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Old 12-02-2008, 01:01 AM   #1
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thought they had things figured out! grrrrrrrr


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Old 12-02-2008, 01:05 AM   #2
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poor ratebeer. That sucks. I don't ever go there, but it is a good resource for a lot of prople.


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Old 12-02-2008, 01:41 AM   #3
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I just went to the home page, and the site is still up. I didn't see any mention on the homepage about another attack. Where did you hear about it?
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:43 AM   #4
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Safari gives me a Malware warning when I try to bring up their homepage.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:56 AM   #5
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Safari gives me a Malware warning when I try to bring up their homepage.
Is that based on something it found in the code of the homepage, or is it based on it still being in a malware database from the earlier attacks?
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:21 AM   #6
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no problems here. FF and ubuntu... but that last part might be the key.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:01 AM   #7
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I get red warnings all over the place

This web site at ratebeer.com has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:28 AM   #8
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I get red warnings all over the place

This web site at ratebeer.com has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
yeah I get that to, but ignoring it does not and can not do any harm, so.. so what?
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:42 PM   #9
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What's the point? Ratebeer.com is a pointless waste of time, anyhow.

Listen - if any chimp with an Intarwebz connection can log on and rate a beer, the whole affair becomes pointless. If you notice, the top-rated beers are all big flavor-bombs: IIPA, RIS, etc. Styles like basic, old APA or Mild get 'ho-hum' ratings.

That's the kind of crap that happens when consumers rate a product. It turns into a popularity contest, not an objective rating of each beer according to objective standards.

Pubcrawler is the same way. I read a review of one of my favorite brewpubs once - a guy gave them the crappiest possible review numbers, because he said the waitress was rude to him. First off, he rated the food and beer with the worst rating, even though by his own admission he never tasted them. Second, I happened to be there when it happened; the jackass was drunk, and the waitress refused to serve him any more alcohol. He got abusive, so she told him off and threw his sloppy ass out. What irks me about that is his crappy review brought down that establishment's numbers.

If you want a review of a beer, you can go to Ratebeer and read between the lines, sifting through the crap and malware to get some oaf's tin-tongued opinion of a beer. Or you can just go buy a bottle of the stuff and drink it yourself. I know which one I'd enjoy more!

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Old 12-02-2008, 03:51 PM   #10
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Geez - someone has issues. The reason I like the place is every new beer I try (and put on my beer wall) gets rated from all the sites and then the points are combined into one point value (pro rated or course)!

What is GOOD about the site is that "any chimp with an Intarwebz connection can log on" as opposed to beer geeks and home brewers which are way way more opinionated.

Plus - if you look at all the competitions from home brewers BIG beers are the ones getting all of the entries - THUS Home brewers are in your "any chimp" category.


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