RateBeer Forums: Site NewsRateBeer.com news, beer discussions, industry talk, trading, homebrew help and opinionhttps://www.ratebeer.com/forums/Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST android app : add text at the same time as, or before putting in numbers Posted by Pinball<br><br>My way of rating is that i write the text as i rate the beer. With the android app, i have to type in the numbers before i can get access to type in the text. I would strongly prefer it to be the reverse, or it should at least be possible to write the text at the same time as the numbers. My rating procedure : looks at glass. writes down the apperance score and the description of the appearance sniffs the aroma writes down the aroma score and write down the aroma description take a sip write down the flavor description and put in the flavor score write down the palate description and put in the palate socre another sip write down overall and overall score this procedure is impossible with the new app, or i will have to write down the text somewhere else first, as the text entering area only show up after i have put in the overall score and pressed send. btw. why isn't there a forum for discussing the android app also, most software projects lets user have access to the bugs and improvements lists.. Do we have them public for ratebeer and the app? <br><br>(12 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/android-app-add-text-at-the-same-time-as-or-before-putting-in-numbers_300019.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/android-app-add-text-at-the-same-time-as-or-before-putting-in-numbers_300019.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/android-app-add-text-at-the-same-time-as-or-before-putting-in-numbers_300019.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Thread for reporting Places issues Posted by Marko<br><br>Hey people&#033; As someone who's traveled around a fair amount I've always felt that Places were one of the most useful and important but also one of the most neglected parts of the site - so I've spent an enormous amount of time on the Sisyphean labors that are fixing that database - including, at a point in time, having the Prague database maximally correct and completely uniform... Which is very much likely not the case anymore as I doubt that people have followed the set norm while adding places, places have shut down, more have sprung up etc etc. You see what I'm getting at. Aaaanywaaaay.... Since we, people who admin around on free time simply don't have the time to monitor everything all the time and I full well know how irritating it is to go somewhere and it turns out that the info is way out of date &#40;looking at you, places without up to date sites or facebook pages&#41;, let's help each other. If you see anything wrong, in need of correction etc - please report it here and me or, I guess, whichever admin has the time and they will fix that. Wrong coordinates and wrong working hours are perhaps key, but everything&#033; PS. Please do rate Places you visit, and please never EVER just leave blank Place ratings &lt; - those are the most useless, stupid, pointless thing on this site. By far the greatest value of Places is in written feedback - travelers helping each other out. :&#41;<br><br>(161 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/thread-for-reporting-places-issues_298646.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/thread-for-reporting-places-issues_298646.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/thread-for-reporting-places-issues_298646.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST The Osprey just hit 9K Posted by Garrold<br><br>Nice one Dan. Quality rating right there.<br><br>(38 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/the-osprey-just-hit-9k_300077.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/the-osprey-just-hit-9k_300077.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/the-osprey-just-hit-9k_300077.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST RateBeer Winter Gathering San Diego Forum Posted by Strykzone<br><br>Cannot wait for this&#033;<br><br>(26 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-winter-gathering-san-diego-forum_299974.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-winter-gathering-san-diego-forum_299974.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-winter-gathering-san-diego-forum_299974.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Is Joet Going To Destroy Ratebeer? Posted by SarkyNorthener<br><br>Over the past months It as become apparent, to me at least, that joet is pushing ahead with some sort of &quot;modernisation&quot; programme. To me however it looks more like a push in the direction of untappd. A simplified website that caters for the moronic masses. Are we heading for a website with less stats when we want more? A brewers list that &quot;temporarily???&quot; doesn't list that brewers beers. New Forum and Beermail interface. Plastic surgery for an old and degenerating hag? A new app that no one seems to like and that is dumbed down to something that could run on a spectrum 48k. Joe i didn't really give a shit about the sale to AbInbev, but you promised us an amazing tech support and great functionality. What exactly have they given you? Do they just keep you on hold on your dedicated tech support line? I really hoped we would see a big modernisation programme and more of the stuff Ratebeer is famous for. However all I see is an effort to reduce Ratebeer to a ticking app. The more you dumb the site down, the more you will force users to migrate to dumb apps like untappd. Don't betray us Joe. <br><br>(216 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/is-joet-going-to-destroy-ratebeer_299759.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/is-joet-going-to-destroy-ratebeer_299759.