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

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  1. jongullotti

    jongullotti Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Never mind. I got it. Still just testing the waters here.
  2. dvelcich

    dvelcich Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 BA Site Editor Staff Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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 Member

    Location:
    New York
    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.
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  5. josefnewsong

    josefnewsong Member

    Location:
    New York
    Yes, indentations please
  6. MyIronLung

    MyIronLung Member

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

    Brestel Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Hello, I like it. I like the big letters.
  8. brentusaurus

    brentusaurus Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

    Location:
    California
    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. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Member

    Location:
    California
    Liking the site. It's similar to RB, but faster on my iPhone. Have the members been resurfacing as expected?
  11. Trappistenbier

    Trappistenbier Member

    Location:
    Belgium
    Great job !!!!
  12. WillCarrera

    WillCarrera Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    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 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I love the new look. Great job guys.

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

    Aiptasia Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Testing... testing... come in, Swinden....

    Another new user CP to learn and a new profile to edit. Woop!
  15. JohnWaynes44

    JohnWaynes44 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    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:
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  16. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Digging the forums. Thanks guys.
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  18. paulys55

    paulys55 Member

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

    trginter Member

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

    eclipse54 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    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.
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  21. Todd

    Todd BA Founder Staff Member

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

    Thorpe429 Member

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

    biga7346 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 BA Founder Staff Member

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

    Giovannilucano Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    And I am also digging the Serie A avatar! Forza Roma!
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  26. angusdegraosta

    angusdegraosta Member

    Location:
    New York
    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 Member

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

    Brad007 Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    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 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Cancel that
  30. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Member

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

    acurtis Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    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 Member

    Location:
    Ontario (Canada)
    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 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
  34. StoneTSR

    StoneTSR Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    That Oreo looks tasty
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  35. oreo

    oreo Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    GET AWAY FROM ME

    AHHHHHHHHHH
  36. Finatic

    Finatic Member

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

    scottfrie Member

    Location:
    California
  38. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Member

    Location:
    Ontario (Canada)
  39. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Member

    Location:
    Michigan
  40. angusdegraosta

    angusdegraosta Member

    Location:
    New York
    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...

    http://beeradvocate.com/community/members/angusdegraosta.506502/

    Cheers,
    Angus
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