Question about testing

Am I aloud to post tester calls on here but not post the pattern onto my shop? Like if I need testers for a pattern that I’m going to sell on my Etsy shop? I was wondering because I don’t know if any other places that you can easily find and let people test your patterns.

Please help me and let me know!!

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I’m not sure, but that is an interesting idea. To make use of the testing features on Ribblr, you would probably have to actually make it as a pattern on here but just not release it. I have seen people make tester calls on Ribblr for patterns on their Instagram, but I’m not sure how that works as I don’t have Instagram. I think that it would be fine, but like I’m not completely sure and like I said in order to have people be able to actually apply and test on Ribblr you would have to have the pattern here as well. You could also use Instagram as a place to find testers, but again I’m not sure how that would work. Good luck!

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Ohh yeah I meant I would make the pattern for people to test on here, they would still be gifted the pattern on here. But I would release it to the public only on my Etsy after I made it into a pdf. I know other people use Instagram but I also don’t use it.

Thank you!! :two_hearts:

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im guessing that would be fine to do

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Yeah, that should be fine! Good luck with testing if/when you do it!

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I changed the topic to support so @Ribblr can help and it makes a little more sense because you are asking about something you don’t know about. But I honestly don’t know

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Why wouldnt you want to sell the pattern on here?

I understand you have all free patterns in your shop currently, why not have your pattern on multiple platforms?

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I don’t want to set up stripe and I personally like the way Etsy handles money better, and I want to keep all the patterns on my Ribblr shop free!

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Understandable.

Why not make the pattern for free for Ribblr followers and sell the PDF on etsy? I have 2 patterns set up this way currently for my Ribblr folks.

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I don’t see why not, I haven’t read any rules against it?
Ravelry.com also has testing pools but I find Ribblr much easier to use and friendlier.

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I usually do this and currently am doing this for some patterns, but for some upcoming patterns I’d like to make them paid. :blush:

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Same! Ravelry is pretty cold about things.

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I get it!

Maybe if we tag @Ribblr enough, theyll change or expand their payout methods!

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When you make the test, you should let testers know that you wont be publishing the pattern here. Since you would need to gift it to them for them to get karma.

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I know! I will still be gifting them the pattern, and I’ll be telling them all the details!

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Sorry, I just saw your older comment saying that you’ll still gift it. In that case, I dont see why it would be a problem. I know some people dont release patterns at all after testing

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Ive tested a pattern on Ribblr that wasn’t put up for sale here and I was gifted it after completing the test. It worked just like normal testing :smiling_face:

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You can create the pattern here & still host your tester call & gift the pattern to testers. Just let them know that. And when testing is all done. You dont have to post the pattern “public on ribblr”. You can just keep the pattern switched to off & only you will see it under your patterns in the shop! So then if you want to you can recopy the pattern & sell it on etsy instead

Now, if you already have a pattern written up somewhere else. And you need testers, I would suggest writing up a post asking for testers, and the photo of the project; put it in the tester category. And who ever comments they would like to test. You can select & put them in a group chat & send them the pattern in the group chat. But then testers wouldnt recieve karma because youre not testing on ribblr. Hope that makes sense!

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