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> The Absinthe Buyer's Guide du jour!, or, v4.0
The Standard Deviant
post Nov 7 2006, 09:05 PM
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Does the forum section, with reviews in post form, serve a purpose anymore?


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post Nov 8 2006, 01:28 AM
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The new layout for the buyer's guide is a lot more organized and helpful! Great work guys it really stands out now.
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post Nov 8 2006, 02:50 AM
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Excellent work! Thank you to everyone involved. The Buyer's Guide is really becoming quite the resource.
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post Nov 8 2006, 03:07 AM
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The new format makes the Buyer's Guide exactly the user-friendly tool that most people are going to be looking for when they come here for the first time. But it also works really well for regular users who are looking at other available products. It's easy to navigate, and goes right to the heart of what people need when they're looking for what to buy. It solves all the problems that kept me from thinking of the Buyer's Guide as much of a resource before, and now I can see why Oxy is so anxious to have it fleshed out with more reviews.

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post Nov 8 2006, 07:59 AM
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Thank you all involved for your hard work, it serves both the absinthe and the non-initiated communities.
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post Nov 9 2006, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE(The Standard Deviant @ Nov 7 2006, 02:05 PM) *

Does the forum section, with reviews in post form, serve a purpose anymore?


It still serves as a staging ground where the average joe can post their reviews, and Hartsmar can then review, format, and add to the guide. I think they work really well in tandem. And I'll be updating the guide home page a bit to make the whole process more user-friendly.

And I'd love to be able to sort by rating etc. As it stands now this is a hacked mt blog installation, and I'm not sure how much further hacking would be necessary to be able to sort and display on selected datasets.

But if it is possible, it is certainly on our wish list too.

The rest of the historical entries (including herbsaint then and now) are in my court, hope to have them up soon.

Thanks all for the comments and feedback.


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post Nov 9 2006, 03:35 PM
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post Nov 9 2006, 03:46 PM
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It's wonderful. Thanks very much!
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post Nov 9 2006, 04:32 PM
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The forum is also good for other peoples comments.

One thing that might be considered is the non-scoresheet reviews should probably be dated (if they aren't already and I'm just blind).

It does look quite nice.


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post Nov 9 2006, 04:57 PM
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The old reviews aren't dated since they weren't in the old guide.
It MIGHT be possible to go dig them up from archives or such, but the question is if it serves a big enough purpose to go through that.

Me, I have a couple of reviews left to add to the guide, and I will then go through the review-threads in the forum to clean them up. Merging main threads with new reviews and so on.

The review threads are an excellent place to put reviews of exisiting products in the guide and the "newly rated absinthes" thread is the place to put anything not yet reviewed. It makes it much easier to keep track of whenever someone makes a review and adds it here.


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post Nov 9 2006, 05:22 PM
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I think they should be noted as pre-new-guide reviews. Just because I'm not sure those who wrote them would say the same things today with the heavily changed absinthe market (similar to reading glowing reviews of Mari Mayans in the archives, for example. While today the Mayans is still glowing, I'm not sure the reviews would be).


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post Nov 10 2006, 02:51 AM
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I agree. And I wish I had dated them all along. I think perhaps tagging them with "Circa 1997-2002" might do the trick.



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