Kilian Hekhuis
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Forum: have special indication for OutSystems engineers
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OutSystem engineers are often replying to forum posts, and most of them I know by now. But for newcomers, and in case a lesser known engineer stops by, it would be very useful if next to their name there would be an indication (e.g. the OutSystems logo) to show this is someone from OutSystems.

João Heleno
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According to Davide Marquês from Outsystems:

Expertise isn't associated with working for OutSystems so we decided to drop the badge* and just show off someone's rank. Well... that and our newbies would shy out from participating because the badge made their answer "sound official".

*still visible on the profile page though :)



I once asked about this in this topic: https://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/9750/the-new-community-site/
Kilian Hekhuis
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Hi Joao, thanks for linking to that. I don't agree with Davide thought, quite often OutSystem staff is replying in a more or less "official" capacity, and it's useful to see when they do so.
João Heleno
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I agree with you Kilian... but the powers that be don't.
Kilian Hekhuis
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Well, if this idea garners enough attention, maybe they'll change their mind :).
Justin James
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I can see both sides of this I understand why they removed it, but I found it helpful... I often go to a poster's profile to see who they work for anyways, because I'd like to know if they work for OutSystems or not. So I think this is a good idea!

J.Ja
I'm with Justin, when someone post a message, I often click on that person's name to check for additional details..

Username | Rank #n | Company Name

Example
Davide Marquês | Rank: #n | Outsystems
 

Changed the status to
Implemented
on 27 Apr 2018

Hi Kilian,


all the Outsystemrs have the  badge STAFF

Cheers

Ana

Kilian Hekhuis
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But not directly visible in a forum topic (like MVP), or am I mistaken?

Hi


no, just in the members profile.


Ana 



Kilian Hekhuis
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Exactly, and it already was in there, so there's no improvement. This Idea is about visibility in the Forum itself, like MVPs have. So either set it to "not gonna do it" or reopen it, because it is not implemented.

hi Kilian,


I didn't get it from the idea description. What I assumed when I read it "be very useful if next to their name there would be an indication (e.g. the OutSystems logo) to show this is someone from OutSystems." was that it could be in the profile page, and that was the solutions implemented.


Cheers

Ana

Kilian Hekhuis
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But that has always been visible, so I assumed it was clear what I meant (obviously not).

Hi Kilian


I apologize for that. This idea was created some while ago, so I assumed that at that time, the staff icon was not a reality. Anyway, the idea is to be transparent and make it visible to the outsystems staff team, and I think that at least we know that. We are not planning to invest more in this idea, in the short term.


Cheers

Ana

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Hi Kilian


let's keep it in our radar and plan this to a near opportunity. Meanwhile, I don't have a deadline to do it.


Cheers

Ana

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expected delivery in Q4 2020

Hi Kilian.


We just started working on your idea, so I set the status to “Working on it”. We expect it to be ready during Q4. I’ll post an update once it’s done!


Thanks again for your great idea!


Cheers

Changed the status to
Implemented
on 26 Oct 2020

Hi Kilian,

We're happy to announce that this idea was implemented in the new Forum experience.

From now on, the label "Staff" will be visible also in the Forum:


Hope you like it!

Cheers,

Tânia

Kilian Hekhuis
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Great Tânia, thanks!