Make Adobe Analytics Online Help Documentation Like Wikipedia

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Something I've continued to notice is that the online Adobe Experience Cloud Help documentation suffers from having pages and processes that are either out of date, misleading or even lacking in valuable content or detail.  In a social media-influenced community of users, you still have hosted documentation that does not provide Adobe Analytics users or Admins the ability to provide direct feedback or contribute content.  If you were to make it possible to crowd source updates on the help pages in a similar fashion to Wikipedia, you would have a more robust and relevant site where something as simple as the out-of-phase content outlining certain processes could be updated or called out in a variety of ways.

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  • The user could click on a link opening a dialogue box to send feedback directly to an Adobe inbox the specific page they are viewing.  They could provide any and all details to explain the issue along with including any number of screen shots to demonstrate the issue.  The inbox could be serviced by any Adobe staff specialist with access to the inbox and updated appropriately.
  • The link could also spawn a window in the Adobe Forums or Experience League pages along with some pre-populated data from the page they were viewing.  The feedback would then be posted to a forum page regularly monitored by Adobe staff specialists who could moderate and manage the requests accordingly.

These are just a few ways I believe would provide more updated, relevant and robust documentation for all of us who use your tools on a daily basis.

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Jeff Bloomer

Senior Digital Analytics Implementation Specialist

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18-06-2018

Hi Jeff, we are actually moving to a collaborative system like you outlined within the next 6-8 weeks. Your points are well taken and we are eager to implement the new system, so that SMEs like you can weigh in on the content!

Thanks for your feedback

Meike Peters

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18-06-2018

P. S. I have also corrected the error in the Marketing Channels doc that you mentioned above.

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18-06-2018

Awesome!  If you're looking for pilot users, I'd be happy to provide feedback. 

Also, assuming this is going to be something different than what you've already put out there in Experience League sites?  I will say the material there is not as easy to query as I would have liked.  It feels like you really need to know what to query in order to get answers, similar to the Help site, so I'll be curious to see what you're planning to release. Thanks again!

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22-10-2018

@jeff_bloomer: It's taking us longer than expected to make this happen. We are now looking at December...

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23-10-2018

No problem.  I've been contacted by Prithvi Bhutani to evaluate one of the tools you're prototyping.  Looking forward to seeing what Adobe has put together.  Thanks!

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30-07-2019

Our documentation has moved (or is in the process of moving) to docs.adobe.com, where you can submit edits.

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Very much appreciated.  I've been using the updated pages recently.  I should have my Github login soon.  Thanks again!