i just thought i’d share an interesting thing i learned about ravelry.
there are no private pages or private projects there. which is fine, i’m not complaining about that. but i was surprised. in a live chat on the ravelry help group, i was told it goes against the very spirit of the site, the openness and shared craft experience.
GG and i have been trying to figure out how to keep in-development projects protected. we’d like to be able to share back-and-forth, but without it going site-wide. and that’s not a possibility. your choices are everybody on the internet, everbody on ravelry, or everybody on ravelry plus a web link for your chosen few outside of ravelry.
if you’re developing a pattern, and have test knitters, the suggested best thing was to keep the back-and-forth to private messages, outside web groups (such as yahoo) or keep it on your own website/blog/domain if possible. then release it on ravelry once it’s finished and ready for consumption.
so just remember if you’re developing patterns or making project pages there, at the very least, all 5 million ravelers can see them, if they want to. at the other end of the spectrum, up to 7.3 billion people could take a gander.