With the past few updates, we’ve added several features that generate a lot of activity. While we love that people are using the new features with such enthusiasm, we recognize this has created an overwhelming amount of activity on the dashboard, so for this latest update, we broke it down into logical tabs:
"Tasting Notes" Tab:
At the end of the day, it’s still all about the teas. That’s why with this tab, you can get an uncluttered view of your friends’ tasting notes. We also included the comments right below the tasting note they’re attached to so you can quickly see and participate in the discussion around that tasting note.
"Recent Activity" Tab:
This holds most of the other Steepster activity including when your friends:
- Add teas to their shopping list or cupboard
- Drink a tea without adding a tasting note
- Comment on a Steepster Select item
This tab is all about you. We were going to call it “Activity on Your Stuff That You Might Be Interested In” but that didn’t quite fit, so it’s “Notices” instead. Here you can see all the new activity for content you’ve posted or interacted with. This means the tab will include activity for when anyone:
- Starts following your updates
- Comments on your tasting note
- Likes your tasting note
- Comments on something (tasting note, Steepster Select) you’ve also commented on
- Replies to a discussion you created, or are subscribed to
- Replies to your reply in a discussion
Plus, you’ll be able to see exactly how much has happened since you last checked your “Notices” with the nifty counter built right into the tab. If the count seems lower than you’d like, find some more people to follow!
As you can see, we’re really tracking a bunch of different activities to keep you up to speed with all the goings-ons. But no matter how we organize these, there are always going to be times when people simply do a lot on Steepster (because they are generally being awesome). That’s why we’re also grouping certain similar actions (assuming they happen within a relatively close time period):
We know there’s a bit more going on now and we hope this helps make sense of it all. Let us know what you think about the new dashboard (or Steepster in general), we welcome the suggestions.