Such great ideas and suggestions!
You are completely right. As our platform continues to grow we recognize there’s a need for a new feature suggestion space.
So here's a spolier for you!
We can confirm it’s coming very soon in our June Feature Drop. Our Support space will remain the main place to raise feature issues, ask for help, reports bugs etc. Topics like yours would go into the new space.
Those who have been on Ribblr for quite some time know how important feedback is to us, and how many new features & improvements are being implemented based on feedback.
Naturally we often get contradicting suggestions, so those that we see the need for and are a fit for Ribblr are likely to be implemented or added to our roadmap.
So thanks everyone and a shout out to @OBabyNMore for opening this topic.
Addressing some of the ideas shared here
Firstly, we agree we need more filters.
Generally, we see spaces as the top level sections of the community.
We currently have 10 spaces (including the Lounge and the new Suggestion space that’s coming soon), and we do not want to overcrowd the community with many spaces that are too specific.
However, that’s exactly where tags come in!
Tags are a fantastic way to specifically mark topics so they can be filtered and keep the community organized.
For example, there’s a surge in giveaways on the community. Some may belong to our Crochet space and some to our Knitting . Some may wish to be notified about every giveaway post and some would like to see none. That’s why it’s important to add the tag giveaway to these posts.
You can use your profile settings to automatically watch, track or even mute specific tags.
When you mute a tag it means you won’t see any topics relating to it. When you watch a tag you’ll be notified of every new post or topic. You can also do the same for spaces.
Go to your profile → preferences → tracking. This is what you’ll see
We also rely on our your help with tagging.
Some new users may not be familiar with all our tools.
So @regulars who see a topic without a tag can edit the title to add tags. Others can simply share a friendly reply.
If you do add tag to someone else’s post, please let them know so they can better utilize our tagging tools.
Thanks to your great feedback, we went ahead and added new tags including:
pattern-drop - to be used when announcing a new pattern drop.
need-ideas - to be used when asking for ideas for what to make next.
Lastly, we’re always open to new personal spaces - private and public ones. These are designed for specific groups or themes. For example, our new Teen Crafters is a great space for teen crafters to come together to talk about teen-only things. With that in mind, any group member is also welcome to use any of our other spaces, of course.
Let us know if you are interested in opening a personal space.