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 :)