Deepl premium translation as subscription benefit
The current Amazon-powered translation is already very good, and a distinguishing feature of Okuna. With premium deepl translation, the quality would be even higher and non-public content could also be translated while keeping it private. Since that service isn't free, it could be offered as a subscription benefit. You could put the translate button everywhere, and show an explanation with a subscribe link when it's pressed on non-public content. Like: *You're trying to translate private content, which we can't keep private using our default translation engine. Subscribe to Okuna Premium now for higher quality and private translation on all posts, and more*
Put postings to collections
In G+ there's a very clever feature to put generic postings (not to a community) into a collection. This keeps postings structured. It's kind of a sorting in different categories like "technic", "cat content", "politics", "logbook of journey to Amsterdam"... The follower has the possibility to select which categories he wants to follow. So he can easily hide all "cat content" 🐈 but still gets all the other postings he is interested in. The sender can specify who is allowed to read content of each collection. E.g. "cat content" is public, but the "politics" can only be read by circle a and circle b. Circles is sorting people. Collections is sorting topics.
Communities / Collections
Not every person wants to read your posts about Doctor Who and Star Trek... but there are people who only want to see those posts and might want to share some of their own with like interested users. A community as a place to post these stories/posts is key for social interaction. This gives us a place to go to see what we want to see and many people can post and share in that community. Collections: this allows a person to set aside specific public posts in a collection where only their posts on a subject are available. People can follow that collection and get what they want.
Comments and Posting History
I would love a way to see all of my comments in one place. Kind of a History of everything i wrote... Also a similar History of Postings I Shared in Communitys would be nice.
Please create a Help category for communities
I think that in addition to the existing categories like Fun, Technology, Sports, etc. an additional category called help or helpdesk would be a nice addition. I'm sure there are several occasions when communities can give helpful advice to users.
Remove big X button from image viewer
The big X button to quit the image viewer is redundant (one can swipe or press back), but often obscures significant parts of the image.
Request to join a community
In the light of that "let us know what you would like to see in the future" about joining communities, it would be nice with an option where people can request to join a community. It could possibly be accompanied by the option to write a message ("Tell us why you want to join the X community."). This could maybe be extended further by allowing the admins to add some questions in the request form. Makes it a lot easier to build large, closed communities based on existing external groups (e.g. alumni from a university).
Being visible for people outside Okuna
Okuna has already given me a positive impression but how would you impress people outside the network? Will there be the feature that people who don't have an account (or just aren't logged in) can view the network, the people and communities on it? A lot of communities want to grow and actively find new members but that can't happen effectively if you can't see what the community and the platform look like. Not only the network wants to leave an impression but also communities and people. If there is something unclear with my question, don't hesitate to ask. ^^ (I have tried looking for a such already existing post but couldn't find any. If I have overseen it, please tell me.)
Create new tab where all “world“ posts appear.
“World“ posts should be made visible publicly, independent of the fact of one follows the creator or not. Privacy can't be an issue here. To prevent this from getting spammy, those posts should be collected either in the “discover“, or a newly created third tab. There will always be posts or themes that don't fit into an existing community but are interesting for a broad audience or require help from as many people as possible.