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Interest in Industry-Only forum here?

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joet
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beers 2409 º places 100 º 09:59 Thu 2/14/2013

Would it be helpful to add an additional forum here called industry only? Then anyone associated with a retailer or brewer would have access. We would allow distributors and vendors as well by request.

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 17:33 Thu 2/14/2013

How would you think the forum could be used? A substitute for probrewer? Recipe discussion, tips and tricks, etc?

I think a large chunk of any possible discussion can be accomodated in any of the other open forums, and there are few enough guys here that if there were specific questions, we can just use beermails.

As much as I would love a private forum to look down on all of the plebs :o I canít think of any reason to have it.

 
sthlm
beers 1255 º places 145 º 17:50 Thu 2/14/2013

lithy, such a forum would be accessible not only to brewers, retailers, and distributors, but also admins. A forum bringing together vetted industry professionals and admins has the potential to be beneficial to both groups. If people wished to have discussions regarding recipes, etc., that would be great as well.

 
foppa78
places 12 º 17:52 Thu 2/14/2013

Could this new forum be read by us peons? Maybe a read only?

 
kmweaver
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beers 3207 º places 116 º 18:19 Thu 2/14/2013

Originally posted by foppa78
Maybe a read only?


This was my thought as well. Hard to draw interest to a hidden forum.

 
TheHOFF43
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beers 1791 º places 121 º 19:00 Thu 2/14/2013

Originally posted by foppa78
Could this new forum be read by us peons? Maybe a read only?


+1

 
LtDan
beers 1806 º places 65 º 19:53 Thu 2/14/2013

Dude, just got the invite bro. Hella sweet private board for sure. Iím really not at liberty to discuss our discussions there, except that they are totally sweet discussions.

 
Cletus
beers 6355 º places 233 º 20:23 Thu 2/14/2013

I donít quite get it? What do you consider industry or non-industry? Is the goal to draw less interest in the site?

Probrewer already serves this purpose and is not going anywhere.

 
Avenuepub
places 10 º 21:08 Thu 2/14/2013

It could be quite useful. Idea sharing, problem solving for beer bars is a good thing. We have a group that meets every year but a forum would be helpful more often....

 
foppa78
places 12 º 21:10 Thu 2/14/2013

Originally posted by LtDan
Dude, just got the invite bro. Hella sweet private board for sure. Iím really not at liberty to discuss our discussions there, except that they are totally sweet discussions.


I dont buy it but I still hang out in OT-D

 
OldGrowth
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beers 2935 º places 189 º 07:10 Fri 2/15/2013

but wasnít what this was suppose to be for?