DO Ideas 2

Make the forum more user-friendly and "forum-like"

I guess many users have troubles watching that giant list of topics, so called "Forum". Yes there are tags and it's easy to search what you need just pushing Ctrl+F, but this is not a forum, this is much more like a ticket system and threads don't look like topics, they are much more like blog posts with comments. Well, I guess it would be more preferable if the forum would look like a forum, with categories like "General Announcements", "Network Status", "Technical Issues" and so on and so on, just for instance.

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    Admin Response

    We launched a new version of our community several months ago. We are constantly pushing improvements so go check it out and let us know what you think! https://www.digitalocean.com/community
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  • Erica commented
    September 11, 2018 19:25

    Is there a way to search content within?

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:25

    Thanks for the suggestion we are specifically trying to avoid having specific categories and instead using tags, this way the most recent information stays at the top.

    We will add some more filters such as most view, most commented, but otherwise we want to make it a bit more free-form.

    In most forums after a while there are too many categories and a lot of them dont get many updates.