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Easy feedback added.

Since launching the beta of the web site I've contemplated adding a formal forum for feedback from the user community. I have "help" rooms set up for real time interaction but the critical mass of users is not there yet to take advantage. Setting up the forum would not be too much work as the AgilEntity framework has "forum" as a managed entity type, however that would require some integration time (say a day) ... while going over the results of an test twitter ad campaign that I started with the site ( a post to come on how efficient this seems to be compared to Facebook ads...) I noticed the "feedback" tab they have prominently displayed on the right side of the screen. I clicked on it and was taken to a well designed voting system for "ideas" submitted by users of the site. This was a custom implementation of exactly the feedback that I needed for my site. So rather than spend a day adding it using an AgilEntity forum, I simply created a new account at the site behind the forum and added that into the numeroom home page within minutes in development and after a quick test phase within minutes rolled to the production servers in Texas. The usefulness of the distributed infrastructure business models becomes readily apparent when a focused piece of functionality can be added to a site so easily. In fact does the same thing but for secure collaboration and file sharing, any business or individual that lacks the expertise , time or money to implement their own solution can simply license it from us. Back to the feedback, I placed some ideas that I already in mind for the site as initial suggestions, if you have a beta account or just have an idea on how the site services can be made better go suggest it or vote up the existing idea.


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