Your email address will not be published. But if I feel that you’re trying to stoke hatred and division, you’ll be banned from public comments. I’ve been with Rav for nearly 13 years; through a giant amount of the growth from when you had to request access. ... (údaj platný k říjnu 2020) Ravlery nabízí jednu moc zajímavou funkci. I do not believe that politics has any place in the world of knitting. People that attack typically just make me dig in my heels. I find people have problems with things changing and now days very very short fuses….I for one am grateful for the amazing amount of work that Cassidy and Jessica have done to create this wonderful tool for us AT NO CHARGE! I don’t fault them for making the mistake. Then the whiz bang Lookit! The changes they have make have helped a little but I still can’t use it for very long. Ravelry has enhanced my knitting life immeasurably, and I have found criticism of the new interface — and of Cassidy and Jessica — disproportionate and, in some cases, inexplicable. Call Us Now. (YMMV but I find if the people agreeing with me are intolerant and can’t do a small amount of research to understand an issue from someone else’s viewpoint I’m probably on the wrong side!). There probably is a disconnect between the paid staff and the mod supporters that allowed the issue to get out of hand. Thank you for your well thought out and expressed review of the current Ravelry brouhaha, and your spot-on suggestions to deal with the various angles on the subject. The old site is easily available to anyone who needs it. I don’t know why Ravelry is a migraine trigger for me. How in heaven’s name can a knitting web physically harm anyone? I thought you just equated the struggle for gay rights with access to a free knitting support site? What is that?…. When the store runs out of their cookies? Flame throwers in e-mails and comments won’t be treated very kindly. That is no longer the case. ☮️ and on. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. And at worst, it’s an entitled, exclusionary idea. Retirement is getting closer. The HAL Computer on the back wall there thinks Cassidy should take a stress pill and think things over. I really think I found it on Google. Thank you for sharing your thoughts around Ravely and the changes. One thought on Jessica’s response for those who object—she’s caught between someone she values tremendously and a community she loves. They can still use and enjoy Ravelry. EDIT - Ravelry has finally added a "Switch to the classic Ravelry look" My Thoughts: I joined Ravelry in 2009, shortly after I was widowed and out of a long-term hospital stay. That is not ok. 15 . It will take a period of adjustment, but in the future Cassidy's role will be focused on technical work. Chic Knits Cassidy features low-bulk easy cables, non-binding ribbing, flattering set-in sleeves and a patterned hood for casual elegance and charm. She is ashamed and sincerely sorry. Cassidy was not in a state to be talking with people, though she does understand that this is no excuse and that the emails that she wrote were hurtful. Je jí osobní poznámkový blok, kam si … I cannot spin for hours. At first, I was ‘old ravelry all the way’ but once I gave the new look a try I got used to it very quickly. Posted December 2nd, 2020 by & filed under Uncategorized. September 16, 2020 - 2020. If Ravelry had responded more quickly with “We hear you–here’s the option for classic back until we can figure out what’s going on,” much of this could have been avoided. I didn’t find it intuitive. They also worked to enflame the others with extreme rhetoric. The bear in progress is great. At points in my career, I would have reacted as she did. I LOVE this garment. I hope Jessica’s post will cause the whole controversy to die down. Ravelry is a community site, an organizational tool, and a yarn & pattern database for knitters and crocheters. ravelry boycott 2020 December 2, 2020 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by It’s a kind of social contract – and a side use that maybe wasn’t intended but has nonetheless continued and grown to an industry that permeates the knit/crochet/yarn world and is a side hustle for many. The face is perfect. Thanks for that perspective on why people got less nice as there was no response. I have witnessed a lot more love and support vs negative reactions, like this post and some of the comments within. March 5, 2020 at 4:18 am ... First of all, where do you have statistic evidence that Ravelry has taken a nose dive after Cassidy’s announcement? I am confident that was not the intent. New testing feature: Swatches! For instance, while members of the LGBTQ community continued to be killed, denied jobs and housing and still don’t have equality in my country, my response should be the same for a knitting web site. She