I admit I'm not a Reddit person, but why would we want to advertise another community, that from the looks of it doesn't have much content, when we already have an established community with a ton of content and answers? I don't see the benefit.
Why should Vadim have a blog? Why should anyone blog anywhere else or answer form questions on stackoverflow or elsewhere? This community is growing but it needs more people and Reddit can help drive users to this community.
Well, Vadim's blog existed before there was a Nintex community in all fairness. And by bringing up stackoverflow or any other forum you raise the same question I asked. As I stated, I'm not a Reddit user. But in just quickly looking at your link, it looks like it does the same thing this community already does. Why not just ask the questions here? Maybe there is something I'm missing.
Because Reddit has 10s of millions of users and a much farther reach than this site. I like this community and all but it doesn't always have answers to my technical questions and sometimes my questions are left unanswered. This site also seems to be heavily populated with non technical 'Power Users' rather than developers. The staff answers a lot of questions and generally do a good job but they're very few of them. It's a good thing to have more than one forum to post to for questions.
Having a presence in several web communities is good for users and good for Nintex. I actually ran into that subreddit previously (I'm /u/TheJobCannon) and was sad to see there was nothing in it.
I understand both sides here.
I think the benefit of the Reddit community would be to show other reddit users (who possibly havent been into the community before) what can be done with Nintex, AND, the end goal of leading them to the Community. It is not there to replace the community (as if it could!) but act as a direction / index / quick link to the community. ALL PATHS LEAD TO COMMUNITY!
There is software that I have learned about - and methods I have learned about - by running into it as a reference on Reddit. When I'm Reddit, I'm browsing casually. When I'm in the community, I'm looking for a specific answer for a question I have, or I'm looking to answer questions.
That being said, the subreddit needs work, but Richard Ruth knows this
Suggestion ... add some CSS to it and a bunch of quick links to the community, to the learning center, etc?
Happy to help out if you'd like to make me a mod in the subreddit. I did some of the CSS in /r/resumes & /r/jobs - I mod them. Simple, but stands out, and I can do some cooler stuff for you. Lemme know.
As an additional thought, I found the suite of Nintex sites very confusing to navigate as a new user. I had no clue where to go, and in what order. Reddit is very good at saying "Hey are you new? Do this first."