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Can you think of any improvements?

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asked Mar 22, 2016 in Acsci Hotseat Help by simon_rigby (4,220 points)

Please comment or answer here if you would like to suggest any improvements.

commented Mar 14, 2017 by ChanceTheRapper (650 points)


So for example if someone goes to the physical hotseat  - they can record their session with the tutor and we can access it.

The same goes for lecture consultations because we often have the same questions - it would save us all a great deal of time I feel. 

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answered Mar 23, 2016 by asilmotala (2,610 points)

If it's successful, it would be convenient to have it in the form of of mobile app :)

commented Apr 4, 2016 by simon_rigby (4,220 points)
Mobile apps are difficult, but the new theme works much better on mobile browsers (I'm using it now on my phone). :) 
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answered Mar 23, 2016 by Feroz (1,390 points)

Hi Simon,

Just wondering, how does this points system work?

commented Mar 23, 2016 by simon_rigby (4,220 points)

Hey Feroz

Good question. I've moved this to its own thread.

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answered Apr 10, 2016 by Pandy (2,850 points)

Would be a nice feature to be able to tag users in comments/answers. Otherwise I think this is a fantastic idea!

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answered Apr 11, 2016 by Murray (1,010 points)

Would it be possible to give the user a quick questionaire as to what subject they are doing at the start of the year or when they register? This information could be used to streamline the questions that come up on the homepage so, for example, if you are in second year and you are only doing Fin. Maths then on your home page (and Q&A page) only Fin. Maths questions come up. If you wanted to see what other questions there are you go to the catagory of your choosing. This will make it more convinient for the user to get straight to their relevant subject's questions. Otherwise this online hotseat is a fantastic idea!

commented Apr 11, 2016 by simon_rigby (4,220 points)

I see your point (you don't want to see questions about things that mean nothing to you!). The main obstacle to your suggestion is that I don't really know how to implement it ;)

And besides, there is a big advantage of having a single feed: hopefully students in other years will see a question from a course they've done before and contribute an answer occasionally. The idea is that the site is community-driven and, where possible, students should always look to give something back :)

commented Apr 11, 2016 by Murray (1,010 points)

I understand your point and I agree with it. I can see now that there is merit to having a single feed. :)