Q: Are you going to use my E-mail address to send me spam?
A: No. The only reason for the E-mail address is to enable a new password to be sent to you in case you forget yours. The E-mail Address you submit to BeerTripper.com will never be sold or given to others. In fact we won't even be using it to send you updates about BeerTripper.com, if you want updates, you can follow us on Twitter.
Q: What is 'Log Beer - Database Assisted' and 'Log Beer - Manual'?
A: That is where you would go to Log a beer that you have consumed. The only difference between the two is that 'Log Beer - Database Assisted' will have a select box for Beer Name where you can select the beer you have consumed from the BeerTripper Database. 'Log Beer - Manual' has a text box where you would have to type the name of the beer you have consumed. Obviously not every beer ever made is in the BeerTripper Database, in fact most are not so even if you prefer Database Assisted, there will no doubt be times when you will have to use Manual. Note, because Manual allows you to type the name of your beer, you could use it to Log your Home Brew consumption.
Q: What is 'Enjoyment'?
A: That is simply a way of tracking how much you like a beer. The scale goes from 1 - 11 with 11 being the highest. If you want to know why it goes to 11, watch the movie 'Spinal Tap'. Note, I called it 'Enjoyment' because in this case I wanted to allow for how much one likes a particular beer to change based on your environment, what you are eating or not with the beer, whether the beer has gone bad, your mood, e.t.c.. So, I don't necessarily expect any One Users Enjoyment rating for a particular beer to always stay the same, not that it can't, but I certainly wanted to allow for those situations where it doesn't. Note also that Enjoyment is optional so you don't have to make a choice.
Q: What are 'Optional Notes'?
A: That is basically any bloody thing you want to add, so you can make that almost anything you want. I say almost because obviously if someone decides to fill the notes column with things that other users find offensive, your notes can be vaporized, as can any portion of any of your entries or your account in general. Notes are not seen on the Main Beer Logger Page, but can be seen by clicking on a user name from the Main Beer Logger Page, or if you are registered and are on the Login Screen by clicking on View your Log. They are Optional, so you can leave it blank.
Q: Time Consumed starts at 11am, I start drinking at 8am, what do I do?
A: It is true that the first selection is 11am, but if you continue to scroll down in the Time Consumed selection box you will find that after midnight, the 1am to 10am selections are listed. This was set up that way because most people drink in the afternoon, evening and night, not so much morning, so the morning hours were positioned last in the list. Note also that people get confused over 12 pm being noon or midnight so 11 am was chosen to be the first hour in the list and the list continues chronologically to 10am.
Q: Can I Edit an Entry once Submitted?
A: Yes. When you are viewing your own User Page, click the E link next to the entry you wish to edit. Then click the link corresponding to the field you wish to change, make the change, then click the Edit Beer Log Record button.
Q: Can you explain Stats and Avatars?
A: Beers per day Total = Number of Beers in your database / number of days since you first entered a beer
Beers per day Last 30 days = Number of Beers in your database from the last 30 days / 30
Unique Beers Consumed = A count of the number of different beers in your database (So two Coors Lights would count as 1. Two Coors Lights and One Budweiser would count as 2)
Most Consumed Beer = This is simply the beer in a user's database that has been consumed the greatest number of times
For more information on this topic, try going to the Stats and Avatars Description Page, and if you don't find the answer to your question there, e-mail us at the address located at the bottom of this page.
Q: Can I use Beer Logger on my iPhone?
A: Yes. All of Beer Logger's functions seem to work just fine on the iPhone, so you can use your iPhone and Beer Logger to track your beer drinking for free. (Note, you can also check your estimated alcohol concentration with the iPhone using How Drunk I Am (Mobile).
Q: Why don't you include a 'yada yada yada' feature?
A: You can submit your feature idea(s) to the e-mail address below and if we have the time and inclination you may see it added. Just FYI, the features that are already on a list of possible things to add are a way to Delete a Log Entry once submitted and allowing users to submit a link to their favorite website.
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