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The Return of Beer Karma

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

  1. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    I was literally just thinking 'when will that return.' Good stuff guys!
  2. Yeah! I am glad to see the karma and stats back. Yeah!
  3. Cinderbike

    Cinderbike Savant (270) Nevada Jan 16, 2011

    Glad to see it back. Here's hoping to see the return of mugs/the fez.
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  4. Great to have the stats back! Any chance that a "number of breweries" stat will happen. I think that was one of the other stats from the old system I followed.
    Thanks for the effort to reinstate the current ones.
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    It's been requested in the thread already. I'll indeed be looking into it and more.
    corby112 likes this.
  6. Lemme throw a vote in for a user's "average" score for all beers reviewed too. That was a cool stat we used to have. Everytime I thought I was being a little too rough on a beer, I would click over to Arbitrator's page, look at his average score, and feel better about my 'bashing' of a beer.

    Might as well beat a dead horse while I'm at it: Hads shouldn't count toward a beer's score or a user's karma rating.

    Big props on the moderators. Things have been better here lately.

    Regardless of the pace, the site is coming along nicely. Better to do things the right way, and only once, than the fast way, over and over. . .
    impending, mnrider, corby112 and 7 others like this.
  7. +1
    mudbug likes this.
  8. rudzud

    rudzud Advocate (620) Massachusetts Apr 28, 2010

    Any chance of adding "Breweries" to the stats?
    aasher likes this.
  9. Does subscribing to the magazine gain you additional points, as in the pass.
    mudbug likes this.
  10. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Unfortunately not. There's no longer an easy way for us to verify/sync accounts.
  11. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (850) Texas Aug 15, 2010

    Does this mean that all forum posts made to the old message board also are not currently counted towards beer karma (since they're also no longer being used)?

    I'm aware that the "unused" duplicate reviews will be emailed to us in the future; I'm just trying to understand the distinction between deleted and unused.

    Thanks! Love that beer karma's back. Beer on, everybody!
  12. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Correct.
    kojevergas likes this.
  13. Burkbom23

    Burkbom23 Savant (345) Connecticut Mar 11, 2013

    Is there a way we could see our Average review score and compare that to what the average review score is for the beers we have reviewed?
    beertunes likes this.
  14. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Advocate (675) Pennsylvania Dec 11, 2008

    If this is our one opportunity to give our two cents on the Beer Karma system - it seems out of whack that full Reviews, adding new Beers/Places, and adding Beer/Places Pics are worth the same value as a single Forum post. It would seem like those things are contributing a lot more value to the site's user-generated content.

    I don't know what the right ratio is, but it would seem to me that as valuable to the site:

    Add Beer/Place > Add Beer/Place Pic > Beer/Place Full Review > Add Event > Had Review > Forum Post

  15. You're right. It would be so much cooler if Todd had specifically said this in the OP of this thread:

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  16. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Advocate (675) Pennsylvania Dec 11, 2008

    I understand Beer and Place Reviews were worth 2 points. In hindsight I goofed by including "Full Reviews" in my first sentence.

    But that doesn't change my point about Adding Beers/Places and Adding Pics of Beers/Places.
  17. site is looking great
    Rutager likes this.
  18. sommersb

    sommersb Advocate (575) Tennessee May 25, 2010

    Hurray for the return of karma points! Thank you

    The more stats listed the better, IMHO
  19. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    What does "Beer Karma" actually gain a person? What is it's overall point?
  20. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    This was stated in my original post:
    As you've been a member since 2009, this shouldn't be a new concept to you; unless you didn't realize it was part of the site.
    aasher likes this.
  21. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (330) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    It's a valueless way to show approval for contributions to a site. It's very Pavlov's dog, but it's the least a website host can do for their users who actually make the site a relevant resource.
  22. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    I'm biased, and each member's experience is different, but I think we provide members much more than just Beer Karma.
  23. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    I have always understood that. But what is the next level, beyond a simple stat? It could be as simple as a bragging thing. I've honestly never cared what my score was, I just utilize the site in the best way I see fit.
  24. Is the updating on the hour going to be the norm from now on? If I remember correctly, in the past it was instantaneous.
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  25. ktblue22

    ktblue22 Aficionado (230) Vermont Feb 15, 2013

    Very cool! Thanks and Cheers!
  26. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    To each their own. You can just ignore it then and continue using the site as you see fit.
    barleywinefiend likes this.
  27. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    New 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.
  28. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (915) North Carolina Dec 8, 2007 Staff Member

    That is great! Thanks Todd. I guess the only stats we do not have back from the old site is the number of beers by serving type.
  29. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Correct. We'll take a look at that with future updates. This is all just the beginning of bring back Beer Karma and user stats. We plan on doing much more with future updates.
  30. Burkbom23

    Burkbom23 Savant (345) Connecticut Mar 11, 2013

    Todd, thanks for the update. Is there any plan for your average rating being a stat you could see? Also maybe what the total average rating for all the beers you have had. It would also be cool if we could sort the beers we've had not only by what we ranked them but also wha the BA average is. Thanks again for the updates!
  31. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    We plan on breaking things down quite a bit with future updates.

    The main goal with this update was to get us as close to where we were; and we're very close.
  32. Burkbom23

    Burkbom23 Savant (345) Connecticut Mar 11, 2013

    Nice man, thanks
  33. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (530) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011

    Wow - the stats are cool addition or returning feature - whatever - I like that breakdown. I had no idea I have had 37 different styles...somebody asked me that the other day and my answer was I dunno, four or five...

    The evolution looks great to me!
  34. Kreko7

    Kreko7 Savant (305) California Mar 5, 2013

    Excited to see beer karma in the stats! Thx bros!
  35. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    I "review" using "Hads". I think it would be cool to be able to do something similar with "Places". I'm not a person that has any interest in writing full on reviews, but do take the criteria required into my "hads" rating. I believe making things more "user friendly" would get people to rate places more. I would do it for sure.
    Kreko7 likes this.
  36. socon67

    socon67 Advocate (600) New York Jun 18, 2010

    More statistics = more fun :)
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  37. # breweries is back. Thanks a million for the recent updates. This is a great site.
  38. Karma police, arrest this man!
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  39. First of all, all the new stats are awesome. "More statistics = more fun", indeed!

    However, I did notice a small bug: for the Places statistics, my page says I've reviewed from 3 states and 3 countries -- but I've only ever reviewed places in the United States. Are states getting counted as countries, perhaps?
  40. If a thread gets taken down any Karma points awarded from said thread go away .. correct ?

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