Hello mods! I've got a few suggestions. Apologies in advance for dumping them all at once.
I'm wondering whether it might be an idea to create a sticky post with links to the most important pages/posts (including the all-important size charts, soft vs. firm, tips on folding/insertion, cleaning the different types of cup) ? Plus maybe some simple instructions for beginners along the lines of "Interested in using a menstrual cup, but not sure where to start? Here's what you need to do to work out which cup you need. One, measure the distance to your cervix, ideally during
your period when it tends to move lower..."
Also, do you know if/when the comm's FAQ is going to become available again? (I assume it did exist once) When I first arrived on the comm I got a bit discouraged trying to track down the FAQ via the links provided. It goes like this, starting from the left navbar: FAQ [in progress]
> short FAQ post
that points the reader to... > a FAQ wiki post
that tells how to edit the wiki, and links to... > an Under Construction
page on menstrualcups.org :-(
OOTH, if the FAQ is never coming back (baq) then maybe it would be better to remove the link trail altogether, maybe replacing the FAQ [in progress]
link with one that points to the faq
tag (or similar). Or the aforementioned sticky post with links to some good individual posts, maybe.
Also... many of the newer (?) cups aren't mentioned on the profile page. (Or in the comm name, although I'm assuming you've hit the character limit there ;-) It struck me as a bit odd when I first visited the comm (yes, I'm one of the oddballs who carefully reads the profile page first), so in fact I assumed that the inclusion of some cups and exclusion of others meant that the former were more reputable. For example, there's no mention of Fleurcup, Meluna or Yuuki, so I wondered at first if Meluna etc. were maybe regarded as a bit dodgy! Now I know better, but you know, newbies do draw such conclusions sometimes.
So, you might wish to add the names of the newer cups (manufacturer names) under Profile | Basic info | Description
and also under Profile | Connect | Interests
. The full list (judging from the tags) is: alicia [now called hygina apparently?], cuplee, divacup, femmecup, fleurcup, green donna, instead, iriscup, juju, keeper, lady cup, lunette, meluna, miacup, mialuna, misscup, mooncup (uk), mpowercup, natural mamma, naturcup, shecup, si-bell, yuuki.
And lastly (phew) under Profile | Menstrual Cups
, you might want to include a mention that Meluna is made of TPE, since currently the list only describes 2 materials: latex (the Keeper) and silicone.