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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Jul 22, 2020
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JK
Juran K. Oct 14, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
Makes sense. I think we have this planned within the next month

Header image cropping

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Dragan Otasevic
Dragan Otasevic Jul 24, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic6 months ago
This is near the top of our 65-pages long to-do list

Brainstorming-specific dynamic glossary of catchphrases, abbreviations and emerging conceptual terms

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Subash Chapagain
Subash Chapagain Oct 04, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic4 months ago
We envision a cool solution for this: specific terms that might need explaining can be briefly described. A visitor can then pause their mouse cursor on such terms and get a popover explanation similar to this https://s3.us-west-1.wasabisys.com/idbwmedia.com/images/tooltipdemo.png
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Martina Pesce
Martina Pesce3 months ago
Darko Savic
I love this solution!
I think it would also be nice to make sure we don't miss out on these words. Do you think the users should have the possibility of signaling words worth an explanation?
I'd like it, but just if it's an easy, non-invasive solution. And I actually can't think of any solution like that at the moment. Anyone can?
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
Martina PesceIt should be doable. We will keep an eye out for this. If the need arises we can work on it. We have about a year worth of upgrades before we get to that:)

Showcase main categories that the sessions and ideas fall into on the front page

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Povilas S
Povilas S Oct 04, 2020

Weekly newsletter

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Oct 12, 2020

small list of picky ideas

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Martina Pesce
Martina Pesce Oct 17, 2020
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni3 months ago
Even tags can be displyed with their metrics - number of sessions under the tag, number of comments, likes, active people, etc. and can be listed based on recent activity.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
The upcoming redesign will take care of your points 1, 2, 5

The mobile app is planned within the next 8 months or so

Should people be liking content before they actually read it?🙂

We envisioned the ability to "follow" specific content pieces (idea, session, even a specific contribution). You would get notified about updates to the content you follow.

The thing with to-read lists is, they tend to pile up:) https://brainstorming.com/r/s99

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Martina Pesce
Martina Pesce3 months ago
Darko Savic
So, suggestion number 3 came to me as a consequence of a need I felt. Then I asked myself the same question you are asking me now, and my answer was "no". However, it is bothering when you exit a session and forget to upvote it to have to reopen the session again to like it.
It's really useful for lazy people. But I understand quality > laziness. Agreed.

I see many different opinions on the to-read list. I haven't yet formed a definitive for myself, but I believe, since many people would go for it, that it would be good to give it the possibility to exists. Maybe even by still being conscious of the negative side of it! It would be possible to send a notification "would you like to clean your to-read list?" to the user if more than X sessions have been unopened for Y time (maybe even with the possibility of the user deciding himself how much X and Y should be).
Also, to-read list fanatics are gonna make a list anyway with the browser bookmark. Shouldn't we then provide the possibility in the platform anyway? I'd feel like the platform is taking care of my needs, and I wouldn't have it mixed with all my other irrelevant browser bookmarks. And who doesn't like to-read list won't even notice.

Yay! for all the other points on the list

Brainstorming groups (think tanks)

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Jul 26, 2020
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Udruga Mladih UMNO
Udruga Mladih UMNO3 months ago
Bring companies and investors to this site to give us their problems.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
As soon as we polish out the system to be very easy/fun to work with, the next step is to put all our efforts into growing:)
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic6 months ago
this feature is also on the to-do list

Stick to your inspiration - follow your audience's UI preferences

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Lorenzo Carver
Lorenzo Carver Jul 28, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic6 months ago
Thank you kindly! Are there any UI changes you would recommend? We received feedback about the platform being too blog/news-like. I can agree. We are now looking into going back to the initial design concept which was less blog-like

The user interface looks too much like a blog

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Dragan Otasevic
Dragan Otasevic Aug 17, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic5 months ago
Yes, that's common feedback. The platform is being redesigned with this in mind. It shouldn't take more than 2-3 weeks. thank you

Make creative contributions extensively customizable

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Subash Chapagain
Subash Chapagain Sep 07, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic5 months ago
Yes, all this is being worked on and should be implemented by the end of this week

A specialized section for pictorial ideas

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Subash Chapagain
Subash Chapagain Oct 15, 2020

small list of picky ideas part 2

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Martina Pesce
Martina Pesce Oct 21, 2020
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni3 months ago
I think adding something like Grammarly (and improving it) will take a whole new technical investment, probably, equivalent to that of developing the platform. I think we have planned for an editing feature where other users can improve your contribution (language, tone, etc.)

