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Old 01-30-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Ravelry question
I just discovered the "Organize" tab on the Projects, Queue, and Favorites pages in Ravelry and have been working on setting mine up. While doing so I looked at the "no deadlines" tab on my Queue page. The text on the page says "Queued projects that have a "finish by" date will appear on this tab.". My question...shouldn't the title of the Tab be "Deadlines" based on the text on the page? Or am I misunderstanding something? *which is highly possible*

ETA: AHA!!...decided to play around with it (since those Ravelry folks are usually on top of their game). Turns out as you add deadlines to queued projects, the title of the tab changes. Add a deadline to an item, tab title changes to "1 deadline". Add a deadline to another item, tab title changes to "2 deadlines" and so forth. Funny thing though is that on the Deadline tab, the items are still listed in queue number order, not in order by the deadline date and there is no option to sort them into deadline date order. So if queue item 1 has a deadline date of April 10 and queue item 2 has a deadline date of March 5, on the Deadline tab queue item 1 is still listed before queue item 2. Would like to have the option to sort them by deadline date on the Deadline tab. May just suggest that.
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That's how I read it, too. Unless I too am reading it wrong I think the wording got messed up. Trust me, someone will say something to them.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:45 AM   #3
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Interesting - I've found ravelry far less helpful than this website, so rarely go there anymore.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:22 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
Interesting - I've found ravelry far less helpful than this website, so rarely go there anymore.
I don't spend much time in groups..KH is WAY better, but it's invaluable for finding yarns and patterns. At least for me...and my mod duties.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:39 AM   #5
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I love Ravelry for that too, Jan. it's my first resource for yarn info, patterns, etc. For help though, I come here. :-)
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I've not used it for much except looking for patterns. I do have a few things stored in my library so maybe I'll find them again. IMO...Ravelry is for patterns, if I need to know how to do something, it's Knitting Help.
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The knitting/crocheting groups on Ravelry are very active. For instance, the Charity Knitting group has sent 1430 items to different charities in the month of January alone.

Our Maine group is much smaller in number but we still manage to turn out a respectable number of items.

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It depends what you're looking for. There's tons of information, but you need to be specific in searching, or sift through a lot of it. It's great to see what a pattern will look like when knit, or what a yarn looks like in a porjcet.

I am active in the groups, mostly the ones on specific techniques, and several on my 'don't miss' TV shows. I only use Yarn, Patterns and Techniques of the main big 6 groups that everyone gets subscribed to. Those 3 don't get nasty very much, and if they do, a mod will shut down a thread.
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
Interesting - I've found ravelry far less helpful than this website, so rarely go there anymore.
Me too! Really, its just stressy! Well, it is nice to look up patterns but I had to stop using the queue and project stuff. I was giving myself panic attacks trying to complete projects as quickly as possible.
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Me too! Really, its just stressy! Well, it is nice to look up patterns but I had to stop using the queue and project stuff. I was giving myself panic attacks trying to complete projects as quickly as possible.
I don't worry about it. I have plenty of projects not completed on there. I use it as a way to keep track of what needle size, yarn and changes I used for each project and boy has that come in handy!
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