DO Ideas 2

Restructure (i.e. fix) the "community" part of the website

Hello,

I humbly think the recent change to your "community" part is very flawed.
New, instead of finding answer, all I find is more questions.

Example:
I just bought a new domain. I want to set it up with DigitalOcean's DNS control panel.
There used to be an excellent article on how to do just that.

So:
1. I go to the community page ( https://www.digitalocean.com/community/ ).
There used to be a huge list of topics to choose from.

2. There is "Explore" (i don't want to explore, I know what I'm looking for).

3. There is "tutorials". Click on that - I see "New" "Trending" "Popular" - I DO NOT CARE what is new or popular - I know exactly what I'm looking for (DNS setup), but there's no way to find it there.

3. There's "Ask a question" - BUT I KNOW MY QUESTION. I and KNOW it has a perfect article which answers it. I don't want to waste anyone's time by asking a duplicated question (or wait for the anser).

4. Try "Search Community", Enter "DNS", click "Enter".
I get a suggestion for one tutorial ("DNS Tips and Tricks"), and links to more questions. no thanks.

5. Try the "DNS" tag, I get to this:
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tags/dns
It has 11 tutorials, sorted according to god-knows-what, and 129 questions.
I DO NOT WANT MORE QUESTIONS... :)

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This was the article I was looking for:
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean

Found it after going through the entire list or irrelevant questions and "tutorials".

PLEASE -
Bring back the old "community page".

Thanks.

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Shipped
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    We have shipped a new version of our community site which aims to address this problem. Exploring and searching is now much easier.