Frequently Asked Questions

Discussions

What is a discussion?

A discussion is a post created by a user which relates to any element of the step.  The discussion is intended to initiate conversation amongst the project team in order to develop an idea, share opinions, gain feedback and arrive at solutions.

Here is an example of a discussion thread.




How do I create a discussion?

You can create a discussion post within each step from via the dashboard or by first clicking into the step. You simply click into the word box which says ‘New discussion’. 




A text box will then appear where you can type your discussion post.



To reply, click on the 'Enter a new comment' text at the bottom of the thread.



You can also reply to a specific comment within the thread by clicking the 'Reply' button which is located under each comment towards the right.



How do I delete a discussion?

Only the user who created the discussion or discussion reply has the ability to delete the post.  To delete a discussion post, click into the discussion via the step and select the ‘delete’ button which is located to the left under your avatar.




How do I edit a discussion?

Only the user who created the discussion or discussion reply can edit the post. To edit a discussion post, click into the discussion via the step and select the ‘edit’ button which is located to the left under your avatar.   The user can then make necessary changes and then re-post.






How do I archive a discussion?

Only the owner of the workspace or admin users have the ability to archive a discussion. To archive a discussion post, click into the discussion via the step and select the ‘archive’ button which is located to the left under your avatar.


The archive function comes in very handy once a discussion has been closed out and is no longer an active/live topic.


How can I be notified when a new discussion is added?

In general there are three ways of which you can be notified when a new discussion or discussion reply is added. First is through email notification, the second is in the activity feed and the third is in the notifications. 

When a new reply is added to a discussion the numeric indicator in the step will increase. 


Why are discussions required in business development and management?

There are some other management tools which don't offer discussions as a feature. We here at Stepsie think this is nonsense. We like talking, communicating, brainstorming and tossing ideas around. When this happens you arrive at new ideas and solutions which you may previously not have stumbled upon. So get discussing!