PS: There exists an online version of Grammarly, if that solves your problem. (https://app.grammarly.com/ddocs/711070982)
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Martina Pesce
Martina Pesce3 months ago
Shubhankar Kulkarni
then maybe a collaboration with Grammarly?

Oh! I've had Grammarly already for a while, I was thinking more about it to help the user (and indirectly the moderators in not having to edit all the time).
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
Can you reach the footer bar on youtube's front page?🙂. The front page is not meant for this. You can reach it on every other page though. You are the 3rd person reporting this issue (I was the 2nd) :)

What are the actual differences between editing a contribution and updating it?

The plan is to have all interested participants notified when a contribution has been edited (or updated - it's a matter of wording). The edited/updated contribution will get bumped to the top because of the latest activity.

The plan is also to keep a timeline of changes on the sidebar of each session/idea page. There would be a detailed log of changes. People will be able to vote to revert a document to a previous version as well.

Would that solve your suggestion?

Merge similar sessions

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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni Oct 22, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
A great suggestion. The way I see it there are at least 3 aspects to consider. This would:

- Increase the content quality on the platform.
- Decrease the feeling of "freedom" people have to do with their content what they want. This would increase the user experience for some participants but decrease it for those who create the content (most important participants?). In time this would add up to "offend" more and more creators.
- increase the workload for moderators and subsequent cost if the moderation is not sufficiently covered by volunteer moderators.

In a system that is growing in complexity. We have to consider as many side effects as we can think of. Even then we will surely be surprised at times to find unexpected results.
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni3 months ago
Darko Savic I agree. Points 2 and 3 make the idea unsustainable. We can, probably, start with paid moderation only for funded sessions (we can figure the costing for this - a part of the bounty will go to the moderator, either chosen by the platform or the funding agency). For crowd-funded projects, which will rarely happen in the recent future, the platform can choose a moderator (field expert) who will maintain the session. Non-sponsored sessions can be moderated by volunteers or session owners.

Introduce Abstracts, promote schemes, collapse contributions

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Antonio Carusillo
Antonio Carusillo Oct 22, 2020
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
If I now zoom out and look at what was said as a whole: Basically, the proposal is to add another layer of info that serves to summarize the messy info which we should hide so as not to scare the reader.

Here's a counter-proposal:

High signal, low noise. How about treating EVERYTHING we post as abstract. A blog post's worth of text can be explained with a single paragraph. We should Imagine the reader as mildly-interested in what we have to say and fairly interested in the subject as a whole. Then try not to lose their attention. People appreciate high signal, low noise. If we aim for that, the size of the text wouldn't matter. The content would be packed full of amazingly useful info. The more interested people are, the more they will appreciate the huge collection.
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni3 months ago
I like the idea of summarizing. Since you are providing "Cell" article as an example, I would like to read a summary that is more in the form of "highlights" than an "abstract". Firstly, highlights are listed as opposed to being presented in a paragraph. Secondly, an abstract has at least a few introductory lines that can be omitted. Introduction will surely be a part of the main session text.

I had a question: Who do you suggest should be regularly maintaining the abstract and collapsing the contributions? Authors of the sessions are the best people to do that, but summarizing cannot be enforced.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic3 months ago
Also, after a while, the author might lose interest in maintaining the abstract. This would eventually have to be done by people who are interested in the content at the present time

Chat box on the sidebar

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Oct 29, 2020

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Aug 26, 2020

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic6 months ago
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