When the Wishlist was first developed at the start of this year, it appeared to be a great, positive move by Webflow staff. After all, we finally got a place where we could propose our ideas, get feedback from admin and have some kind of indication whether certain features were on the roadmap and a vague timeline for them.
Unfortunately, as we approach June, in a relatively short space of time the Wishlist appears to have turned into a bit of an unhelpful idea dump. I say this because:
- Whilst, at first, admin were relatively proactive in updating us on the progress of certain features, their comments and updates have now largely become non existent.
- The original blog post that launched the Wishlist (https://webflow.com/blog/building-a-community-powered-product-roadmap) highlighted how each feature would be labelled. However, the labels have changed several times since and as such, it is unclear what each specifically means.
- In line with the previous point, the vague timelines given for each label at launch appear to now be less relevant (perhaps this was intentional!?).
- Multiple features are now not tagged with a label at all, even extremely popular ones. What does this mean?
- There are loads of posts that should be merged with others, but aren’t.
- There are loads of posts that simply shouldn’t have made it onto the list in the first place!
At least the Wishlist in the forum encouraged conversation (which cannot be adequately achieved in the new Wishlist), which often included comments from admin.
Could we please have an update from Webflow staff as to what is happening with the Wishlist, what the changes as described above imply or mean and what the intentions are going forward. Any views @thesergie @callmevlad @jasonz ?
The Wishlist was a great idea to begin with, but it has now gone backwards and could be SO much better.