General FAQ: General

Discussion in 'Help Resources' started by BeerAdvocate, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. BeerAdvocate

    BeerAdvocate Founders (17,635) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts


    Where is BeerAdvocate located?
    Boston (@Jason) and Denver (@Todd), and beyond. We don't have a main physical office. All employees work from home.

    How many employees do you have?
    10 paid employees.

    But we also dozens of freelance magazine contributors, as well as volunteer moderators, site editors and fest crew.

    Are you hiring?
    Not at this time.

    Where do I send beer samples?
    See our Contact page.

    How do I claim our page?
    We currently don't offer the ability to claim a page in order to edit content and view statistics, but we're working on it.

    Do you have an app?
    No, but our website is responsive.

    Can I use your ratings?
    Yes, so long as credit is given to the source; BeerAdvocate.

    Do you have shelf talkers?
    Yes. Most beer page will have a button to print a shelf talker in the sidebar. Currently we only offer the ability to print one at a time.

    Do you have a public application programming interface (API)?
    Not at this time, but it's something we're exploring.

    Can I get your data for my project?
    No. We don't provide or sell our data.

    Why don't you have social share/follow buttons on your pages for Twitter, Facebook, et?
    1. They're typically ugly and always distract from the content.
    2. The average ratio of shares to views on any given page is so insignificant that it's not worth embedding them. And people will share content via links regardless of the buttons.
    3. By embedding share/follow buttons, services get invaluable data about your site's traffic and users.
    Can I disable those floating notices?
    You can dismiss individual notices as they appear, but you can't disable them or opt-out.
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