Vanilla Survey Results

The MixThe Mix Staff teamPosts: 1,348 Moderator
edited June 15 in Anything goes
Hey everyone!

It's been a few months since we announced our exciting move to the new boards software Vanilla. If you haven't already seen this thread about our news, make sure to have a read!

One of the exciting things about Vanilla is that there's some cool new features like post reactions, spam zapping, peer moderation and badges. Back in February, we asked you to complete a survey so we could hear what you thought about 4 potential features and also 3 possible changes that Vanilla can offer.

We also sent this survey out to our boards volunteers. We asked them about 1 more potential feature as we're interested in mods being able to record private notes that can be attached to profiles. This feature is called the mods warning tool which allows mods to communicate with each other and keep up to date on any information they might need to be aware of. We wanted to share these results with you too and you can read all about that in the report. :)

At the end of this thread you'll see a report that summarises all of the responses we got from both members and boards volunteers. We decided to merge both responses from members and volunteers because there was a very high level of agreement between the two groups. We've made sure to mention any significant differences between the two groups and there's also a summary of how your responses will influence any decisions made about the boards.

We hope you enjoy reading through this report, if you have any questions about anything, let us know in our Vanilla FAQ thread or send us a PM. :)

Aife & Mike
We're Aife & Mike - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk forum.

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  • The MixThe Mix Staff team Posts: 1,348 Moderator
    Just bumping this for those who haven't yet seen it. :)

    Mike
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  • MirabelleMirabelle Owl Whisperer Kensington.Posts: 1,020 Fanatical Poster
    I'm surprised no-one has commented on it yet. I think it's so, so exciting - can't wait to migrate!!! (and the survey results are brilliant!). :thumb:
    'If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance'.

    - Howard Gardner
  • ShaunieShaunie An empath EnglandPosts: 1,370 Fanatical Poster
    Heya

    Sorry. Tbh i havent been bothered to properly read these threads until now. Im Guessing its too late to give feedback?
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us face, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” ~ Marvin J Ashton
  • FloxyFloxy Miniposter DeiàPosts: 504 Extreme Poster
    It shouldn't be too late @Shaunie Give some feedback here if you feel like it. There is still time I should think.
    I'm driven by self doubt.
  • The MixThe Mix Staff team Posts: 1,348 Moderator
    Shaunie wrote: »
    Heya

    Sorry. Tbh i havent been bothered to properly read these threads until now. Im Guessing its too late to give feedback?
    Floxy wrote: »
    It shouldn't be too late @Shaunie Give some feedback here if you feel like it. There is still time I should think.
    Hey both of you,

    The survey is still open, but we're very close to launch now which means we've already made decisions based on the feedback we initially got from everyone back in February. So we'll never say no to more feedback - we're always keen to hear what you guys think - but keep in mind that it won't influence any decisions in the short term. There's a good chance we'll refer back to it later down the line, though. :)

    Hope that helps,
    Mike
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  • FloxyFloxy Miniposter DeiàPosts: 504 Extreme Poster
    Thanks @Mike :)
    I'm driven by self doubt.
  • ShaunieShaunie An empath EnglandPosts: 1,370 Fanatical Poster
    Oh thats okay thanks, ill still fill out the survey

    But i found the survey- i think on the different thread but on my phone that layout is only so i can see the left hand side of it and doesnt let me see it all. Would you be able to send the link too? Sorry. Thanks
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us face, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” ~ Marvin J Ashton
  • The MixThe Mix Staff team Posts: 1,348 Moderator
    Shaunie wrote: »
    Oh thats okay thanks, ill still fill out the survey

    But i found the survey- i think on the different thread but on my phone that layout is only so i can see the left hand side of it and doesnt let me see it all. Would you be able to send the link too? Sorry. Thanks

    Sure thing - here's the direct link. :)

    Mike
    We're Aife & Mike - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk forum.
  • FloxyFloxy Miniposter DeiàPosts: 504 Extreme Poster
    It would be beyond awesome for @The Mix to have an app. With a specially built app you could reach out to the entire young population of the UK alone. Imagine everyone having a phone app that links directly to the new Vanilla-run forum that is planned. Anyone, anywhere, could log into the app and on to your forum. If they need help, your app could be a wonderful reach-out.

    You could run your own podcasts, highlighting your charity's furture engagements which app users could download for free. You could increase your vanilla forum's membership three-fold as the new Vanilla form looks so inviting. In other words, having your own app would put both forum and your charity way ahead of all the competition. From what I have seen, no other registered charity has any app.

    How much does it cost to make an app?

    Respond to these simple questions based out of 10 and you'll see, @Aife[/USER] and [USER="95844"]Mike https://www.howmuchcostanapp.co.uk/

    Based on a few variables I entered in, I reckon your forum's app could cost between £10,000 to £20,700

    Best wishes,

    Mandy :wave:
    I'm driven by self doubt.
  • The MixThe Mix Staff team Posts: 1,348 Moderator
    Thanks for the suggestion, @Floxy. You're certainly not the first to make this one. :)

    Developing an app isn't something we can do right now, but we could look into it in the future. It would really depend on what could be gained from us having an app - what would be different, whether it would make things easier, etc. Right now, our feeling is that there wouldn't be too much to be gained with an app because all our services are currently mobile-friendly anyway.

    That said, it's not something we can rule out - there's probably some potential for it, depending on what direction The Mix decides to go.

    It's always good to hear what you folks are thinking about. :chin:

    Mike
    We're Aife & Mike - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk forum.
  • FloxyFloxy Miniposter DeiàPosts: 504 Extreme Poster
    Thanks Mike

    I was thinking how useful the app could be if engineered for our chats. Presntly using our phones is nothing but a pain. An app could allow us to use chat wherever we are, not just at home on our laptops.

    It's worth waiting for.
    I'm driven by self doubt.
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