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My rating for Little Valley Withens Pale Ale has disappeared. In fact the beer has no rates which is weird as it was added in 2005. I rated the beer on the 30th September 2016.

It certainly existed as a rate when I exported my beer list when I achieved 8000 rates in late July 2019.

Can @services or and admin help explain what’s happened with this beer?

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It’s almost as if there’s a clue in the name indicating what the single most important feature of the site is.

I know five of the locals have rated that beer, it was quite well distributed, so I’m guessing that quite a lot of non-backed-up ratings will have been lost if the database has shat itself.

Recently gained 5 ratings, no clue what they were, but I’ve noticed on several occasions my ratings are missing. Saw a few I have backed up from my recent trip to Florida.

Interestingly my total ratings haven’t gone down. I only spotted as I was checking my own spreadsheet against RB, and on one of my beer list pages there are only 49 beers showing rather than 50.

I had this once before, and it took about a year to resolve.

There are number of possible reasons for this. Sometimes the rating is just not where you’d expect it. I’ll send you direct message and we can talk through it. Thanks for the dates. This is a useful piece of data for me investigating.

Also missing: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/rate/156882/

I know that both Marduk and I have rated it, as I keep backups.

The beer the original complaint was about is now back with all its ratings: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/little-valley-withens-pale-ale/52372/
To complete the true RateBeer experience, it is listed as having 0 ratings still.

Little Valley Withens Pale Ale
Blonde Ale / Golden Ale • 3.9%

Rated3.30 on 6/19/2010




Oct 19, 2005

I had it as well, on the 7th of January 2017 - so I guess more ratings are missing, then…
…but when I checked my backup file - the one I rated had a different beer ID, but that seems to be gone now: 170619 Nevskoe Non-Alcoholic Beer Premium

I have just noticed that 2 of my ratings from a recent trip to London did not save properly. It was in fact 4 in total because at the time I spotted that two were not listed under my ratings. I added them from notes as I sat on the train home - it was taking some time for the rates to actually save and some did not save at all.

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