We’ve been updating and improving the site. In two weeks you’ll be seeing a mayor update to our workflow & new functionality.
Some of you may have noticed that we had shown you the relevant 3D printing settings of many models. These settings came from data gathered from Cura on the average slicing settings used. We didn’t think this was useful enough information for users upon launching this feature. We therefore killed it. Soon we will be releasing a new print settings feature. Here the print settings will visible, but instead of an average we will show you a bar chart of the 4 most used settings.
We had built up a lot of legacy code with our messaging system. We decided to kill the messaging tool a few weeks ago. Community members missed the functionality so we implemented a new system. We now have a link on everyone’s profile page. Click on that and you can send them an email. A unique token is created and the person you send a message too will be able to see your email but theirs will not be revealed. Only after they reply will you be able to see it. We hope that you like the new messaging system!
We now have a donate button. You can add PayPal.me or another payments tool to your profile under “Edit Profile.” Once people then download one of the models you’ve made they will be prompted by a “Thanks for downloading” button. They will then be given an option to donate to you. They can also opt to share the model on social media. We hope that the Donate button will be used to reward people for making and sharing awesome open source designs!
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