In a few ways, the SDL Tridion Ideas site was ahead of its time (2009?). Its process and website should be familiar to
StackExchange and forum users ("Submit, Promote, Discuss, and See") but maybe it was missing critical mass and visibility at the time.
One of us will bring it up every so often, but I want to highlight changes since 2009 that should make you consider registering or revisiting Ideas.
The entire Tridion technical community (including SDL) is more active, engaged, and visible online.
StackOverflow in 2012 had 984 questions with 1,750
#tridionanswers at a 99.2% answer rate from 148 #tridion users. This graph shows some fairly active members but also a "long tail" of participation.
Tridion StackExchange in 2013 so far has 1,121 questions with 2,093 answers at a 99% answered rate, but with 723 users and 481 visitors/day we could ask/answer even more
SDL itself added about 20 SDL Tridion (mostly volunteer) bloggers across roles since 2009 and some 192 blog posts last year.
- "Firefox support for the GUI" by Kah (Tang)
- "The broker API should support sorting on metadata fields" by Dominic Cronin
- "Make Organizational Items on Location Bar clickable" by Ron Grisnich
- "Content Explorer to work with Firefox" by Graeme Wigglesworth
- "Sorting on Custom Metadatafields" by Hendrik Beenker
- "How to Work with Rich Internet and User Generated Content" by Rogier Oudshoorn
- "Tridion on a mac on safari" by Ignace Blanco
These submissions are backed by upvotes (more than one person liked the idea), but the submitters get their name in the list.
So going into 2014, do you feel voting (10 points each vote and no downvotes!), with comments, badges (releases actually), and rankings along with leading Tridion StackExchange members (including someone from Product Management) monitoring it make SDL Tridion Ideas appealing to the new new Tridion community?
- Feel free to vote on this idea, up or down
- Offer what you think challenged the Tridion Ideas site and how it will be different for the next SDL Tridion release(s)