After more than nine years of hosting QuickBase discussion forums on QuickBase itself, we’ve decided that it’s time to join the 21st century and move to a more purpose-built platform. It’s been a great run, but it’s time to give our users more functionality and a richer experience.
As of Monday, September 14th the QuickBase discussion forums will be hosted on Intuit’s Community Forum platform. The Intuit platform provides easy access to discussion forums for most of Intuit’s products and services and gives users a voice in the development of the site.
It takes commitment, understanding, and a whole lot of know-how to create a vibrant and helpful community like you have. Over the years we’ve been participating right along with you (Big shout out to Jess!) and it’s been great to see everyone contribute whatever they can to improve the discussion. Go ahead, take a bow.
Here are some of the features we think you’ll like about the new forum:
- Rich user profiles including contact information, photos and bios
- RSS and Email subscriptions to forums, questions and answers
- User comments on questions and answers
- Rich Text editing for posts
- Point system that rewards helpful and prolific community members
With this move we’re looking forward to a new chapter for this community. Not only are we excited to provide a more complete discussion experience, but we’re really looking forward to seeing new faces and hearing new voices in the forum.
Best of all we can’t wait to hear from you. What are you looking for in a community? What motivates you to contribute? What would you say to someone who’s a community skeptic? What’s your best story about how our forum has helped you? We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the above… better yet, save it for next week and post it to the forum. There could be some QuickBase swag in it for the best story or the most compelling discussion. Next Friday we’ll let you know who took home all the cheddar!
Thanks for being a part of this tremendous group of people and most of all, thanks for using QuickBase!