We host product how-to articles on our Discourse, but would like to add some type of ‘how’s my driving’ plugin to gauge how useful they are to the community. This would be something like, ‘rate this how-to’ or ‘how useful did you find this article.’
It’s not exactly what you’re looking for, but if you want something quick and minimal, perhaps the polling functionality might do?
[poll type=regular results=always chartType=bar]
* I found this article very informative and helpful!
* This article didn't fully explain what it was talking about.
* This article wasn't the droid I was looking for.
I found this article very informative and helpful!
This article didn’t fully explain what it was talking about.
Silly question, but is there anything wrong with simply using the built-in likes mechanism on the OP? It’s an existing pattern that users are already familiar with, and may be more straightforward then reinventing the wheel here.
Take a look in #howto - the likes engagement on those posts is fairly high compared to other categories.
Assuming these articles all live in one category you could easily report on those interactions using #plugin:data-explorer.
We discussed this option in one of our initial meetings. Our partner team didn’t like the idea of using the heart “like” feature, and instead would prefer something different–more along the lines of an upvoting system or yes/no.