Which new features do you want the most?
Not a feature request, I think, but the answer might have been in this thread somewhere and I missed it. Also, I didn’t know where else to ask and didn’t want to start a thread to ask. Is there any way to tell what new posts have been added to a thread when they are replies, other than scrolling through the whole thing and looking at the time stamps?
Nope, the thread just turns blue and then you can go timestamp hunting.
And this thread doesn’t even turn red. It’s a major pain in the butt.
Thanks Angrboda & Cofftea. With stuff like this, I sometimes wonder if I’m missing something that everyone else is doing. =) Okay, one more question like this down below.
Some way to make it easy for people to share their home made tea concoctions and experiments, like what flavors go with what, etc. I know there is a home made teas company already, but for mixing and matching flavors some other functionality is required. For example have 3 flavor lists where people can select “peppermint”, in another list “chamomile”, in a third list “ginger” if they made this concoction at home and rate it. It might not have any commercial value in the beginning but would encourage people to experiment with flavors. Then perhaps you can sell flavor links to organic herb companies, like “to buy the best organic lavender click here”….
I don’t think we should be limited by consumerism; rather we should feel encouraged to broaden our knowledge of tea, whether a particular product’s sale is at stake or not. Sometimes my loose teas are from companies, but sometimes they’re amalgamations of fresh herbs from my garden, or dried herbs from my local Mexican, Middle Eastern or Asian grocery. I think Polina’s suggestion of links to companies selling loose ingredients is a good one, esp. if bolstering tea commerce is one of the missions of the site, or referrals help pay for the site, which of course does not just pay for itself. However, general ad space (vis-a- vis Facebook) may rectify that concern. I’d love to be able to share and rate some of my combinations with the intent of mere contribution towards tea knowledges in mind.
Ability to enter a company’s website to make it easy for people to purchase it.
Okay, I have one more feature question. In our Dashboard, when reading the Tasting Notes of those we Follow, comments now show up on the main page instead of having to click to go to them, which I like. They used to show up chronologically as people commented on Tealogs, then you’d click to be taken to that Tealog to see the new comment. How are ya’ll checking new comments once you’ve read the Tealog now?
New comments are in the notices.
I love how we can search for a tea by type, but how about adding more categories for a characteristic we’re looking for in that tea? Sweet, savory, buttery, sour, tart, bitter, umami, and dessert? …maybe this is where we could also find the decaf category. Also, since chai has its own category, can matcha and instant have their own categories as well? And maybe bagged and loose can be categories as well.
Right now the number by “notices” doesn’t go away right way when we click on it… I clicked on it 5 times and there are no new notices but the number still says three. Please make it so the number changes promptly. I’d like to see it go down by one ever time we click on one of the notices. On a related note, I hate how when we click on one new notice they all go back to being normal font from being bold. This is especially annoying when we check our notices for the 1st time in a while. Just as the number should change as view them one by one, please have only read notices be shown in normal font and unread notices in bold.
What about a MARK ALL AS READ button for the discussions!?
Yes, please, that would be useful! I’m not interested in all discussions and some (like the Black Friday one for example) aren’t relevant to me at all, but I click them quickly and then go back just so they’re not blue.
Or an X button so we could ignore threads we weren’t interested in.
I would really like the ability to search for people by similarity of tea tastes. If I tend to rate Ceylon black teas highly (or even primarily drink them), it would be cool to find others who also do. Picking people at random isn’t particularly helpful for recommendations unless they are very descriptive in their reviews.
Apologies if it’s been said; I haven’t read every post in this thread.
It has, but w/ 9 pages, it’s easy to miss. I’ve posted things I could swear I’ve seen but then couldn’t find them.