If Favourites are being used a way to measure how popular a project is then aren't Lists interfering with that idea?
Because,if a person adds a project to their "To make" list then they most likely aren't going to 'favourite' it as well; meaning that the creator of the project doesn't know how much people are enjoying their project.
What does everyone think on this topic?
Just a thought: Couldn't lists and favourites be integrated together, much like the 'favourites' people use to bookmark internet sites. Then, a project could still be favourited but at the same time organised and put in a folder. This would also mean that you could have a folder within a folder, which would keep things even more organised.
i understand what you are saying and i agree- ithink it may be nice if somone adds your project to a list if you get an email telling you this.
i dont really know how you would combine the 2 though.
I wondered about the email thing on lists, too. if I'm adding a project to a list instead of favoring it, I try to leave a comment to tell them I like it so much I'm gonna try it since they probably don't know I've added them to a list. what's bugging me is on my profile, my list of favorites shows the first ones I picked instead of the most recent. it'd be nice if you could choose which way your want that sorted, and I love the idea of the lists being within the fav's folder. though... from lookin' around recently, co+k has bigger fish to fry at the moment! I checked to see who was online last night and it all showed zero
Hmm we hadn't thought about doing mail notifications for adding to lists, do you think it would be useful or do you think it might get annoying if you start receiving a lot of emails?
Thanks for letting us know about the online now bug Candice, we'll work to fix it. Also, we'll change the order of the lists so that they show newest first - I already thought it was that way around.
"Hmm we hadn't thought about doing mail notifications for adding to lists, do you think it would be useful or do you think it might get annoying if you start receiving a lot of emails? "
Couldn't a project just automatically go to your favourites if you put it in a list?
Because then you get a favourites email notification and your project can be in the running for "most popular projects".
"I dont really know how you would combine the 2 though." You could just have folders like you do when you favouorite/bookmark websites. Then you don't need to worry about listing and favouriting. All you would do is click "favourite" and then a box or something could come up and you select which folder/folders you want to put it into.
What if the project wasn't a favorite but you wanted to put it in a list? I think people might get annoyed if it automatically went in to their favorites. What does everyone else think?
I like having the favourites separate from the lists. My favourites tends to be things that look really cool but aren't necessarily things I would want to attempt making, if they are I'm happy adding them to both.
"What if the project wasn't a favorite but you wanted to put it in a list? I think people might get annoyed if it automatically went in to their favorites. What does everyone else think?" Yeah that is true.
Favourites on CO&K are almost pointless though, I don't see any need for them if we have lists. Coz you can categorise any project into a list. You could have lists like "miscellaneous" or "pretty things".
Then the popularity of one's project could be measured by counting how many people ahve added it to their list(which is essentially "favouriting").
But we decide what goes in to the chart or the pick of the week from favorites. Someone could make a list of projects they didn't like and then it wouldn't make sense for us to feature those projects.
"Someone could make a list of projects they didn't like and then it wouldn't make sense for us to feature those projects.". True but people could just as easily 'favourite' a project by mistake, and both of those would occur extremely rarely and would hardly affecting the Top 20 results.
I would just really like it if favouriting on CO&K was the same as 'favouriting' for interent sites.
I understand though if you guys want to keep it how it is, but I just wanna argue my point
How do you mean the same for internet sites? If someone favorited accidentally, they could delete it and it wouldn't affect the charts.
People may start lists for projects that would be good gift ideas, in that case they wouldn't be favorites of that member but of someone else. We think that keeping favorites separate will mean that the featured projects are more tailored towards CO+K members tastes. Do you know where I'm coming from?
"How do you mean the same for internet sites?" Well, when you want to favourite a site that you like or want to look at later you press the favourite button, and from that you can organise your favourites websites into folders and sub-folders. I was just wondering if we could do the same on CO&K.
"People may start lists for projects that would be good gift ideas, in that case they wouldn't be favorites of that member but of someone else." But when there weren't lists on CO&K I favourited projects that I thought would be good gift ideas.
But now that there are lists I won't be using CO&K favourites anymore as I don't find there is a need for them.
I do understand it would be hard to integrate them both though.
Maybe on the projects, you could just have a little blank star and when you click on it it turns gold, as counts as a favourites 'vote'- because then it would just be an extra little thing to click on, and you wouldn't have to have the whole page refresh.
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I agree with the idea that something should be favourited when added to a list; makes perfect sense. : ) There is no point in having favourites if we have lists and vice versa. If a list were to favourite something as well, then statistics on how popular things are would be much more correct, too.
I am all for a change like this!
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