Which new features do you want the most?
This isn’t directly for the site, and I only joined yesterday but have you thought about an app? I just checked iTunes and I don’t see one but it would be great to be able to update when I’m out and about. Just a thought :)
I had the same thought, Courtney!
YES! An app was my thought when I joined yesterday. It’d make it so much easier to reply to people when you aren’t at a computer. and you wouldn’t miss out on a great swap if you could chat on the go.
I’d like to be able to click on a member and see the discussions they’ve posted (not contributed to, but actually created).
I’d also like to see the most recently commented on threads pop to the top of the discussion list (under the first default 3, of course), displaying the username of who made the most recent comment, not just the username of who originated the thread.
createaforum.com has free hosted simple machines forums that does this and more. easy to maintain too.
plus with that, we can fulfill another one of my wishes. to be able to track the topics that im most interested in without my inbox getting flooded :)
I’d like to be able to have a comment section for the tea companies. I know there are a couple places that make really good tea and others that sell some horrible teas. It would be nice to review the company as a whole before making any regrettable purchases. Unless of course this is already something you have and I just haven’t found it yet.
we can make 1 topic per company for the time being i guess
I would greatly appreciate having blurbs about, or links to the different tea companies. There are 7 variations of “Special Tea” but which one is the shop in Victoria http://www.specialtea.com/?
I want a steepster app for my iPhone, that includes easy discovery of nearby tea locations. :)
Seconded. Would love an app for my phone ___
What about an advanced search? Like sorting the teas you search by rating.
I would still love a way to block posts of certain users who make life miserable. Or at least block them from commenting on your tasting notes, which would make life a little happier. haha
really good idea.
Gosh, did I miss something while I was away?
haha nah, just getting fed up. Last straw kind of deal, nothing terribly interesting sadly! lol
or a way to stop someone from following you maybe?
Might have been said before, but a way to prioritize the shopping list, possibly including sections for samples,companies, and/restock staples would be lovely!
I’m sure it has already been requested but an iphone/android app would be fabulous. Yes, the website is accessible on Safari on my phone, but its a pain to navigate it on the phone (trying to rate a tea, use the slider for time & temp of steeping) is impossible. And I usually have my phone or Kindle Fire on me more than I’m on a regular computer.
I’d like a sticky forum topic for negative trade feedback. Someone would update the first post, and anyone that had problems with people in trades could reply to that topic. Then the main list would be updated by someone who wants to moderate it. For example, the main list could look like this:
TEA SIPPER – two negative trade feedbacks given by (username) + (username)
No, I don’t think I have any negative feedback, I’m just using myself as an example! The feedbacks don’t have to ban the members from trading, or be taken as fact or law, but just to give a better idea to anyone setting up trades or traveling tea boxes on who might not be so reliable. If many negative feedbacks are stacked up, that would give people a clue. Right now, there isn’t really a way to tell. thanks!
What I’ve seen other forums do is just have a thread where users will list the transaction / the users involved with positive feedbacks only.
Well, I think I’d rather assume that everyone who trades has positive feedback, until they don’t, so then only the negative feedback would have to be noted. Otherwise, there would be tons of positive feedback and you could never find the negative.
That’s precisely the point. The reason negative feedbacks aren’t allowed in most forum feedback systems is simply because feedback differs on a user by user basis. One user might be a bit annoyed that a user shipped via first class instead of priority mail. Another user might be annoyed that only one serving per sample was swapped where as the other user swapped 1oz of tea per sample. Basically by promoting only positive feedbacks, you can see which users do a lot of trades and those who do a lot of trades won’t get penalized due to one bad experience.
ah, okay. I see your point. If someone does 200 swaps then they will probably have more negative feedback than someone who doesn’t get involved in swaps at all. I’m thinking more along the lines of not mailing out traveling tea boxes or something. All the details could go in the replies to the feedback thread so if it was just an uneven swap or something, you could see that. Then the top post in the thread could have like
TEA SIPPER 14 positive + 2 negative
But I think it would just be crowded if positive feedback was included (and also complicated for the moderator.) But if enough negative feedbacks stack up, and not just for uneven trades or something (ie: someone consistently not mailing things out) it would be a big hint.
I think listing just negative feedback would be fine because I severely doubt any users here are really going to give negative feedback because of something like the type of shipping used! There could also be standards for negative feedback i.e. user has to have sent the package out either very late (over 1 month?) OR not at all, or if they lie about the amount, send tea that’s gone bad, etc.