Ideas and Feedback

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Create a "Comments" tab on the main screen

At the moment there are four tabs on the main screen; Leaderboard, Active Proposals, Concepts, Dashboard

Add a "Comments" tab to the main screen. This will show a leading snippet of all comments in reverse chronological order (newest first). By doing so, it is hoped users will engage more.

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  • Jul 20 2019
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    Jeff H commented
    July 23, 2019 19:29

    So we've actually considered something like this before. We at one point were thinking about a "Newsfeed"-esque system at one point, but it would take a fair amount of work in order to make it useful.

    If you favorite a proposal, you should be notified of any new comments to it though.

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    Guest commented
    July 23, 2019 20:13

    Surely it's just a simple sql query and a bit of html. It can't be that hard, you don't have to add bells and whistles, just all comments in reverse order.

    I guess it's up to you, I'm just thinking it might get users more engaged.

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    Guest commented
    July 24, 2019 18:23

    Yes this would be much more useful.

    Along the same lines, comments/discussion is difficult to access/view. It can require up to 3 clicks to see, which may account for the lack of discussion. On DashCentral, comments are directly within the proposal, making it easy to read and reply if desired.

    Similarly, if there is no MNO discussion, and only Community discussion, then that tab should be displayed by default when clicking on "Discussion" (so many clicks makes it tiresome when trying to go through many proposals)


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    Jeff H commented
    July 26, 2019 20:07

    We've got a number of features planned as improvements to the comment area, that we believe will increase engagement and decrease the number of clicks required to join a discussion.

    1. Push notifications
    2. Combined community and MNO+PO discussion w/ ability to filter by type (rather than the current split)
    3. Deeper comment nesting
    4. Re-locating the comments area to somewhere more prominent
    5. Building and deploying the rating engine for comments / users

    One thing we implemented early very early on after the platform went live was moving the input box for the discussion to the top of content area rather than the bottom, which had a small impact on engagement. And we've continued to iterate on designs for the Discussion area, but have yet to implement a number of planned changes.