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/is-joet-going-to-destroy-ratebeer_299759.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST New RateBeer Forums and BeerMail available now to early adopters Posted by joet<br><br>All RateBeerians are now invited to try out our new state of the art RateBeer forums. You can get a head start by digging into them here now: https://community.ratebeer.com/categories &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045; NOTICE: These forums along with its BeerMail system will replace the current related software in the coming weeks. &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045;&#045;&#045; &#045;&#045; From a usability perspective, our new forums offers a host of new features recently popularized by large social networks, such as infinite scrolling, live updates, oneboxing, expanding links, web site previews and drag and drop attachments. The aim is to modernize with the best and best-supported software available and thereby improve online discussion quality, primarily for a subset of users that spends the most time here. Additionally, moderators have more powers to stop SPAM and control wayward posting. We encourage your feedback and are breaking with tradition by creating a feedback category there for you to leave your thoughts. Enjoy&#033; Cheers Joe<br><br>(51 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/new-ratebeer-forums-and-beermail-available-now-to-early-adopters_299681.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/new-ratebeer-forums-and-beermail-available-now-to-early-adopters_299681.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/new-ratebeer-forums-and-beermail-available-now-to-early-adopters_299681.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Deleting Ticks?and#033; Posted by BeardedAvenger<br><br>Yesterday I deleted a load of my old ticks. Was nice to have them but not when they making my stats go funny &#40;old rates = cheating&#41;. However my profile is still showing 414 ticks?&#033;<br><br>(9 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/deleting-ticksand_300088.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/deleting-ticksand_300088.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/deleting-ticksand_300088.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Not able to add events Posted by Desverger<br><br>I click on &quot;add an event&quot; and get the following error from the return url..... https://www.ratebeer.com/Events-Add.asp &quot;The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred&quot; Has it maybe been disabled due to the recent event spam issues?<br><br>(1 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/not-able-to-add-events_300090.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/not-able-to-add-events_300090.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/not-able-to-add-events_300090.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Ratings Off Posted by HuskerTan<br><br>For the first time, I've noticed that on the website on my laptop I have 2,357 rates, however, on the mobile site &#40;not the app&#41;, it says I have 2,369. I have never rated on my phone or mobile. I rate everything on my laptop. Why would the discrepancy be there and 12 ratings too? Also, I mentioned this before but never got any answer...On the Latest Activity page, it will not update to show my recent rates. I can see the recent beers the people I follow have rated, however, my own rates have not updated for quite some time. It still shows Red Legs Blue Nose as the last beer I rated and that was 18 beers and almost 10 days ago. Some people who follow me have also mentioned that they can't see anything recent I've rated....is this a bug within my profile or site wide perhaps with admin profiles perhaps as I know of at least one other admin having this same issue...<br><br>(2 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratings-off_300081.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratings-off_300081.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratings-off_300081.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Ticks = ratings ??? Posted by mithe<br><br>Why are ticks manageded as real full ratings now? Again new feature that nobody wants or bug? I see my ticks in my rating tab and also in breweries sites - I never wanted that. Ticks and full ratings are two different things for me. What is the reason for putings then together?<br><br>(74 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ticks-ratings-_299902.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ticks-ratings-_299902.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ticks-ratings-_299902.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Creating new tags that don't exist for beer pages Posted by radarsock<br><br>Pretty straightforward. Being in the kitchen, you kind of grow more and more curious as to what you can find in beer these days. I never tried to do this before, but now that I actually have time to sit down and explore some of the features I perhaps took for granted, I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction to get this accomplished. I have more than 25 additions I know for a fact are not saved into the loggable tag options with the rest. Thanks <br><br>(1 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/creating-new-tags-that-dont-exist-for-beer-pages_300069.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/creating-new-tags-that-dont-exist-for-beer-pages_300069.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/creating-new-tags-that-dont-exist-for-beer-pages_300069.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Congratulations are in order... Posted by JStax<br><br>On the new forums https://community.ratebeer.com/t/gene-finally-did-it/400/4<br><br>(19 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/congratulations-are-in-order_300012.