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The Return of Beer Karma

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Todd, May 7, 2013.

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  1. Todd

    Todd BA Founder Staff Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Prior to March 2012 there was Beer Karma. From an old page on the topic:
    It was represented as a number and icon (beer vessels) and BA members were given titles based on their Beer Karma points. The concept has been missed by many and requested numerous times.

    Today we're happy to announce its return.

    Stat Tracking & Updates

    We're currently tracking the following stats:
    • Beers: Hads, Reviews, # Brewers, Beer Styles, US States, Countries, Wants, Gots, Added, Pics Uploaded
    • Places: Reviews, US States, Countries, Added, Pics Uploaded
    • Events: Added
    • Forums: Posts, Likes
    Member stats and Beer Karma are automatically updated on the hour for users who've logged in within the hour. (If you log in and you have zero points even though you've contributed content, your account will update on the hour.)

    Points
    • Members will receive 1 point of Beer Karma per stat.
    • Wants, Gots, Forum Post Likes, and # Place Categories (brewery, bar, store, etc) are not counted towards Beer Karma.
    • Full Beer and Place Reviews are worth 2 points each.
    • If items are added/removed, points will be adjusted during the next update.
    Display Updates
    • Member sidebar info updated; when logged in. Displays Beer Karma plus number of Beers and Places with links.
    • Member pop-up card stats updated.
    • Member profile pages updated to display the following stats (if any):
      • Beers: Hads, Reviews, US States, Countries, Wants, Gots, Added, Pics Uploaded
      • Places: Reviews, US States, Countries, Added, Pics Uploaded
      • Events: Added
    To-Do Items
    • Cleanup stats displayed on member profiles.
    • Add a profile message for members who currently don't have any points in all of any of the categories.
    • Create a static Beer Karma explanation page.
    • Launch new member titles based on Beer Karma points.
    • Display Beer Karma next to BA names; Forum and Reviews.
    • Consider icons or other visual element to coincide with member titles.
    • Fix bug that doesn't count master brewery locations (beer placeholder for breweries with multiple locations) towards US States and Countries.
    • Extend all of this during the site redesign; more stats, uses and ways to earn.
    Post-Launch Updates
    • Beers: tracking # brewers.
    • Places: tracking categories; # brewers (who are more than just a production brewery), bars/eateries (combined), stores/homebrew shops (combined); might break these up in the future.
    • Stats added to member profile pages.
    • Stats are now being displayed within the side bar on a member's Beers and Places pages.
    • Stats/Beer Karma are now updated when doing a Had/Review.
    • Stats/Beer Karma are still synced hourly for the most recently logged in/active. members.
    That's it for now. Enjoy your Beer Karma. You deserved it!

    Cheers!
  2. Michigan

    Michigan Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    This is great! So will we be able to see a breakdown of our Beer Karma and the other opportunities to earn more? I seem to remember seeing a chart recently that showed the Karma points that corresponds with certain achievements (e.g. ratings, post count, likes, membership length, etc.).
  3. nickfl

    nickfl Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Glad to see the stats return, I could take or leave the karma. That being said the system for allocating points sounds pretty well thought out.
    spointon and BeerKangaroo like this.
  4. Alextricity

    Alextricity Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I was wondering what it was ... thanks. :)
  5. draheim

    draheim Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Just noticed the changes. Great to see some of the review stats back too. I have no idea what 4,406 beer karma points means, but I hope it gets me a free ride on an airplane.
  6. woosterbill

    woosterbill Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    And there was much rejoicing!

    Thanks for this. Any chance (presumably in the redesign) that states and countries could be made clickable so we could see what we have accomplished and/or what we're missing?

    Cheers!
  7. Dope

    Dope Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Ahhh, I missed you beer karma. I actually stopped uploading new beer pictures because I figured it was pointless. Maybe I'll pick that up again.

    Dope
  8. Todd

    Todd BA Founder Staff Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Yes. This will be included in a future update.
  9. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Member

    Location:
    South Africa
    This is awesome news :D

    Thanks guys!!! This is the best update by far!
  10. hopoilcrazy

    hopoilcrazy Member

    Location:
    Tennessee
    I am going to get that Fez dammit!!

    ...The Fez is back right?
  11. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    I was wondering when this would come back.

    On a related note, are there any review/rating system ideas for the traders in the works?

