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    CAMRA launch of a pub site. Fear not. It is soooo sloooowwww. Haven't managed to find anything I have searched for and it will have a long way to go to be serious opposition to either established site.
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    I think they may have taken the site down as IE cannot connect to it at the moment.
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    I got into it OK, but it's a waste of space. There are only 21,000 pubs listed and there is no process for adding missing ones other than to send an email to your local Camra branch offering to help them update the system. One of the most valuable tools in the Pubs Galore system is the ability to submit a new pub. This Camra system hasn't been properly thought through.
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    I looked up The Baum on it.

    It's miles out on the map, no-one would ever find it following this.

    There's no way to move it either.

    It says it's near the rail station, it isn't, ask Trainman.

    What a waste of money.
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    I was trying to find the Wellington in Birmingham, and eventually got the nearest pub to New Street station .. .. .. in Smethwick!!
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    There's some interesting stuff on a tab labelled Branches. This shows the extent to which branches have complied with the requirement to list their pubs on the database. This explains, for example, why none of the pubs in Sheffield exist yet.

    Interestingly, there is some wording that seems to have leaked from a "for your eyes only" version:

    Before we can launch WhatPub to the general public we need to ensure that:

    • We have an acceptable geographical coverage of the UK.
    • The scope of pub data in each branch area is acceptable.
    • WhatPub overall compares favourably against the incumbent competition, and particularly, Beer in the

    Evening.


    This suggests that the launch is actually a little premature. Also, the new site not only compares unfavourably with Bite, it is equally clearly nowhere near as good as PuG.
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    I looked at this and discovered I had to be registered at CAMRA.ORG, but could not find a way of registering. I am a life member and have a membership number but could not see how to do it!
    I've never bothered too much with the CAMRA wbesite before as to me it seems pretty rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I looked at this and discovered I had to be registered at CAMRA.ORG, but could not find a way of registering. I am a life member and have a membership number but could not see how to do it!
    I've never bothered too much with the CAMRA wbesite before as to me it seems pretty rubbish.
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    Setting their targets to be as good as bItE is clearly not very ambitious.

    The site is not even up to the standard as the fairly new "Perfect Pint" real ale guide (which used the Camra good beer guide as their base).

    I have told What Pub to take a look at PuG if they have any intention of being the best pub guide.
    They have a long way to go in content and updating structure.

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    I have just tried a correction. The Court House in Dudley has 3 regular ales and 99 guests, and I have suggested it might be 9 guests.

    It is a lot faster today than yesterday, so I have had a look round. You do need to check the branch to see if it is still red or gone up to green. No use trying to find Birmingham pubs yet, but I have tried Cornwall ones and it does work.

    Looked up Salmon in Leicester, Salmon didn't work but Salmon Leicester did.

    Will be another reference site I reckon rather than one I want to keep on my tab.

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