Ok, so we all know how the bubble works by now, but here are a few things that I think would make it even better:
Recent activity page
This page would be linked from your ‘my bubble’ page and list recent comments, favs and maybe sales on your images [and journal posts]. At the moment, someone could ask you a question about one of your works and you’d never see it, unless you checked every image in your portfolio.
Changing the Watchlist
Why when I click on watchlist does it list the people I’m watching rather than their work? IMHO it should list new images and journal posts from the people on your list. That way you dont have to go through your each person’s bubble to see who’s added something new.
Both of these first two changes encourage frequent return visits. At the moment you have to manually hunt for new content and feedback on your work. This is my only real issue with RB.
This would be another section on the gallery page listing the items that have sold the most in the past month[or week or whatever]. Ideally it would show a random selection of the top 100 best selling items.
I’m not trying to be mean, but out of all the content on RB, only about 10% [i imagine] actually has a chance of ever being printed. The best sellers section highlights the cream of the RB crop, and would be the first stop for people who are here to buy prints and not just browse.
I’ve suggested this already, but the ability to replace images with new versions would have been really handy when I wanted to re-upload a bunch of works that weren’t at a suitable ratio for printing.
And that’s it. The first two items are semi-crucial imho, the 3rd and 4th are a ‘very nice to haves’.