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Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by RyanGoodman, Jul 18, 2013.

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  1. RyanGoodman

    RyanGoodman Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2011 Bolivia

    ¡Beeradvocate! Just want to throw a little love to the site itself.

    1. 99% of the time, has the beer you are looking for, + opinions, and observations of tons of other BA's.

    2. Keeps you in touch with the beer scene via the forums....no matter where you are in the world.

    3. Site is smooth and quick loading, not like other sites that are loaded down with slow loading paraphernalia. Easy to navigate. Within seconds we always have at our fingertips what we came to the site to discover.

    I'm sure there are many, many other things to list......and that's why I started this thread. Let the love flow fellow BA's!
     
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  2. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan

    Cheers to this, also cheers to BAs around the world!
     
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  3. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (164) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    Makes me wonder why the other site gets any traffic and has more reviews especially for very new/obscure beers. Organization is great, forums are fantastic and loads fast just like you said.
     
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  4. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Initiate (185) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    these forums are absurdly difficult to use via smart phone
     
  5. MssrTussaud

    MssrTussaud Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2013 California

    I have the same issue. I will suggest to them to make an app.
     
  6. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Zealot (565) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota

    Yeah, lot so great stuff here. My only major complaint is the deletion of threads with no explanation.
     
  7. s_wit

    s_wit Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Wisconsin

    I have the opposite opinion. I don't want a mobile version or app because it runs well on my phone the way it is.
     
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  8. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee

    Besides Wikipedia (surprisingly) this is the site I used most to help me with passing my Certified Beer Server test. It honestly has everything I need and when I come across people in the beer shop I frequent who LOVE the 'other' site I just don't get it. We are much more objective here and don't hand out 'high' grades for a majority of beers that are tasty, yet undeserving. We also have a much more expansive forum with a vast amount of content and attention to detail. But I digest...

    Viva la Beer Advocate!
     
  9. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    Let's start a site called beeradvocateadvocate
     
  10. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Crusader (772) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Love the site; great interface, great community, great information. It was the first site I found when I entered the beer world, and it's the only site I've used since.
    I looked at RateBeer once, I nearly threw up. Looks like twitter for beer hipsters.
     
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  11. Dope

    Dope Poo-Bah (2,856) Oct 5, 2010 Massachusetts
    Society

    Yup, happens constantly. Possibly the worst forum I've ever seen in the past 15 years, in regards to that topic. I'm sure these posts will magically disappear too...

    Dope
     
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  12. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (9,564) Aug 15, 2010 Louisiana
    Society Trader

    :astonished:
     
  13. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad


    Yep - this is one of a handful of sites that I use. I find the local forums here most useful and interesting. Most of the folks in the New England forum are pretty cool and there seems to be a lot less asshattery than other subforums.
     
  14. Travcofarms

    Travcofarms Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I would ask the site to marry me if it was legal in PA.
     
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  15. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Let me know when your free beer arrives, and how much they sent you.


    :wink:
     
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  16. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Disciple (325) Dec 24, 2012 Texas

    Haha, well that "other site" makes me laugh. 90% or more of the "reviews" there are a complete joke. You gotta start somewhere, but give me a break.

    Dispite the few complaints I have about this site, it's a very reliable forum to stay updated on what's going on in the craft beer community, and can be a fun place on the web to have stimulating discussions regarding beer.

    P.S.
    Don't go read my reviews to see if my statement about RB's reviews holds any weight because I know I'm not quite as talented as I'd like to be :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  17. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    You could always just move to California for that.
     
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  18. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,139) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    The reasons for deletion are covered in the rules and most are by repeat offenders, but as we've already stated in the past ... the system doesn't support a good way to notify users when something gets deleted and it's not feasible to start a conversation whenever a thread/post is removed.

    Basically: If more people read the rules, we'd see far less threads getting pulled.
     
  19. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,139) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    Also, let's not turn this thread into an "other site" bashing thread. We don't roll like that.

    PS - Thanks for the support. We love you too.
     
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  20. MikeReserva

    MikeReserva Initiate (113) May 28, 2013 Netherlands
    Trader

    This is one great community for a great 'hobby'. It offers tons of information and opportunities. Cheers from Schin op Geul.
     
  21. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado

  22. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,139) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

  23. nsheehan

    nsheehan Devotee (428) Jul 3, 2011 Texas
    Trader

    What's your phone and OS? Just looking for a potential answer as to why it works/doesn't.

    On my HTC One X, running Android 4.2 (I think) the forum works well through a browser. I just can't upload photos or use smily faces. I mostly just read though, and usually wait til I'm at a laptop to post.
    The beer search when I'm in a store works great on mobile.
     
  24. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California

    Who will be on BAA's magazine cover?
     
  25. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    A fat white guy with a beard, obviously.
     
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  26. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    Learned a lot from the guys on this site. Thanks y'all!
     
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  27. KOP_Beer_OUtlet

    KOP_Beer_OUtlet Initiate (179) Jul 13, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Use it all the time to help my customers make choices they will be happy with, to follow trends to include in inventory, and to find new beers to taste
     
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  28. s_wit

    s_wit Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Wisconsin

    Motorola electrify m android 4.1.2. Don't have any problems
     
  29. RBCORCORAN

    RBCORCORAN Initiate (0) May 18, 2009 Massachusetts
    Deactivated

    No problems here with a 5 yr old droid incredible running android 4.2.2
     
  30. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,499) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Society Trader

    ^^Be careful!!! That kinda talk will put you in Rick Santorum's crosshairs.:wink: Oops, can I say crosshairs.:astonished:
     
  31. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,499) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Society Trader

  32. Travcofarms

    Travcofarms Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Just to clarify, I would assume that regardless of the kind of day my "wife" would have had, "she'd" have a cold one ready for me when i got home....

    The best kind of wife.
     
  33. KOP_Beer_OUtlet

    KOP_Beer_OUtlet Initiate (179) Jul 13, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Sometimes I think selling beer isn't legal in PA
     
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