The Tiller Money Community is organized around a few major functions. Helping and getting help with Tiller Money-powered spreadsheets, sharing your work with others, sharing and voting on ideas on how to make Tiller Money better, and having lively conversations with other Tiller Money enthusiasts.
The community is organized by categories and tags.
Categories are explained in more detail in the Getting Started Guide. Briefly, here are the Categories and short descriptions.
Ask for help, advice, or troubleshooting tips when you’re feeling stuck.
Get help has subcategories for Workflows & Tools, Spreadsheet templates, Data Feeds, and Ask Anything.
Start a conversation with the community. Share your Tiller Money story, what inspires you, or chat about money.
Wikis & Webinars
Docs for getting started in the community, Tiller Labs tools and solutions. Access to past Tiller Money webinars.
Show & Tell
Share your template, formula, or workflow leveraging Tiller Money’s financial data feeds.
News & Announcements
Get the latest updates, news, and announcements from the Tiller Money team.
Create topics in this category when you have ideas about how to make Tiller better. Please review ideas already posted to make sure you don’t create a duplicate. Vote on requests you want to see Tiller build.
Tags are used in three ways to help keep the community tidy and organized.
Identifying topics associated with a specific solution, template, workflow, or tool.
Most Tiller Money Labs solutions are prepended with the word “labs” such as labs-debt is the tag used for topics associated with the Debt Progress sheet installed via the Labs add-on.
When the appropriate tag is used for a topic associated with a Labs solution the topic will show up under recent conversations in the Labs add-on under About Solution. This helps community members and Labs add-on users find relevant and helpful information about a specific solution they’ve installed.
It also keeps the community organized so all the topics about a specific solution are easily accessible in one place.
These tags identify the financial goal behind the topic if applicable such as budgeting, tracking, investments, net worth, debt reduction, business, taxes, and more. These tags are applied to topics about solutions to help organize solutions based on goal type and make them easy for community members to find. All Labs solutions are also assigned a financial goal tag to help members browse and learn about different solutions by goal in the community.
Members may also use these tags to communicate that their particular Discussion or Show & Tell topic is associated with a specific goal.
These tags help identify the intent of creating the topic. The three primary intents we see in the Get Help category are troubleshooting something that seems broken, asking how to do something, and advice on how something should be done or understood.
If someone uses the how-to tag for their topic asking how to automatically fill down the contents of a column using a formula they’re intention is to ask how to do something.
This is distinct from advice which is often used in the Workflows & Tools category where someone is asking for advice about how to structure a workflow and is less tactical and more nuanced or weighted by opinions (i.e. there are multiple ways to accomplish the end goal, but what do folks think is the best way).
If the troubleshooting tag is used the intent is that something seems broken and someone needs help fixing it.