Welcome to the new BeerAdvocate Community!

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

  1. Never mind. I got it. Still just testing the waters here.
  2. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (350) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    Not sure how I feel about the new forums yet as I've only given them about 30 minutes, but I do wish we had some warning that all the BMs were going to be inaccessible for a while. I had seven trades in the works that I guess are all on hold. Is getting the old BMs back a priority right now, or is it on the back burner?
  3. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (1,005) Massachusetts Sep 11, 2002 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    There has to be a way to change this on the admin end. Other similar forum software packages handle nested quotations properly.
  4. josefnewsong

    josefnewsong Savant (250) New York Nov 12, 2009

    Glad to hear that the Bros are looking into visually integrating the forums into the site...the functionality is nice but as some people already stated the white space is just way too much...plus it just doesn't "feel" like BA. Functionality is great and the fact that avatars don't have to be 1x1 pixels is definitely a plus.
    happy4hoppybeer likes this.
  5. josefnewsong

    josefnewsong Savant (250) New York Nov 12, 2009

    Yes, indentations please
  6. MyIronLung

    MyIronLung Savant (255) Massachusetts Oct 28, 2011 Verified

    Like the new look. Although, it looks a bit like Facebook.
    I hate facebook.
    Good job Bros.
  7. Brestel

    Brestel Aficionado (140) Nebraska Mar 15, 2006

    Hello, I like it. I like the big letters.
  8. brentusaurus

    brentusaurus Savant (315) California Jan 22, 2012 Verified

    I have to say I didn't really like the new forums at first because it's pretty much a generic message board. I liked the simple and skinny old forums, but I have to say that the new ones are growing on me, I think they're pretty rad now.
  9. cornsnake23

    cornsnake23 Aficionado (155) California Apr 4, 2009 Verified

    Hey hey!! Glad to be back! Looking good so far. I'm liking some of the new features. The new forums look good, but I agree that it doesn't feel the same as the old layout. I'm sure I'll get used to it soon. The nested conversations are going to be missed if that doesn't get fixed. I liked how easy it was to follow conversations before, seems like it'll be a little trickier now. But I'm definitely looking forward to getting to know the new layout and all of these flashy new toys. Cheers everyone! and Thank You Jason and Todd for all of the hard work you put into this community. My glass is raised to you guys!
  10. Liking the site. It's similar to RB, but faster on my iPhone. Have the members been resurfacing as expected?
  11. Great job !!!!
  12. WillCarrera

    WillCarrera Advocate (505) Ohio Oct 11, 2010

    I absolutely agree with this, I always liked that BA black background, and I think it's actually easier on the eyes to read just a few lines of text in a post when the text is about 3 or 4 inches across, rather than the super broad format of the text on the new forums
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  13. trginter

    trginter Savant (390) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    I love the new look. Great job guys.

    If you don't like the smiles, don't use them.
  14. Aiptasia

    Aiptasia Aficionado (235) Florida Feb 6, 2011

    Testing... testing... come in, Swinden....

    Another new user CP to learn and a new profile to edit. Woop!
  15. I think there is way too much white space. The new forum is definitely harder on the eyes, especially for long periods of time. I loved the old black back drop. It was BA's signature look and I miss it. I think it's too expanded as well, it seems very wide, zoomed in and chunky. I am in favor of much more info on one screen. If it were pulled back with a margin on one side with some other site functions it would be sweet. :cool:
    acurtis and happy4hoppybeer like this.
  16. I would like to see the white space gone as well. A nice full black background, white letters and a gold/yellow outline. Give the site time though.
  17. kevinv

    kevinv Savant (275) Texas Nov 23, 2009

    Digging the forums. Thanks guys.
    Giovannilucano likes this.
  18. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Verified

    Thanks for the hard work getting this place back online. It's great to be home:).
  19. trginter

    trginter Savant (390) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    If they changed the background to black, wouldn't there be "too much black space" then?
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  20. eclipse54

    eclipse54 Savant (310) Minnesota Jan 26, 2010 Verified

    I think the main issue with the white space is the strain on the eyes. The white is a lot brighter and stands out much more than a black (or other dark background) would.
    JohnWaynes44 likes this.
  21. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    Yeah, Jason posted about this yesterday. It's 25 now.
  22. Thorpe429

    Thorpe429 Champion (895) Illinois Aug 18, 2008

    Saw that, thanks. 25 should be than enough, even for most BIFs. Loving the new site so far.
  23. biga7346

    biga7346 Savant (265) Michigan Jun 19, 2010

    So I'm assuming once the data is fully integrated from the old site, I will get back my avatar, beer reviews and profile info?
  24. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    Please read the updates and other posts about all of this.
  25. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Savant (460) Wyoming Feb 24, 2011

    And I am also digging the Serie A avatar! Forza Roma!
    kevinv likes this.
  26. I lucked out and got my old photo and blurb from Google's cache - try to do a Google search for your profile, go to the arrow along the right-hand side, and click on "Cached." That might give you a snapshot from a few days ago. (I went for a new profile pic anyway, but I'll keep the old blurb...)

    I have lots of questions, but I'm sure they'll be answered in time.

  27. 1Adam12

    1Adam12 Savant (310) Indiana May 6, 2011

    so how did you get your avatar back?
  28. Brad007

    Brad007 Advocate (680) Vermont Mar 28, 2007 Verified

    Wow. I was taken back by the fact that my profile doesn't have the stats. I just read through and I hope that information follows soon, especially my review stats.

    Glad to see a forum back up and running though!
  29. 1Adam12

    1Adam12 Savant (310) Indiana May 6, 2011

    Cancel that
  30. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Savant (385) Michigan Nov 18, 2009

    Ya I'm really bummed that i lost all of my trading info :(
  31. acurtis

    acurtis Poobah (1,280) New Jersey Sep 27, 2010 Verified

    Is there anyway to see the # of posts, views and most recent person to post on a certain thread with out watching the thread?
  32. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (860) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Verified

    Where it the Feb 24th update? Do I have to sift through 16 pages of posts to find it or am I missing something?
  33. acurtis

    acurtis Poobah (1,280) New Jersey Sep 27, 2010 Verified

  34. StoneTSR

    StoneTSR Savant (355) Colorado Nov 18, 2009

    That Oreo looks tasty
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  35. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010


  36. Finatic

    Finatic Savant (300) Florida Jan 16, 2011

    Looks great guys, appreciate the effort and hard work that obviously went into this.
  37. scottfrie

    scottfrie Advocate (535) California Aug 28, 2009 Verified

  38. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (860) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Verified

  39. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Savant (385) Michigan Nov 18, 2009

  40. I have a suggestion for the profile page: the Information tab is AOK, except I think the "About You" description should appear on the front page of the profile under username rather than be tucked away in this tab. Right now the main page shows the latest status update twice, since "Profile Posts" shows up first by default anyway...