Groups on Mix: What's missing?
By tbonnema on Jan 20, 2009
One of the things we'll focus on over the next few weeks is to provide a few first improvements to the group functionality on Mix.
There are currently more than 900 groups on Mix, though a large portion of them only have a handful of members and little to no activity as far as we can tell (an activity meter for groups will be in the works shortly as part ouf our metrics dashboard). There are also a good number of pretty big and active groups around all kinds of Oracle-related topics.
In addition to the feedback we've received last year, we wanted to know from some of the administrators of these bigger and more active groups what they think is missing from Mix that would help them better achieve their goals.
We have identified a few dozen leaders among our admins who either
- manage a group of 100 or more members,
- manage three or more groups or
- have recently started a group that's grown quickly in size.
Today, we're asking them to let us know what features they want to see us implement over the next few months. Even though we think we have a pretty good idea of what's needed to make groups more useful for everybody, it's always good to get some validation.
We'll share their feedback next week. We also plan to reach out to other Mix members (e.g. newly registered users, very active users, users who haven't logged in in a while etc.) to hear their views.
If you're a group administrator on Mix who is not included in our sample, feel free to take part in the comments below. We'd like to know:
- What is your group (or your groups) about and what are you trying to achieve?
- How could Mix support you better?
- What are the three things we should focus on over the next three months?
We look forward to hearing from you.