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/congratulations-are-in-order_300012.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/congratulations-are-in-order_300012.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Is MarcoDL really 109? Posted by BlackHaddock<br><br>Well done if you actually are 109 of course&#033; https://www.ratebeer.com/Users/TopMasters.asp &lt;*&#41;&#41;&#41;&#41;&#41;&#41;&gt;&lt;<br><br>(8 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/is-marcodl-really-109_300049.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/is-marcodl-really-109_300049.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/is-marcodl-really-109_300049.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Friday missive 03 Nov 2017 Posted by joet<br><br>It's Friday already. Although I wasn't quite ready to give up on bug fixes, it felt good to take a break and go back to the drawing board, get away from the machine, and dig into what the evolution of the web site and app will look like and what features will be developed. It was good as well to work on other goals related to a healthy web site that are unrelated to code, like what our next server migration will look like, what people we need to head up our most important missions, what we need to drop into place for the mobile app and web to talk to each other, how we can improve our service even during downtime, and how we might improve process to improve our development speed. That all said, we made several updates to the web site this week including: * Dynamic content on the front door * Updates to the beer correction page * Updates to the beer UPC code page * Beer stats page update * Updates to the beer tag editor * Updates to about 60 areas on the site where rate counts are calculated, those were a busy few days I've also spent a considerable amount of time working on the new brewer page. The new version should be much faster, cause the server much less tension and concern, add some more functionality and otherwise be awesome. All the hard part is done. Now I just need to do the dumb stuff and work out one ugly bug. On the horizon for next week are emojigeddon issues &#40;accented characters&#41; especially in places, and brewer scores. Hopefully next week we'll have single sign on issues well tested enough to launch into the new forums, and my next missive will be there. I'm patient. We'll see. It's been really good to hear people on the dev team talk about how much they really enjoy hearing from users, especially face to face or in phone interviews. We're getting a lot of ideas from talking to people, especially power users about how they rate beer and how they use the site. We'll be continuing our interviews and calls. Sorry this episode is a bit dry and sleepy. The weather has been distinctly late autumnal here, it's been cloudy and we're expecting snow on the hilltops this weekend. 60F/15.5C porter in colder air is a very nice experience. I wish &quot;warm&quot; beer were more culturally accepted here. Have a great weekend&#033; SKAL&#033;<br><br>(1 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/friday-missive-03-nov-2017_300030.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/friday-missive-03-nov-2017_300030.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/friday-missive-03-nov-2017_300030.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST A tick is a star rating? Posted by KansaiBeerLvrs<br><br>Ok, I just had to go over some ratings as they were buggy. It seems if you tick a beer 1-5 stars it automatically is some kind of rating. If you then actually write a real rating and it is more or less than the star rating well at one point the Star Rating tick took precedence. I think that was a bug they are trying to fix but now if I tick a Star but rate above or below, the star ticks disappear... I am not sure of the purpose of this, more of the Untappd-tifying I've been hearing about?<br><br>(9 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/a-tick-is-a-star-rating_299980.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/a-tick-is-a-star-rating_299980.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/a-tick-is-a-star-rating_299980.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST RateBeer Winter Gathering 2017: Request for Proposals Posted by brokensail<br><br>See the initial discussion thread here: https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/do-i-dare-rbwg_297798.htm Here is the timeline for submittals and voting: Sunday October 15, 2017: Submit proposals Monday October 16 - Monday October 23, 2017: Voting Tuesday October 24, 2017: Winning bid announced Proposals must be uploaded to an online hosting service and made viewable to anyone with the link, preferably Google Docs/Drive, and a link sent by email to rbsgvoting@gmail.com prior to 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Sunday October 15, 2017. On Monday October 16, 2017, a thread will be posted for everyone to review the proposals and begin to placing votes. Specifics on voting will be provided at the time the thread is created, but the process will be similar to previous years/gatherings. Thanks, Andrew<br><br>(94 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-winter-gathering-2017-request-for-proposals_298435.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-winter-gathering-2017-request-for-proposals_298435.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-winter-gathering-2017-request-for-proposals_298435.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Site issues #666 Posted by Nisse666<br><br>This was working pretty well for me up to today. Surfing into a brewer checking out the brews with s quick search on the name of the beer. This dosn’t work anymore on brewers with brewers with to “many” beers - “Viewing temporarily disabled“.<br><br>(23 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/site-issues-666_299753.