Hello everyone! 🙂 After the last changes we made to our pattern review process, we kept talking with our moderators about even more stuff around keywords that we could change for the better. The main goal was to make the rules as consistent as possible, and also publicly available to all of you. @KrazyKnotz also came up with the idea to create a tutorial, as not everything could fit into our "Guidelines" section.
Please read our updated review guidelines as closely as possible, especially the "Keywords" subsection of the "Patterns" section. We added a list of "Acceptable" and "Not acceptable" keywords there to make it easier for you to know what keywords you should / shouldn't use. Please remember it's also in your best interest to pick the right keywords for all of your patterns, because patterns that don't have proper keywords usually get harder and harder to find as new patterns are posted to the site.
We also strongly recommend you to check out our latest tutorial by @KrazyKnotz. I really think she made a great job going into much more detail on this topic. There's a ton of very useful keywords to choose from, and also tips on what keywords to pick to make your patterns very easy to find for other users 🙂. There's also a lot of examples to make it clearer and easier to understand.
And last but not least, we also updated our "default" decline message for keywords to refer to our guidelines and the new tutorial 🙂.
With the growing number of patterns in our database, it become really hard to find all the patterns our users find relevant for their searches, and we've noticed that! So please help us making it easier for others to find what they're looking for. It only takes a few extra steps to ensure your patterns will remain "active" on the website as the time passes.
For the future, we're also planning on making it possible to add keywords to existing patterns 🔥. Both you and our moderators will be able to add / remove keywords for any pattern that is in our database. The edit will then go through our review process to ensure only meaningful and descriptive keywords are used. We're really looking forward to this and think it will make a huge difference! 🙂
And as always, thanks everyone for reading, and happy knotting! ❤️