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Use cases

Some ways to use Talkyard:

Teachers and students

  • Create a place where your students can ask questions, and help each other. You can help them too.
  • Students feel better, when they see that their peer students also have questions and need help.
  • Students learn from helping each other.
  • If a student has a question that's been asked already, Talkyard shows the answer directly; no need to ask again.
  • Anonymous questions (coming soon, September 2019?): if a student wants to ask something, but feel embarrassed for asking. Maybe the student feels s/he ought to know the answer already. Or it's a sensitive topic, e.g. reproductive health.
  • Add a chat, for quick informal questions and status updates.

A non-profit

  • Create a self-building FAQ for your volunteers and their questions. E.g. related to new volunteer onboarding.
  • Crowdsource ideas about how to make your non-profit more effective.
  • Give everyone insight in what's going on in different groups in the non-profit.
  • Make it easy to reach the right people in groups other than one's own (just post to the relevant group, no need to know exactly who to contact or their email addresses).
  • Post your board's meeting summaries, answer follow-up questions from your volunteers and donors.
  • Invite those you help to join the forum:
    • Listen to their feedback.
    • Reduce the support load on your volunteers, by letting those you help post questions — they'll directly find the answers, for questions that have been asked before, saving time for them and you.

An open source project

See: Question-Answers for your Open Source project

Your company: Customer support

  • Answer your customers' questions. Let them help each other. Avoid repeated questions. — Reducing support load.
  • Crowdsource ideas and feedback; learn how you can improve your offerings and sell more.

Your company: Internal support

  • Create a self-building knowledge base for your co-workers and their frequent questions.
  • Crowdsource ideas about how to improve your organization, or about new projects.
  • Post meeting notes. Continue the discussion if you ran short of time or everyone couldn't join.
  • Anonymous ideas (coming soon, September 2019?) — if your colleagues have creative ideas, but are worried that the ideas might be too "weird".

Read more here: Question-Answers for your Teams

A blog

Embed Talkyard Blog Comments below your blog articles, and listen to your readers' thoughts.

Read more here: Meet your blog visitors

Something else

Organizations and projects in general, need a place to talk and asking questions? Maybe you too, although we haven't yet written about your use case, above.