This is more of a feature request to do with the IFC and Discourse. To begin with, I think it would be nice if the users could pin specific topics to appear in their accounts besides the globally pinned topics. This would work for topics specifically created by a user to prevent data from being consumed or for certain users designated by the OP in the case of VAs and VOs. The pinned topics would be capped to a specific number, around 5 perhaps, to avoid clutter as other topics of less urgency can always be bookmarked.
This will enable users with topics that require regular updating e.g feature tracking threads, ATC threads, VA threads etc to easily update their topics besides having to go deep into the search area to retrieve that topic.
One would argue that you can set the topic to ‘watching’ but not all topics are active throughout.
What do you think about this idea? Any other tweaks you could add to this idea would be appreciated :)
You can bookmark topics though to make them more accessible. Just go into your profile and go into the bookmark section and boom all the topics you need to access there are there for ya. That’s what I do.
I do use the bookmark feature a lot. I though that in addition to that, we may need a feature which enables one to quickly access their topics. Still, the bookmark feature is a very nice compromise over this feature.
But the bookmark feature is also super accessible it’s basically just an extra click than what you proposed. It’s like repeating something that’s already on the forum to save a click. Not trying to bash your topic just my thoughts
As I said, this would be for the topics that require editing on a regular basis. Think of it as the notes app on your phone/tablet where one would pin the most important notes which would urgently be needed. Otherwise, if that’s the case, one can always look through their folders.
One disadvantage of the bookmark feature is that one can bookmark any post, as it should be, which results in clogging of the bookmark feature so it becomes hard to trace the topic despite it being bookmarked.