is ashamed and sincerely sorry. Wife of Casey, Mom to Eloise and August (small humans) & Bob (Boston Terrier). As you said, it is easy enough to adapt to a minor inconvenience or two. * NOTE : Ravelry, a private company, maintains it has ‘8 million members, but that statistic is questionable, as there are rarely more than 4,500 users logged on at any given time and lately usage has been much lower; its instagram site has 124K followers (as of 4/2020). I think a massive part of it was the amount of time they spent dealing with issues and complaints. Then this. Decided after many days to comment on this issue. At present, Ravelry is actively harming users, including LGBT+ and POC users. Immediately reports of migraines, dizziness, and nausea appeared, as well as reports of seizures. You seem to be so invested in your opinion, that you would prefer to have Ravelry be villains. 100% agree!!!!! It will take a period of adjustment, but in the future, Cassidy’s role will be focused on technical work. Chic Knits Cassidy features low-bulk easy cables, non-binding ribbing, flattering set-in sleeves and a patterned hood for casual elegance and charm. It’s been home and a connection to the knitting community I no longer have in person. All it does is encourage these bubble wrapped fools. You are even allowed to express anger and frustration. Love you!!! Ravelry is a social networking site for fiber arts like knitting and crocheting. In June 2020, Ravelry announced a redesign of their new website. I can’t imagine what I would have done if they were Trump supporters and had decided to exclude any anti-Trump stuff on their site. Keep working with them in a civil way and hopefully, you’ll get a Ravelry that you can use. I found the change of design somehow unprofessional, as in professional software work you announce changes like this in advance and tell about the changes in advance, offering means to communicate on errors or problems. Ravelry’s new logo for their “non gendered” design. There are lots of well-written opinions there. First off, I’m going to subscribe to this blog. Wife of Casey, Mom to Eloise and August (small humans) & Bob (Boston Terrier). It simply did not feel like they cared very much. I’m sorry. Anyone can reverse engineer their efforts and charge something for it. I’m using the pattern Bear (Knit a Teddy) by Sarah Gasson. People who support Hair Füror and jumped on the bandwagon of haters. A grown person would never make that equivalency to a person who’s blog was called “Queer Joe”. July 31, 2020 July 31, 2020 KnotMagick Studios For those unaware, in June the yarncraft website Ravelry.com suddenly and without warning rolled out a full site redesign and rebrand. This one came as an e-mail from a friend of mine to Ravelry: Just to give blog readers a sense about how I feel, I was very glad to have been cc’ed on John’s e-mail to Cassidy and Jessica. Sep 7, 2020 - Crochet patterns found on ravelry.com. So far, I’m liking it very much. As of March 2020, Ravelry had almost 9 million registered users, and approximately 1 million monthly active users. I bought CraftOptics glasses and they’ve helped so much. I remember you from your Tomato Factory days. CraftGossip | Start Here | Contact Us | Link to Us | Your Editors | Privacy and affiliate policy. Wish they weren’t so problematic for me. The option for classic is great for me but they’ve made it clear it’s not a long term solution. It gave me a hobby which in turn led to a career, which I am forever grateful to Ravelry for. They, instead, doubled down, and responded with no empathy at all. I am very sorry to say this whole exchange has made me wonder about the accuracy of many of those who claim physical harm. Apparently this is not possible as nothing has changed, and the staff has offered actual proof that nothing has changed. It is a wonderful resource. Cassidy’s (co-founder and developer of Ravelry) was to tweet about her, saying “There’s a person on Instagram who has been spreading straight up lies about Ravelry non-stop since we have … It’s very loose and drapey and clings in a very comforting way. New Ravelry. ... Jasmin has finished and blocked her (RAVELRY LINK) The Betty and Judy Lodge Sweater, ... Cassidy cardigan, and Bandit cardigan. But once I learned where it was, it was a VERY minor inconvenience to adapt. Ravelry has been mentioned by Tim Bray as one "of the world’s more successful deployments of Ruby on Rails technologies." Yes, it is free and yes, many people have issues with change. I have witnessed a lot more love and support vs … (Which is fine, nobody ever said they have to care, I just don’t think they should market themselves as inclusive in that case.). Focus on getting what you want. Thanks Beth. However, when you have a monopoly on services within a community and then make a huge