A huge part of DDjT is the courses you provide. I would really like to see a sub-section of the forum dedicated to asking question pertaining to the courses, where the instructors could answer questions, and interact with their students. Not only would we, who spend our loot on these courses, have a great benefit from this, but it’d be a huge value added resource to the courses themselves.
Secondly, we should have the ability to privately message other users. This enables a more personal and private way for users to interact, and is considered to be a fundamental function of any online board today.
Courses: Many of the courses have forums of their own, where course owners can go and get their questions answered.
PM: Absolutely a well-liked feature we lost when moving to the current forums. Even as moderators we don’t have a way to talk directly to members, meaning we have to do it all out in public, not always the most desired solution.
The DDJT forums are a dynamic environment, as is the main site. At the BPM show we (moderators) had a meeting with Phil and Steve on the future of the forums, what should it look like, what features should we lose, what features to keep and which to add. That conversation will be the basis for developing the plans for the future of the forums. Suggestions and requests being done over the last few years will be taken into consideration.
Thanks for your input and hope you will have the patience to stick with us until we can make the next step(s) forward.