Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 2014 - Experts123 Community Update

Major changes happening - Full Details here - http://www.experts123.com/Write/vXbwT6hmp3U

  1. Better community channels and involvement.  All new development going forward is based on community member feedback.  If you need a feature, then let us know and then get involved on voting on the upcoming features.  Monthly updates will be provided.

    ***Also, we are seeking your input for our coop model going forward.  As we grow this community, we are looking to pay out any advertising and membership fees mostly to the community members that contribute the most.  (If you create great expert content, manage topics, and market the site, we all want those actions to be rewarded fairly to the community.)
  2. Monetizing Value.  In order to make a self sustaining community, we are adding paid features and reviewing specialized advertising and transactional services where validated experts can provide paid services to the community.  (See further details to vote on here - http://www.experts123.com/Write/vXbwT6hmp3U)

    We also want to reward you for sharing content and the community with others.
  3. Expertise Measurement - Expertise Points - Expertise Levels.   We already have enabled expertise points.  The community users needed tools to measure their levels of expertise so we came up with Expertise Points and Levels. - Provide further input by commenting on this article - http://www.experts123.com/Write/vXbwT6hmp3U
Major features just launched in August:
  1. Improved Article Writing - http://www.experts123.com/Write - We have worked really hard to make it so easy to publish content in your area of expertise.
  2. Draft Sharing and Commenting.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Experts123 Recent and Upcoming Site Changes

Hi Experts123 Community!

We hope you are having a great week and having fun sharing your expertise and making the world a better place.

Here are some new changes released last week:
- Redesigned sign-up lightbox 
- Redesigned homepage
- Improved Questions page layout
- Improving Related Questions 

Coming in August 2014
- New tools for Article Writing
- Draft Articles and Article Sharing

Other Features in Progress:
- Working on additions to the Expertise points system where you can show off your expertise even more with Article and Question Answering Expertise
- Functionality where you acquire more expertise reputation allows you to take on more responsibility and demonstrate your expertise further to constituents.

Keep sending us your ideas.  We love all the input and are working hard on making this an amazing engaging experience for you to share, learn, and earn.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy New Year everyone!  We are really looking forward to 2014 and some of the new features and programs we are planning to introduce to help you seek expertise and knowledge better.

It was a great year and we made some key improvements to the core platform over 2013 including:
-Removing SPAM
-Enhanced Nominations
-More robust Topics
-Expertise Points (more enhancements coming soon!) - Now you can contribute and demonstrate your expertise in specific topics.

In 2014 we plan to change the contributor program to make it better for all the wonderful contributors making a difference everyday.  Contributors at certain levels will also be able to offer additional services.  Initially the Writers Desk and Article creation will become much more simple in January as we improve those programs and features.

We look forward to your suggestions so keep sending them in so we can make a better community for everyone.