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« on: April 11, 2009 01:55:07 PM »

When I've asked for them on other websites, usually the person
would either completely ignore me after they received the pattern.

Or they'd email me back to tell me they received it and would let
me know of any mistakes.
Then they somehow never found the time to answer my questions.
But they did find time to post on forums and make blog posts.
If they're busy, it'd be nice to know but I doubt that's the case.

Unfortunately, I don't really have any friends that I could ask.

So when I ask on forums, should I only consider those that have
a lot of posts and have posted their own crochet on here or
elsewhere several times? Should I only let one person test it at a time
instead of like three?

« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009 04:23:07 PM »

I am not real sure how to go about stuff like that as I have never made a pattern, but most ppl have ask a time limit and serious inquiries only.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009 09:59:57 AM »

I have never heard of a non-response from a craftster tester on this site. Generally, from the posts I have read, the designer is overwhelmed with people willing to test, show and tell. Most crocheters, myself included, are always looking for new things to make. It's too bad that a few make it hard on a designer. I know how frustrating that can be. I don't really have any friends that I could ask either, except the ones I have made here.
I agree with a time limit and serious inquiries only.
I'm sure you will be very happy you have joined this site.
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009 12:01:44 AM »

It happens everywhere. I posted a couple of times on here about testers and sent out emails to 8 people. Only two people worked my pattern and corrected it. Explained to me things that to make it better. It was seriously great but never received anything from the other 6 people.

It's best to look out for multiple because you really don't want to depend on one person. That person could become uninterested and never get around to doing it.

If you need a tester, I'll be willing.. since I have lots of yarn leftover.

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009 09:37:48 AM »

Theres always gonna be good testers and bad ones.  I would just ask that they finish within a certain time frame and serious inquiries only.  I myself am doing a pattern for someone on here.  She has testers testing the pattern but, she is letting me have a go at the pattern as well.  Ive found an error and she sent me the revised part.  Im still working on the pattern right now, but i promised to send her a picture of the finished project.  So, although theres some people out thhere who dont take their 'tester' job seriously, theres also alot that are always willing to test and do a good job at it. Grin

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