Nice looking forum!

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by vtbeerman, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. vtbeerman

    vtbeerman Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2007 Vermont
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    Beginner and advanced homebrewers forum. Email notifications. Polling. I like it!
     
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  2. oldp0rt

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

    Yeah i agree the new features are nice!
     
  3. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    I am liking the separation of skill levels in the homebrewing forum.
     
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  4. galttfwo

    galttfwo Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2007 New Jersey
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    I am digging the new forum. But I fear change. Reminds me a lot of HBT's forum design.
     
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  5. stupac2

    stupac2 Disciple (387) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    I like it a lot too.
     
  6. bwiechmann

    bwiechmann Initiate (96) Nov 30, 2009 Minnesota

    I'm a fan of the Alerts. Not sure how I feel about the "trophies" but all the added features are very welcomed. Hopefully this forum style will be easier to integrate into apps for the mobile devices?
     
  7. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (690) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Testing video embed
     
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  8. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    I liked the simplicity of the old one, but it looks like that is just me. All good things must come to an end.
     
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  9. Hogie

    Hogie Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2008 Michigan

    This is a cool feature.
     
  10. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    separation of skill levels is good until you get an endless barrage of "this is not advanced!" pseudo-debates. if you all can keep it civilized that may not happen.

    even if it does, the potential for stickies / FAQs in the novice section is so useful it would trump the annoyance of that problem.

    look of the forum fine with me, just have to get used to it so i can follow the same stuff as before.
     
  11. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (690) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I made the suggestion that we have stickies/faq's rather than separate forums. I think we'll end up with only one forum being active the way it is.

    http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/stickies-instead-of-separate-homebrew-forums.117/
     
  12. alfrantzell

    alfrantzell Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2005 California

    I'd like a separation of skill levels in the Beer Talk forum too. No longer should we have to endure a poster asking if another is serious, whether that is really nickd717 in his avatar, or if it's pronounced "Pikk-u-linn-un Visk-ee-lam-bik" or "Pikk-oo-linn-un Visk-ee-lam-bik."
     
  13. vtbeerman

    vtbeerman Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2007 Vermont
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    I like how you just tie up the hop bags and throw them in. I never thought of that. I have a bunch of bags but usually just clothespin them to the side of the kettle or the handle.
     
  14. Hogie

    Hogie Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2008 Michigan

    I need some time to play around with this and get to know all the new features before I can make a judgement. Some features are sure to be annoying. I don't like the idea of spitting the homebrew forum into advanced and noob.
     
  15. Hogie

    Hogie Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2008 Michigan

    I liked the way the old one was set up too, but I am digging the speed. I was really getting frustrated with how slow it was. I always liked how responses to individuals were placed underneath that post.
     
  16. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    It was ass slow at the end.
     
  17. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    I also don't like the splitting up. I liked it all in one place, one reason I went to the BA forum more. It was simple, and easy. The ones that are split up are too much work.
     
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  18. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    If they were going to do more than one homebrewing forum, I'd rather see it divided similarly to HBT, and maybe have separate forums for Ingredients/Recipes, Equipment, Processes/Techniques, General Homebrew Talk. Novice and Advanced with no description as to what constitutes what is a bit vague imo.
     
  19. epk

    epk Initiate (139) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    Seconded. I'm not a fan of the novice/advanced separation. I like your sub forum suggestions.
     
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  20. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,471) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Not sure I'm crazy about two separate homebrewing areas. OTOH, I see there's an 'ignore' feature. Must. Resist. Temptation...
     
  21. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (1,048) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon
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    is there a description anywhere of what even constitutes Novice and Advanced? Length of time brewing, how much you've read, number of batches, batch size, forum posts, how many infections you've had, how many uninfected batches you've had, breadth of style, breadth of equipment? Somewhat vague. Or is it split based on the topic? How do I bottle, didn't take a reading before I pitched the yeast, my do-hickey stopped bubbling is my beer ruined vs building a HERMS system, etc.?
     
  22. cmac1705

    cmac1705 Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 Florida

    I think you just volunteered to write the description : )
     
  23. beer272

    beer272 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2009 New Jersey

    I like this too. Except I now see a I have a scroll bare at the bottom to move. Just did Cntr - and may have fixed this.
     
  24. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Defender (646) Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    will be getting less done again...if I ever get familiar with the new format
     
  25. clearbrew

    clearbrew Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2009 Louisiana

    Also not a fan of the Novice/Advanced separation. If I have a home brewing question why would I want to ask "novice" brewers when I can ask "advanced," but the more advance the "advance forum" is the less questions people should be posting. And aren't most novice brewers aspiring to be advanced brewers? Anyway, I like the idea of breaking it up by subject matter as well (recipe and recipe critique, equipment, etc...).
     
  26. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (653) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I see it weeding out a few of the simple questions that newbies make every week. Otherwise, it's still going to be our discretion of if we want to read the link or not.
     
  27. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    i 100% guarantee you that it won't do that, unless it's constantly moderated.

    there is no chance at all that regular, uncontroversially "newb" questions will fail to be posted, regularly, in advanced. this is a universal truth on the internet and "novice/advanced" distinctions, especially without strict rules, moderation, etc.
     
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