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  1. BeerAdvocate

    BeerAdvocate Founders Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Moderator

    Greetings!

    We had hoped to get this up soon, but it wasn't in the cards. And we're still migrating/converting data to the new system. Until this is 100% complete we've opted to launch the "beta" version of the new forum so everyone can reconnect with each other.

    Please Note:
    • Access to the main site is currently unavailable; we'll have an ETA later tonight.
    • All data has been backed-up.
    • If you HAVE a BeerAdvocate account, please login with your username/password. This will sync your account with your reviews, etc once the migration is complete.
    • If you DON'T HAVE a BeerAdvocate account, you can create one here and as soon as the main site is up we'll sync you to it.
    • The old forum will not be imported into the new one, but we plan on archiving it as HTML pages eventually.
    • Until the site and new forum are fully integrated, there will be a visual disconnect. We'll be working on syncing the two over the upcoming weeks, including color schemes.
    • Profile pages will eventually be sync'd too.
    • Old Beer Mails will be view-only once we get the data migrated.
    • Buddy Lists are now replaced with Follows and Followers.
    Also, there are a TON of new features with this new forum. Please take some time to explore and please don't abuse them. Feel free to rebuild your profile page too!

    Server Upgrade:
    For those of you who didn't know, last week we purchased and migrated to two new servers. Performance has been exceptional.

    Finally, thanks to all of you for your patience and support. The last week or so has been chaos, but we're getting there.

    Cheers to all of you!

    Jason & Todd
     
  2. woosterbill

    woosterbill Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    I look forward to learning all the ins and outs...but I have to be the first to give a big :( to the advent of smilies.

    I'll miss the clean look of the old forums, but I'm sure the greatly expanded utility of the new ones will outweigh my nostalgia eventually.

    Cheers!
     
  3. oreo

    oreo Jul 29, 2010 Illinois

    HI JASON AND TODD. HELLO!
     
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  4. weatherdog

    weatherdog Nov 7, 2007 Illinois

    Hello Hello...Is anyone out there? Can anyone hear me?
     
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    Yeah, this forum has code and smilies enabled. No way to turn them off yet, but the next version might.

    Whatever. I'll take that over the functionality of these new forums any day! :)
     
  6. woosterbill

    woosterbill Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    I'm assuming that was a reply to me, so I'm posting back to see what replies look like.
     
  7. woosterbill

    woosterbill Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    o_O So a reply to a reply only quotes the original reply's new text, and loses the content of the post that was replied to in the first place; I hope there will be some way to retain the old forum's visual cues as to the chain of sub-discussions. The indentation could get extreme after a while, but it was nice not to have to jump back and forth constantly just to follow a series of replies.
     
  8. tewaris

    tewaris Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    Looks great!
     
  9. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    It was. I'm still getting the hang of it myself.
     
  10. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

  11. callmeishmALE

    callmeishmALE Dec 30, 2010 Colorado

    I don't know, I think this "da hell!?" :eek: could come in handy for some posts. Glad to see the site back on its feet!
     
  12. Crftbrfan

    Crftbrfan Jun 19, 2011 West Virginia

    Hello all, seems to be working.
    Cheers
     
  13. DrewShal9

    DrewShal9 May 18, 2011 Massachusetts

    The symptoms of withdrawal are beginning to subdue ....looks great and definitely faster. Thanks bros!
    -Drew
     
  14. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Oct 22, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yes, we can hear you! ;)
     
  15. OldCrustacean79

    OldCrustacean79 Jan 20, 2012 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Where are all my messages?
     
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  16. ColForbinBC

    ColForbinBC Sep 9, 2005 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Well, isn't this interesting. Will all of our user stats come over as well? Or are we all starting fresh?
     
  17. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Jul 4, 2008

    Will our old Profiles be coming back along with all of our reviews/forum posts, etc?
     
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  18. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    I like the new layout, including the color scheme. Bright, easy to read. Also, I like the design of the scroll over info blurbs - pretty handy. The text editor is also way more fun to use :D I'm excited about the file attachment options.
     
  19. SageO

    SageO Jul 13, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I’d suggest at least temporarily making the Login link more noticeable - took me a while to find it, and frankly I'm going to guess some people will never find it where it currently is.
     
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  20. Marti403

    Marti403 Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Ha, this looks crispier. I can dig it.
     
  21. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

  22. Marti403

    Marti403 Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Yah, it took me a minute to find it.
     
  23. decadance

    decadance Mar 14, 2010 Texas

    Wee. Back to finding things to kill my productivity.
     
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  24. northernbrews

    northernbrews Apr 12, 2006 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Like the new layout and all the differnent formating/posting options!!
     
  25. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Oct 22, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Really like the functionality of the forums. Also, I like the emoticons and the like feature, just wish there was a dis-like button also.
     
  26. bauermj

    bauermj May 4, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Will BMs be brought over? I still have a few unanswered
     
  27. cosmo4u

    cosmo4u Nov 18, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    I think I need a beer...and the site looks great especially the profile add ons
     
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  28. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, I'll echo some of the questions posed already. Will we be able to access our old saved beermails, contacts, stats, etc?
     
  29. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Nov 24, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    All white hurts my eye pieces, contrast is waaaaaaay to subtle.

    Emoticons suck.

    No indentations makes me sad.

    Still, glad its coming back and in a new polished manner. Thanks for all the hard work guys, I'm sure it wasn't fun or easy.
     
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  30. scubarex

    scubarex Dec 19, 2006 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    almost back in the saddle...
     
  31. FTowne

    FTowne Jan 27, 2012 Missouri

    I'd like to know this myself. I've got a couple of pending trades.
     
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  32. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Good to be back!
     
  33. oreo

    oreo Jul 29, 2010 Illinois


    No. Go away. NO one likes you.
     
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  34. Grohnke

    Grohnke Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    I liked your post to see what happens when I like a post and to see how the reply works.
     
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  35. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Jul 28, 2009 California

    So the Avi restrictions are no longer? Going to find out now I guess.
     
  36. oreo

    oreo Jul 29, 2010 Illinois


    No. Go away. NO one likes you.
     
  37. AgentZero

    AgentZero Jul 19, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It's amazing how much more time I found I had on my hands when the forums were down ;) Excited to see everything integrated.
     
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  38. Cwhite916

    Cwhite916 Apr 10, 2010 New Jersey

    looking good so far. Maybe when you get this all worked out a mobile APP will be next. I can only dream!
     
  39. cosmo4u

    cosmo4u Nov 18, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    its BA's version of safe drunk dialing..the drunker you are the harder it is to log in and "drunk type"
     
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  40. DeutschesBier

    DeutschesBier Feb 8, 2009 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    The new site looks like it will be pretty kick ass!

    I like that peoples' ages are displayed in their profiles now. Maybe that will encourage some people to act more grown up in the forums. We'll see though....

    Either way, I can't wait.
     
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