1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $14.99 (US/print only). Offer ends April 30. Subscribe now! (Because great beer deserves great stories AND readers.)

Welcome to the new BeerAdvocate Community!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by BeerAdvocate, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Greetings!

    We had hoped to get this up soon, but it wasn't in the cards. And we're still migrating/converting data to the new system. Until this is 100% complete we've opted to launch the "beta" version of the new forum so everyone can reconnect with each other.

    Please Note:
    • Access to the main site is currently unavailable; we'll have an ETA later tonight.
    • All data has been backed-up.
    • If you HAVE a BeerAdvocate account, please login with your username/password. This will sync your account with your reviews, etc once the migration is complete.
    • If you DON'T HAVE a BeerAdvocate account, you can create one here and as soon as the main site is up we'll sync you to it.
    • The old forum will not be imported into the new one, but we plan on archiving it as HTML pages eventually.
    • Until the site and new forum are fully integrated, there will be a visual disconnect. We'll be working on syncing the two over the upcoming weeks, including color schemes.
    • Profile pages will eventually be sync'd too.
    • Old Beer Mails will be view-only once we get the data migrated.
    • Buddy Lists are now replaced with Follows and Followers.
    Also, there are a TON of new features with this new forum. Please take some time to explore and please don't abuse them. Feel free to rebuild your profile page too!

    Server Upgrade:
    For those of you who didn't know, last week we purchased and migrated to two new servers. Performance has been exceptional.

    Finally, thanks to all of you for your patience and support. The last week or so has been chaos, but we're getting there.

    Cheers to all of you!

    Jason & Todd
  2. I look forward to learning all the ins and outs...but I have to be the first to give a big :( to the advent of smilies.

    I'll miss the clean look of the old forums, but I'm sure the greatly expanded utility of the new ones will outweigh my nostalgia eventually.

  3. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010

    StoneTSR, Shagtastic, Etan and 3 others like this.
  4. weatherdog

    weatherdog Savant (470) Illinois Nov 7, 2007

    Hello Hello...Is anyone out there? Can anyone hear me?
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,650) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Yeah, this forum has code and smilies enabled. No way to turn them off yet, but the next version might.

    Whatever. I'll take that over the functionality of these new forums any day! :)
  6. I'm assuming that was a reply to me, so I'm posting back to see what replies look like.
  7. o_O So a reply to a reply only quotes the original reply's new text, and loses the content of the post that was replied to in the first place; I hope there will be some way to retain the old forum's visual cues as to the chain of sub-discussions. The indentation could get extreme after a while, but it was nice not to have to jump back and forth constantly just to follow a series of replies.
  8. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (595) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    Looks great!
  9. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,650) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    It was. I'm still getting the hang of it myself.
  10. I don't know, I think this "da hell!?" :eek: could come in handy for some posts. Glad to see the site back on its feet!
  11. Hello all, seems to be working.
  12. The symptoms of withdrawal are beginning to subdue ....looks great and definitely faster. Thanks bros!
  13. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Savant (350) Illinois Oct 22, 2010

    Yes, we can hear you! ;)
  14. Where are all my messages?
    blivingston1985 likes this.
  15. Well, isn't this interesting. Will all of our user stats come over as well? Or are we all starting fresh?
  16. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Will our old Profiles be coming back along with all of our reviews/forum posts, etc?
    BdubleEdubleRUN likes this.
  17. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    I like the new layout, including the color scheme. Bright, easy to read. Also, I like the design of the scroll over info blurbs - pretty handy. The text editor is also way more fun to use :D I'm excited about the file attachment options.
  18. SageO

    SageO Savant (420) California Jul 13, 2010

    I’d suggest at least temporarily making the Login link more noticeable - took me a while to find it, and frankly I'm going to guess some people will never find it where it currently is.
    GoldenChild and nanobrew like this.
  19. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (520) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    Ha, this looks crispier. I can dig it.
  20. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (380) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    Looks good.
  21. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (520) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    Yah, it took me a minute to find it.
  22. decadance

    decadance Savant (395) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    Wee. Back to finding things to kill my productivity.
    sliverX likes this.
  23. northernbrews

    northernbrews Savant (385) Michigan Apr 12, 2006

    Like the new layout and all the differnent formating/posting options!!
  24. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Savant (350) Illinois Oct 22, 2010

    Really like the functionality of the forums. Also, I like the emoticons and the like feature, just wish there was a dis-like button also.
  25. bauermj

    bauermj Savant (475) Illinois May 4, 2009

    Will BMs be brought over? I still have a few unanswered
  26. cosmo4u

    cosmo4u Savant (380) New York Nov 18, 2010

    I think I need a beer...and the site looks great especially the profile add ons
    Grohnke likes this.
  27. Yeah, I'll echo some of the questions posed already. Will we be able to access our old saved beermails, contacts, stats, etc?
  28. All white hurts my eye pieces, contrast is waaaaaaay to subtle.

    Emoticons suck.

    No indentations makes me sad.

    Still, glad its coming back and in a new polished manner. Thanks for all the hard work guys, I'm sure it wasn't fun or easy.
    beertunes, Etan and woosterbill like this.
  29. scubarex

    scubarex Aficionado (145) Illinois Dec 19, 2006

    almost back in the saddle...
  30. FTowne

    FTowne Initiate (0) Missouri Jan 27, 2012

    I'd like to know this myself. I've got a couple of pending trades.
    alwaysanswerb likes this.
  31. Good to be back!
  32. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010

    No. Go away. NO one likes you.
    birchholz and EricCioe like this.
  33. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (395) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    I liked your post to see what happens when I like a post and to see how the reply works.
    beerme411 and cosmo4u like this.
  34. So the Avi restrictions are no longer? Going to find out now I guess.
  35. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010

    No. Go away. NO one likes you.
  36. AgentZero

    AgentZero Advocate (565) Illinois Jul 19, 2009

    It's amazing how much more time I found I had on my hands when the forums were down ;) Excited to see everything integrated.
    jsilva, JoEBoBpr, Centennial and 2 others like this.
  37. looking good so far. Maybe when you get this all worked out a mobile APP will be next. I can only dream!
  38. cosmo4u

    cosmo4u Savant (380) New York Nov 18, 2010

    its BA's version of safe drunk dialing..the drunker you are the harder it is to log in and "drunk type"
    GoldenChild likes this.
  39. The new site looks like it will be pretty kick ass!

    I like that peoples' ages are displayed in their profiles now. Maybe that will encourage some people to act more grown up in the forums. We'll see though....

    Either way, I can't wait.