Coming at you with another feature. We’ve had some users reach out to us asking for the ability to make a workbench private. One indicating he does not necessarily want his boss being able to see his nails. As always, when you ask for something, we listen. You can now make workbenches private.
If you click the “add” tab in the menu bar and select “workbench”, you will notice a new button “private”. If you click that private button and create your workbench, any nail added to that bench will be hidden from all MANteresting users, it will also be hidden from the homepage.
What’s more, this image with not be indexed in our search feature. Even if someone types in the exact URL to a nail in your private workbench, they will only get a “Sorry you can’t view this nail” error message.
We will eventually give you the ability to grant users (that you choose) access to your private workbenches, but for now it’s locked down to just the creator.
Any bench you have made private will show up at the bottom of all your benches when looking at your individual user page. Private workbenches will have a small icon by it (see image below). You can always add or remove the private status to a workbench by simply click the “edit” button on that workbenches page.
Private workbenches are perfect for people who might want to store personal images of their family and friends, but do not want the general community to be able to see said family/friends.
You could also use a private workbench to nail images that you don’t think the community would find interesting, like if you have an extreme obsession with socks. You can now create your very own private “Favorite Socks” bench, nail 1,000 images of green socks, and not worry about it cluttering up the homepage. Win-win for everyone.
Private benches, we assume, will also be used by users that want to push the boundaries of our TOS. Just to be clear, Jesse and I will still be able to view ALL users workbenches (private or not) to ensure no content is being published that could get us in legal trouble. If you’re not sure a nail meets our TOS, use a private bench to store it. If it flat out violates our TOS, don’t nail it at all.
We hope you guys like private benches because we are pretty darn excited about them. Now get to nailing!