    Cheers!
  12. DrunkenMonk

    DrunkenMonk Member

    Location:
    California
    It will be interesting to see how members react and contribute in order to gain karma. It can only add to the fun and good conversations.
  13. socon67

    socon67 Member

    Location:
    New York
    Ah, beer karma. I knew you would come back to me. :)
  14. papat444

    papat444 Member

    Location:
    Quebec (Canada)
    Yeah!!!! My OCD can finally relax...sorta...
    therica and Kendo like this.
  15. fehrminator

    fehrminator Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    I believe in beer karma.
  16. ShanePB

    ShanePB Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    This is great to hear, it truly has been sorely missed.
  17. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Member

    Location:
    Kansas
    I'm glad the states and countries stats have returned.
  18. trxxpaxxs

    trxxpaxxs Member

    Location:
    New York
    So glad to see this is back up. Thanks, bros!
  19. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Member

    Location:
    West Virginia
    Strong work! Of note, this is just in time for 3 million reviews. Quite an achievement.
  20. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Member

    Location:
    Washington
  21. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Bring back beer karma gets you guys some serious beer karma.
    Cresant likes this.
  22. Agold

    Agold Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Are you still planning on doing something with all the old posts from the old site? You said there would be static html pages and we would get our posts back?
    animal69 and Retsinis like this.
  23. Treyliff

    Treyliff Member

    Location:
    West Virginia
    Are you still going to implement the 'milestone' karma points that I remember being posted on here a couple of weeks ago? For example,

    Xx points for xx years on BA
    Xx points for xx total posts
    Xx points for xx total likes
    Biffster, Sunnanek and jhartley like this.
  24. elNopalero

    elNopalero Member

    Location:
    Texas
  25. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    DA VESSEL!!! wooo ha!!!
  26. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    we should have a MOHAWK!!! :p
  27. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Yessssssss!! Thanks gentleman!!
  28. nsheehan

    nsheehan Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Is there any way to make sure lazy tickers don't get a point? I don't mind if people are ticking (I have a lot of ticking to update), but some people will just click 1 so the beer goes on their Hads. This runs counter to "Respect Beer."

    Any thoughts on this? A ticking police is too time-consuming, but maybe a script could monitor people who Had and select 1 several times in a row?
  29. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    speaking of pictures, I have 1 recently uploaded and 1 that's been waiting for a month to be approved. Why the long wait?
  30. ChanChan

    ChanChan Member

    Location:
    California
    How does it work? In terms of BA I mean.

    I like it!!
  31. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Member

    Location:
    Texas
    When you get enough, you're a Grand Poobah!
  32. mrcraft

    mrcraft Member

    Location:
    California
    I wonder who has the most karma points right now. I've seen a fellow SoCal BA with close to 13,000 points.
    barleywinefiend likes this.
  33. Burkbom23

    Burkbom23 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I am fairly new to the site so dont remember it from before, but nice re addition. It would be cool if they had a list of top 250 BA by Karma
  34. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Member

    Location:
    New York
    I thought we weren't supposed to talk about karma...

    ...or have I just been here too long?
  35. BB1313

    BB1313 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    I was thinking the same thing.. haha I thought that was the #1 rule!
  36. VikeMan

    VikeMan Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I think that anyone who insists on suggesting how Beer Karma points should be calculated ought to lose all their Beer Karma points. No, wait.
    IPAdams, cavedave, machalel and 7 others like this.
  37. sjverla

    sjverla Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    "Questions about Beer Karma will go unanswered" I think was the phrasing.

    I'm assuming once the bugs are all worked out, that will once again be the dictum.

    Either way, I'm glad to have it back. Makes me feel like I can accomplish something in my life.
    OneBeertoRTA, jhartley and Genuine like this.
  38. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Member

    Location:
    Washington
    The original BA stats were instrumental in bringing out my ticker side, so I've missed them. Thanks for bringing them back and look forward to the ability to see the details to enhance my ticking activities. I have a lot more states and countries to go!
    PS to the purists, I'm a full glass/full review ticker; just like statistics.
  39. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    They update pictures of beers and places all at once/one day, rather than daily as they come in.
  40. whatsgoody

    whatsgoody Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    I would like to be able to click on my States and Countries stats to see which States and Countries I've checked off and which ones I haven't hit yet. I suppose I could go into my had list and do it myself, but that's a waste of time.
    CaptJackHarkness and ZEB89 like this.
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