Ah! When I look at the new site the letters blur together and it looks like the words are split in half diagonally and then one half is slid slightly on the diagonal so the letters don’t line up. Those who really hate any change and took the changes as an opportunity to join in the chorus of naysayers. 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. Some, like yours have only confirmed my opinions. Personally, I don’t find this to be a valid argument. 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. If you don’t see me from time to time, that is why. 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? (Which is fine, nobody ever said they have to care, I just don’t think they should market themselves as inclusive in that case.). 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. 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. 15 . I came across this blog somehow…. I‘ll always miss them and you!❤️. Thanks for your Zooms. I think a massive part of it was the amount of time they spent dealing with issues and complaints. Bravo Joe. I disagree completely. People have been hurt physically by their site. ... (údaj platný k říjnu 2020) Ravlery nabízí jednu moc zajímavou funkci. I find Ravelry to be an incredibly useful tool. Even those who had severe medical reactions (seizures that have caused people to have driving licences revoked) were generally being pretty good sports about it; asking Rav to revert. I think another source of the knee-jerk reaction to the pain, literal and emotional, was the change during what for many is a difficult financial time to the website on which their businesses are built. Focus on getting what you want. Can you guess what this is? I’ve cheered Jess and Cassidy’s successes, been fascinated by how the website works and mourned community members losses. Wife of Casey, Mom to Eloise and August (small humans) & Bob (Boston Terrier). I frequently have to take knitting breaks. 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. Flame throwers in e-mails and comments won’t be treated very kindly. Ravelry claims to have eight million users. CraftGossip | Start Here | Contact Us | Link to Us | Your Editors | Privacy and affiliate policy. The hours and hours Cassidy spent cannot be measured. Even Jess’s comment that she wasn’t aware of some of the reactions from Cassidy seemed weird. 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. 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. And the magazines are getting thinner and thinner. Since 2004, QueerJoe has been blogging consistently and providing the on-line knitting community with an affirming and diverse viewpoint on all-things knitting. I have seen some folks on Ravelry who are claiming that the old Rav has changes that also cause them physical harm. Add it all up, and the launch was in my view the poorest showing I’ve seen. Designing user interfaces is a thankless job. Love you!!! You are even allowed to express anger and frustration. Ravelry has been mentioned by Tim Bray as one "of the world’s more successful deployments of Ruby on Rails technologies." Hi Carol! Thanks for that perspective on why people got less nice as there was no response. Interruptions to the flow are threatening. You are as important to Ravelry as we, the staff, are. Something about the new setup has hurt people and the attitude that I saw was “shut up, it can’t possibly be the design”. At present, Ravelry is actively harming users, including LGBT+ and POC users. From my view, they did nothing to even address the problems. I cannot spin for hours. The HAL Computer on the back wall there thinks Cassidy should take a stress pill and think things over. 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. I do not believe that politics has any place in the world of knitting. I hope that the ability to use the site in its familiar Classic mode along with ongoing updates and improvements to the new design will help folks to enjoy Ravelry and gain trust in us again. I am glad for Jessie’s new letter which seems to be reaching out to those with problems. Literally, you refreshed the screen and boom! What is that?…. Disproportionate! I hope it is as wonderful as yours! It’s nice to hear from someone about what they went through. 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. Tak vymyslela Ravelry, které ji pomohl vytvořit její manžel Cassidy. I love your blog and even though I wont be on it daily…I will def check it out when ready for new/different patterns and/or projects. It is after all a hobby. Yes, it is by far the most comprehensive database of patterns that I know of. The thread was started under a complete violation of Ravelry's community guidelines; it was started because a … Also on the Current Knitting front. They also worked to enflame the others with extreme rhetoric. 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. How in heaven’s name can a knitting web physically harm anyone? Then they hired a web designer to make the site changes work, and Cassidy must have been all tied up working with her, getting her up to speed etc. And I find it outrageous that you would equate fight for civil rights to the denial of access to a knitting web site. But this is “forgivable” (is this a correct word) as the people of Ravelry are openhearted, giving people and we owe them our gratitude and patience as well. Cassidy looks fabulous made in wool, alpaca, cotton or blends using popular worsted gauge yarns. Let’s continue to go with Ravelry and enjoy + promote the worldwide knitting community! Co-founder of Ravelry.com. I too am able to use Ravelry, with the old look, just fine. I bought CraftOptics glasses and they’ve helped so much. You really hit it on the head. I can do this because I had a very generous yarn donation, am retired and do this in my free time. It will take a period of adjustment, but in the future Cassidy's role will be focused on technical work. While the aesthetics of the site could be debated, the new site triggered hundred of migraines in migraine sufferers, and at … Second, my biggest issue with this whole thing is that it was just dropped out of the blue. Thanks Beth. It’s been home and a connection to the knitting community I no longer have in person. QueerJoe is a long-time blogger on knitting and LGBTQ issues. Perfectly stated, thank you. 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. 0 8 3 8 6 0 6 8 9 8. (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!). It gave me a hobby which in turn led to a career, which I am forever grateful to Ravelry for. She no longer has access to the customer service emails and her Ravelry mail is disabled. And I don’t blame the people who had strong reactions…this social media swarm mentality of attacking a person or group en masse can very quickly get out of control. If you don’t like it go elsewhere!! I am very sorry to say this whole exchange has made me wonder about the accuracy of many of those who claim physical harm. Wife of Casey, Mom to Eloise and August (small humans) & Bob (Boston Terrier). Finally, the notion that politics doesn’t have a place is in the world of knitting is at best naive and simplistic. Cassidy has since deleted her account on Twitter. Seems to define disproportional in my mind. You Might Be Interested In. Hair Fürer? * 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). Being tolerant of each others’ different beliefs is fine, as long as others’ beliefs don’t trample on my rights. This very long blog post did little to address the real issues. In my opinion, Cassidy appears to be coming quite unhinged over the issues with Ravelry’s accessibility. Ravelry: A letter from Jessica, 30th July 2020… Not so many years ago (I guess I’m showing my age) you could buy patterns at your local yarn store or even department stores. The face is perfect. Their stand against supporting Trump was brave and just. 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. Hi, I ran across your blog and I wanted to say I completely agree that the response to Ravelry was harsh. One thought on Jessica’s response for those who object—she’s caught between someone she values tremendously and a community she loves. As a now older knitter and spinner, I have to find work arounds for things that used to be easier. She is ashamed and sincerely sorry. There is an open letter on Ravelry today apologizing and explaining recent drama, and it sounds like they threw Cassidy … 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. I am lucky not to have encountered visual or other physical symptoms with the new Ravelry and am very thankful to have such a wonderful resource. We have a whole department dedicated to children with vision disabilities. Joe your scarf is lovely and I am looking forward to seeing the Teddy Bear! Update 8/3/2020: Designer KatieBea posted on Instagram that she received an email from Cassidy, one of the founders of Ravelry, saying "we have found zero evidence that there is anything about the new design that causes migraines or seizures. But it’s not a monopoly. 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. You expressed my thoughts pretty well. Not as much as other issues but if we only spoke out on the issues that are life and death I guess there wouldn’t be much conversation would there? I look forward to your thoughts as much as your creative endeavors. But I am a fan of the web site and the recent Ravelry response to users. Best wishes! As you said, it is easy enough to adapt to a minor inconvenience or two. For the 4th category, I would suggest a less extreme response to the changes than I’ve been seeing. 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