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Discussion in 'Site' started by Celtics76, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. I don't get threads such as "Best Chocolate Stout?", "Looking for a Good Brown Ale", etc. when there are thousands of reviews on here for every style imaginable. It's very easy to do a search, or simply search the forums archives. Most of the reviews on here are very well thought out. Plus you can sort by rating.

    Any time I want to try a new style, my first step is to search the reviews and see what's available locally.

    Rant over. Thanks.
    Stormfield, KWMiles, ant880 and 3 others like this.
  2. Good talk.
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  3. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (605) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    Because laziness.
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  4. Reviews are not the same thing as a conversation.
  5. Rosty

    Rosty Savant (250) California Nov 29, 2006 Beer Trader

    Because we are a community not a spread sheet.
  6. Thorpe429

    Thorpe429 Champion (930) Illinois Aug 18, 2008 Beer Trader

    True, but it wouldn't hurt for people starting these threads to do at least a little bit of research first. It seems like most of these threads are started as much out of boredom as out of an actual need for information.
    woosterbill, jmdrpi, misterid and 6 others like this.
  7. I completely agree here. There are plenty of other ways to get to know folks here besides redundant threads such as these. I feel every week in "Beer Talk", it's the same threads but with a slightly different subject.

    "Best IPA", "What's Your Favorite IPA?", "Looking for a good IPA", etc. etc..
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  8. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    If it wasn't for the Best East Coast IPAs thread I would have never heard of Flower Power. BOOM!
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  9. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (655) New York Nov 7, 2010

    Because people are lonley and want to know they aren't alone out there

    ....you bastard.
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  10. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Most threads on BA are redundant including this one. I don’t see many "fresh" discussions anymore. (DLD 2013 - Most bang for your buck - What will you give me for my whale - What constitutes a whale? - What are you drinking now?).
    Take a look at the what's new page. I don’t think your rant was worth the effort. Just don't post and the thread will die a quick death unless people like it and want to respond.

    Besides, and I might be wrong but I don’t think you can sort the reviews by region so maybe someone wants to know some good beer that they have not heard of and have access too.
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  11. It just seems like a lot of folks are starting threads just for the sake of starting threads.

    My favorite new topic of conversation on Beer Talk is "Refreshing, pleasant beers?"

  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    There is no off topic section here, so all you can talk about is beer....there are a finite amount of topics about the subject, some are bound to be repeated, some are going to be questions that could easily be answered by a quick google/site search, but at the end of the day we need stuff to talk about if the tempo of the site is to be maintained. If you don't like the topic of a thread that is made (and it is within the rules)....don't click on it.
  13. Pando

    Pando Savant (485) Connecticut Dec 5, 2011 Beer Trader

    Not sure if I remember correctly but are you the guy who quit drinking for a while? If you are still sober, please start drinking ASAP! This might be step #6 (relieve your anger). Do us all a favor and stop being a quitter......enjoy a beer and calm those nerves buddy. Life is too short :)
  14. I've never clicked on a thread of that nature, I just laugh and move on. Personally, I think there are plenty of interesting threads here, and enough to maintain the "tempo of the site" as you say, without all the "Best Imperial Stout?" and "Refreshing Pilsners?" threads.
  15. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    It's interesting that those types of threads are meant for discussion but actually end up having very little discussed at all. Its just a bunch of people blurting out their favorite beers and a few guys that want to look cool and say some random highly rated one-off they had.

    "Hey whats a good fruited sour?"

    "Uhhh...Don Quijote"
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  16. Yeah, I quit just for Jan only, so I'm back in business.

    I appreciate the input. I still think those threads are silly. And I'm guilty of starting silly threads myself.
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  17. misterid

    misterid Savant (270) Wisconsin Apr 3, 2009

    can anyone adequately explain the why here?
  18. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    I don't know if this is the case here. Speaking from experience with other forums, maybe because the off topic stuff doesn't stay contained and spills over into the other topical forums? People would get a "heated discussion" going in one of the off topics and the feud would continue elsewhere. On one in particular, it got to such an extent that a group of us put together a letter to have the OT forums closed down - virtually every thread contained some pissin' match or personal grudge BS that started in the OT sections.
  19. misterid

    misterid Savant (270) Wisconsin Apr 3, 2009

    pissing matches start here in the beer threads. i dunno. people are still people.
  20. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    You got that right! But it seems generally loosely sorta confined to beer - not personal attacks about more controversial subject matter. Let's leave it there ;)
  21. My threads usually get deleted so I have given up.
  22. KingBiscuit

    KingBiscuit Advocate (575) Illinois May 30, 2005

    so...you don't have a favorite Chocolate stout?