On April 3rd, 2015, we launched The Crochet Crowd Community Connection live for crocheters.
Our new sister website is a forum based website that is simple, really simple. This has been in development since the summer of 2014. We tried other forums in the beta testing and had continuous issues and most have crashed in the past. All of the forums that we tried in the past were too complex in programming and requiring users to have some knowledge of using a forum. We wanted something that is visually simple and easy to use.
Our Three Goals
- We are being bombarded with emails from crocheters from every angle of social media. Direct emails, instant messaging and posts on all of our social media platforms which include YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and ect. We are at levels that we cannot keep up with the daily requests for information that is coming to us. Many emails require us to search Google for resources. The Crochet Crowd Community Connection is designed with a powerful search engine with crocheters being able to connect with questions for community help.
- To allow crocheters to be able to post questions for others to see the information. Many of our emails are repetitive with the same information being asked. Crocheters will be able to search to see if the question has been asked and see what the solutions are.
- To allow real-time interactive messaging between crocheters. Not only do we have channels but we have several real-time chat forums.
Once a crocheter has logged in and starts using the Community Connection. They will see their own personal feed of information and much more. Everything is working in real-time and you can see when crocheters are typing messages into the forum so you know whomever you may be helping is on the other side answering you.
What is you see is all there is to the forum. There isn’t complex layers to make it hard to use. You can use your Google + or Facebook to log in or you can create your own special username and password if you wish. Choice is up to you.
If you would like to learn more about the features, refer to The Crochet Crowd Community Connection Operational Article.
Our Community Guidelines will be in effect for The Crochet Crowd Community Connection. Most importantly, we will not tolerate any form of cyber bullying or abuse of the Community Connection. Users will not be warned, we will simply remove the users who are causing issues to keep our environment healthy.
Questions & Answers – Give & Take
Crocheters requiring questions to be answered. We are asking that they also take a look at other posts and contribute answers. Don’t let this be a one sided forum where crocheters expect to take and not give at the same time.
The goal is for crocheters to receive more prompt answers. With thousands of emails that are currently in queue, most claim the request of information is simple for us to research and answer. It still takes time to answer simple questions and when they are barreling in faster than we can get to on a daily level, they are becoming backed up for weeks. Some consider this a lack of respect for us not to be more timely. The Crochet Crowd is a free service to all and we have limited budgets and cannot afford to hire additional staff. Many crocheters can help each other and don’t mind helping each other.
We hope you enjoy the new Community Connection.