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i really love all the new features added to the forum. it looks awesome, and the area to enter comments with all the tools is PERFECT! .....but is there a way to turn off emailing each time someone else makes a comment on a post after you have commented on it?
Woops! Nevermind on this post. I’ve deleted my comments...not sure what I was thinking! ha-ha.
can we delete a comment or just edit it?
Agree with having a "like" option.
Another thought - I'm always wondering how my colors look printed. They can be so different on screen than in real life. Perhaps a Minted swatch palette for InDesign and Illustrator? Maybe minties could order a printed version of the palette so that they could see what colors look like in print. This might also allow Minted to offer colored envelopes when designers use specific colors (although that might open up a whole can of worms.)
I'm not saying we should be limited to a specific swatch list, but having some standardized colors might be good.
Sorting the display of designs.
It would be great if there was the option to sort designs by newest added, in addition to the current sorting options of "most popular" and prices. Sorting by prices also doesn't seem to really help much since a lot (if not all?) of the cards are priced the same.
Even if Minted could tell us how to reset our screen settings to view printing accuracy, I'd like that.
Anther thing I'd love: In the photographer affiliate storefront, I would like a drop down screen so my clients could sort the type of announcement they want then it filters my design selections.
I would love to have the option to delete old submissions. my first few entries (from three years ago) were baaad, and I hate looking at them.
This may be too complicated to implement, but I would LOVE to be able to vote designs during the critique phase. If someone changes the design (uploads a new version) it would kick the vote off. That way we could be voting all along. As new designs are submitted, I could vote on them right away. By the end of the submission period, I'd really only have to vote on the designs that had been modified. The amount of submissions is really getting overwhelming, but I still want to vote on all of them.
I was thinking it would be nice to see on each designer's page under the winner/judges pick designation what designs won...or maybe a banner on the winning/judges pick design in the "submitted designs"...just a thought.
I know that we can see what designs are being sold…so obviously they were winners, but more often that not, a designer has more “win/picks” listed than what is actually being sold.
I'm with you Cheer Up. I'd love to erase a couple of mine!
It would also be nice to see how our designs scored as soon as the voting period was over. It just seems like such a long wait between the end of the voting period and the announcement of the winners, and I'm impatient like that :)
I wouldn't necessarily need to see how everyone scored. I'm not sure what level of secrecy is needed before revealing the winners, but I'm assuming the winners are not chosen based on score alone, so I suppose it wouldn't hurt to show everyone's scores.
It would be great if we could impose a limit to the number of designs a Mintie can submit in one challenge. You should not be allowed to submit 20, 30, or even 40 designs... that is ridiculous! This is what is turning people off from the voting process!
Sorry, but I had to rant...
jill i agree would love to vote during critique phase i think designers would get more input and tips from others to learn more... paper dahlia i also agree.. i think a cut off point would be great there would be more concentrated designs people would think more about what designs they are submitting.. cheer up i wish there was an option to delete as well.. but i did send an email to minted and they deleted them for me.. just send them a list of the design and what challenge it was in and ur name and profile name... they did it pretty fast..
Here's a wish - that I could skip to a letter in the sort by designer view...so I don't have to scoll through all to find the designer name for which I am looking!
I second that wish!
That's a great idea, Kim!
67 r u kidding me thats crazy!
That's why the cut will be so nice. If Minted cuts it down to 600 or whatever, then that doesn't really matter as much, because I'm guessing that 67 designs from a single designer won't make it. Yay Minted! But an imposed limit would actually help some of those designers with large numbers to focus and self-edit. They would also receive more concentrated feedback and get better faster at least that would be my theory.
it would be nice for a limit.. the focus and self edit is so important too i did alot of that this time and i think my designs are so much better for it!!
Hey, I just noticed while rating designs that the designer's identity is now hidden from view. I love it. I think that will definitely help curb any bias or favoritism in the voting round. Thanks Minted!
was checking if some of the wishes we have were already mentioned (like being able to sort our own submissions, remove them, etc :) ...noticed the mention of a limit on submissions. wanted to place a dorky apology to you all, whoever is reading, etc. about how many we submitted!
our "studio" is the four sisters from our family -- due to the number of us, and how excited we were being our 1st holiday challenge) we netted out at 66 between us... some of our ideas being series-oriented pushed it up there too, hoping one would make it thru from each series. we had no idea anyone would think us over-the-top in a bad way. we were just **that excited** to have an opportunity to make things together as sisters as we had talked about growing up, that our enthusiasm carried it away!! :) speaking for all of us at campbell and co., we want to offer a big "our bad" to anyone who has issue with how many submissions we made. we'll def curtail our excitement more next time and edit further down, or remove before the cutoff if it gets to be too many. thanks so much for your patience with our learning curve. xo!
I'm new here, but I don't think you need to apologize...
You never know what others may like - I think you should submit away! And, if there are too many, apparently, Minted will take care of that. And, there are 4 of you, after all! I wish I could come up with 16 or 17 (66/4) ideas on my own that I liked enough to submit during one competition! Good luck to all 4 of you.
thx kim, you're so sweet to say all of the above (and we so appreciated your helpful feedback and encouragement this challenge!)
that was the toughest part in narrowing down (and believe it or not we did edit a lot of ideas out :) is that we are new... we love the great work on minted, and a lot of things, and hope to bring something new to minted instead of focusing on competing head-to-head with what it already being done well in spades.
but being new, and doing something new is a double whammy... you are going into the unknown and can learn the most, most quickly, by putting your ideas out there and seeing what gets the reaction. even the non-reaction or low vote tells you something you can use to educate you next batch of ideas.
so that is the trick... knowing where that line is b/t enthusiasm and wanting to experiment and learn in this amazing community and ending up writing an apology b/c you're not sure if you have outworn your creative welcome...
hope we will never will. we heart minties, minted and our future customers. thx for listening, xo.
campbell and co.. i did look and see after the fact that there were four of u.. i thought it was one person i was wondering how the heck one person could do that many...lol..
thx dreaming! :) we are four & far apart, yet somehow able to collab in our spare time on a pile of ideas thx to google docs, dropbox.com, skype, e.mail & texting. we are in recovery mode now tho, make no mistake :)
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