Which new features do you want the most?
I would love it if you could show which number rating you were giving a tea right on the tea log page, as you were giving it that rating (kind of like how the rating shows exactly when you are changing the ratings right on the ratings page—it shows you the number as you’re changing it). It doesn’t show the exact number on the tea log page until after you’ve logged it. Otherwise, it is just the sliding scale with a few other teas to compare it with. I don’t know if I’m being clear..
I’d love to be able to look at a tea’s profile and see who has it in their Cupboard. That would be cool, and it might help with trades too.
Sorry if this was suggested before!
This is a little thing, hopefully easy to program: allow users to select their preferred default (from the dropdown) for viewing the list of teas they’ve reviewed. Or have the default be highest rated instead of most logged. At least for me, I only use this list when I’m deciding where a tea I’m rating falls within my existing ratings, so that I’m consistent.
It would be nice if the tea data base had a box to check for a custom blend (Steepsterite blended at home, not preblended by a company).
How about a way to flag or merge duplicates or of a certain tea?
Any chance you could calculate for each user the average rating they give? And maybe show it on their profile, or even after their name on each review. Or going crazy here, maybe even calculate a histogram for each user´s ratings to show on their profile. But seriously, just a simple average just on one place would be interesting to me.
I have finally realized that a users are rating teas very differently, and it would be interesting. Person A rates a tea 85 – but their average rating is 70, that means something. Person B rates another tea 85 – but their average rating is 95, that means something else.
I’d like a real number on my rating line…
and an accompanying iPhone app.
You are awesome for making this.
Like many others, I’m interested in a more convenient way to access Steepster from my phone (Android app or a streamlined mobile site).
I think a way to just view all of the teas in my cupboard in a single list would be nice. The little tea-tin view is really cute, but not always as useful.
I’d love to have a place to rate teaware (pots, brewing equipment, cups, etc.).
Another good feature would be a way to catalog a custom blend from two types of packaged/catalogued tea. (I tried searching for Teavana’s Snow Geisha, and found about three different custom blends that had “Snow Geisha” in the name—it took me a minute to figure out which was the one I was searching for, and why there were so many different types of “Snow Geisha” listed.) Ideally, there would be a way to easily identify which teas are sold “as is” and which teas are custom blends. Custom blend pages would also ideally have information in the tasting notes about what ratio of each type of tea/herb/spice was blended to create the custom blend.
I’d also love a feature enhancement to actually see what rating number I’m giving a product — the current interface is difficult to use accurately.
Another good feature enhancement might be to find a way to accurately account for over brewing in tea rating. One of the teas I rated had horrible reviews, but almost half of the reviews were made by individuals who had steeped the tea (a green herbal blend) for 10 minutes or more and then complained about the bitter taste (common in over-steeped green tea). It’s hard to tell at a glance if a tea is being discounted because it’s being improperly prepared or what.
I’d also love a feature that allowed us to flag duplicate tea listings for deletion or merging. (Possibly with a way of providing admins with links to all listings for that tea.)
Another thing that would be helpful is a way of specifying whether the tea is loose leaf or bagged.
Teaware → for now, set up teaware reviews like this: http://steepster.com/teas/teaware/15372-breville-one-touch-tea-maker
Blends → Just name it and then use “Custom” for the brand. (I agree, “tagging” teas in blends would be nice)
Rating → This and a couple other of your suggestions have already been mentioned. Please search for ideas before posting. Discussion keyword search now works for this thread (it didn’t always)
Oversteeping→ I like this idea, but would expand it for all fataliTEAS (old tea, blending w/ something that didn’t work) and there could be a box to check for that. This, of course would be a lot more practical if we were allowed to give each log individual ratings
flags→ for now, PM one of the admins and they’ll take care of it
Bagged vs. loose→ Just make a new entry and add “bagged” (adding the weight of the bag might be nice) or "loose leaf.
Apologies about the duplicate suggestions — I didn’t quite have the energy to wade through all 27 pages of suggestions.
Love your suggestion about including all fataliTEAS.
Making a new entry for bagged vs. loose doesn’t seem like such a great idea. I saw something similar earlier, and it just looked like a duplicate entry that most users ignored or didn’t even find. The first entry (which didn’t even specify loose or bagged) was full of tasting notes for both, while the second entry had very few tasting notes at all. Having a tag for that, or even a way of specifying how much tea you used while brewing a non-bagged tea would be great.
Again, no need to wade thru as the search works.
Well, ultimately it’s up to users to use it. I think the new entry is fine.