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FEEDBACK Changing how the alias work and are displayed

The way ALIASED BEERS work should be revised.

First Alias should keep their own description displayed. Some beers have different descriptions but both alias are still active beers…

The add picture option should be kept like a normal beer.

When the beer is an aliased, it should be displayed with the same Score/number of ratings than the beer it is aliased (right now, they are shown as having no ratings at all) AND the beer redirected name should be displayed under its own name.

And in our personal rating pages, they should be displayed the beer with the name we rated it…For example, I drank a beer a year ago before the beer was aliased (because the new name didn’t exist yet)…but now in my personal rating, only the new beer name is displayed…which can be quite confusing if you didn’t know it was aliased)

Rated beer status should be displayed to all aliases as well.

@joet @services @aww

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Much of that is more than I need, but I’d really like to see an indication I’ve rated the beer on the alias page as well as the active page.

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Yes. Not helpful that you can look up a beer and assume you’ve not rated it before unless you click on the details.

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Thanks for your feedback here. Lots of helpful feedback. While some can’t possibly completed – for instance we have no idea what the name of something was/is when you rate it – it’s important for all our developers to understand the complexity of beer catalogs and what we have done historically to solve the problems that arise.

Well, when we rate a beer, the original beerID of the rating should be kept somewhere, linked with the Beer rating.
In the code, you force it to display that beerID name. This way No matter the alias, you would keep the good beer name…