The Community has too many alternative areas for ease of use
I have mentioned this as a comment elsewhere, IIRC, but am entering it as a thread in what I hope is the correct area to give it visibility.
Leaving aside "My Feeds", which I believe is my view on stuff actually held elsewhere, there appear to be three possible alternative "areas" where topics can and do appear.
Thus Q&A has an area for "Family Tree". Groups has a group for "FamilySearch Family Tree". And "Ideas" has an area for "Family Tree".
I have read that Q&A exists to provide a simple approach to asking questions - no groups, no subscriptions, etc. Fair enough. But then I would ask - do we need both a Group for FSFT and an Ideas area?
- Anyone wishing to help out on a topic such as FSFT has to look in three different places (I have not yet explored if MyFeeds might help, but anyone still has to know that the three areas exist, and find them, to get the input into their feed);
- No-one knows where to post - how many different areas contain the complaint that Italicising works but Bolding doesn't? (Yes people will repeat the same query in the same area - but this is appearing in more than one area);
- Divisions between (say) questions and ideas are problematic anyway, given that a question may lead into an idea.
- How on earth are the threads from the old Communities going to be split when they do enter. Why not just dump it all in one place?
Assuming that the simple Q&A facility is to continue, I would urge that either the groups for things like FSFT are moved into the corresponding Ideas area - or vice versa - to reduce the number of areas. (The "vice versa" is possibly easier to represent in the navigation bar at the side).