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BJCP 2014 Update

Postby sigrooms » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:05 pm

When will we see the application updated for the recent changes to the BJCP guidelines? There hasn't been much activity here or via updates these last three months. Can we get an idea of the future plans with the application?
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Re: BJCP 2014 Update

Postby jawbox » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:44 am

We won't even see the BJCP update until later this year.
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Re: BJCP 2014 Update

Postby bpylant » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:33 am

The 2014 style guidelines will be posted soon, in "beta / review" mode for at least several months to give everyone a chance to review and comment, suggest changes, look for errors or omissions, etc. This is a huge update (many new styles added, and a ton of updates and reorganization to existing styles) and it's wise to allow this time to make sure everything is covered.

There is no set timetable, but the general feeling is that they will become "live" around the new year.
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Re: BJCP 2014 Update

Postby jeff » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:07 am

bpylant wrote:The 2014 style guidelines will be posted soon, in "beta / review" mode for at least several months to give everyone a chance to review and comment, suggest changes, look for errors or omissions, etc. This is a huge update (many new styles added, and a ton of updates and reorganization to existing styles) and it's wise to allow this time to make sure everything is covered.

There is no set timetable, but the general feeling is that they will become "live" around the new year.

Thanks for the update. Don’t hesitate to post here again when the guidelines go live. I would like to get them included on the site and in the software soon after.

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Re: BJCP 2014 Update

Postby bpylant » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:29 am

Will do... it'll probably be a while before they are finalized and released as "official." With such a large set of changes, I predict there will be some... um... animated conversations on the BJCP forum once they are released for beta/review.

In addition to the new styles being added, there are some significant mods to existing styles (including renaming a few, and moving some from one top-level category to another) and an expansion of IPAs overall.

Gordon's presentation at NHC is available here if you want to get a sneak preview:

http://www.bjcp.org/docs/NHC2014-styles.pdf
http://youtu.be/kQgPmW1LboU
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Re: BJCP 2014 Update

Postby bpylant » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:05 pm

The beta / review 2014 guidelines are now posted @ the BJCP website.
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Re: BJCP 2014 Update

Postby jeff » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:52 pm

bpylant wrote:The beta / review 2014 guidelines are now posted @ the BJCP website.

Excellent, thanks!
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Re: BJCP 2014 Update

Postby bpylant » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:53 pm

My understanding from Gordon's presentation @ NHC is that they do plan on having the guidelines available (when finalized) in some sort of standardized import/export format (perhaps XML) for ease of use in software, the iPhone and Android guideline apps, etc. Not sure of the exact details for that, or the timeline...
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