Which new features do you want the most?
The ability to have more than one cupboard and give them nicknames (home, work, etc)… would also be nice to use the tea randomizer w/ the separate cupboards.
It would be nice if steepster would provide an OpenID identity server — we all have unique URLs to identify us, and it would be neat to be able to comment on other blogs as our steepster-selves!
When having a PM conversation, the ability to add someone else to an existing PM conversation would be LOVELY.
F’rinstance, if persons A and B are having a discussion, and they suddenly realize that person C should really be involved as well, this would save a lot of time and trouble in making sure person C could see the whole of the conversation before they’d joined it.
Can we get the option to browse/search for other members?
Maybe a suggestions section in our dashboard of other member who maybe have reviewed the same tea, or have similar teas in our cupboard?
Another vote for being able to view tea ratings when searching. (Ex: searching for the word “bai” would show all of the teas that have the word “bai” in the title/description/whatever like it currently does, but we’d also be able to see the little green number in the corner.)
Since chai has it’s own category, please make matcha a separate category as well- or better yet a general “stone ground” category as there are stone ground white, oolong, and black teas as well. Separate pouchong and amber pu erh (along w/ shu and sheng) categories would be nice as well.
Isn’t chai just black tea brewed with spices? Why would that have its own category, versus any other black tea blended with other components?
Also, isn’t it easier to just classify the stone-ground teas you’re talking about under what the type of tea they are is? White, oolong, black, etc.
I feel like there could be a million categories for these teas….why not just keep it simple and complete? Amber pu erh is a pu erh. Pouchong is kind of difficult, but most people classify it as an oolong. I’m not sure if there’s a category for it already, but maybe we should have one for yellow tea.
I always mark both chai and the base when entering a chai. much like I do when adding a true tea and herbal or fruit blend. I use the chai category to mean “blended with spices”. I’m not the only person who enters teas in the data base this way. That category is already there so I don’t see it leaving. I also want to seek out matchas (and other stone ground teas) by certain companies quickly. (I’d mark both “stone ground” and the tea type.) Yellow is already there:) Of my category suggestions I think the Shu and Sheng separate categories are the most important and valuable as they are VERY different cuppas. I do not currently prefer shu at all and would like an easier way to identify sheng in a search.
I would love a reset button in the tealog pop-up for the Rating and Steeping Parameters slide bars to set the values back to the default blank position.
Here are some things, apologies if they’ve already been stated. I don’t know if they’re technologically possible, but they would make things much easier.
First, the ability to see others of your logs easily while writing a new log without having to log into Steepster twice and move back and forth between windows. So if you want to know what you said about a particular tea that you want to compare something else to, you can pull that info up easily from your same log in. The same would be true about the logs already entered on the tea you’re reviewing, so that you can see them easily and enable easier agreement or disagreement with what others have said in the past.
Second, an ability to sort tea logs other than by reverse chronological order and popularity and to search in your logs (and others) to find a particular one by author and tea logged.
Third, the ability to see the names and ratings of all teas you’ve logged at a glance.
Thanks for considering.
Can’t see where to search within one topic – if this doesn’t exist, it sure would be nice.
Also could use a search of just topic headers.
(I’m much too busy and important (lol) to be having to scroll through oodles of posts irrelevant to my search)
Seriously, though, as more content happens the length of the search results will be overwhelming.
.. so … my “Cadillac” of searches would give the choices of global, topic headers only, and separate search within one topic.
Are photos on the list? Embedded in the messages would be wonderful, but a separate area would do.
Photos of the tea leaves and the tea??
I would definitely like to be able to embed images (and links!) in reviews.
I know that image hosting can be a big drain on a small social networking website (or a big one) — I’d love for Steepster to host images, but I know it’s probably not practical. As things stand, the semi-official Flickr group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/steepster/) seems to be working well.
People do already post links in their reviews, but that’s at the descression of the author, not a feature of steepster.
I mean using markup tags for links, not just pasting the bare link in. All tags appear to be stripped out of our reviews and comments. (That’s pretty standard security, but I would love to see “img” and “a href” whitelisted someday!)