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Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,527) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    As of a few moments ago, when viewing "Members Online Now" on the main forum page, you'll notice a much higher number of online now/guests online. Guests (non-logged in users) who were visiting the non-forum sections of the site were previously not counted. Now they are.


    It's a small change, but it helps tie the site together a bit more, gives you the sense of how many people are currently viewing BeerAdvocate and how big the community is. We also plan on extending this to create a robust activity feed to include guest and member actions across the entire site.

    In the meantime, guest or member, thanks for using BeerAdvocate!
    joshbhs04 and Mike like this.
  2. dc55110

    dc55110 Aspirant (282) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Maybe I'm missing something, but it appears that you can no longer search for member/user profiles?
  3. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    User search works for me....just put the user name in the search field and the results show up on the bottom right under "Matched Users".
  4. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Wow! I can't believe the lop-sidedness of guest to members online now. It's like 3:1 guest to member. Why wouldn't you create a account? It's free!
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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,527) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Even more "wow" ... 2.5 million unique visitors per month use BeerAdvocate; ~20 million unique visitors within the last year. We don't push people to create an account, but we're exploring ways to encourage them to join.
    StoutSnob40 and kawilliams81 like this.
  6. dc55110

    dc55110 Aspirant (282) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    There used to be a specific search for Members that would auto fill as you typed. I see the results that you are referring to though, which should work.
  7. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,259) Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    i do member search from here - http://beeradvocate.com/community/members/

    there is a box on the right side for Find Member
  8. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

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  9. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (834) Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Sometimes I come to the site w/o logging in to do a bit of quick research...so some "guests" might also be members who just aren't logged in at that moment.
  10. Drucifer

    Drucifer Devotee (453) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Never underestimate laziness
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