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by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

Ron F r e e d wrote: March 4th, 2021, 8:42 pm Ads have popped up again...
All set
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

JIMCOH wrote: March 4th, 2021, 8:03 pm Mine is clean as well. Now that I was on the Winebid problem thread I again saw the black octagon with the spider or binder type clip as Russ Mann's avatar. I finally figured out that it is a "W"

Anyhow it is gone on my screen now.
I removed the WineBid search bar code
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Important new changes on the 'memberships', new system, etc
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Important new changes on the 'memberships', new system, etc

After months of research, I've finally installed a new system that allows those who choose one of our 'membership' options (Grand Cru Crü, Monopole Crü, BerserkerBusiness) to SEE their membership, when it expires, auto-renew, and upgrade, all integrated within the forum, via your User Control Panel....
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thursday night pasta TNs: Two Chianti
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Thursday night pasta TNs: Two Chianti

Victor Hong wrote: March 4th, 2021, 1:31 pm It has been happening to other people.
The issue is that the usernames are being imported while people are signed in already, and the upload is overriding it, so it shows as 'guest'
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

Brad England wrote: March 4th, 2021, 5:00 pm Getting ads.
Fixed

Again, if you can reach out via PM instead of posting here, it would be appreciated [cheers.gif]
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

Siun o'Connell wrote: March 4th, 2021, 4:52 pm Ads still here as well ... also can survive ... this is just an fyi if you are diagnosing
Fixed yours as well - I think there’s only a dozen or so more, or I hope so!
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

Scott Watkins wrote: March 4th, 2021, 4:49 pm ummm I have ad's coming out of my a... at least it reminds me of why I have Grand Cru Cru ugh
I’ll get yours manually now
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

D B i r d wrote: March 4th, 2021, 4:16 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote: March 4th, 2021, 4:01 pm
D B i r d wrote: March 4th, 2021, 3:59 pm Back to normal.

Thanks Todd
Well I'M not back to normal after all that!!! And to think that (full info/announcement forthcoming) this whole mess is just to make things EASIER and more automated going forward!

[pwn.gif]
What’s that they say about good intentions?
THE ROAD TO HELL!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

D B i r d wrote: March 4th, 2021, 3:59 pm Back to normal.

Thanks Todd
Well I'M not back to normal after all that!!! And to think that (full info/announcement forthcoming) this whole mess is just to make things EASIER and more automated going forward!

[pwn.gif]
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

I haven't seen any adds, but I have a black octagon with a spider type binder clip in it, only on wine talk and it doesn't seem to be active. What is it? Does anyone know? I had it too. Clicked on it and it opened to a search field for wine for sale. Wine Bid, I think. Robert https://www.wineberser...
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

EVERYBODY should be done by now - hopefully!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

Ugh, sorry, TRYING to keep up - this didn't go as planned. I wanted it to be 'working hours' so I could check things out, but should have just done it late at night
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

Ok, I guess most are posting here rather than PM, so I've updated all that have replied

Rodrigo, yes, we shut down the notification system during this import to help speed it up a bit - everything will be fixed soon
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

pat burton wrote: March 4th, 2021, 1:48 pm I still have ads.
Hate to call you out, but your last contribution was 2017...yours was one that was 'free' for a few years as I forgot to shut it off! [cheers.gif]
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

Got Brian and Alan - easier if you PM me as I see that more quickly, fyi
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

I've just manually changed those of you who I know are having issues, to save you from it, for now didn't work for me. But as I said, no big deal. I can survive Got you, and the rest, as far as I know Latency is because of the dump of user data, 50 at a time...once finished we'll be smooth
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

I've just manually changed those of you who I know are having issues, to save you from it, for now
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

Unfortunately the new system is uploading 50 at a time, so with a database THIS size, there's a lot of delay
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: March 4th, 2021, 11:49 am So happy to be among the afflicted! ;)

(Seriously - it's tough work. I know, having been involved with the migration of another forum...twice!)
I'm guessing fewer than (nearly) 40,000 members to upload, with 12 years of posts!!! Ugh.

