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Upgrade: "Conversations"

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Todd, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Todd

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    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.

    Update: http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/upgrade-conversations.3081/#post-35870

    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 ...

    Cheers!
     
  2. davey101

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

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

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    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 know......you take a well deserved break and drink a ton of beer.
     
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  5. Retail1LO

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    Two words.

    Bad.
    Ass.
     
  6. Spider889

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

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    Is there a way to delete the conversation, like you would after you read/responded to a BM?
     
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    Love the new layout and features...took a while to get used to but now it's like riding a bike...

    Cheers!
     
  9. beerdweeb

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    Thanks guys!
     
  10. thagr81us

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    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

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

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

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    love the new forums...
     
  14. stevefinny

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    Very cool, nice improvement - thanks.
     
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    Is this what you mean? Leave the Conversation, then Accept Future Messages.
     
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    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.

    thanks
     
  21. RBCORCORAN

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

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    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

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

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

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

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    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?
     
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    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!

    Jeff
     
  30. Todd

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

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    Just keeps getting better!!!!
     
  32. cavedave

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    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

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