Badges have arrived in the NI Community! A badge is a type of visual reward that you can earn for completing specific community actions or for achieving important community milestones. Community badges can be acquired through online participation such as replying to topics, receiving kudos, and authoring solutions.
The NI Community homepage is getting a new look! The new homepage will help you get to the areas of the community that you are most interested in -- whether that's asking a question on the discussion forums, finding a local user group, or reading the latest news on the blogs. We've also translated the content on the homepage -- so when you've updated your language settings, the homepage will update as well.
We're happy to announce that GroupAdmins of closed groups will now receive notifications whenever a user requests to join. These notifications will be sent via private message in the community. The message will contain a link to the members page for your user group where you can accept or deny the pending requests.
The next phase of our ongoing community renovations is quickly approaching! In November, we'll be performing the migration of the NI User Group Community onto the platform currently used to host the NI Discussion Forums. See the timeline here for more details.
This is a major change that will affect all users and we want to ensure everyone is prepared. Below we have provided some quick updates regarding changes to features and functionality within the NI Community.
One of our goals with the upcoming renovations to the community is to provide a consistent experience for our users across all of ni.com. As such, we have been working on overhauling the design of the NI Community. The targeted date for these changes is Monday, July 25th.
The new design is uniform with the changes that came to the rest of ni.com earlier this year. The community pages are easier to scan, read, and navigate, and information is easier to find with the new community navigation available on the page. We've also ensured the community is optimized to work much better across screens of all sizes. This is known as "responsive design" and allows for a single version of the community to be available for browsing via desktop, tablets, or mobile phones.
If you've ever wanted to see all of the questions you have helped solve on the forums -- now you can! We’ve added a new My Accepted Solutions component that displays a user’s most recent accepted solutions. You can see this component on any user's profile page.