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To keep better track of product suggestions, I propose to add a “resolution status” field to posts in the actual Show and tell / Product Suggestions community forum.
This is additional information to a “closed” status on a post: it indicates whether or not the suggested feature is now available in Airtable.
Could work similar to what exists in Stack Overflow.
I suggest the following options:
+ next to status field, optional anchor links to one or more comments in the response thread(“this post has been solved by comments X and Y”)… like in Stack Overflow actually
+ anyone can set alerts on post status changes
Adding this status field to individual post pages, as well as a column to the posts list (with filtering options), would make the whole suggestion process much easier to browse.
I have no particular opinion about who should set this field: whether the OP or the forum admins.
Editable by OP:
+ more democratic
+ less work for Airtable staff
- risk of not being updated
- risk of long and confusing debate threads
Editable by Airtable staff:
+ information more trustworthy
- forces Airtable staff to maintain progress data both in their internal issue tracker AND the community forum
- risk of community backlash if features marked “complete” by staff when use case is subject to interpretation