Again, sorry to the 'select' few
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

It's only a handful of people on the data dump who are experiencing this - you folks are just the lucky few :)

We've got 35,000 profiles uploading so we're hoping it's just a few errors in groups, as I see most are still in the right place
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: March 4th, 2021, 11:15 am Is the move to a new system also the source of the General SQL error the other day?
Yes, updated sql on the server, slight blip in service, all for this new system that will really smooth things up...after these bumps, apparently!
by Todd F r e n c h
March 4th, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ads
Replies: 84
Views: 1923

Re: Ads

Sorry all - working on moving to a new system, and some GCC accounts aren't transferring properly. Stand by...

Turned off ads for everybody, for MOST of them, for the time being, as I iron this out
by Todd F r e n c h
March 2nd, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge '20 Monte Bello
Replies: 48
Views: 3824

Re: Ridge '20 Monte Bello

I didn't get the email (yet?)
by Todd F r e n c h
March 1st, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2283

Re: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!

The forum paywall killed the content sourcing, which killed memberships, which killed activity, which killed advertising revenues, which killed the forum. Example of how submarines risk torpedoing.....themselves. Yes, that is what I said in 2010 (and took shit and a few subscriber cancellations) fo...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 27th, 2021, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2283

Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!

Thought I'd share Greg's recent blog post, with a brief history of Wine Berserkers. I would not have picked the name.” What began as an online term of derision has become the brand of the largest wine discussion forum on the Internet. Todd French, Wine Berserkers.com’s founder, moderator and passion...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 25th, 2021, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3099

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

John Kight wrote: February 25th, 2021, 1:06 pm Swiss Chardonnay.
But it's less expensive than Oregon Chardonnay!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
February 25th, 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3099

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

Rodrigo B wrote: February 25th, 2021, 1:00 pm
G. D y e r wrote: February 25th, 2021, 12:54 pm Man, that guy went to a lot of work writing >1k 'meal notes' just to troll us WineBerserkers.
The meal notes only started after Thanksgiving this year. I wonder what happened at Thanksgiving...
Apparently a life-altering meal
by Todd F r e n c h
February 25th, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3099

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: February 25th, 2021, 10:52 am
Better than seeing "corked" as a TN
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by Todd F r e n c h
February 25th, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3099

Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

1000 points if you can guess the varietal, or wine, or even where it is from
by Todd F r e n c h
February 24th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 54
Views: 2403

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

Nope, not yet and I'm in SoCal. Don't get too excited yet, I've purchased from him before and he's solid. These damn farmer/winemakers are high maintenance! [cheers.gif] Yeah, Bill's like a one-man show!!! Stuff is so good...worth waiting for Thanks! Agree that he makes great stuff. From what I rec...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 24th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 54
Views: 2403

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

I love Paetra wines and ordered the case BD offer. Has anybody on the West Coast received their BD wines yet? I've emailed Bill a couple of times over the last few weeks but received no response. Thanks! Nope, not yet and I'm in SoCal. Don't get too excited yet, I've purchased from him before and h...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 23rd, 2021, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?
Replies: 206
Views: 14718

Re: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?

Holy crap, I had no clue this thread existed, but I'm with the majority of opinions here that Chardonnay deserves to be priced just as any other wine. Oregon Chardonnay has become my favorite discovery of 2020, and frankly I can't get enough. I pay the price for Walter Scott X-Novo because it is fan...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 23rd, 2021, 8:58 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Name change...took long enough...'Event Planner' - Online or Offline
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Name change...took long enough...'Event Planner' - Online or Offline

Just for clarification - Commercial-based offline events will still be announced in Commerce Corner, as they are, basically, commercial transactions.
by Todd F r e n c h
February 23rd, 2021, 8:37 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Funnies - The Ron Kramer Memorial Thread
Replies: 1980
Views: 63107

Re: Funnies - The Ron Kramer Memorial Thread

A Berserker cartoon!

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by Todd F r e n c h
February 19th, 2021, 8:50 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Where is Neal Mollen?
Replies: 346
Views: 10128

Re: Where is Neal Mollen?

Your lucky Asylum is private - your wife would get jealous. Neal may be back, but it appears that he is a bit off his game. So, I'll take care of it for you, Neal. It's "you're" Charlie... neener I was told "no politics and never correct Dear Leader's grammar mistakes." Just fol...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 18th, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Who's watching Perseverance today?
Replies: 70
Views: 832

Re: Who's watching Perseverance today?

