Emojis wherever you create Content
Not every Linchpin will be able to handle Emojis at all - the database it's running on has to meet certain criteria. But if it does - why not embellish your Content with Emojis? React with Emojis in your comments on news, use them in the microblog, basically wherever you want people to interact with each other. Emojis are common in so many apps, people are used to using them. Would you activate that feature in your Linchpin?
Onboarding/profile completion assistant to support all types of profile fields.
We are using "manager" and "deputy" profile fields to link to other users (field type "User select"). Furthermore we have a profile field for "birthday" and "joined" (first working day with the company) of the type "Date input". Unfortunately both field types are currently not supported by the onboarding / profile completion assistant.
Question & Answer Content Type
A question & answer content type would be really useful for asynchronous and persistent knowledge sharing. Many intranet and community platforms have this feature, so it makes sense for Linchpin to include something similar in order to compete and provide a comprehensive communications product. The format could be built off of Microblogs; we essentially just need threaded conversations which can have a reply selected as the accepted answer. Similar to what Jive did, the answer could be featured at the top of the post, preventing visitors from having to scroll the entire thread to discover the answer to a question that was posted. Ideally this would also have a Q&A 'Hub' similar to the other hubs in Linchpin, which would contain filters for things like status (Answered and Unanswered ), categories, labels, or "topics" (to follow suit with the Microblogs template), and a data range, for starters. Macros for this could include a Timeline macro just like the one for Microblogs, which could have settings for Space, Topics, etc.
Tool for Converting Pages <-> Blogs
A tool for converting a Page to a Blog, and vice versa, would be incredibly useful for users who accidentally create content as the wrong type, and don't want to lose traction or engagement such as comments, likes, views, incoming links, etc. This option would ideally appear in the ellipses (...) menu when viewing the published content. It would create a complete conversion, not a duplicate of the content which requires the original to be deleted. It would also maintain the engagement such as Likes and Comments. Since the Create button defaults a Page in Confluence, that is what our users are most often creating. However, with the introduction of Linchpin News, we're experiencing growing pains in supporting users trying to shift habits in order to have their important updates appear in the News Streams. Currently there's no great tool that does this on the Atlassian Marketplace so I think Seibert has a good opportunity to create something that loops in nicely with news and potentially BPC. The one app that was specifically focused on this is not compatible with Data Center and was also quite buggy.
Additional attributes for "Personalization" in the "News Administration"
Currently, it is possible to configure 3 profile fields for the news personalization. It would be awesome to have a possibility to add additional attributes.
Make changing widgets on homepage easier for users
I really like the consistent layout of the Linchpin dashboard, but managing the widgets on the homepage does come across as quite complex. Perhaps this is due to having different locations with different dashboards? It would be easier if one could just edit the homepage widgets from the cog wheel on the homepage itself (similar to how Refined Theme works). Especially if regular manual text edits are necessary on sections like ‘New employees’ (which does not contain a query, but is manually compiled). I would not want an editor from our team to go this deep into the system to change texts on a dashboard. Besides, it would be even better if end users would be able to show/hide widgets in a personalised dashboard.
Local Image Library for news and events
Make liked and unliked icons more distinctive from each other
This is a very minor request, but I just noticed that it's very hard within the Cover Stories macros, and in the News Hub, to tell the difference between news (blog) posts I have and haven't liked. It seems currently the thumbs up sign just gets bolded, and turned black, but the difference is so subtle it's really hard to see (screenshot attached). Would be great if the thumbs up got filled in as well, to really distinguish the two. Currently I find myself sometimes accidentally unliking posts because I didn't realize I'd liked them already.
Consolidate administrative controls
As a Confluence administrator, I want to be able to easily navigate to all Linchpin options, so that I don't have to scroll through a giant list (or use Ctrl+F) to find the option I need. Background: Adding Linchpin to Confluence makes administration a mess. For our Confluence admins already familiar with the system, it's even worse, as this is a huge departure from the norm. I myself ALWAYS use Ctrl+F on the admin page since we have installed Linchpin, as it's impossibly organized. We'd suggest nesting administrative options under one item in the left-hand navigation, and having a separate sub-navigation within this for the various Linchpin options. I recognize this would be a huge redesign likely, but would love to see it happen.