We’ve tried to work in the feedback from the testers but a few of the things that have been recommended were not do-able (and not essential) in the short term. Two things particularly stand out:
- Having made a big deal of the ability to commission one of the Makes from the author, we’ve taken that off, for now at least. We’ll introduce this as an option for authors to check in the process rather than as a default. However, you can still point to items of the Make you have for sale in your shop a “can’t be bothered to Make this? Buy one instead”. I like this feature. Of course you need to have one in the shop for sale – if you don’t the text and link will not appear.
We really do hope you like Makes. I know there are a heap of tutorials on the web already (mainly on craft blogs). We’re not in any way trying to muscle in on that, rather we want to promote how things are made. This way, people will see the love that goes into your things and consequently be more interested in buying craft things as well as making them. The more we promote what you do, the more we all benefit.