Hey, Everyone - The following updates are a collection of tweaks that I've been wanting to make for a little while, plus some updates inspired from the It's Time to Embrace Ratings thread. Extended Beer Rating Stats They're open to everyone, again. These are stats that grant more insights into the beer styles you've reviewed, breaks your reviews down by US state and country, displays your rating distribution, as well as your average beer rating across all of your beers. It also breakdowns your place ratings by country and US state too. Reviews Everyone rates the beer (required), but reviews (optional) are thoughts (or just some basic notes) you write to backup your rating of the beer. There's no minimum character count for a review to be considered a "review," however, those with more to say will get awarded more Beer Karma (as always, no change here). Removed the character counter from the review form field and adjusted the language. The whole thing made it feel like writing a review was a requirement or goal that must be achieved in order for your thoughts to be accepted and counted. To support the above, we're no longer displaying or tracking the number of reviews on beer pages or user profiles (the only two places on the site that previously displayed them). All of the above changes are at the display level only. There's no impact to beer stats, your stats and points, or how the rating or karma system works. Beer Pages Tabs: Like you'll see elsewhere on the site, beer and place ratings now have tabs instead of basic links: Recent: feed of all recent ratings and reviews. Following: ratings from the people you follow. This has been updated to only show ratings from people you follow versus ordering them first and then displaying everyone else, which was kind of confusing. Poo-Bahs: replaced "Top Reviewers," as most are Poo-Bahs anyway, and only shows ratings from Poo-Bahs. Also: Users can no longer "hide ratings." It's a negative that reinforced the divide between those who rate versus review by allowing users to hide opinions that didn't make the previous "review" cut (150 chars or more). Ratings with no reviews are now displayed with collapsed data, however, rating data will be expanded when viewing your rating or linking directly to another user's rating. High and Low links have been converted in to filters. You can now order ratings on the Recent, Following, and Poo-Bahs lists by date (default), highest, or lowest rating once the list count hits 10 ratings. Bumped the number of ratings displayed to 40 per page. Same tabs and whatnot have been added to place ratings. Your Beer & Place Ratings Converted links into tabs. "For Trade" tab only appears if you've signed up to trade. Check icon = rated (no change), Lines icon = rated + you left some form of a review. Pagination Pagination links on beer and place ratings now jump to the tabs section to reduce scrolling. ...and that's it for now. As for other suggestions and updates (making rating and uploading images easier, new forum features, support for multiple reviews, an app, and more), I'm hoping that we'll be able to tackle a bunch of it this year. Enjoy.