From Allee

Allee Willis
Submitted by Allee Willis September 30th, 2009
Just want to say that we’re working like little field mice over here at Willis Wonderland trying to make improvements to the Kitschenette as we spot the need and find the pennies to make them. One thing that isn’t rolling yet that I hope will be implemented within the next few days is the process for notifying you that your item has garnered a CertifiKitsch Of AuthenKitschity (COA). Right now, I award them and you’ve got to scroll through (happily) hundreds of posts to see if you got one. This process will be much refined in that you’ll receive an e-mail notifying you that, in fact, your item has been duly honored. If this be the case it will instruct you to go to the CertifiKitsch Winners page in the actual Museum to see what categories you and your exemplary Kitsch now have a permanent place in. You can visit them there forever.
There are also improvements coming in the social nature of the interface. Not only will you be notified when anyone comments on anything you’ve submitted but you’ll also start receiving e-mails when anyone else comments on something that you’ve left a comment on.
There are hundreds of tweaks I’d love to make but as this is a self financed venture everything needs to be looked at pound for pound re its relative value. I’m open to any and all suggestions. That’s why started this thing in the first place. It’s all about communication and kool people who have kool taste and ideas
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Just want to say that we’re working like little field mice over here at Willis Wonderland trying to make improvements to the Kitschenette as we spot the need and find the pennies to make them. One thing that isn’t rolling yet that I hope will be implemented within the next few days is the process for notifying you that your item has garnered a CertifiKitsch Of AuthenKitschity (COA). Right now, I award them and you’ve got to scroll through (happily) hundreds of posts to see if you got one. This process will be much refined in that you’ll receive an e-mail notifying you that, in fact, your item has been duly honored. If this be the case it will instruct you to go to the CertifiKitsch Winners page in the actual Museum to see what categories you and your exemplary Kitsch now have a permanent place in. You can visit them there forever.

There are also improvements coming in the social nature of the interface. Not only will you be notified when anyone comments on anything you’ve submitted but you’ll also start receiving e-mails when anyone else comments on something that you’ve left a comment on.

There are hundreds of tweaks I’d love to make but as this is a self financed venture everything needs to be looked at pound for pound re its relative value. I’m open to any and all suggestions. That’s why started this thing in the first place. It’s all about communication and kool people who have kool taste and ideas.

9 Responses to “From Allee”

  1. Howie Pyro

    Howie Pyro

    i was getting emails up to last week with the comment in the email, which made it fun & easy to see on my phone, but starting last week sometime the emails now have a link to the page instead of the text comment, which is more time consuming & less immediate gratification!!!

  2. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    @Howie- Will look into this. We’re making changes to the e-mailing system but comments showing up in the e-mail when you’re notified that someone has commented on an item you’ve posted shouldn’t have been affected. Will keep you posted.

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    jack

    I don’t know if this is a result of the change to the e-mail system as well, but I have received duplicate emails for the same comments recently. I also noticed the same thing as Howie regarding only seeing the link.

    PS I love those sneakers

  4. MeshuggaMel

    MeshuggaMel

    I think it would be nice to be able to include images in the replies. It would make the format more conversational to be able to respond “ooooh, I’ve got something like that, and here’s a picture of it!” You know, the whole community building, “We Are the World” sort of thing.

    Of course, as a programmer and as the developer/maintainer for a couple of gratis sites, I appreciate the amount of work behind every “it would be nice…” request. So if it’s a royal PITA, leave it be. It’s already pretty awesome as is!

    • Allee Willis

      Allee Willis

      Will pass this on to the power that be and see if it’s a little bit of coding or a boatload of coding. If the latter, it will go on the list of “What I want for Hanukkah” that hopefully can eventually be done. For now, of course, you can always upload that ‚Äúooooh, I‚Äôve got something like that, and here‚Äôs a picture of it!‚Äù and add that to the Kitschenette Kollection. I know that’s not the ultimate/elegant solution but, hey, if Facebook doesn’t have that part of it together in their comments (not to be confused with messages or status updates) then I got myself a teeny bit of time here.

      Thank u, MeshuggaMel.

      P.S., did you know that in 1994 when Time magazine did their first story on the emerging trend of email they cited my email name/address at the time as an example of how one could be creative in defining themselves: zigezunt@aol.com.