Thursday Tip: Requesting Features in The List

Posted by livia on

Hey Ravelers! For my very first blog post, I want to reemphasize a section of the site that’s going to be super important to me: The List. As Ravelry’s new product/user experience designer, I’m going to be looking at The List all of the time so that I can understand what new features and updates you want me to design for the site.

Here’s a slightly updated version of Christina’s great post about The List from a couple of years ago.

 

Where can I find The List?

There are 2 ways to get to the list…

1. On the forums page, the For the Love of Ravelry forum has a special link to The List in the upper right hand corner.

 

2. We’ve also just added a link to The List in the footer. Scroll to very the bottom of any page on Ravelry, and you’ll see The List between Donating and Ravelry Merch.

 

How can I browse The List?

There are a number of browsing options available on the left side of the page. You can filter down by enhancements, bugs, tasks, or by the section of the site the idea is related to. There’s also a search at the top of the page if there’s a specific term you’d like to hone in on. Or you can look at the items sorted by most recent comment on the right side of the page.

 

I want to add something to The List, or voice my opinion about something that’s already there. What do I do?

There are several ways to contribute to The List:

1. Post about it in For the Love of Ravelry! Ravelry staff and volunteer bug trackers keep up with that forum and are able to add ideas to The List from there. If the idea is already on The List your post can be added, which is helpful for us to gather all the feedback about an idea into one Issue. You can see on the right of the screenshot below, which is from an Issue page within The List.

2. By clicking the “Yes! I’d like this too” button you add to the thumbs up votes. By clicking “Notify me if this is completed” you become a watcher of this item. That means you’ll receive a private message when we mark the item as completed.

3. There’s also a comment area so that you can add your request straight to the issue. They’re listed on the item in reverse chronological order, so we can quickly scan for the latest thoughts on the issue. Don’t be shy about leaving detailed comments – it’s valuable to us to learn exactly what you want and what you don’t!

 

Gosh, a lot of these ideas are really old. Does that mean you’re never going to get to them?

Definitely not! Lots of great ideas were suggested in the early days of Ravelry and just because we haven’t gotten to them yet doesn’t mean we never will (note from Livia: I’m already working on some!). On the other hand, an item being on The List doesn’t mean it will definitely happen.

We love having feedback from Ravelers on the changes you’d like to see (or not see!) and it is a key part of our discussions about how we spend our time. We feel lucky to have a community that cares so much about Ravelry and its future!