Beer Trading Updates: Nov 3, 2012

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Todd, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,327) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber Beer Trader

    We've received a ton of great feedback since the last round of beer trading changes and this past week I dropped some threads seeking more input. We're still exploring some of the items discussed (new thread quota, mods, Beer Trading 101, etc), but Jason and I talked yesterday and decided to make the following changes immediately.

    Beer Trading Rules & Info
    Replies are Back!
    • Users may now once again reply to ISO:FT requests. We realize that some fun may occur, but please use this privilege to ultimately help others.
    • The ISO:FT forum list view now defaults to sorted by "thread creation time" in "descending order." This means that threads will no longer be bumped when replied to.
    I hope this is a step in the right direction, and used to help us keep it in the right direction.

    More updates to follow, and thanks again to everyone who provided their feedback.

    Cheers!
     
  2. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    Great work guys, keep it up.
     
  3. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Love it!
     
  4. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    Great news, hopefully they will not see abuse!
     
  5. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (226) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Thanks! Please try and make mods a priority in this case. Otherwise it will just go back to no replies again in the near future. Seems to be a reoccurring theme.
     
  6. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    I'm not a fan of mods, that's why I came here and not rate beer. It seems to create "a sense of being elite" also I hope people commenting on trade threads doesn't result in "thread shitting"
     
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  7. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

  8. Christoff

    Christoff Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2012

    Best rule is dont be a dick hahhaa
     
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  9. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,327) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber Beer Trader

    Done.
     
  10. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Great, curious to see how this will turn out.
     
  11. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,066) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Great news! Will make the forum a better place and utlimately this site a more popular destination and better resource.
     
  12. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Now that's an update I can get behind! Hope people will remember to be civil. What has been given can easily be taken away. Again.
     
  13. robwestcott

    robwestcott Meyvn (1,090) Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    A1 - love the return of the reply ! and the lack of bumping rocks !
     
  14. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (489) Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Excellent news.
     
  15. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Devotee (443) Apr 30, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I love the lack of bumping. Also, it is good to read that there is an expectation of fun in the threads, as well. With that said, let's be sure to not let the fun get out of hand.
     
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  16. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Question: what about trades seeking glassware? Will those be deleted? Just asking because I was thinking of posting one :)
     
  17. CelticAleMan

    CelticAleMan Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California

    Awesome! I like having replies, but don't like threads getting bumped because of replies.
     
  18. Auror

    Auror Defender (631) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Removing likes from the ISO:FT forum is genius. I haven't seen this posted anywhere, but I think it'll help tremendously to cut down on trolling.
     
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  19. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    i just hope people don't thread shit. that get's really annoying
     
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  20. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,327) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber Beer Trader

    Don't worry. Those who do won't be on BA long.
     
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  21. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Meyvn (1,209) Dec 7, 2010 Idaho
    Beer Trader

    Appreciate the changes Bros. Cheers!
     
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  22. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2011 Colorado

    While the default sort order for the ISO:FT forum is by "thread creation time" I noticed that here:

    http://beeradvocate.com/community/

    The post that shows up for me first in the Beer Trading sub-category is the most recent one that was replied to, not thread creation time. I understand that this is difficult to account for since it is pulling from threads that have different sort orders but just wanted to make sure that you were aware of it.

    (sorry this is poorly worded but I think you can understand what I mean).
     
  23. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,327) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber Beer Trader

    Correct. This default sorting only applies to ISO:FT.
     
  24. koflaherty

    koflaherty Initiate (192) Nov 11, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Thanks guys! These seem like smart rules.
     
  25. HoppyLuckyGoGo

    HoppyLuckyGoGo Aspirant (236) Apr 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    This is a great idea.
     
  26. UnderJoath

    UnderJoath Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yay! I may start trading again.
     
  27. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Better and better!
    Just one more MS Paint, please?
    Love what you've done here!
     
  28. srandycarter

    srandycarter Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 California

    IMO, Good stuff except the min 3 posts rule for old timers. I have been here for YEARS and posted hundreds of reviews and to many other threads. Why must I start over just to trade a few beers?
     
  29. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,327) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber Beer Trader

    To keep the rules fair and consistent, we apply them to all users.

    Looks like you've already met the criteria to post too.
     
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