Site The Return of Beer Karma

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, May 7, 2013.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,552) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    If any content gets removed, Beer Karma will eventually be updated.
  2. thedoubler55

    thedoubler55 Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 New Jersey

    This is awesome news! Thanks BA!
  3. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    I disagree emphatically about adding a "been there" for places, similar to "hads" for beers. When I'm using the Beer Fly guide, I want to see why a place got the rating it did and the experiences that others had in order to base my decision whether or not to visit a place...and I'm sure most that utilize Beer Fly do as well. A simple number rating just doesn't convey enough information.

    It's truly a shame that more people don't review places; current reviewing just plain benefits the community and makes it easier on travelers. The irony is that those who won't take the time to review a place, probably secretly appreciate those who they themselves peruse. I don't think "not user friendly" is a good argument for laziness...
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  4. watermelonman

    watermelonman Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2004 California

    Wait, beer karma left? I guess I have been gone for a while.
  5. BryanCarey

    BryanCarey Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2006 Texas

    Nice to see the return of Beer Karma. I plan to increase my number as much as possible over the coming months.
  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,552) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Bug Fix:
    Place stats weren't updating when submitting a review; only on the hour. They do now.
  7. Gmann

    Gmann Poo-Bah (2,655) Aug 13, 2006 New York

    Just wanted to put my 2 cents in before Beer Karma goes back to the "fight club rules". I believe, not certain, that the forum posts are currently weighted too heavily. It doesn't make sense for a post that states, "hell ya, that beer is kick ass" should receive a full karma point whereas a full review receives 2 points. I believe forum posts got you .1 points before, which seemed reasonable. Most forum threads are recycled threads (or ISO/FT) and most replies don't add much to the greater craft beer awareness. Hads should be discounted as well, not as much as forum posts, but similar. I would suggest perhaps a heavier weighting for place reviews as it seems this is not utilized as much as it should be. I also like the mysterious different weighting bumps based on time served on the site.

    Anywho, just my ramblings. Great job getting the site back to where it was.
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  8. feloniousmonk

    feloniousmonk Poo-Bah (4,887) Nov 14, 2002 Minnesota

    I miss being a Grand Poobah (or whatever). It helped me face the day each afternoon.
  9. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Would love to see the icons back either next to member or location in the avatar box
  10. dnoahg

    dnoahg Initiate (168) Oct 28, 2012 Massachusetts

    Todd, what exactly does "# Brewers (who are more than just a production brewery)" mean? Is it only craft brewers that I've visited?
  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,552) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Depends on if you're looking at Beers (number of brewers you've had beers from) or Places (number of places you reviewed that brew beer).
  12. Swim424

    Swim424 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Florida

    Finally! Just logged on and noticed I had karma again. Was very pleased to see. Thanks!
  13. beeragent

    beeragent Meyvn (1,095) Aug 16, 2005 Texas

    I miss the beer mug icon next to each users name, depending on their beer karma points. Will those return?
  14. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,277) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    The icons were fun, I hope they return as well someday...
  15. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    I remember one of the previous updates mentioning they were going to be rolling out new titles/icons/etc. at some point, so get excited.
  16. Hotrod88

    Hotrod88 Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 California

    So what exactly is beer karma used for? other than distinguishing us from each other?
  17. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,330) Aug 25, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    It's basically a way of the site's owners (the Alström brothers) acknowledging the contributions of the site's members.
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  18. Hotrod88

    Hotrod88 Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 California

    Roger that
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  19. FanClub

    FanClub Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 Indiana

    And a way to sell magazines
  20. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,552) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    I'd love to know how.
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  21. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    I originally subscribed to the magazine to up my karma. I wanted an accelerated means to get into trading. Wasn't the trading forum at some point only accessible after so many karma points were achieved?
  22. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,552) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Subscribing isn't currently applied in this new rollout of Beer Karma, and trade forum access wasn't tied to Beer Karma.
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