Neal.Mollen wrote: February 18th, 2021, 1:48 pm

Is this ok Todd?
I laughed, so I sure hope nobody reports it!!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
February 18th, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Who's watching Perseverance today?
Replies: 70
Views: 832

Re: Who's watching Perseverance today?

I was on the road much of today, and listened to various news stations that highlighted this EXTREMELY exciting mission. Can't wait to eventually watch the special(s) produced on the information collected by Perseverance. Thrilling stuff
by Todd F r e n c h
February 18th, 2021, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: TN: 2017 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley

Wind...out...of...sails... [wink.gif] Yeah, sorry about that debbie downer post above, Buzz - I was quite impressed with Talley on my last pre-Covid visit, particularly when I was able to try some wines with age on them. I truly enjoyed the 2012 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley so m...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 18th, 2021, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Where is Neal Mollen?
Replies: 346
Views: 10128

Re: Where is Neal Mollen?

Nola Palomar wrote: February 18th, 2021, 8:43 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote: February 18th, 2021, 8:34 pm WTF! Who let him back??
Hey now!!!! [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif]
Here's a hint...

viewtopic.php?p=3203667#p3203667
by Todd F r e n c h
February 18th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Where is Neal Mollen?
Replies: 346
Views: 10128

Re: Where is Neal Mollen?

WTF! Who let him back??
by Todd F r e n c h
February 18th, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 342
Views: 32029

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

I shiver thinking about what his toilet must look like now. Not sure if it is mentioned in this thread or not, but ironically, Mark is a plumber! I visited him to pick up wine I bought from him via Commerce Corner (a couple years ago) and I almost immediately checked the toilets. Sparkling clean [c...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 18th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4419

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

. . . I have access to a 7 foot portable offset BBQ smoker. Could do a pig roast or just whole mess of BBQ stuff (ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken quarters, etc). Used to do competitions in the area - though I do not compete anymore my teammate still has this smoker and we are always looking for...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 18th, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - 2018 SCARECROW & Invite U to free tasting - 2020 Vintage Bordeaux
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: LTB - 2018 SCARECROW & Invite U to free tasting - 2020 Vintage Bordeaux

Sounds really cool to me, inviting others to participate in the UGC remote tasting! How many are you estimating could attend?
by Todd F r e n c h
February 17th, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4419

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

c fu wrote: February 16th, 2021, 11:16 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 30th, 2021, 8:26 am
Scott Brunson wrote: January 30th, 2021, 5:45 am
lol
He wouldn’t come anyway
I've been to at least two. One in Napa and one in Santa Barbara.
"back in the day" yeah...you are too big for this now!
by Todd F r e n c h
February 17th, 2021, 8:19 am
Forum: The Asylum
Topic: Where is Neal Mollen?
Replies: 346
Views: 10128

Re: Where is Neal Mollen?

His account has been activated again - unreal that this is 6 pages! That's one popular dude!
by Todd F r e n c h
February 16th, 2021, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4419

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

Plans in the works, more on the longer term horizon....just wait a minute, sheesh!
by Todd F r e n c h
February 16th, 2021, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: ‘18 Pezzato
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: TN: ‘18 Pezzato

Oh fantastic note! Can hardly wait to give it a try!!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
February 16th, 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH
Replies: 56
Views: 3861

Re: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH

Ha! Didn’t even know about this but had planned to send TF a six-pack for all his efforts on this site. We’ve just been buried with stuff so it has t happened but had planned a little surprise for Todd. Didn’t know there was a larger organized effort. Think that’s great and well deserved. Sorry - I...
by Todd F r e n c h
February 12th, 2021, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH
Replies: 56
Views: 3861

Re: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH

c fu wrote: February 12th, 2021, 4:25 pm
B. Buzzini wrote: February 12th, 2021, 4:20 pm 👏👏👏 nice bottle!😍
It was not easy finding a 2009 red burg in the price range that I thought was a fair price!
Fortunately BevMo had it in the window and he was driving by and saw it...used the $10 off $100 coupon!

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