Welcome to the new BeerAdvocate Community!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by BeerAdvocate, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

  2. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Nov 18, 2009 Michigan
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  3. angusdegraosta

    angusdegraosta Sep 23, 2010 New York

    I have a suggestion for the profile page: the Information tab is AOK, except I think the "About You" description should appear on the front page of the profile under username rather than be tucked away in this tab. Right now the main page shows the latest status update twice, since "Profile Posts" shows up first by default anyway...

    http://beeradvocate.com/community/members/angusdegraosta.506502/

    Cheers,
    Angus
     
  4. aranheaney

    aranheaney Aug 23, 2010 New York

    Morning all, does anyone know how I can get my old avatar back?
     
  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  6. SierraGS

    SierraGS Oct 28, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Seriously? No spell check in the editor?
     
  7. Wasatch

    Wasatch Jun 8, 2005 Colorado

    23,172 not bad I guess, lol
     
  8. andylipp

    andylipp Dec 8, 2006 Massachusetts
    Subscriber

    Firefox has a spell checker built in. Maybe try that?
     
  9. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts

    Google Chrome does as well.
     
  10. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    I got tore a new one in the old forum when I asked for a spell check.
    From the usual sarcastic bunch
    they know who they are.
     
  11. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    New to the site. STELLAR so far!
     
  12. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Thanks for your hard work,best site for talking about craft beer in any form,continue to do what is best for Beer Advocate.
     
  13. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    I would like to know how I receive the new avatar,news to me.
     
  14. Todd

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

    Yes. Seriously. ;)

    Why? It would be redundant. All modern browsers include/offer spellcheckers for form fields.
     
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  15. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    now this is different,look forward to all the great posts of the future,sarcastic or not,cheers to everyone
     
  16. puboflyons

    puboflyons Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    I think the new site isn't bad. The main thing I miss in the new format is being able to track all the beers I have rated. I liked to look at the list of beers reviewed and keep track of how many reviews I have done. I hope this feature is brought back. Or perhaps it is there but I have not been able to find it.
     
  17. Todd

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

    You can still review, Had, Want and Got beers, review places and track them. http://beeradvocate.com. Left hand nav. "Your: Beers | Places"
     
  18. Brad007

    Brad007 Mar 28, 2007 Vermont

    I hate to be redundant in any form but will all of my reviews eventually be back up? Just wondering. I'm continuing to review beer as-is.
     
  19. suspect

    suspect Apr 12, 2010 New York

    Exactly.
     
  20. suspect

    suspect Apr 12, 2010 New York

    The problem is that both sites feel extremely separate. Reviewing places and beers and the whole forum site feels separate. I assume they'll gel at some point and it will make me giddy. Until then, it might as well be beeradvocate.com and talkaboutbeer.com.
     
  21. Todd

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

    Kind of stating the obvious. ;) Read here: http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/site-update-feb-24-2012.750/
     
  22. suspect

    suspect Apr 12, 2010 New York

  23. Spikester

    Spikester Jul 14, 2007 Oregon

    Glad to see the site back up. Nice job of updating the look. :)
     
  24. Spikester

    Spikester Jul 14, 2007 Oregon

    ah...147743.
     
  25. Spikester

    Spikester Jul 14, 2007 Oregon

    Thanks for the "CNTRL -" tip, much better.
     
  26. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Apr 5, 2009 Oregon

    Jason and Todd-

    Much thanks for all the time and effort put into this project.

    Looking forward to the new BA Community!
     
  27. SierraGS

    SierraGS Oct 28, 2007 Pennsylvania

    There are also shortcut keys to do most of the other functions in the WYSIWYG editor. That doesn't mean you don't provide the tool in an obvious place.
     
  28. Todd

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

    Assuming you're using a modern browser, it too will have shortcut keys for its internal spellchecker, but most are set to check real-time so there's no need. Again, it would be redundant if we offered one too and its more efficient to handle this on the client-side so that the user can use whatever custom dictionary they've built over time with any site they visit. There are also several spellcheckers available for IE.
     
  29. SierraGS

    SierraGS Oct 28, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I use Firefox, and I'm aware of that (but thank you - good tip for others.) My point is that, from a usability standpoint for people who aren't proficient in downloading browsers / add-ons and stick with the standard IE, there ought to be a spellcheck option. I've set up software, such as Drupal editor and forum add-ons, and with the click of a button a software manager can usually add a spellcheck option to the editor toolbar. If this software doesn't offer that option, that's a fine answer. But requiring users to do extra work (download a new browser or add-on) is just bad design.
     
  30. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    I'm sure

    There isn't much proficiency needed to download a browser, not much work either. Go to the browser's website, click download, follow the easy steps and you're done. I'm sure IE will someday catch up to the rest of them but that is just one reason I don't use IE anymore...
     
  31. puboflyons

    puboflyons Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    Great! Thanks for letting me know.
     
  32. Seanibus

    Seanibus Dec 6, 2004 California

    Woah. Welcome back to us. Gonna take some getting used to, but sometimes change is good. Well done, bros.
     
  33. scientifics

    scientifics Feb 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    The new forums look great! I've finally decided to join up and get a subscription to the magazine to support you guys!
     
  34. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I use an android and every once in awhile I'll get a message saying that it can't load the forum due to "too many redirects".
     
  35. suretolose

    suretolose Apr 5, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Sweet set up. I like it.
     
  36. Stankonia

    Stankonia Dec 17, 2010 Idaho

    Is there anyway that people's location can be listed right under their avatar and user name?? Obviously the availability and discussion of craft beer can be location-dependent, and its a pain to open a person's profile anytime you want to see where they are.
     
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  37. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    bros have said they are not currently doing this as it's a free-form field and would be abused. You can click the avatar for the pop-up, no need to go to the profile.
     
  38. trginter

    trginter Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Why not have a dropdown box with a list of States/Countries/Cities? I feel like the "Bros" are underestimating the web development knowledge of some of the users on this site.
     
  39. Todd

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

    That's an incorrect assumption on your part. The framework behind the forum simply doesn't support it yet and I don't feel like applying a temporary hack.
     
  40. trginter

    trginter Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    That's too bad.

    Glad the "Tweet" buttons work at the bottom of the pages though.
     
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