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Update: Online Now

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Todd, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,440) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    As of a few moments ago, when viewing "Members Online Now" on the main forum page, you'll notice a much higher number of online now/guests online. Guests (non-logged in users) who were visiting the non-forum sections of the site were previously not counted. Now they are.


    It's a small change, but it helps tie the site together a bit more, gives you the sense of how many people are currently viewing BeerAdvocate and how big the community is. We also plan on extending this to create a robust activity feed to include guest and member actions across the entire site.

    In the meantime, guest or member, thanks for using BeerAdvocate!
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  2. dc55110

    dc55110 Advocate (525) Minnesota Oct 24, 2010

    Maybe I'm missing something, but it appears that you can no longer search for member/user profiles?
  3. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Savant (455) New York Jun 7, 2005

    User search works for me....just put the user name in the search field and the results show up on the bottom right under "Matched Users".
  4. Wow! I can't believe the lop-sidedness of guest to members online now. It's like 3:1 guest to member. Why wouldn't you create a account? It's free!
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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,440) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Even more "wow" ... 2.5 million unique visitors per month use BeerAdvocate; ~20 million unique visitors within the last year. We don't push people to create an account, but we're exploring ways to encourage them to join.
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  6. dc55110

    dc55110 Advocate (525) Minnesota Oct 24, 2010

    There used to be a specific search for Members that would auto fill as you typed. I see the results that you are referring to though, which should work.
  7. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (825) New York Dec 13, 2009

    i do member search from here - http://beeradvocate.com/community/members/

    there is a box on the right side for Find Member
  8. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

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  9. kbuzz

    kbuzz Advocate (590) Pennsylvania Jan 22, 2011

    Sometimes I come to the site w/o logging in to do a bit of quick research...so some "guests" might also be members who just aren't logged in at that moment.
  10. Drucifer

    Drucifer Savant (495) Illinois Apr 16, 2012

    Never underestimate laziness

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