How about having a page dedicated to the Grand Prix? It could include a virtual trophy and bios of the winners (even the participants). It might also be interesting to have links to the actual problems that they had to solve and potentially even have the data too for download. Videos of the winning experiences would be a bonus.
I really like the new Community design and I think that splitting discussion by product is a fantastic way to direct users.
I would like one more page, that functions similarly to the designer/server/promote pages, which have links to discussion, knowledge base, and ideas.
Ideally, this page would have a link/button that would bring you to each of the ideas pages for the various products, so eg:
User clicks a "Idea Center" link.
Here there are 5 links:
Each of these links is basically identical to the ones that already exist today (maybe the icon changes to be a lightbulb and the image for that particular product?)
That way it is easy to navigate specifically to suggestions, which I think will be helpful for ease of access.
So we have specific divisions on the community;
but nothing for Datasets!
Actually Connect and Promote are "additional capabilities" to Server as you can see at the pricing pages; https://www.alteryx.com/products/platform-details/pricing.
So are the datasets so I would suggest a Dataset division on the left hand side...
A great way to promote and share the awesome Alteryx Certification process is to allow Badge and Certification URL to show up in LinkedIn. Here is example of IBM certification badges:
I see I can go month by month but takes quite a bit of time. The weekly challenge index is very helpful and useful
I think the New Posts feed could be improved by filtering the Challenge question answers out of it. They push out people's actual new comments and questions.
Let me start by saying that badges are awesome, and I love being able to see what I've earned and how that compares to others in the Community.
I think it would be fantastic to be able to search for users who have earned a given badge. Today, you can really only find out if someone has a badge by actively searching for their profile and checking every badge they have. This can be particularly challenging if I'm interested in seeing, for example, the user accounts of every Alteryx ACE in 2017, or who has earned the Genius badge.
This can also be really helpful if I'm looking for users with a certain level of certification. I can see by poking around that a few users I know have achieved Alteryx Advanced Certification, but I'd really like to be able to see all 30 people who have the badge as of today.
Overall, I think this would be a really powerful feature that would help improve the Community experience.
Not going to bore you with my use case (but if you really want to know, send me a private message), but I think it would be an added bonus to specify which email address you want to use for community subscriptions, even if it's not the email tied to your community profile.
Post authors can mark zero, one or many solutions as answers to a post. I'd like to see more solution alternatives posted in Community. There are always many ways to solve a given challenge. While giving stars is an option available to all, perhaps once a certain "level" is achieved you can also mark replies as accepted solutions.
Thanks for your consideration,
Sometimes, Ideas are posted by users that have solutions or workarounds that meet the user's need. When others in the Community respond with these suggestions, the ideas usually end up in a status of "Not Planned".
I think it would be really helpful to be able to mark these as "solved". An example of this is the following post:
Here, the user posted a suggestion, and I as well as @mcarrico were able to provide suggestions that met this need. I think marking this post as Solved could help other users who have the same thought in the future.
I also think that this might be an opportunity for an additional tag for Community ideas, either "workaround available" or "already implemented". "Not Planned" doesn't necessarily read as well as it could in cases where a solution exists.
I am taking a new position with a different company and therefore will have a new email. I would like to have the access to all of the posts and knowledge accociated with my current postition's e-mail. However, at this point, the only way to associate with a new e-mail is to create a new community account. This means I will lose all the inertia associated with my old account-- what a bummer!
I have had a number of times where I've responded to forum posts only to discover upon posting that someone else has posted an (often better) answer ahead of me, and my answer is now redundant.
It would be nice to have a notification before posting that the thread has changed.
To really power the cleanup - what would be tremendously helpful is data on unsolved problems.
I think that this could take 2 forms:
a) a table format (like @JoeM does for the weekly exercises) - this would be fairly trivial to auto-generate this from the underlying data rather than hand-crafting - and can include links directly to the unsolved item
b) a grouped data structure, where we could see a few things:
- Unsolved items by requestor (that allows us to group and target the biggest populations first)
- some indicator of whether this requestor is still active in logging into the community (no point in chasing someone that hasn't logged in since 2013)
- Links directly to the thread item
- Last post date on the thread (no point in chasing someone to mark this as solved if it just happened 2 days ago)
That would enable us to go through the full population and more effectively work on getting the remaining items marked as solved or closed - and it would also allow us to track our progress as a metric of success day-by-day!
:-) I feel a data-driven-cleanup-project coming on - with as-of snapshots; trend graphs etc. Very exciting stuff!
Maybe this is just a "temporary" badge, but I had the thought that as we register for Inspire18, that we could earn a registration badge. You could see who's coming to inspire and communicate beforehand. Similarly, if I see a post from someone that isn't registered I could suggest a session for them.
It would be really great if we could organize our Community friends into groups (ex. local users, personal friends, coworkers) and be able to send private messages to the group instead of one for each individual.
The Alteryx community serves many people across many continents. When a user posts a comment or wants to read a post, there should be an option to "Translate" the post to their preferred language.
I am meeting a lot of awesome people at #Inspire17!! ...but when I went to try and find some of them on the Community, I realize there is no easy way to do this. How cool would it be for there to be a User or People section on the Community where you could find people by querying their public stats (or even private stats if the user checks something saying to make those stats public)?! This feature could help tremendously with networking! Here's some situations where something like this would help:
"I remember this guy worked for x-company, if only I could see their name, I would know who it is"
"I want to connect with other Alteryx users near me"
"I want to reach out to this presenter from Inspire17, but I forgot what their Community Username was"
How about a filter that would reveal all ZERO reponse items in the Discussion forums? This would reveal old questions that never found a response.