Thought I'd start a new thread for this next round of updates. For reference, check out the End of Year Site Update thread after reading this one. Based on more community feedback and discussions with the mod team, I've simplified things further to help eliminate confusion that was being caused be previous wording (active/inactive), associated definitions, and last activity thresholds. Beers Status Beers now have three status types: Active = tagged as still in production (year-round, seasonal, rotating release, etc). No longer defined by the last rated threshold. Immune from being automagically tagged as "retired." Appears as a tab under brewery beer lists. Retired = tagged as discontinued (no longer brewed). Can still be rated, but won't be ranked/appear on top rated beer lists. Appears as a tab under brewery beer lists. New = added to the site within the last 18 months. After 18 months, "new" beers will be automagically tagged as "retired," unless tagged as "active" or "retired" before that. This helps us retire one-off beers, with some wiggle room, which have become the vast majority of new beers being added to the site in recent years. Appears as a tab under brewery beer lists. If a beer's status needs updating to "active" or "retired," please use the Beer Tools at the top of the beer's page and the mod team will be happy to assist. Top Rated New Beers Now displays ranked beers that've been added within the last 18 months to sync with what's considered "new." See: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/top-new/ Weighted Ranks No additional changes. Only beers rated within the last two years (and not retired) will get ranked (and be considered for top rated lists). We're going to give this more time to settle in before making any further adjustments. Questions? Additional feedback? Let me know. In the meantime, I need a beer... Thanks, everyone!