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!
Other online communities I particiate in (mainly for home automation or iOS programming) use a signature tag or header with your current hardware and/or software specs. It makes getting questions asked and answered much easier when you know what the limitations are or that someone is working with an unusual setup.
For the Alteryx community that would probably be at least putting the user's current version number in their posting signature.
We would have to make sure that the post is preserved with the version number that was in use at the time of posting.
This would probably help users who are on an older version know that they may not be able to use an answer that they find until they upgrade. And likewise it would help a user know when they are looking at outdated information.
Hardware specs would be nice to know too; although for most of what Alteryx does it is irrelevant (in my experience).
It would be useful to be able to copy and paste images directly into the discussion forums. In heavily locked down IT environments, such as at my current client site, it's not possible to use the insert/edit image button. The only way I can load an image to a discussion is to copy into a word doc and attach it.
The Tableau forums allow a simple copy/paste of an image into their forums, implementing that same functionality into the Alteryx forum would be a big help. Even for users who are able to load images it would save them time, instead of having to save an image then upload, ctrl-c ctrl-v is much quicker.
What do you think about an area in the community for people to look for talent or offer their talent. If we had that, I can tell you right now it would be my first stop before any job search or recruiting sites.
Maybe I missed (if so, please tell me where is it), but a "Remember Me" or "Stay Connected" option would be great, so our sessions doesn't end (I keep this webpage opened almost all day).
Looking through the Top Ideas I was struck by how many are already in the product and marked as "Now Available" - this is fantastic but it does make navigating this view difficult. Could we remove them and move them into a "Now Available" view so we can see what great work the Product Team and Devs are doing at listening to the community?
if I post a useful article in the community I'd like the ability to mark it as such, rather than as a question. At the moment I get emails prompting me to accept a solution - when there isn't a solution required. Marking a topic as "information only" or similar would solve this.
I'd love to see an option for "With ALL of the words" in Advanced Search as well as "With one or more of the words".
Could we add a DATA category so we can share links to different (open source) datasets? For example, it took me a while to find a RELIABLE source for past US election data and other Alteryx users may benefit from it.
2012 federal election results:
or past elections:
or shapefiles containing county polygons with results for 2012/2008:
It would be great to have a forum for users/partners to submit their solutions to each of the weekly challenges (moreso the advanced ones).
Would be a good way to see how others have approached problems, and create a bit of competition as to who can get the 'slickest' answer!
Kaggle competitions are widely known in academia but not so much in the industry, at least in MENA region...
Mostly college grads, ML practicioners and analytics consultants are attending who frequently code... Instead Community can provide
To name a few tutorials;
Some recent interesting competitions are;
It may even be a nicer idea if someone publishes a top %1 solution in competitions using Alteryx,
discounts to inspire events or personal licenses may be provided or automatically becoming an ACE for 6 months/a year etc.
This is a minor thing, but it's kind of funny so I thought i'd post on it. Ever use the spell checker when typing posts or replies? It thinks that "workflow" is a misspelled word. Please add "workflow" to the Community spell checker's dictionary!
When me or my clients try to compare alteryx to other vendors,
we all end up seeing graphs like the one below. These are showing how very few tags alteryx has on stackoverflow...
Clients often consider how it's easy to find answers to common analytics or software related questions. Alteryx seems to have a lag in there.
I wish, me and all of Alteryx community friends could be able to link their Alteryx accounts to the stackoverflow accounts and once we write down a question it's going to be automatically posted on stackoverflow and when an answer is received it'll update us as well...
I sincerely believe that this will greately increse the word of mouth effect on Alteryx products.
I would like to see the linkage between the community and user group activities within this site. This would supplement or compliment the existing use of LinkedIn and allow community members to quickly associate themselves to the user groups to keep informed about upcoming activities and hopefuly to become active members in both the virtual and real environments.
I may have missed it, but I can't easily tell if a post that has been starred by others has been starred by me. In my opinion the star should remain hollow until I have starred it, in which case it should go yellow. The text next to the star tells me the total stars the post has recieved, so the extra indicator is currently superfluos.
I bookmarked a Discussion posting but the only way I could see how to find it afterward was to go into my settings or my subscriptions. It would make sense for bookmarks to be a separate section on the main community page, along with Discussion, Ideas, KnowledgeBase, Blogs, etc.
I notice that there are a number of useful pages.
Is there a site map of all the pages or structure of the community, or is there a list of interesting pages, like:
Which post am I starring below? The lines below the attachment serve to separate out the post above and make the Star and Reply buttons appear to belong to the post below. This isn't clear to me, let alone new users of the site. Can the theme be improved to make this separation clearer.