Yesterday I had an interesting chat with some of the memoQ team involved with the new Regex Assistant in memoQ 9.8, and before we finished, one of the fellows in the session offered me a tour of that "development portal" described in a January 2021 blog post but which I had never accessed myself, having seen similar user forums for other tools go straight down the toilet after many people had invested a lot of effort in them. However, in this case, I was quite surprised by the quality of what I saw, and then tweeted:
It looks like #memoQ is getting its shit together for user feedback on how to improve. I was properly introduced to the new Ideas Portal yesterday and find it encouraging.https://t.co/YcfgiWpgLp pic.twitter.com/Qfm4cF0dbI— Kevin Lossner (@GermanENTrans) June 12, 2021
This thing really does look good, and I don't mean just its clean appearance:
This seems like a much more reasonable approach to user feedback than "send your suggestions to a support address so we can promptly shred it". Fingers crossed that we can get non-LSP oriented features & QoL improvements! #l10n https://t.co/hqKE1bqCz4— Lucile Danilov (@JustAnotherTL) June 12, 2021
And now I have to get off my ass and contribute, or I'm going to lose a bet and have to pick up a really, really big bar tab at the next memoQ Fest. So won't you join me? At the Portal, I mean. Well, in Budapest at the next memoQ Fest too, assuming we all manage to get our vaccinations and don't die of the next plague or get blown up by all those jihadis for other CAT tools out there....