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Pattern uploads: let users vote for which are featured on the site?

Crumpet 5/13/2012 01:37 am 1850

Our current system of approving patterns causes a lot of good patterns to be missed and never put on the site, as I'm sure many of you have noticed (when your own patterns weren't approved) :( If I set up a page where you the users could vote on all the appropriate uploaded patterns to choose which are published onto the main site, would any of you bother to vote? I'd make it so you could vote on many from one page.

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Apr 24, 2014 3:11 pm
yes, yes 1,000 times yes!!! we all need an equal opportunity to vote for the patterns to be showcased on this website. (I know that sounded pretty cheezy, but's something...)
Apr 11, 2014 4:28 pm
Yeah, it's going well so far. There are a lot of patterns getting through which probably wouldn't have otherwise. I've been surprised by some of the patterns which people have voted up. There is at least one problem with this method though: high-quality patterns that are of less popular things don't get as many votes. So in cases like that I think the votes have to be overruled. Otherwise we will only ever have patterns of popular things.
Apr 11, 2014 3:40 pm
So far I totally love this idea. Though it is still in its infant stages I look forward to seeing how it develops and helps the site develop.
Mar 25, 2014 2:42 am
Beck, I added the feature already, just haven't promoted it yet.
Mar 24, 2014 8:24 pm
I think this is a really cool idea. I believe people will enjoy that feature if it were to happen.
Mar 24, 2014 9:44 am
I'll add some promotion for that page soon so people can actually find it, lol.
Mar 24, 2014 9:34 am
Lucy, I wasn't planning on adding this feature for a while because I've been too busy working on other things for the site which I think are more important (like a much improved pattern maker). However I had a bit of spare time today so I set up a voting page: The problem is that I can't make any rules for how many votes get a pattern approved until I've seen how many people actually vote. So for now when you vote, nothing will be automatically approved but patterns which seem to be getting a lot of votes will be approved by the moderators. Later on, I will make a rule like "Patterns which receive X number of votes in X days will be approved." I might also add a "Vote down" option later on if it's needed, but I feel like that might hurt people's feelings.
Mar 24, 2014 2:58 am
I wonder if this feature is completed already... :/
Jun 3, 2012 2:00 pm
I can't wait for this feature!
May 28, 2012 5:38 am
I am still planning on trying this out. I just have to finish a large project I'm working on before I can set it up