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Thingiverse Groups

Post by jsc » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:05 am

Just checked Thingiverse and they've rolled out a new Groups feature. Let's try it out!

I've created a "MakerGear M2" group: http://www.thingiverse.com/groups/makergear-m2

Please join me.

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Re: Thingiverse Groups

Post by Mike Hunter » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:10 am

THANKS jsc.
Continually learning and discovering.

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Re: Thingiverse Groups

Post by jimc » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:33 am

joined and added my m2 things

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Re: Thingiverse Groups

Post by Tim » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:57 am

Thanks for the heads-up! Wouldn't you know; I check Thingiverse every day, but the one weekend I have no time because I have family visiting from all over, they spring something new on me, and I miss it. But thanks, Jin. All it needs is a nice picture for the group logo (hint, hint).

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Re: Thingiverse Groups

Post by jsc » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:29 am

Added the "M G with printer" photo off MakerGear's web site.

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Re: Thingiverse Groups

Post by jsc » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:37 pm

So, people are posting their objects to the group, which is great.

But I was hoping you could post other people's things, to use it as a group-curated collection, and it doesn't appear you can. Which is too bad. It would also be helpful to have multiple named collections. Why must you tease me, Thingiverse!

Their discussion feature is similarly uninteresting (for us) as Tim helpfully pointed out.

I'm happy that it's easy to follow group members, so it's easier to keep an eye on you guys.

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Re: Thingiverse Groups

Post by Tim » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:33 pm

To get other people's things listed, I guess the best approach is to message the people whose things you want posted, and try to convince them to contribute.

And think about lobbying the Thingiverse maintainers for the capability to organize a group's list of things into self-styled categories. I'm sure they take suggestions, if you know who to send them to.

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