The DEAL Community Platform does not have an open message board or forum. This was an intentional experiment in seeking to create a platform that is focused on action
and less on general discussions and lengthy conversations.
However, the lack of a message board also means there is nowhere for community members to ask each other questions outside of comment on specific tools, stories and events. The DEAL Team curates an FAQ
, but this is not editable by the community.
What is the essence of this suggestion/idea?
Create a space where any community member can ask a question (tagged to a specific topic or theme as appropriate) and any other member can respond. The most popular/useful answers to a question could be 'voted' up so they're easy to find.
Common questions could potentially be turned into FAQs, or the Q&A and FAQ could be merged in an intuitive way.
What are the potential benefits of this suggestion/idea?
Crowdsource wisdom, advice, best practices and input from the entire DEAL Community.
Who would benefit from this suggestion/idea?
Members looking to crowdsource wisdom from the community, as well as members looking to find opportunities to collaborate with, or receive advice from, fellow members.
- Should there be a single Q&A section, or also Q&A sections on specific tools & stories, for example?