Which new features do you want the most?
OK, this relates to the blue/yellow/whatever colour the discussion topic changes to when there are new posts…I would really love the option of having two columns, one for number of posts (already there) and one for number of (my) unread posts. I never remember what colour what is supposed to be, and how much I’ve already read of a discussion, and so I go searching. Knowing how many unread posts I have in a thread would make it so much easier to navigate the discussions. I know I can subscribe to a thread, but it still doesn’t tell me where I need to start. :)
I’d like to see the ability to mark all messages read so that it’s not this giant daunting block of unread messages.
I’d like to be able to view my past activity, instead of having to scour through hours and hours of updates!
The ability to choose whether we want our loggings w/ no commentary published to our followers’ notices (not appearing in the list of tasting notes) and also the ability to choose whether we want our followers’ logs w/ no commentary visable on our notices. I personally would like to see every cup a person drinks even if there isn’t text or steeping parameters to go w/ it.
The only thing I can think to suggest would be a live chat feature. Now that… would be sweet! If this has already been suggested, then my apologies and +1 to their contribution.
I would also like to add my thoughts on a few things I hope you guys do NOT implement. As much as I like Facebook, please don’t stoop down to that level and add things like applications, groups, event invites, etc. Steepster has an awesome thing going here with a fantastic community of people. I believe “groups” would disrupt that vibe, separate us, and just plain complicate things. It works on Facebook because there are millions of people on there. However, I don’t think it would have the same success here.
Eh, that is just my opinion.
I ditto everything, except I’m hoping we can search by geographical location so I actually do hope we can plan events/face to face meetings and can send s-vites (steepster e-invites).
I see your point about invites… but why not use the private messaging feature for this instead of creating a completely new feature? Multitask the items that are already available – not to mention make less work for the Overlords. Nothing is stopping you (or anyone else) right now from planning events with others via PM’s. ;)
For example, when I met a group of tea-lovers who I talked with on another tea forum, we planned it all through the private messaging feature used on that forum.
Because you can’t PM everyone. That way if person x starts an event and invites person y, person why can invite person z. And the event wall/profile/info can be the source and center of communication.
Sorry, this may already be posted here but with over 400 posts to go through, sorry, I don’t have the time. I’m wondering about getting info on the tea companies that are here. I see the teas and companies but not anything about the companies. I would like also to be able to quickly see fair trade teas.
RE: your comment on going thru 400 posts… the search feature isn’t perfect, but it does help.
A company info page is the #1 thing I want to see implemented. How long they’ve been around, country of origin, their website and/or addresses of brick&mortar shops, etc.
Tags so a person can search tasting notes by key words.
I actually think it would be nice if Steepster had an option for making a blogpost that wasn’t linked to a specific cuppa, so that if I wanted to natter about tea, generally, I could do that.
It would be nice to see the average of someone’s list of tea ratings so that I can see what score this person usually gives.
IMO that’s completely useless info. Steepster already does too much w/ averages.
I thought it would be useful to see if someone’s rating of a tea is above or below his/her collection of ratings, but oh well.
How so? Maybe I’m just not understanding you.
Sorry I meant the “average” of his/her collection of ratings. Well that way you would know if the rating she just gave is above or below her standards or not.
Oh, this sounds very useful to me! I know my “midpoint” is fairly high, to the point where I’m considering going back and spreading things out a little lower, and other people give a rating meaning “good” with the same number I’ve been using for “mediocre” — it would be helpful to be able to look at another user’s profile and fine out for sure. Also, numbers are fun. :)
Also, how about making the most recent replies page 1 so that it’s faster to read recent posts?
This would be really useful to newbies like myself .