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Which new features do you want the most?

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I didn’t see this suggested, apologies if it has been and my eyes are too glazed to detect it, or perhaps it’s here and I’m too tired to find it, but I’d like to see the ability to sort a type of tea by ranking. So, for example, if I wanted to know what got the highest rating of all the lemon herbal infusions rated on steepster I could see that in descending order from highest to lowest.

coral23 said

I second that! And also add my earlier suggestion of having a way to search by ingredient(s), since not all teas are named according to what’s in it.

Cofftea said

When you click on “Teas” the default sorting is already by highest rating.

I noticed that, but I was looking for some more granularity in the sorting…

I think you’re saying you would like more detail in the simple search on a specific tea or tea company or whatever. That within the lemon herbal infusions ratings, you would like to sort on things like Steeper name, time to steep, temperature of water, etc. I’d like that as well.

Yes — I could figure out how to sort for herbal and see the items in descending rating order, but I couldn’t seem to sort for lemon only within herbal. It would be nice to be able to compare apples to apples.

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coral23 said

I think it would be awesome to have a wish list in addition to the shopping list.

Cofftea said

Can’t you just use it as such? A lot of us do.

coral23 said

Yes, I also use it that way too, but I thought it would be nice to specify which tea I planned to buy versus which tea I would buy if I had more money and/or ideas for gifts for bday, xmas, etc. This could simply be implemented with some way to tag the different teas in my shopping cart, or by making a new list, which I don’t think would be too difficult since it’s basically making a replicate of the shopping list.

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Karsh said

I’m sure it’s been mentioned in this thread already, but an Android app would be mighty sweet, particularly if it had access to a user’s shopping list and cupboard, and could utilize Steepster’s “Places” search to find current tea rooms and add new ones. Throw in a tea timer as well, and I’d easily put down cash for it.

Cofftea said

Yes it has been.

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Cait select said

It would be really nice if I could see “number of times I drank this tea” in places other than the cupboard. If I put in a tasting note each time, I can see all of my tasting notes together when I look at the tea — which is awesome! — but if I leave a blank note, that doesn’t show up except as a number on my cupboard. If I run out of a tea and remove it from my cupboard, then I can’t see how many times I drank it, plus that’s not the most intuitive place to look.

Angrboda said

I believe you can see that in the tab ‘ratings’

Cait select said

Angrboda, you are right — thank you!

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~lauren. said

Can you please have a guidelines posted for those in need of help in formatting text in posting? I am very new to this and really could use some help.

I am actually talking about the following:
-to bold a word, you use an asterisk on both sides

-to get a temperature degree, you do as Khürt Williams suggested a while back http://tinyurl.com/yfxvell :
(an ampersand and degree, no spaces)
& deg; will produce ° (no spaces between ampersand and deg)
140 & deg;F will produce 140°F. (again, no spaces between number, ampersand and deg though spaces shown here for example)

- to get that crossing out of words effect, you double hyphen the phrase, -like so-

-But how to you italicize? how do you underline? how do you change word color for emphasis?

I thought if somebody can post a how-to quideline, it would make the posts more interesting. I can see that some people are already in the know, this is for newbs like me that haven’t a clue until I stumble into it by mistake!

Angrboda said

underscores for italics. This fellow _

Stephanie said

Yes, I would like these type of guidelines as well.

It appears to use Textile codes, a sort of simplified version of HTML. There are several more examples and a previewer here http://textile.thresholdstate.com/, or some more explanation here http://www.tawawa.org/tutorials/filed/000202.html

Except not exactly, because my links didn’t format right (unless I was doing it wrong); still, that tells how to do italics and underlining. Not sure about colors :(

~lauren. said

Tea Bird, You are one cool dude uh dudette uh person for posting that link – thanks! This is me getting the hang of it!

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wombatgirl said

Has anyone suggested folders within the mail system yet? I’d like to be able to file some of my mail.

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S said

The ability to see tea ratings and rank by rating when you search for a tea by name…for example, I’d like to be able to search for a word (for example, “genmaicha” or “vanilla” or whatever) and then see the ratings for the teas. Is there already a way to do this that I’m overlooking?

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Harfatum said

Tasting notes of a tea by a single person are sorted by some sort of combination of likes and comments, with a comment seeming to bear more weight than a like. This is good, but it’s not as intelligent as the excellent tea ranking algorithm. If someone does a comprehensive review of a tea when they are new and have few followers, it probably won’t get as many likes as casual tasting notes will when they become established.

Being able to mark one of your tasting notes as your review of the tea might be helpful. I like tasting notes, because they make for a lively conversation going on at all times, but when searching for teas it’d be nice to find true reviews highlighted, with the other tasting notes expandable.

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Lori said

I like Shanti’s idea. Is there a way to search for a ranking of teas by similar type (i.e., vanilla tea, chocolate tea, premium first flush darjeelings)? It seems like I can get a ranking of all teas or teas within a single vendor…

S said

Yep, I agree…it doesn’t have to even be like a categorical listing of all teas with vanilla, all teas with chocolate, etc., but just the ability to search “long jing” and have all the teas with the word “long jing” in their name come up, and then be able to rank them by rating.

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Harfatum said

Skipping to the last post of a discussion thread doesn’t work much of the time. It rounds up when it shouldn’t (or some similar bug), giving a blank page. It worked with this thread before I posted this, for example.

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