New poll for next country split. Vote!

Is a poll necessary this time round? Based on what we’ve had done already and how services has implemented them I’m under the impression that pretty much any country with a big enough beer scene will eventually be split into regions. Of course it makes sense to prioritise bigger ones first though. Is this the point of the poll?

I think we’ve had threads for most of these and as far as I know there haven’t been any disagreements on how to split (with the known exceptions of Ukraine and Denmark, and holding off on Latvia until they have new regions).

I’m voting for Austria as this was a big omission last time round, and China and India due to their massive size. But I’d consider at least half of this list as worthwhile going ahead with.

Yeah I was going to suggest a Romania split as I’m fairly familiar with the small but seemingly fast growing scene there. The issue for me was how to split. They have about 40+ counties but I think a large number of these have absolutely nothing so it feels a little excessive. A better way might be to use the six regions, these are only in use for statistical purposes but it’s better than nothing I think. Last time I checked Brewver they were using those too.

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Just for priority sake I guess, @lazypyro and in case anybody asks “why this and why not that” in the future.

And so people can click buttons and vote etc.

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Thanks for the new poll - I’m definitely up for morenew country splits in future (and I’ve voted), but if I’m honest I’d rather have maps added for the existing ones before we start another round of splitting.

How about having “maps first” as a poll option? I know quite a few other people have also expressed a preference for this.

Also the regions page is getting a bit unwieldy - maybe we need it replaced by a drop-down or something before we enlarge it any more?

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Do we know how to do the map thing? It’s something Services has to do pretty much himself, isn’t it? Or is it something admins can also do? I know we’ve talked about it but I think services said it was significantly more difficult than just splitting. Not making an argument not to do it, but I think it also somewhat depends on the ability/time needed to do that?

I think they are really cool too for what it’s worth.

That’s why I think we should get the maps done now, whilst we’ve got someone at Services who seems competent and able to do it.

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I know you analyzed some other countries, maybe you could do it also for Romania? If most of these 42 regions have a brewery, then I actually don’t see a big problem. 42 is not that much considering the big picture, and the fact that each region is quite big (the smallest is 223 000+ people) . Administrative divisions of Romania - Wikipedia (wiki links for the lazy people)
Otherwise 8 development regions seem like a reasonable choice: Development regions of Romania - Wikipedia

Just started a separate country thread for Romania @lazypyro and @martjoobolut :love_you_gesture:

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Forgot to say, speak up if there is something else we’re missing here other than Romania, Uruguay, Panama, Serbia, Bosnia, Slovakia, Philippines, Cambodia, Iceland, or if you feel particularly strongly about one of those.

I just hope it’s not done en mass next time as I don’t think I got full value out of it. There were some very interesting countries split but coming all at once there wasn’t really time to study each one. I much prefer a slow roll out myself.

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After like 20 years of getting no country split, I think the concern here is if we don’t get it done now, we may not get another chance

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Kazakhstan. Huge country, 14 regions. We have 32 breweries listed, which is probably far from the complete story.

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I want to do a beeristan tour of central asia.

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Looking still pretty Euro-heavy with what people want. I guess Europe is a pretty beer heavy continent though.

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Ok, so assuming this list is representative of all 31 active RB users at this point, we have another list of countries to send forth for splitting, assuming Services has time?

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Japanese Sake producers not been completed regional wise yet I believe, maybe even other stuff around the 17 last countries. I think we (that’s a Royal we, by the way) should finish off the last few bits and pieces before asking for new regions to be added.

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From what I gather it’s mostly done. Places is finished except for Sweden, but given there are a ton of Swedish users on here, they should be capable of dealing with that one themselves.

Japanese sake producers seems like something that will continue to go slow given the (relatively) low interest on this site for sake compared to beer.

Anyway, all of this is dependent on services and when he has time to do it anyway. Aka it doesn’t matter really what I say. I’m just getting things ready for when they do split.

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I have done leter “A” in Sweden. Will continue when I have spare time. Not this week…

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Ok, places are nearly all finished for everywhere, just waiting on mass moves for three big cities in Japan. I’m not sure about the sake producers, if that happened yet.

Alright, just to update, I sent all the countries here to @services now, the complete lists with spelling from the individual country threads made for each.

Still working on them. Did bunch today, will do more when I can.

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