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    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/

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    Morning all, does anyone know how I can get my old avatar back?
     
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    Seriously? No spell check in the editor?
     
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    23,172 not bad I guess, lol
     
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    Firefox has a spell checker built in. Maybe try that?
     
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    Google Chrome does as well.
     
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    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.
     
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    New to the site. STELLAR so far!
     
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    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

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    I would like to know how I receive the new avatar,news to me.
     
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    Yes. Seriously. ;)

    Why? It would be redundant. All modern browsers include/offer spellcheckers for form fields.
     
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    now this is different,look forward to all the great posts of the future,sarcastic or not,cheers to everyone
     
  16. puboflyons

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    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

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

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    Kind of stating the obvious. ;) Read here: http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/site-update-feb-24-2012.750/
     
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    Glad to see the site back up. Nice job of updating the look. :)
     
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    ah...147743.
     
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    Thanks for the "CNTRL -" tip, much better.
     
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    Jason and Todd-

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

    Looking forward to the new BA Community!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    Great! Thanks for letting me know.
     
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    Woah. Welcome back to us. Gonna take some getting used to, but sometimes change is good. Well done, bros.
     
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    The new forums look great! I've finally decided to join up and get a subscription to the magazine to support you guys!
     
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    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".
     
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    Sweet set up. I like it.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    That's too bad.

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