Site Upgrade: "Conversations"

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

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,554) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Heads-up. We're dropping some coin and upgrading "Conversations," which are the private threads/discussions that have replaced the old Beer Mail. See your Inbox; upper right nav.


    Here's the feature list from the developer:
    I'll need to take the forums down to do the install. I don't anticipate much down time (like 15-20mins tops), especially if I do some pre-installation prep work.

    This will, to put it lightly, greatly enhance our private messaging experience here at BA.

    Wish me luck! If all goes well we'll be messaging with the new system shortly.

    Update with an estimated time of install to follow soon ...

  2. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Wooo! Loving all of these new changes!
  3. Paul68

    Paul68 Devotee (436) Dec 13, 2006 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Good Luck! :grinning:
    Can't wait for the next BIF i'm in to see how this will work. Should make things alot easier.
  4. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    These new forums are really nice, you guys are doing a great job. I guess last step is getting the reviews and stats integrated, and then.....i don't take a well deserved break and drink a ton of beer.
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  5. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Two words.

  6. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (966) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
    Industry Beer Trader

    I love the features that work with the larger group conversations. Good things are a'happenin'.
  7. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,794) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Is there a way to delete the conversation, like you would after you read/responded to a BM?
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  8. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    Love the new layout and features...took a while to get used to but now it's like riding a bike...

  9. beerdweeb

    beerdweeb Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Thanks guys!
  10. thagr81us

    thagr81us Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2010 South Carolina

    Note me as another big fan here... Love how the forum is setup like all the automotive forums that I'm used to rather than what felt like a message board. Keep up the great work guys! Cheers!
  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,554) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Update: I've obtained the add-on. I plan on installing later tonight.
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  12. MyIronLung

    MyIronLung Aspirant (259) Oct 28, 2011 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Great work Todd. This new format is getting better every day.
  13. nightwing002

    nightwing002 Aspirant (248) Feb 11, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    love the new forums...
  14. stevefinny

    stevefinny Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Can get enough of the new forums!!!!
  15. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,554) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Update: Upgrade complete!

    Sorry it took me a bit longer than anticipated. I discovered some bugs and was working with the developer to fix them. Anyway. We're good to go now.

    Please note that not all of the options are currently enabled.
    • Max number of conversation set to 100.
    • Creation of conversation groups and prefixes not enabled.
    Everything else that applies to Members should be operational.

    Enjoy the new enhanced messaging service!
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  16. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Devotee (447) Apr 30, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    The new system is awesome! I cannot wait for the full integration.
  17. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    I do like the updates but I have a question. Is there a way to delete the conversations without leaving the conversation? It would be nice to trim down the number of conversations I have visible, yet get updates when some of the conversation starts up again.
  18. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,659) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Very cool, nice improvement - thanks.
  19. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Is this what you mean? Leave the Conversation, then Accept Future Messages.
  20. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    I forgot about that option. That would work, it would just be weird to have your name crossed off the participant list, but that is not a big deal.


    RBCORCORAN Aspirant (239) May 18, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Looks great and you've been busting hump getting things running. I think you need to sneak out for a beer or 12.:slight_smile:
  22. PorterLambic

    PorterLambic Poo-Bah (2,440) Nov 26, 2003 Florida

    My $.02 :I'd like to see it land at the home page instead of here at the forums at login. That's what a home page is, home. I'm reviewing beers first, yakking is way down the list of what I come here for. At least give the option of where to go when logging in.
  23. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,126) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Subscriber

    But your feedback has nothing to do with this specific update, and we're not done yet. Try reading the other updates too.
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  24. Jcb890

    Jcb890 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2008 Massachusetts

    Any chance of getting the limit on # of convos bumped up?
  25. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,554) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Not at the moment, however we're looking into offering upgrades.
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  26. madawhy

    madawhy Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2011 New York

    Just a quick question, I dont know if this has been answered yet but, can you see when the other party has left the conversation?
  27. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,554) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Yes. There's a line through their name and/or avatar; also has an "x" on it.
  28. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Aspirant (225) Mar 13, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Is there any limit as to how long a conversation can go? We are starting a circle BIF which will take a year + to complete. If we keep the one conversation going, will the earlier posts in the conversation start to drop off or will they remain in there?
  29. Jeffo

    Jeffo Poo-Bah (2,727) Sep 7, 2008 Netherlands

    Really enjoying the new changes gents. Very nice forums, and the convos are excellent. Thanks for putting in all the hard work to get this baby off the ground!

  30. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,554) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Nope. Not that I'm aware of.
  31. stevefinny

    stevefinny Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Just keeps getting better!!!!
  32. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,292) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Like the quality of the beer discussed on this site, BA has just gotten better and better. Let's hope beer and BA outdo even this level of greatness in the future. Todd go get a beer man, you flippin deserve it yeeessshhh. Well done sah.
  33. dvelcich

    dvelcich Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2008 Illinois

    Any chance the max number of people in a conversation is going to get raised? If I'm inviting 50 or more of my friends to a tasting, its sucks that it has to be split into multiple conversations.
  34. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Disciple (392) Mar 26, 2011 California

    Thanks! Someday I'd like to buy you a beer!
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