This has been discussed elsewhere but I can’t find the thread now. I am proposing a change to this behaviour…
So I just came across an old rating of mine from 2016, saw that I’d unintentionally overrated it based on what I said, also took the opportunity to fix some typos. When I did this I noticed it had changed the rating date to today and was showing it as the most recent review.
I don’t agree with this as it’s not a new review and I don’t want people to think it is either, especially since the beer is long retired. On the old site, when you edited a review it would keep the original date and also show an updated date. This was far more useful. And I see from my ratings list in my profile that both dates are indeed there, so this can be done.
However, I can understand that when legitimately re-rating a beer we may wish to have our rating moved to the most recent. So why don’t you make it so we have the option? Because you already have this exact functionality when editing place reviews (see screenshot below). It should be trivial to add the same option when editing our beer reviews.
Anyone else think this would be a good idea? I do occasionally look at my old ratings and will often edit to fix errors if I see any, but I’d like to preserve the original date in cases like that since I rate most beers live, or near enough.