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 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!
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!
It would be great if there were a way to see the all the product ideas I've starred. Right now, if I want to review those ideas I'm going to need to scroll through all of them looking for gold stars. Perhaps some kind of activity log in the user profile could provide us with this information?
there should be an option to display a newsfeed that can be customized by the user. Notifications could be color-coded to correspond with its "parent" category (e.g., Discussions, Knowledge, Ideas, Blogs, etc.). The feed should be as flexible/customizable as possible (e.g., mute discussion, reply flag, pinning, etc.). It'd also be great if users had the ability to drag-n-drop items they want added to their feed.
Would love to be able to get a history of events on the community for analysis.
While possible using web shredding would be nice to have 'official' data source
Visualize Alteryx Ideas
The IDEAS landing page should have a visually appealing dashboard.
Visualization should track each idea over time, it should be filterable with a keyword search based on a Period, an Idea's Title or Tagged Label.
Appealing color code should be able to distinguish individual Idea's Star Rating.
Viz contents/layout can be inspired from the inputs of community users.
Top Ideas should be released as new product features.
In working through older posts, it's apparent that many have been orphaned by the author who may no-longer visit the Alteryx community site.
To check this - could we add "last logged in date" to the user's profile card (screenshot below)? That would make it very easy to see if we should follow up with the user to progress to a solution, or just close the thread.
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!
Hi there Alteryx team,
Firstly, thank you for the care that you put into nurturing and tending this community!
Looking at the badges - it seems that it may be useful to discriminate between posts made in the Ideas sections; vs. posts made in the discussion or the Weekly Challenge section.
My thinking here is that some folk will be able to make a huge contribution in new product or community ideas - while others may be assisting the community with solutions; suggestions; replies etc. Both are valuable and both are very different ways to contribute.
:-) additionally - like you've done with the weekly challenges - we could make this fun (e.g. use light-bulb or invention-themed badge icons for folks who are prolific idea generators).
Thanks again for all you do
On several of the challenges, we are limited from attaching exported solutions (it only allows workflow files). Additionally - it would be helpful to be able to attach flows & data files to PMs and to replies on ideas to avoid having to use drop-box etc.
could we change the settings on these discussion threads and on the PM area to allow this?
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:
It may be nice to be able have quicker access to social media for shareing questions, solutions, challenges...
On facebook, twitter with shortcut links to community, instagram with workflow and tool pictures etc...
By the way;
I love using "Reply" in email notifications but I've noticed that the reply in community has breaks, e.g.
Is this a feature, a bug or something I'm doing? If it could be fixed that would be great as it detracts from my reply.
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!
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"
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".
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).
One of the areas that may be lacking in content a little is the server / admin side. I may have missed this, but it seems like there are very few (if any) challenges or contests for the folk who do look after the Alteryx Server to sharpen their skills.
This is an area that I'd like to learn too - both to grow my own personal skill, but also to be of assistance for these sorts of questions.
Would there be a way that we could create a focus area around Server; and also a way for community members to download and install Server at home to learn? We could severely limit this version (e.g. the learning version only allows 5 live workflows) to prevent people making a commercial operation, but still make the full capability available so people can learn this key part of the puzzle?
I'd like to have the "Mark All as Read" option in the Knowledge Base like it is in other sections. Not that I could ever read them all, but this is my system for identifying new posts.