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November 2023 Replace: What’s new in Collectives™ on Stack Overflow?


The team behind Collectives™ on Stack Overflow has been hard at work implementing new ways to build community and help you stay more connected while you share knowledge about the technologies you use most.

Check out below to see what the team’s been up to over the last few months:

What’s New?:

Cellular Improvement Collective

In late September 2023, we launched our latest collective: Cellular Improvement. Cellular Improvement is a collective for builders who need to share their information and be taught extra about Android and iOS.

You possibly can be part of the Cellular Improvement Collective and take a look at the complete record of Collectives to affix right here.

Discussions

Discussions is a brand new characteristic that lets customers of all ability ranges have open-ended discussions, the type of subjective dialog that isn’t proper for conventional Stack Overflow Q&A. It’s yet one more method customers can faucet into the collective information of the group to discover totally different technical approaches and trade-offs, share views on present initiatives, make extra knowledgeable structure selections, and extra.

Be taught extra and be part of all of the Discussions right here.

All Discussions Touchdown Web page

We’ve launched a new web page that teams collectively all Discussions going down on collectives. Stack Overflow customers can simply entry all Discussions beneath the Labs part on the left sidebar. Take a look at the pictures under for extra data.

Please word that this screenshot contains design ideas for the left navigation toolbar, which aren’t but launched on the general public platform. Moreover, the “Begin a dialogue” button shouldn’t be but launched.

Collections

In August 2023, we launched Collections in all collectives. A set is a listing of content material from Stack Overflow (questions, solutions, and articles) gathered round a selected theme. Collections are designed to assist collective members simply uncover and collaboratively construct upon high-quality content material a few particular topic space.

Be taught extra about Collections right here.

Exercise Indicator

In October 2023, we launched a number of design updates to assist collective members see when new posts are shared in collectives. Members can now simply see when there’s new exercise in discussions, articles, collections, and bulletins. Take a look at the picture under to be taught extra.

Sorting Posts and Replies

Inside Discussions, members of the collective can now simply kind each posts and replies by creation date, newest exercise, or voting rating. Take a look at the picture under to be taught extra.

What’s next?:

Our staff can be trying into new methods to extra simply uncover content material from collectives and discover extra methods to have interaction customers of all ability ranges to have open-ended conversations that aren’t proper for conventional Stack Overflow Q&A. Keep tuned for extra updates!

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