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Make(s) Up!

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Hey, so Makes have launched! Thank you to all the testers for their feedback and for creating their Makes. Go have a play!

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.
  • Copyright. We want to be able to give you the ability to manage the rights of your Makes using Creative Commons licensing. This feels right. They are after all, yours. However, we have not had time to build in the Creative Commons element which allows you to choose the license you want so we’ve launched Makes with the existing Terms of Use which gives you ownership of the content but also give Folksy a license to use the content. But we’re all for re-use and sharing and many of you will be too, so the cc license model will be in place in the not-to-distant future.

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.

What’s Next?

We’ve got a few more minor amends we’re implementing for the 12th Dec and then the next big milestone is International Sales in late Feb next year.

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3 comments

Lucy Jackson November 29, 2008 - 2:06 pm

I thought it would be a good idea to have a place where people can show of their attempts at the makes.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/920533@N24/

Lucy Jackson November 29, 2008 - 2:06 pm
jamesb November 29, 2008 - 2:06 pm

Great idea Lucy! Joined…

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