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Came a across a "Group" bug and I have a couple humble "Group" suggestions while I'm here. Answered

I was recently checking up on a group I started a little while back and found that I couldn't see any of the popular Instructables in the group, and when clicking "view all" the "No Instructables yet!" message came up when there are plenty Ibles added (they are still available in the Recent Entries panel). I've attached pictures of both situations for clarification. I did try IE and Firefox to see if it was a browser issue, unfortunately it was the same in both. I tried refreshing the browsers a few times too. Should I wait a couple days to see if it'll clear up or is this a legit issue?

In passing, a few suggestions that I had in regards to groups are: In the future, will we be able to see some more group functionality, like messaging all members as an example? Is there any way we could get updates on the group like: new members added, ibles added, and discussions posted?
Would we be able to access the group(s) that we create from our ibles profiles [a quick link with a photo, mebe under the You or Instructables tab]? I was also wondering if when you click the "Groups" shortcut the search category could be defaulted to groups as well?

The reason why I have made these suggestions is that whenever I want to check on what's happening with my group I always seem to have to go the long way around to get to it. The path I take is as follows: select group on my shorcuts-> write my group name in the search bar -> select groups from the search category and then hit enter to find the group. I can also go to You from the shortcuts -> hit the settings tab -> select groups -> then click on the group but there doesn't seem to be a faster way in.

I hope no one takes my comments/suggestions the wrong way because I'm definitely a huge fan of Instructables and am extremely thankful for the entire concept. Instructables is a great site and I may be me overlooking a faster way and a few simple solutions to my other suggestions, so I'm hoping someone can correct me/point me in the right direction, or let me in on the future of "Group" improvements. Oh yes and here's a PS: I'm not going to lie, If these suggestions sound facebookish...well....they are...plus a few added ideas to make these groups better than Facebook's :)


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Skater_j10
Skater_j10

11 years ago

Thank you for your response and efforts you guys! I definitely appreciate the additions and updates you're doing to the site, and by all means please foucs on the items that are higher up on the priority list. NoahW, Thanks for confirming that the groups section will be on the "to do" list for the future. In the meantime, just know that I, for one, will be eagerly waiting in anticipation for the groups to be polished up.

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Skater_j10
Skater_j10

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks to the Devs at Instructables for fixing this issue, I just checked today and everything is back to normal!

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noahw
noahw

11 years ago

These are some really great suggestions for the groups section of the site. 

It's definitely true that groups is long overdue for an overhaul, but we've been working hard on some other features of the site that we feel need our attention even more.

I've forwarded your post along to the rest of the staff at Instructables and we'll certainly try and get groups back on our to do list sometime soon.

Thanks for your suggestions and for taking the time to share them with us.

Best,
Noah

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Groups never load up for me, it's is like there's always something on the group page that's irretrievable...

L

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

11 years ago

Those are some good suggestions! I must say I agree with alot of them, the groups area of the site does need a bit of TLC. I know that is on the list of things to get around at look at!