Hey Dave! I was really excited to see your group on Karrot, and even more excited that you found your way to the forum to join in
We have had a bit of turbulent time lately, with a lot of people having other things happening in their life, so we are not super fast at engaging with all the topics at the moment. We prioritise slow, long term stability though, we’re planning to be around for a long time, being realistic about the capacities we have. So, that’s just to calibrate a few expectations from my/our side.
More specifically on your topic, I have thought about having multiple “roles” within each pickup/activity before, and it’s come up before (it’s a bit related to this idea from 2017), it definitely makes sense to me too.
It actually is slightly related to something we put some more thought into recently: Applicant trial pickup proposal - in that proposal the activities can have separate trial slots, so it could be by extending that concept to include other types of custom slots it could work as you describe.
However, that could be quite limited, as sometimes the subtasks might have different times or locations (e.g. transporting the food with the cargo bike would be from a different location, and before the event itself occurs), so it might make more sense to be able to group together activities/tasks into an event so you can see they are related.
For now, creating seperate activities is the only way to go about this.
We’re slowly evolving our design processes to learn how best to understand the needs of the groups and create something that will be useful for all groups, a good starting point for now is a discussion on here, and if we want to progress it I suggest a video meeting to discuss more, we/you can also share sketches in the thread here…
… but yeah, just please be aware our capacity is quite low, and we have quite a few ideas to work on building up already
Very glad to have you here anyhow!