Post your pattern tester calls, and offer to be a tester, right here on our Testing zone !
We have developed unique safe testing tools to empower both designers and testers, keeping testing safe, fair, and fun!
These tools are free to use for all Ribblrs.
Please make sure you read our guidelines below before testing or submitting a tester call.
Before you post your first tester call please take the time to learn more about our safe testing tools.
Please make sure you always follow the guidelines below.
Start by clicking the testing icon on your shop (displayed on top of your pattern’s image)
Post the tester call. If you do this via your shop (using the testing icon) your post will automatically include your pattern’s name and image and crafters will be able to apply with a single click.
You can also add specific requirements to your tester call post.
Alternatively, you can also copy the application link and manually send it to potential testers of your choice. Do this by clicking the testing icon on your shop.
You’ll receive a notification when someone applies so you can head over to your shop manager to approve or reject their application with a single click.
Check the tester’s karma points before approving or rejecting them.
Testers earn karma points when they complete a test so a quality tester will have more points.
Don’t forget to close your tester call.
Simply edit the title of your post and add the word ‘closed’. You can also reach out to our @leaders if you need help. Once the word ‘closed’ is added crafters will not longer be able to click to apply.
Once you’ve approved the chosen testers simply click the ‘message testers’ button (once again, start by clicking the testing icon on your shop).
You’ll be able to type in a message which will be sent to all testers and can be accessed as a private group message in the community.
Your testers can then either reply directly via the message or by clicking the ‘Contact designer’ option within your pattern.
And check out our improved testing features from May 2023:
Simply use the tester call post to apply. You’ll receive a confirmation pop-up instantly that your application has been sent.
Once the designer approves you as a tester they’ll send you (and other testers) a private group message.
The testing pattern will then appear in your patterns library under the ‘testing’ tab.
Click ‘test it!’ and get started.
Please note - designers have the ability to release the pattern in parts, such as section by section. This means you may not see the whole pattern as you test. This should be made clear by the designer in their private message to you.
Finally, please make sure you always follow the guidelines below.
Testers must be able to apply via your tester call post
You may provide several ways to apply for testing, but you must also accept submissions via your tester call post on the community. Your testing does not have to take place on Ribblr, although for the safety of your design we highly recommend it. (Learn more about our safe testing tools.)
You may not redirect crafters to another site to apply, including for filling forms.
Designers may set a testing criteria
Designers may set a testing criteria such as a testing deadline, asking testers to add journal notes or share a finished make photo on a social media platform, and more. This information must be disclosed on the tester call post.
Designers may also determine how many testers they require, when they’ll pick them, and when to open/close their tester call.
Do not apply to test if you do not meet the criteria
Please do not apply to test if you do not meet the criteria set by the designer.
If you aren’t sure, please ask the designer. For example - if you think you might not be able to finish before the set deadline ask the designer if that’s okay.
Communication is key
Both designers and testers are always expected to keep an active line of communications with each other in order to provide feedback, as well as ask and answer questions. Please be patient and allow the other party reasonable time to reply.
Be respectful, kind, and supportive
Both designers and testers must stay respectful, kind, and supportive of each other and follow Ribblr’s terms & conditions. Aggressive, violent or otherwise disrespectful behavior of any kind is not allowed and will not be tolerated.
If you feel that someone isn’t following these guidelines please avoid contact with them and reach directly to us.