What do you think of Ableton Answers (this page)?

I think it's ok, but only 'ok', for a number of reasons, here are a few...

  • All topics are lumped together making Answers a big haystack to search.
  • The comments/answers division is somewhat obscure, it's hard to notice comments that might be more helpful than some answers.
  • Years old questions can be catapulted to the top with a recent comment/answer, should questions have a shelf life?
  • Is there a visible tag cloud?

 

Does it work for you?

Should I move this question to the Ableton Forum or centercode (both also a bit of a mess)?

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cheakypawl 1 month ago | 0 comments

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  • cheakypawl
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    Here's another reason...

    Comments keep ancient posts afloat like this one (https://www.ableton.com/answers/linux) but where the hectrum is the comment?

    It's buried in the 73 "answers" currently not answering the question, and it keeps popping up to the top.

    And that's exactly why I put this in the "Answer" bit and not the "Comment" bit.

    Come on, really..?

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • Near Earth Object
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    Totally agree with someof these comments. A lot of old or unanswered stuff out there from many years ago. Some form of moderator to weed out the old or no longer useful info.

    If the intention is to create a big archive of answers, maybe use tags and do some cleaning up along the way. Or highlight the most useful answers. Other than that I find it useful enough :-)

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • shrekage
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    I like the layout of the page. But not sure how is it different from the Forums?

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • cheakypawl
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    How about tags? So search is easier and more useful. At the moment when you search you're at the mercy of how the posterrrrz wurdz r spelt...

    Say some preset common tags from the Ableton preferences/common features, with some exceptions. Not lots of tags, just should be enough to define your post.

    I like the idea of comments and answers being split/different, but unless this page is moderated there's no point.

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • cheakypawl
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    There are many, but here's a question asked 1 year ago, and no one replied until a few hours ago. Boom! it's up the list.

    I'm doing the same, BTW, by adding an answer here instead of commenting.

    https://www.ableton.com/answers/vertical-waveform-zoom

    26 days ago | 0 comments
  • cheakypawl
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    Last one, and I promise to leave this alone.

    If you did read this and pondered, then thx, if you read and hated it, also thx.

     

    Help Help Playback issues..... 2 years ago, in the top 10... TODAY.... whatevs....

    https://www.ableton.com/answers/solution-to-ableton-live-9-playback-issues

    25 days ago | 0 comments
  • cheakypawl
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    Ok, I lied. More problems with ANSWERS/HELP.

    Take the LINUX thread...

    https://www.ableton.com/answers/linux

    It gets bumped up again, but there's absolutely NO WAY to know where the new comments went unless it's posted as an ANSWER and goes at the bottom. So meanwhile it keeps popping up the HELP chart.

     

    This could be SO much better.

     

    BTW Linux people, have you stopped to consider that as you badger Ableton to make Live a linux program, hadn't you better start badgering all the plug developers you use too...  yes... no...?

    23 days ago | 0 comments
  • otalgia99
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    newbieful greetings!

    near-enough-(and-hopefully-not-off)-topic:

    my wish list would include a little index to see and access quickly one's own user forum posts (maybe the list could be limited by time...) perhaps as a feature of the "Your Account" view.

    from what i can see, once that message in a bottle's been cast adrift, it can take a bit of deep-sea fishing to find it again (says the person who asks for help... a lot.)

    best,

    O99

    21 days ago | 0 comments
  • cheakypawl
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    Hello otalgia99,

    This is actually possible.

    When you are logged in to your Ableton account, and on the HELP/ANSWERS page, there is an option to see your followed questions.

     

    I cannot, however see a way of uploading a screenshot to this post, other than posting a link to a screenshot.

    Maybe I missed that?

     

    20 days ago | 0 comments
  • otalgia99
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    of COURSE! the "following" filter... i completely did not see it! probably because it's right there at the top, DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF MY FACE!!  ;->

     

    is the correct way to say it: "meine fehler"?

    all best,

    O99

    20 days ago | 0 comments

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