@Andrew_Plumb yep I am using http://www.thingiverse.com/newest and for the first time in a year or so I am actually starting to catch up, quickly skipping through those Customized IPhone cases, bracelets, rings and name plates. Theres such a huge amount of cloned junk that the original things that really deserve attention many times are lost in the flood.
@Tim_Youngblood1 I’m actually okay with Thingiverse as such. They just need to get their act together and actually use their own site and services for half an hour to see what really needs to be done. The problems are small but annoying. What’s with the search for example? How is it possible to not instantly feel a need to sort the search results in chronological order expecially when they focus so strongly on derivatives and iterations of designs? I’d say it’s pretty natural to show the latest derivatives first, or why not simply give the user the incredibly luxury of choosing the sort order.
@Marcus_Wolschon I think it might be hard to get an alternative portal going with Thingiverse being as established as it is. Back when the Thingiverse EULA/policy changed and a bunch of alternative thingieportals popped up it got confusing and I think most makers chose to stay because it was hard to see a clear path to an viable alternative - a single place to go to get a steady stream of original designs.
@Alex_Hung it’d be cool if it makes it more usable. Still it amazes me how the Thingiverse team does not see the need for this themselves. It’s not like it would take a massive overhaul of their entire infrastructure to add another RSS feed, and improve the experience with the site.