Sometimes I run into people whose art I'm not a fan of (usually because of a topic they draw a significant amount of) and would rather not see them in the new activity feed. Right now, the only option I have is to block, but it seems so final. I don't have a problem with the person, just with their content.
I would much rather have a mute option which just quietly makes their content disappear from my view.
A customizable profile page would be a significant jump over the other sites. Many IoT sites are opting for "dashlets" that the users can lay out themselves to see exactly what they want to see. These would be a little bit more advanced than a dashlet, possibly.
Between the two layouts presented, I like the top one better than the bottom. The bottom is way too busy and it's easy to get lost trying to figure out what you're looking for.
As for the most important dashlets, IMO:
- Submissions, in an appropriate container based on content. (This could be tricky with mixed galleries, but maybe provide style options? Artwork is fairly standard. But a music folder could appear as a playlist. Stories might have a cover look, or provide a quick render of the first bit of text in them (Or customizable tagline/jacket text)
- Promoted submissions. There are a lot of people who surf others' favourites, and this is a big way for artists to get discovered. (Also, I'd suggest disabling promoting one's own submissions overall, but definitely in this list.)
- Journals. A lot of people use them, and when they come live, I expect it will be something they'll want to easily display to new users.
- Commission status widget. Small little thing that basically says Open/closed and allows for a couple of links for TOS / Prices. Default icons or allow artists to show off their work with custom status images?
- Followers / following: Allow customization of number of rows. I don't need to see 4x4 on these. 1x4 or 2x4 would be the most I'd want to use.
What I don't want to see:
- every small little detail about what the user has been doing. I don't need to know every time the user has commented on a submission.
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