We’ve seen a lot of great community interactions stemming from comments and such and we love that - we want more of that. So this time around we focused on adding features that would help develop those relationships even further.
Talk It Out
Yes! We added Steepster Discussions — they’re like forums or discussion boards except way cooler because they’re all about tea! Have a question or need some tea advice? Just add a new discussion topic. Want to rant about the greatness of Steepster and how it’s probably the best website since that website for sliced bread? You’re not alone, just join the discussion. Even if you aren’t asking all the questions, the Discuss tab is the prefect place for you to share your wisdom, help out a friend, or just take in some always interesting tea-related information.
What’s in your Cupboard?
You can now add teas to your “Cupboard” to indicate which ones you currently own (a highly requested feature). Not only will this help you keep track of your own supply, but other members can browse your mighty collection and suggest a tea swap if they see something interesting (stay tuned for more features to help facilitate those tea swaps!). I can’t wait to see all the stuff you guys have stashed away :)
To give you an idea, here’s my cupboard.
Right Now on Steepster
We also added a new hot-spot to see all the latest activity from the entire Steepster community. Check out the new Explore tab to see a live-updating stream of the most recent tasting notes, comments, friend connections, featured members, discussions…everything!
Bring Along Friends
Before you could only see which of your friends were already using Steepster. But now we have an Invite section that lets you send a personal invitation to your friends on Facebook, Twitter, your Gmail contacts, or even just using a plain old email. Check it out and invite all your tea-loving friends to see what they’re drinking.