How to be a pattern tester?

Hi there!

I’m very new to Ribblr and interacting within crochet communities as a whole. I’m learning about helping to pattern test for others! But since I’ve never done it before, I wanted to know if there are some “do’s and don’ts” so to say for both being a tester AND requesting testers!

Also I often see people mention keeping a “journal” as a tester. What does this entail exactly?

Thanks for all your help in advance :smiling_face: excited to learn new things and interact with others more

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the do’s and don’ts are allways stated by the creator of the pattern in the tester call
ex: the yarn and hook requierments, due date, journal, feedback, etc.
the journal is in the pattern. on the top of the pattern, there is a book. that is your journal. click on it. on the top put a name for the project. add a pic. type somestuff about the pattern.
change the emoji, if you like, to match you mood. and press save
https://i.gyazo.com/fec8dfa40c209039e4767917f6ce2465.png
that is the book button
https://i.gyazo.com/56ab8a42c1f51ac6eecd5c28e05feea9.png
when you press on it. it shows this.
the camrea is where you add the pic, the box is where you type, the enter project name is where you put the name of the project, then your mood, and save
done

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Hello! Each designer has their own set of rules that they would like you to abide by. Some things will include yarn/color requirements. To be a tester, you must be able to follow each of these rules and click on the picture provided for tester calls. Once you get chosen, you will try out a pattern and check for any mistakes. A journal is kind of a review of a pattern. Most designers ask you not to write mistakes in the journal and instead in the group chat that they make. Once you complete your test, you will be gifted the pattern and something called karma. Karma is the amount of tests that you have successfully completed. The more karma you have, the more likely you are to get chosen for future tests​:yellow_heart:

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i shall be a tester for you: you misspelled it

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Haha fixed it!:rofl:

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Oh gotcha!!! So Ribblr has a journal function built in then and it’s not some separate thing :blush: ok that makes sense. Tyvm!!

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Awesome!! I’ve never heard of a karma system before, that sounds exciting. Tyvm for the info!!

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if you would like i could tag you for a tester call, so you can apply to be a tester?

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That would be so awesome if you don’t mind!! :heart::heart:

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i have a pokeball tester call if you like

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Here’s some posts that have some answers on the comments that may provide additional help :smile:

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Thank you so much!!!

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Hi! I’m actually new to looking for pattern testers and looking for people like you! I have some Pokemon patterns I’m currently working on and need help testing the pattern soon.

I just followed you and so stay tuned for my tester call on my patterns! :slight_smile:

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