RIP Events (Calendar)

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,592) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Over the last few years, and despite it being a free service, we've seen a significant decline in the industry (and subsequently our users) using our Events section. It seems that most businesses nowadays want to limit their promotional efforts to Facebook, Instagram, and the like. I get it, and we can't compete with a company that's worth nearly $500 billon and has a userbase in the billions. But that's left us with an empty calendar, and it wasn't a good look.

    So, effective immediately, we're no longer accepting new calendar entries. I've updated our FAQ and added a new rule for forum posting, and the Events section will focus on promoting our events.

    All of that said, we do plan on revisiting all of this sometime next year.

    For those of you in the industry who were actively using our events calendar, we thank you for your past support. If you'd like to continue to spread the word about your events, please take a look at our advertising options and help support what we do.

    Mothergoose03 and Britt like this.