change so that a group of people, who are often dismissed, not included and not believed in everyday life, are unable to use that resource, and in some cases are physically harmed when they try to use it and are ignored when they speak out and in some cases verbally abused it kind of sucks to be told “well maybe if you were nicer about it.” Right. You expressed my thoughts pretty well. While the aesthetics of the site could be debated, the new site triggered hundred of migraines in migraine sufferers, and at … Something about the new setup has hurt people and the attitude that I saw was “shut up, it can’t possibly be the design”. And yes, I do think disability rights are a civil rights issue. I also think muck-rakers who had no issues with the site helped stoke the intensity of the argument. Politics infiltrates every aspect of our lives, whether we want it or not. The thread was started under a complete violation of Ravelry's community guidelines; it was started because a … Tak vymyslela Ravelry, které ji pomohl vytvořit její manžel Cassidy. Co to tedy to Ravelry je? They know how to respond well, they did a good job around the Trump problem. You mischaracterize what I wrote. I understand that. The website is FREE! I remember your name from the Tomato Factory…you were a big customer there, so it’s no wonder you still have stash from there. I hope it is as wonderful as yours! I have decided to stop working on the circular Interlocking Crochet Scarf project. Yes, it is by far the most comprehensive database of patterns that I know of. I too am able to use Ravelry, with the old look, just fine. If you don’t see me from time to time, that is why. That is the EXACT word I was searching for…thank you. 0 8 3 8 6 0 6 8 9 8. I am very glad to have finished a VERY long shawl. I 100% agree! Also, and I hope this doesn’t seem gossipy, the Rav team has had a great deal of upheaval in the last year, which could have been blinding them to how the community is doing. Thank you. If you have an issue with what I wrote today, you’re welcome to comment with a dissenting point of view. Thank you for your thoughtful support of Ravelry. I do not have huge problems with the new site but I got headaches and sore eyes when I spent even a few hours on the site – I don’t know if it was the contrast or the refresh rate or what – I don’t have problems with computers/screens – I spend all my day on them for work. Even the ones that disagreed with me. This would have been devastating to have to lose this valuable tool. So when I see them attacked, rather than calmly criticized, it’s very hard to take and I am with you: go build your own Ravelry. Lots of hateful things have been said, no doubt on both sides although I am mostly aware of those nastygrams sent to the Ravelry staff. For the first three categories, I say fuck off. (I don’t however think that you should have the same response for a knitting site as for other issues and I don’t think I ever implied that you should. I have badly mishandled issues on-line in the past. 15 . I think there are four types of people who are haters of the new site: The people who had some other grudge about Ravelry and used their critiques of the change as a club to beat Ravelry over the head. You Might Be Interested In. Bravo Joe. I thought your response was pretty tame actually, given your background as an IT professional. As always, your reaction is well thought out and wise, delivered in your kind tone. Even Facebook allowed for users to revert back to the classic look when they changed the website recently and Ravelry is a way better entity than Facebook. The “little research” comment tells me this person is just trolling. Your pattern is lovely, I purchased it rather than getting it free, your time and energy to publish it deserves credit and payment. There was no warning. All that said, I still love the site, the people and the unique value they have given us. It is after all a hobby. Perhaps this post will be a lightning rod for people to express anger. I pretty much agree with all you have said. Some, like yours have only confirmed my opinions. It’s on the front page, and you can read it by clicking on the red yarn ball, which will show you the front page of Ravelry. First of all, I am lucky that I am still physically able to use Ravelry. Hair Fürer? I’m keenly aware of how I would feel if suddenly unable to use Ravelry. Ravelry did harm. Check #RavelryAccessibility on twitter. Go build your own fucking Ravelry if you hate the current one so much. Knock yourself out. Best wishes! Keep on keeping on my virtual friend. By curtailing Cassidy’s exposure to ‘us,’, she protects her and her valuable work regardless of applied labels like ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Her response halts further hurt on both sides. We should all be tolerant