drop another update as to where we're at, as well as repeat some answers to some of the more common questions that have come up over the last week or so.

    Previous updates:

    What are you working on right now?
    • Upgrading "Conversations" tonight: http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/upgrade-conversations.3081/
    • Wrapping "the old" BeerAdvocate site in a template that's very similar to the BeerAdvocate Community look and feel. This integration is a rather large project, so please be patient.
    • Visual template adjustments.
    • Reorganization of the forums, including adding more regional sub-forms.
    Where's my account?
    If you suspect you're one of the very few who failed to get migrated over, read this: http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/site-update-missing-account.3036/ ... we can sync you up quick.

    Where are my beer/place reviews?
    It's all still there.
    What about my beer karma?
    As posted in previous updates, we're still tracking all user submissions. However contributions in the form of displayed points is currently not available. We'll be working on new ways of incorporating and displaying your "beer karma."

    Can I review?
    Yep! You can still review beers/places, add/remove hads, wants and gots, as well as add beers, places and events. Basically, you can do just about everything you could before.

    Is this the site redesign you guys were talking about?
    Nope. This is our dealing with our old forums going critical mass on us, which forced us to upgrade our servers and select a 3rd party forum/user management solution.

    When will things go back to normal?
    {sigh} If you're asking this right now, please try reading all of the updates again.

    Are you planning on creating mobile apps?
    Totally unrelated, but yes. We're dedicated to launching mobile services in 2012, but we have bigger fish to fry right now.

    Feedback & Help:
    There's been quite a bit feedback and discussions on other items too. Please take a look here: http://beeradvocate.com/community/forums/feedback-help.32/

    Much more to follow ...

    Thanks again for your patience and support! It's made all of this much easier for us to deal with.

  2. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Savant (400) Massachusetts Oct 16, 2010 Verified

    mobile app mobile app mobile app! :eek:
  3. Thanks again for all your hard work.
  4. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (780) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Man this is great news, best beer site on the web!
    BraveGator likes this.
  5. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 Savant (260) Oregon May 17, 2010 Verified

    We all appreciate all of your hard work. You deserve a big:

    Thank you :)
    generallee and budgood1 like this.
  7. Billolick

    Billolick Champion (850) New York Dec 20, 2003

    great stuff, many thanks for all youse guys do!
  8. stevefinny

    stevefinny Savant (415) New Jersey Aug 28, 2009 Verified

    You guys are killing it, keep up the hard work.
  9. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (870) California Nov 16, 2009 Verified

    Nice job Todd! Have a beer (Yes its 11:37 on the East Coast) So what.

  10. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Savant (400) Massachusetts Oct 16, 2010 Verified

    Opening up a Nugget Nectar right after this class...
  11. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (870) California Nov 16, 2009 Verified

    If it wasnt 9AM on the West Coast I would crack something. Sadly I am stuck at work.

  12. Spider889

    Spider889 Advocate (720) Ohio Mar 24, 2010 Verified

    I know that everything is still working (reviews, etc) but I definitely have tapered my contributions in those areas since the changes. I can't wait until everything gets synched up again...
    brew3crew likes this.
  13. TicoCali

    TicoCali Savant (460) California Jul 25, 2010

    Thank you guys so much.
  14. cavedave

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

    cavedave happy site working good make happy good beer people liking happy good. todd make much hard work hard work make much good cavedave happy.
  15. Greta job guys, I run multiple forums with no where near the custom coding you had done here....can't imagine the headaches.

    (I do like the forum here better than the old....just saying...lol.)
  16. animal69

    animal69 Advocate (605) Louisiana Sep 21, 2007

    The things we do for the love of beer, keep up the good work !
  17. sarro

    sarro Savant (390) Michigan May 12, 2009 Verified

    Loving the new forums, but would also love to see "beer karma" left out!
    Khazadum likes this.
  18. Spider889

    Spider889 Advocate (720) Ohio Mar 24, 2010 Verified

    Who cares? It only seems like one would actively advocate the removal of something so trivial if they were feeling somehow inadequate because of it. Obviously some people liked it a lot so let them have their fun.
  19. Agreed.
  20. This has already come up in passing in previous threads, but one problem since the change is that it's impossible to view anyone's reviews if you're not logged in (using the http://beeradvocate.com/user/beers?ba={username} format).

    The reason why this is a bummer is that I want to share my reviews to people who are not on BA, preferably by creating an RSS feed of the reviews. Ideally such a feed would be provided by the site, but if not, at least let me access the reviews remotely without logging in so that I can create a feed manually. Is this something that's coming back/changing as the site integration proceeds, or is it gone permanently?
  21. Spider889

    Spider889 Advocate (720) Ohio Mar 24, 2010 Verified

    They have stated numerous times that they're working on reintegrating the old site, though this last update is more unclear than before (sounded like it might not actually be able to ever go back to the old single page format). Time will tell I suppose.
  22. Kornoms

    Kornoms Savant (255) Texas Apr 4, 2011

    Thank You- Our go to beer site!
  23. exodus1369

    exodus1369 Initiate (0) California Nov 19, 2008

    THE best beer site of all time.
  24. djbreezy

    djbreezy Advocate (520) Washington Dec 16, 2008

    Where's my beer glass? Just kidding! :D
  25. ZAP

    ZAP Champion (795) Minnesota Dec 1, 2001

    Will we ever be able to see a link to a users reviews from the profile page or is this not a part of the future plan...??? This is one of my favorite features of the site and was hoping by now we'd be able to do this but perhaps it is not in the works?

    I like clicking on my favorite reviewers profile and seeing what they reviewed recently. Without question this is the feature I miss the most...
  26. vande

    vande Advocate (555) Illinois Jan 26, 2007

    Kudos for the updates on the updatess.. Thanks fellas -
  27. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,060) California Jan 31, 2005 Verified

    You're doing God's work--Keep it up! We very much appreciate it.