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/site-issues-666_299753.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/site-issues-666_299753.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST It's Gary's birthday today Posted by RichTheVillan<br><br>May I be the first to wish him many happy returns as long as it's not to Ratebeer, he is the one I hear the most complaints about. He is reasonably ok in person but doesn't know how to interact online.<br><br>(23 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/its-garys-birthday-today_299887.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/its-garys-birthday-today_299887.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/its-garys-birthday-today_299887.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST App: Beer Spots Posted by adamnowek<br><br>I’m happy to see that I can rate beers normally now in the app, but I’m confused by this Beer Spots option on the beer pages. Do they add location information in the same way that you can when you rate a beer on the web? If not, I’m not sure I see a point in duplicating a functionality that already exists.<br><br>(1 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/app-beer-spots_299891.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/app-beer-spots_299891.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/app-beer-spots_299891.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST RB user chriso smashes through 21k+and#033;and#033;and#033; Posted by Leighton<br><br>A hearty congratulations to first-round RB hall of famer chriso, who overnight gained somewhere in the ballpark of 14k tickrates and has subsequently blasted past the 21k barrier&#033; Congrats, Chris&#033;<br><br>(24 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/rb-user-chriso-smashes-through-21kandandand_299866.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/rb-user-chriso-smashes-through-21kandandand_299866.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/rb-user-chriso-smashes-through-21kandandand_299866.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST bytemesis at 9,000and#033; Posted by AirForceHops<br><br>Awesome, insane, mad, nutty ticking&#033;&#033;<br><br>(26 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/bytemesis-at-9000and_299741.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/bytemesis-at-9000and_299741.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/bytemesis-at-9000and_299741.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Scores Rounding Up or Down?and#033; Posted by BeardedAvenger<br><br>All my rates from yesterday are appearing as 3 or 4?&#033; At least that is the view I get.<br><br>(10 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/scores-rounding-up-or-downand_299872.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/scores-rounding-up-or-downand_299872.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/scores-rounding-up-or-downand_299872.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST site problem - internal server error while uploading ratings Posted by kerenmk<br><br><br><br>(64 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/site-problem-internal-server-error-while-uploading-ratings_299020.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/site-problem-internal-server-error-while-uploading-ratings_299020.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/site-problem-internal-server-error-while-uploading-ratings_299020.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST How to add a winery's cidery's ciders? Posted by radarsock<br><br>Been enjoying a local cider avidly as of recent and was going to add the cidery its attached to it but didn't know what the best option would be. It's actually a winery whose owner occasionally allows two cidermakers access to his winemaking facility; the team uses the facility and releases a few bottles every couple months. So far it's alarmingly very, very small. What I got from my brief phone call with the winemaker himself, is that they probably won't expand or go elsewhere for their cider-making. This makes me think it's more or less an excitingly exclusive thing. Contract brewery, perhaps? I think that just putting it under a brewery would be a touch dishonest. Not exactly a &quot;gypsy brewer&quot; kind of operation, I'm believing. So that's neat. Doesn't seem like a lot of others will want to do this honestly &#40;as everyone wants to brew at everyone's facility&#033; It's a new trend&#41; but I think it's cool that this small team of cider-makers' whole focus is to produce limited batches of cider from one place, a winery down the next town over. And they've all been delicate and really wonderful. Thoughts?<br><br>(6 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-to-add-a-winerys-ciderys-ciders_299861.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-to-add-a-winerys-ciderys-ciders_299861.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/how-to-add-a-winerys-ciderys-ciders_299861.htm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:23:59 EST Non english letters Posted by Koelschtrinker<br><br>So, we are having the letter problem since a longer time know. A search of Mühlen Kölsch e.g. brings no result &#40; https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/mhlen-klsch/7778/ &#41; and I have to edit every upload from my mobile and replace question marks with the actual letter. When do we get this fixed? I'm not too much into Web Server, but isn't this something like &quot;Settings &#045;&#045;&gt; Use UTF-8&quot; and it would be done?<br><br>(34 replies) <a href=https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/non-english-letters_299647.htm>Read more of this discussion</a> at RateBeer https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/non-english-letters_299647.htm https://www.ratebeer.com/forums/non-english-letters_299647.htm