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Hey all, let’s make a Ribblr tech wishlist
I’m sure some things are in the making, but maybe we find some new ones to add.
I can add your suggestions in this list and once we get our wish, I’ll take them off
Updated Aug 21st 2022
be able to archive pattern tests, or mark them as finished (so they are maybe moved to the bottom of the page)
more than one journal / more than one make for sale of the same pattern
pattern freebie countdown
& reset freebie timer at midnight for freebies, not for the time when the download happened
add journals / makes with non Ribblr patterns
add the option to add the yarn used, yardage, yarn weight, hook / needle size (for across referencing database build) and a general yarn stash option
tester & designer ratings (for designers in tests)
(in the works, see Ribblr reply)
make notes on the test pattern for easier communication with the designer
import already-created charts into the smart chart feature
use HEX codes when adding colors to the materials section
when in wishlist, after getting a pattern, stay in your spot in the wishlist (not jumping to patterns), the jumping part is a bit annoying in other areas too
add year posted to topics
edit ‘makes’ on the ‘makes’ page (without having to go to the pattern and then your journal)
Block patterns or makers
add a level of experience between Beginner and Intermediate (in pattern designs)
time limit on publishing patterns (like one hour between each publication)
It would be great to have the test chat connected to the pattern, aka, if the email that can be send to the designer could go right to that group chat.
I know it’s probably not feasible, but that would be great
Another thing we were discussing in another post is a tester list. When we take them off the pattern we don’t (I don’t) remember who tested. Maybe that in itself would replace the tester grading. If they are on the list, people could possibly message us privately for a recommendation.
being able to Rearrange picture order in the pattern header, have the option to choose one picture as header or the slideshow
a category for knitting machine patterns
Follower button easier to find.
Subcategories. Looking for something specific that I would like to search for., with pictures of all those things in the category.
having your own options to organize patterns we ‘own’
find ‘own topics’ - via your profile
get to ‘spaces’ easier - easy on tablet, phone (iphone) more clicks
sort patterns in ‘Discover’ by ‘new’ (see Ribblr reply)”
keep the edit function on posts available with no time limit - see Ribblr reply
categories for patterns -already available, meblind
Add your ideas
Yes! This is great!
I’ve got two that have been heavy on my mind lol
a pattern timer that counts down your 5 free pattern limit timer. (Maybe on the home page or my stuff page, where ever really.) So it takes the guess work out of the pattern timings.
the ability to post my own makes (in the my makes section obviously) that don’t have a pattern yet. So we can have a journal of all of our creations on our profiles even if the pattern doesn’t exist yet or isn’t on Ribblr, or we “winged it”. I think it would lead to a lot more sharing and creativity being spread!
Another idea I’ve had is for the ability to rate testers! As a tester myself, I would love feedback on what worked and didn’t in terms of giving advice. What they would like to see, etc.
As well as that, the ability for a tester to make notes on the pattern, and when it’s finished and a journal is made (or something along those lines) the pattern maker could get an annotated list back.
These are great so far! I know I have some but I can’t think at the moment. If I do think of them today I’ll be sure to come back to post!
My niche is C2C (corner to corner crochet) so mine relate to that.
I would love to be able to import my already-created charts into the smart chart feature. As my c2c patterns make rather large blankets, I just don’t have the time to re-chart them square by square into the Ribblr chart software.
I would love to be able to use HEX codes when adding colors to the materials section.
Is there a tome limit on how long I can edit a post?!
Well, there goes the idea of updating it,…
I guess I’ll have to add a new reply for ever add on / update.
- archive pattern tests, or mark them finished (so they are maybe moved to the bottom of the page)
- categories for patterns
- more than one journal / more than one make for sale of the same pattern
- pattern freebie countdown
- reset freebie timer at midnight fir all freebies, not ‘random’
- add journals / makes with non Ribblr patterns
- add the option to add the yarn used, yardage, yarn weight, hook / needle size
- tester ratings
- make notes on the test pattern for easier communication with the designer
- import already-created charts into the smart chart feature
- use HEX codes when adding colors to the materials section
*sort patterns in ‘Discover’ by ‘new’
*keep the edit function on posts available with no time limit
*when in wishlist, after getting a pattern, stay in your spot in the wishlist (not jumping to patterns), the jumping part is a bit annoying in other areas too
- add year posted to discussion posts
Make an ability to to edit posts, particularly on just Help & Support to add ideas
A refresh or count down on the free patterns would be great. I think maybe a count down of 24 hrs because I can get the next lot of 5 patterns around the same time each day. The refresh at midnight seemed ok, but times are probably going to different over the different time zones we live in
And does anyone find that this is a bit annoying scrolling down to buy/redeem a pattern that the button pops up and I am unable to view the patterns on slides down the bottom of the page in mobile portage mode but can seen in mobile landscape mode
Edit your own posts or others? Because you can edit your own.
First part is in the list, second I haven’t noticed yet
There’s a time limit on the edit.
Maybe another ‘level’ thing?
I would like the posts to have a year on them also. I think a post is current and it was a year ago.
Don’t they have that?
Just checked. Correct, no year. Odd
I can now edit the main post, Yippieh
The full date seems reasonable, especially for the testing center as some really old or forgotten “tester wanted” threads keep getting pulled back up.