Add 'Drank It' Flagging of non-favorites
Particularly as a new user I'm browsing around the site for beers more then I'm reviewing [just yet]. There are many beers that I have had that might want to review down the road that may not be favorites, and for the time being I just want to queue them up so they don't get lost.
I'd feel bad flagging them as a "favorite" just so they're easier to find later.
Down the road it might also be an interesting data point to grab metrics from - ubiquity ratings, drank vs. favorite, etc.
This is an idea we’ve talked about and just aren’t sure how best to implement. We’ll keep it in mind.
Mike Donk commented
I would use a "drank it" list to keep track of beers I may want to review in the future. Especially when you have an iPhone App and I can't write the review while I'm out drinking with friends but I could flag "drank it" from the phone and write a review when I get home. Now you can't say no to that. :)
Well, the "drank it" [or save it, bookmark it] doesn't /have/ to be exposed to other users if your fear it will cloud up the public views. The ways around having any way to flag this stuff [like cluttering up a to-drink list or half assed reviews], have negative effects on the data. And think of the more passive types that may use the site that just aren't going to review anyway.
We are afraid a "drank it" list will discourage reviews. We believe it you drank a beer, you should review it, and the your "beer's i've reviewed" list becomes your "drank it" list.