Hi all, this isn't so much a feature request for Finale as it is a request for this forum.
I would really like to see the implementation of a sorting system on this page. A way to sort through posts by "most voted on" or "most recent." Or maybe there's a possibility of having a few of the most voted items or posts that are "trending" appear in a list at the top of the first page. I think this would help bring light and discussion to the major issues that users are facing. It also might help to breathe some life back into this forum, this community, and this discussion about how to improve this product, which brings me to a few points I'd like to make.
I'm a bit new here but I can't help noticing that this incredibly important forum is lacking the attention it deserves from both Finale users at large and from Make Music representatives. It seems as though this page has been tucked away out of view. These forums should be much easier for finale users to find when they make search engine requests. And because of this I'm seeing posts about really important improvements that need to be made to the software that garner only 10 up-votes AT MOST!! I mean seriously? These posts should be getting hundreds of votes. This is the place for the community to raise its voice. Right now it feels like a place where a few deeply passionate professional users come every so often. And that's great, but there's a place for that: the Power-user Club. This forum needs to skyrocket on the hits it gets from search engines in order for it to become a place where the community at large can come to speak its mind.
And to the Make Music representatives, I'm seeing discussions about improvements that occurred 2 years ago that are marked as planned. I understand you have a backlog of issues that you need to address before getting to those and I would forgive you if it weren't that they happened 2 years ago! Hire some more staff my god. Two years later and your customers are still waiting to see basic improvements to be made in a program that they use every single day. It is an absolute shame and it's unforgivable. The thought that I might make a feature request, have it answered by a company representative (the possibility for which is very low), and then have to wait over 2 years for that feature to be implemented is worrying to say the least, unbelievable even.
I keep seeing discussions throughout the forum about the serious thought some users are having about jumping ship to Dorico. You need more staff to fix the growing pile of issues or we will in fact jump off of this sinking ship. I like this program and I'd prefer not to do that. Don't let us down. That is all.