Our most engaged communities are purpose-driven and lists are an effective tool to get things done — and though our users have beenmakinglists for a while on Commonlounge, we felt we could do better and made native Lists into the product.
Lists are a way for you to make public collections so that you can track your progress over time, as well as subscribe and set email reminders to get you back to them at a frequency of your choice. Check out our first few Lists here:
We are excited to announce that we are rolling out Commonlounge Pro to everyone today!
While Commonlounge has been the home of highest-quality, free, bite-sized tutorials on topics from Deep Learning to UX Design, we’ve always felt that true learning happens by working on real-world projects and getting feedback from experts on your work. This was the top feedback whenever we asked our users what else we can add to make their learning experience better.
So today, we’re officially launching Commonlounge Pro— a new offering that adds Quizzes and Projects to our top courses:
Quizzes make you work through interesting problems that stretch your understanding and solidify your learnings.
Real world projects let you work with tools used in the industry, and we get experts to give you feedback on every submission.
We are excited to announce that we are releasing Quizzes on Commonlounge today! They are a fun way for you to test each other's, as well as your own knowledge about anything under the sun. For example, you can make a quiz on fan trivia for TV Shows based communities, or practice tests for learning based communities. We are most surprised by use cases you come up with for features we build, so we're looking forward to some amazing quizzes from you. Here's how you create one:
Hello everyone! Just wanted to quickly update you of two new channels we have been beta testing, and you may have seen in some of our communities:
Ask Channel: If a community has an Ask channel, a couple of interesting features get activated in the background. Once you post your question to that channel, it gets added to a queue, and you can see the position your question is in. Questions ahead in the queue are distributed more across the platform (like people's feeds, digests etc.) so that they can be answered sooner. We also do a couple of other interesting things such as distributing your question more if you answer other members' questions. We hope this creates a nice economy where the more helpful you are, the more help you can expect to receive :) You can see this in action here: Ask channel of Competitive Programming community
News channel: We have also started auto-importing some of the most interesting news content around the web related to a community. We've activated this channel fo...
Hi Taksh! That's a great suggestion, and we are working on clean, sharable urls for both profiles (something like /@anant-jain) and communities (something like /bitcoin). Hopefully you should see these soon.
As some of you know, we have had internal Community Leaderboards for a while now - we use it to announce "Member of the Month" in some of our biggest and most active communities. Today, we are making them public!
Leaderboards are a good way for a community's moderators to know who the most active members of a community are, as well as provide the community a small way to appreciate the efforts members put in their thoughtful replies. Leaderboards are calculated on a number of factors, and become active automatically once a community receives enough contributions. To see a few examples of how they look like, check out the new sidebar on the right in the HBO Westworld community or in the International Olympiad in Informatics community.
In addition to having the top 10 contributors in the Leaderboard section, we also have an Up And Coming section where you can see the top 100 contributors who are either your Facebook friends or someone you have interacted with on Commonlounge.
This is one of our highly experimental features - so...