Hello, all users of Gitcoin Forum!
We have started our improvement project to enhance your user experience and to make the most out of our discussions here.
The project started by doing a quick survey and gathering initial feedback. We have received a great response from Gitcoiners, and you can find the summary later in the post.
Our overall project plan is as follows:
- Gather initial feedback through the survey
- Have a design thinking session to find and prioritize what we want to improve
- Create a solution and have another session to finalize it.
- Implement and use
Everyone who has been using Gitcoin Forum can sign up for the first design thinking session on Thursday, April 14, at 2:30 PM EDT.
The plan is to go through all the input shared via the survey and get into more granular issues, basically to root causes why something is not working as we want, but also to identify what is working well and we would like to keep doing it.
Below is an outline of what we will be doing at first WS, but don’t worry, no preparation is needed for you to attend.
When this is finalized I will take all this input and start designing a “perfect” solution and we will reconnect in a few weeks, where I will pitch the solution to you and would like to get your feedback again.
You can sign up for session #1 which will be on Thursday, April 14, at 2:30 PM EDT under this link.
There are only 3 items but I think, generally, people like the discussion on Gitcoin Forum and they are happy with it. 90% of respondents replied that they can eventually find everything they need.
We want to create a standard for the forums and that’s why we asked what are any good examples we can learn from. And it’s good to remember that also web2 forums can be useful.
There are some things that can be improved, a lot of responses have been around structure and introducing some guidance for newer participants or even having lighter topics who are just not ready to engage in budget discussions, etc.
Those are great points and I would love to see more people engaging here.
And lastly, we ask what topics you would like to discuss on Gitcoin Forum, and this is very related to our structure, as the number of topics and participants is increasing we need to introduce new categories to fit those needs.
Do you have any questions about the project or would you like to get more involved let me know.