Site Update: Added quick links to reviews

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,425) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    "How do I view another member's reviews?" has without a doubt been one of the top questions since the new forums. Today that ends!

    Quick links to another BA's Beer and Place reviews now appear:
    • At the end of any review; see "More by (username)" ... in place before this update.
    • On member profile pages; left hand side, under avatar.
    • Within member card popups; when you click on an avatar or username within the forums.
    Also ...
    • Added seamless viewing between Beer and Place review lists. You can now view a members Beers or Places from either list without having to go back to their profile.
    • I'm considering including quick links to Beer Hads, Wants and Gots.
    • And I'm sure this will come up eventually ... We'd love to list the number of Beer and Place reviews next their respective links, however it's not feasible at this time.
    Anyway, hopefully this small update makes finding the opinions of other BAs much easier to find.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Chirpie

    Chirpie Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2012 Kansas

    Thanks be to your new hire and the staff at BA! Any suggestions on how we should celebrate? :p
     
  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,425) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Mike (our new hire) is busy working on the redesign. These are long overdue interim updates that I'm personally making to allow him to focus on much bigger things.

    How to celebrate? Use and enjoy the updates, with a beer of course.
     
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  4. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Now we're getting somewhere! Cheers, and thank you!
     
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  5. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (222) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Possible to add Beer Places to my profile without writing a review?
     
  6. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (5,913) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Very nice enhancement - really like the quick link from beers to places. Thanks!
     
  7. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,425) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Did you look? These links are for all users.
     
  8. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (222) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Say what? Maybe it was a dumb question? I justed wanted to be able keep track of my beer places without writing a full review.
     
  9. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (5,913) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Sounds like he is asking for an equivalent of "Hads" for places. Not sure I would be in favor of that but I think that is the request.
     
  10. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (222) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Yes.... exactly. Thank you
     
  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,425) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Well, you didn't really say that originally and given the context of this thread I assumed you were referring to simply placing links on your profile even if you haven't reviewed any Places. What you're asking for is completely unrelated to this thread and should have been posted in Feedback & Help forum ... but we're here now.

    We currently don't have plans to allow members to review Places without giving them a textual review, however we're not opposed to exploring the option as we did with Beers. It's good idea too.
     
  12. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Thanks Todd, missed this thread ;)
     
  13. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (579) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Awesome work, the new updates have encouraged me to do more reviews as of late.
     
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  14. Retsinis

    Retsinis Champion (848) Sep 25, 2009 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I agree that it's a good idea, since I've met so many BA's with an aversion to writing reviews, sadly, but quite consistently "check in" on yelp, and or FB, etc. and they also embraced the Had's option. Allowing for a quick "Had's" type of opition for places would likely be just as succesful as the Hads option for beer has been, imho.

    Back to the point of this thread, great work, thank you. Keep it up & enjoy a beer!
     
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  15. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (325) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Another request for the wants/gots (more on the gots)...
    Anyway we could set up QUANTITY of gots? It would be great to have one point of use for inventory as opposed to going to cellarhq or any other external source. BA has it all with links to reviews, etc. Keeping track of how much I have of what would be icing on the cake.
     
  16. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,425) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    It's been brought before and is definitely being considered for the redesign.
     
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