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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2010 02:04:13 PM »

I second/third/fourth taking swaps out of hot new projects.  it's super super annoying! is there a way to just remove the "this rocks" option from a swap thread?

"This Rocks" is actually only used for the Featured Projects selection.  It doesn't bump threads into the Hot New Projects section on the main page.
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010 11:26:18 AM »

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I think it makes sense to remove them from Hot New Projects since, well, they aren't projects.

I agree completely.  I'm really happy to see popular swap projects themselves, but the swap planning/idea threads really aren't projects.  It is frustrating to click on their images only to realize there isn't actually a project.

Is it just me, or is this a relatively new phenomenon?  I don't remember having swaps (aside from some projects) show up in the "Hot New Projects" section in the past...
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010 12:01:52 PM »

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I think it makes sense to remove them from Hot New Projects since, well, they aren't projects.

I agree completely.  I'm really happy to see popular swap projects themselves, but the swap planning/idea threads really aren't projects.  It is frustrating to click on their images only to realize there isn't actually a project.

Is it just me, or is this a relatively new phenomenon?  I don't remember having swaps (aside from some projects) show up in the "Hot New Projects" section in the past...

I think it's because more and more organizers are starting to add an image to the first post of the thread.  The threads without images don't appear in Hot New. Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2010 06:04:31 AM »

I want to add my vote for taking swaps out of the hot new projects. 

I don't mind seeing swap pictures in the recent posts with pictures, altho I'll admit I tend to skim right past them. 

However, I find myself not wanting to click on hot new projects since I think it's going to be swap announcement.

Thanks for all the hard hard you do!
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2010 08:39:12 PM »

I love swaps. No, really. 62 swaps in, I really love them. A LOT.

But...what I don't love is seeing swap sign-ups in the "hot topic" thumbnails on the front page of the forum. I MUCH rather see actual crafts there. Sometimes half the hot topics are just the image used for a swap sign up. Undecided

Just wanted to throw out the suggestion that perhaps that subforum can be excluded from the hot topic front page feature? The Craft Swaps forum isn't terribly big and it's rarely larger than a single page so there's little chance of missing a swap. But with hundreds and hundreds of new threads out there, it IS easy to overlook a really awesome craft. And isn't really awesome crafts what it's all about?

Thanks for listening. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2010 08:41:50 PM »

We totally agree with you! Smiley

We would like to remove them from that section in particular, but we haven't found an ideal alternative home for them yet.
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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2010 08:43:02 PM »

We totally agree with you! Smiley

We would like to remove them from that section in particular, but we haven't found an ideal alternative home for them yet.
Oh yay! Thanks for the quick reply. Glad it's not just me then. Grin
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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2010 08:45:17 PM »

You're welcome! Smiley

It would actually be fairly for easy for us to just remove them, but we really want to find another way to keep them on the main area of the page...somewhere.  They are such a large part of our community and we don't want them hidden all together.
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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010 08:53:46 PM »

No, I agree. And believe me, I *heart* swaps. Cheesy Can there be a "hot swaps" or something section added maybe?
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2010 10:54:33 PM »

I agree with taking swaps out of hot new projects, but I really like seeing them in the recent with pictures section. Many things made for swaps don't end up getting their own post, and I never would have found whatever cool thing that was because I rarely look at galleries for swaps that I haven't participated in.
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