Recently there has been a survey that you can partake in on the AnswerHub it asks questions relating to the UE learning experience. After completing the survey I have been thinking of ways to improve the AnswerHub as I believe that with some effort it can be a fundamental pillar of the UE learning journey.
- Give AnswerHub users the option to add a money reward for answers to their questions.
I would be more than happy to pay 1-5£ for help with a problem I have. As long as there are no refunds and there is a time limit for receiving payment so that the most upvoted answer(s) gets the humble reward. It could attract more experienced users to the AnswerHub.
I imagine there could be some toxicity generated by involving money on a free online website so we should make sure only members of a certain reputation level could get involved with questions that have payment attached.
- Give people a link to a re-designed AnswerHub inside of UE.
Currently, people in need of UE help are scattered across the internet, some go to Discord, some go to Stack Exchange some go to the forums or Reddit, I’m almost certain that you have not received any answers to what seems like a very simple question. Imagine if all the UE experts would be gathered in one place to answer people’s questions, I believe it could increase the likelihood of your question being answered. We can accomplish grouping everyone in one place by incorporating AnswerHub into UE by designing UE with a link to the AnswerHub. In my opinion, this would need to hide in plain sight, so that new users would eventually come across it but more experienced users wouldn’t be bothered by it. Currently, in UE4 we have a slightly infamous pulsing icon on the top right of the UE4 window, we could possibly replace it with an opaque text that reads “AnswerHub”.
There are more things I would like to see changed in the AnswerHub but I have already rambled about them in the UE survey.
What are your thoughts and ideas?