Which new features do you want the most?
A dictionary/pronunciation guide for teas. It’d also be nice to see the tea name in the native language when we log them.
I like this idea!
That’s a great idea!
I tend to buy tea who’s name I can pronounce because I don’t want to sound like an idiot, but by doing that I’m really missing out.
Already on the list, thanks!
Please put multiple loggings of a tea by the same person in order by date/time. The logging of one of my teas goes infusions 5, 3, 1, 6, and then 4 (oops forgot to log infusion 2).
The reason why it’s like that is because tasting notes on the tea page are listed by our popularity algorithm. We think this is best because on the tea page you want to see to best/most popular/most relevant tasting notes. We believe the best place to see tasting notes in chronological order is on a user’s tealog, so you can understand the tasting notes from the user’s perspective.
I understand why it is the current way, but I do not agree it’s best.
Pics added to tasting notes as well as a photo album in our profile.
What about a Newest Members Section or a Greet New Members Section!?
How about “online users” to see who is on.
If we do that, let’s make sure we have an opt-out option. I hate the feeling that I’m being watched while online and I generally stay away from services that show online users.
Most sites that show that can be tailored to opt in/out or to only display online/offline status to “friends”
Then make sure the chat can work if you’re shown as invisible/offline. And can show who you’re online to. Different settings for different groups (followers, people you follow, and other users) if not for individual users.
I like to follow the commentary of the tasting notes I comment on (and am looking forward to doing the same w/ tea food items and accessories hopefully), but with the never ending dash board (lol) and just my poor memory, it’s hard to remember and find all the commentary for tasting notes I’ve already commented on. It would be great if those were differentiated by “so-and-so also commented on so-and-so’s tasting note of such and such tea”.
Would like to see more “Follow” buttons. If I’m reading forum posts and somebody says something cool, I should be able to click “Follow” right next to their name. Likewise if I am scanning the Latest Activity, etc.
Also, As a vendor. I would love to be able to see who has added our teas to their shopping lists, who has it in their cupboard, etc. I’m always looking for new ways to gauge people’s interest in our blends.
Just a small tweak to the profile pages. It would be great to see a link to twitter, if a user is signed up to that service.
Once again, I think that should be opt-out. I don’t necessarily want to share all my accounts with everyone. I value my privacy. Right now Steepster is set up to protect privacy in myriad ways. It is part of what I like about it and is part of why I’m here.
Perhaps a better solution is not to automatically share everyone’s Twitter information (or email addresses or any other contact info) but to provide a place in the profile where the user can choose to offer that as a link in the same way that Location or Website is available but not required.
I like Carolyn’s idea here. I don’t have a Twitter account and isn’t particularly interested in one, but I don’t mind sharing my email so people can contact me directly there if they wish.
You can already link to twitter.
I don’t know if it would work or how difficult it would be to implement, but I would like to be able to match up my ratings with people who rated teas similar to how I did. For example, if I rated tea A and tea B over, say, 80, but rated tea C very low, say 40, I could see who else had similar numbers, and from looking at what other teas they liked I might be more likely to find ones I liked.
Agreed! Kindof like Last.fm!
I’m not sure I’m understanding you correctly, do you mean this as a way to find other teas you might like or people w/ similar tea tastes- because I think BOTH would be wonderful.
Yes! Finding more teas by looking through the cupboards/tealogs of people who have similar tea taste/preference/ratings.
1) Bitter / Smoothness – I currently use a spreadsheet to keep track of steeping certain tea causes it to get bitter. It would be great if we could include this on the description.
2) Vote for features – Instead of listing it in a thread, allow each user to vote for features
3) Private tasting notes.
4) API – Would love to see an API (Seems to be restful already)
5) Cleaning up the companies. There are a lot of duplicates.
I have a lot of other nit pick little features / design changes, but this is beta and beats my excel spreadsheet that I share with my friends. Thanks for making this site. The bad thing is, I’m spending a lot more on tea and I still haven’t finished many of my boxes.
I disagree w/ the 2nd suggestion. WE’RE the ones that use the site so we should be ones coming up w/ the suggestions for new features. I do; however, agree that we should vote on ones suggested. That’s why I suggested my idea of having a button that says “+1” by the idea so we can just click that to log how many people are interested in that idea instead of having endless “I agree!” comments.
Sorry, I guess I wasn’t clear with #2. I meant to say we should have a separate interface to vote for suggestions we make.
Oh, ok. But I still think it belongs here.
The only issue is, there’s a lot of side chatter. Some things are comments to feature requested. Like I just listed 4 features I wanted, so a +1 wouldn’t really work.
That’s why there’s a difference between reply to topic and reply to a post in the topic. I just wish we could reply to a reply. That’s exactly why I don’t tend to combine my ideas unless they are VERY closely related even though people get mad.