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The Return of Beer Karma

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Todd, May 7, 2013.

  1. beerborn

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    I was literally just thinking 'when will that return.' Good stuff guys!
     
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    Yeah! I am glad to see the karma and stats back. Yeah!
     
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    Glad to see it back. Here's hoping to see the return of mugs/the fez.
     
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    Great to have the stats back! Any chance that a "number of breweries" stat will happen. I think that was one of the other stats from the old system I followed.
    Thanks for the effort to reinstate the current ones.
     
  5. Todd

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    It's been requested in the thread already. I'll indeed be looking into it and more.
     
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    Lemme throw a vote in for a user's "average" score for all beers reviewed too. That was a cool stat we used to have. Everytime I thought I was being a little too rough on a beer, I would click over to Arbitrator's page, look at his average score, and feel better about my 'bashing' of a beer.

    Might as well beat a dead horse while I'm at it: Hads shouldn't count toward a beer's score or a user's karma rating.

    Big props on the moderators. Things have been better here lately.

    Regardless of the pace, the site is coming along nicely. Better to do things the right way, and only once, than the fast way, over and over. . .
     
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    +1
     
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    Any chance of adding "Breweries" to the stats?
     
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  9. micromaniac129

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    Does subscribing to the magazine gain you additional points, as in the pass.
     
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  10. Todd

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    Unfortunately not. There's no longer an easy way for us to verify/sync accounts.
     
  11. kojevergas

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    Does this mean that all forum posts made to the old message board also are not currently counted towards beer karma (since they're also no longer being used)?

    I'm aware that the "unused" duplicate reviews will be emailed to us in the future; I'm just trying to understand the distinction between deleted and unused.

    Thanks! Love that beer karma's back. Beer on, everybody!
     
  12. Todd

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    Correct.
     
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  13. Burkbom23

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    Is there a way we could see our Average review score and compare that to what the average review score is for the beers we have reviewed?
     
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    If this is our one opportunity to give our two cents on the Beer Karma system - it seems out of whack that full Reviews, adding new Beers/Places, and adding Beer/Places Pics are worth the same value as a single Forum post. It would seem like those things are contributing a lot more value to the site's user-generated content.

    I don't know what the right ratio is, but it would seem to me that as valuable to the site:

    Add Beer/Place > Add Beer/Place Pic > Beer/Place Full Review > Add Event > Had Review > Forum Post
     
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    You're right. It would be so much cooler if Todd had specifically said this in the OP of this thread:

     
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  16. jmdrpi

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    I understand Beer and Place Reviews were worth 2 points. In hindsight I goofed by including "Full Reviews" in my first sentence.

    But that doesn't change my point about Adding Beers/Places and Adding Pics of Beers/Places.
     
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    site is looking great
     
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    Hurray for the return of karma points! Thank you

    The more stats listed the better, IMHO
     
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    What does "Beer Karma" actually gain a person? What is it's overall point?
     
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    This was stated in my original post:
    As you've been a member since 2009, this shouldn't be a new concept to you; unless you didn't realize it was part of the site.
     
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    It's a valueless way to show approval for contributions to a site. It's very Pavlov's dog, but it's the least a website host can do for their users who actually make the site a relevant resource.
     
  22. Todd

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    I'm biased, and each member's experience is different, but I think we provide members much more than just Beer Karma.
     
  23. mattafett

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    I have always understood that. But what is the next level, beyond a simple stat? It could be as simple as a bragging thing. I've honestly never cared what my score was, I just utilize the site in the best way I see fit.
     
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    Is the updating on the hour going to be the norm from now on? If I remember correctly, in the past it was instantaneous.
     
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    Very cool! Thanks and Cheers!
     
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    To each their own. You can just ignore it then and continue using the site as you see fit.
     
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  27. Todd

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    New Updates
    • Beers: tracking # brewers.
    • Places: tracking categories; # brewers (who are more than just a production brewery), bars/eateries (combined), stores/homebrew shops (combined); might break these up in the future.
    • Stats added to member profile pages.
    • Stats are now being displayed within the side bar on a member's Beers and Places pages.
    • Stats/Beer Karma are now updated when doing a Had/Review.
    • Stats/Beer Karma are still synced hourly for the most recently logged in/active. members.
     
  28. dbrauneis

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    That is great! Thanks Todd. I guess the only stats we do not have back from the old site is the number of beers by serving type.
     
  29. Todd

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    Correct. We'll take a look at that with future updates. This is all just the beginning of bring back Beer Karma and user stats. We plan on doing much more with future updates.
     
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    Todd, thanks for the update. Is there any plan for your average rating being a stat you could see? Also maybe what the total average rating for all the beers you have had. It would also be cool if we could sort the beers we've had not only by what we ranked them but also wha the BA average is. Thanks again for the updates!
     
  31. Todd

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    We plan on breaking things down quite a bit with future updates.

    The main goal with this update was to get us as close to where we were; and we're very close.
     
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    Nice man, thanks
     
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    Wow - the stats are cool addition or returning feature - whatever - I like that breakdown. I had no idea I have had 37 different styles...somebody asked me that the other day and my answer was I dunno, four or five...

    The evolution looks great to me!
     
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    Excited to see beer karma in the stats! Thx bros!
     
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    I "review" using "Hads". I think it would be cool to be able to do something similar with "Places". I'm not a person that has any interest in writing full on reviews, but do take the criteria required into my "hads" rating. I believe making things more "user friendly" would get people to rate places more. I would do it for sure.
     
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    More statistics = more fun :)
     
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    # breweries is back. Thanks a million for the recent updates. This is a great site.
     
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    Karma police, arrest this man!
     
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    First of all, all the new stats are awesome. "More statistics = more fun", indeed!

    However, I did notice a small bug: for the Places statistics, my page says I've reviewed from 3 states and 3 countries -- but I've only ever reviewed places in the United States. Are states getting counted as countries, perhaps?
     
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    If a thread gets taken down any Karma points awarded from said thread go away .. correct ?
     
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