of each others different beliefs and lifestyles and learn to let it slide. Add it all up, and the launch was in my view the poorest showing I’ve seen. Perfectly stated, thank you. Those who really hate any change and took the changes as an opportunity to join in the chorus of naysayers. Tak vymyslela Ravelry, které ji pomohl vytvořit její manžel Cassidy. My biggest challenge these days will be attacking my considerable stash for the perfect yarn. Cassidy looks fabulous made in wool, … Co-founder of Ravelry.com. I’m looking forward to the day when I meet up with you in person, maybe at the NJ sheep and wool festival or at an event where you’re a vendor. Thanks for your Zooms. Hi Carol! I’ve been following you for years. Eventually, it will be a stuffed bear. You really hit it on the head. Being tolerant of each others’ different beliefs is fine, as long as others’ beliefs don’t trample on my rights. It’s nice to hear from someone about what they went through. It would be greatly appreciated if you would Favorite and/or Queue this design. How were they so far out of touch? She is ashamed and sincerely sorry. Designing user interfaces is a thankless job. On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Casey Forbes, Ravelry's developer, owner, and administrator, released a … Jess and their kids went through a gigantic change, personally. It literally changed my knitting life from “just knitting something” to knitting traditional techniques and styles, learning from other cultures, supporting other users and enjoying the wonderful craft. I could well imagine you would have made a perfect advisory team for Ravelry. For what? I’ve cheered Jess and Cassidy’s successes, been fascinated by how the website works and mourned community members losses. I frequently have to take knitting breaks. Can you guess what this is? Ravelry: A letter from Jessica, 30th July 2020. If you’re this frail you need to be in a hospitalized setting. Paz, Your email address will not be published. Thanks for being a voice of calm and rationality, Joe. If you don’t like it go elsewhere!! Ravelry: A letter from Jessica, 30th July 2020… I have seen some folks on Ravelry who are claiming that the old Rav has changes that also cause them physical harm. Personally, I don’t find this to be a valid argument. Jessica for the Ravelry team: Cassidy, Mary Heather, Sarah, Livia and Christina I have published the pattern on Ravelry (if you’re still a member), and for the first 24 hours, you can get it free with the coupon code FreeHearts at check out.  " There is an open letter on Ravelry today apologizing and explaining recent drama, and it sounds like they threw Cassidy right under the bus: I care and other people care because it either effects us or we feel empathy for those it effects. This very long blog post did little to address the real issues. People have been hurt physically by their site. I’ve always been proud when Cassidy said she would keep Ravelry privately owned so it would remain the site we all love, but that means a lot of work and there have been times when she had clearly had enough of people’s shenanigans. — Denver Tax and Business Law — ravelry boycott 2020. This whole thing is the actual definition of abalism. I find Ravelry to be an incredibly useful tool. There’s been interesting talk on twitter about how in craft circles it can feel like business owners are your friends; and how that relationship can be damaging in both directions. I filled in their questionnaire aimed at resolving its issues as it seemed more useful than hurling abuse! I like your bear by the way. Some of them have disabilities, undiagnosed disabilities. We have a whole department dedicated to children with vision disabilities. Cassidy looks fabulous made in wool, alpaca, cotton or blends using popular worsted gauge yarns. I truly believe that if the forum threads, comments and social media hadn’t been stoked with inflammatory comments from people trying to make it worse, this all would have been worked out without animosity. (You obviously don’t and that’s absolutely your prerogative.) Also, the post Jess wrote is only available on the bad site. One point that has not been discussed and only mentioned briefly by one other person is the monopoly that Ravelry has. As twisted as 2020 has been, LoLo Body Care is determined to go beyond handcrafting eco-luscious moisturizers - they're changing the conversation in the indie skincare industry. New feature: Debut Patterns! The response from both Ravelry and Ravelry members who liked the new site was basically, “stop whining, you’ll get used to it if you give it a chance, you just don’t like change,” and the really problematic “you’re exaggerating your problems.” Many of the comments here have echoed these thoughts. 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