'Provide Feedback' option for Forge components


Currently for every forge component, when we have some queries, we start a discussion but some components needs feedback from the users. So it would be nice to have Provide Feedback option for forge component where users will provide their feedback and that would be visible to everyone and that feedback will help to improve the component.

Hi Suraj,

Why can't you use the discussion to provide feedback from the component to the owner? I'm not seeing the value of having 2 ways to submit feedback. Maybe I'm not understanding the use case.


Ana Sequeira

Hi Ana,

When we click on Discussion, it will create a post on Forum and people will think that that user is facing some problem. Also that Discussion post is ignored by original creator for many times and user don't get the required answer but if we click on Submit Feedback, that will stay with the component and people will add opinion about that component and that wouldn't be visible on Forums.

Hope this is clear.

Thanks and Regards,

Suraj Borade

Got it, thank you Suraj.

Your welcome Ana!!

Hey Suraj,

Providing written feedback for a component could be great. Sometimes, stars are not enough.

Although I like the idea of written feedback, you say that:

1) Discussion will create a post on forum and people will think that the user is facing some problem

2) Discussion post is often ignored by original creator

3) Users don't get required answers.

While not strictly, point 1 is a "fix" for point 3: other users of the same component could help. About point 2, I don't think that by adding a new functionality, original creator's would go and reply to everything since they are not doing for the discussion posts.

If you're "proposing" written feedback on the component along with the star rating, that seems a good idea. If what you're proposing is a kind of "component-only" discussion section, that would break the purpose of the community, no?


Hi Armando,

I just described what are the common problems with Forge components but yes you are right I am "proposing" written feedback on the component along with the star rating. Also this feedback will help MVPs when they think that some components needs to be removed from the forge.

Thanks and Regards,

Suraj Borade

Changed the status to
Working on it
expected delivery in Q4 2018

Hi Suraj and Followers, 

During this and next quarter, we will work hard to grow the forge into a marketplace of high-quality components.

We will:

  • Review supported components based on usage and criticality
  • Provide an additional trusted level, for open-source components curated by OutSystems
  • Clean low-quality components from the forge, either improving or dropping

So I have set the status to “Working on it”. We expect it to be ready during Q3/4. I’ll post an update once it’s done!


Ana Sequeira

Changed the status to
on 28 Nov 2018

we did it :)