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General Discussion

Gary M.
Gary M.
14,193 Points

Why doesn't Treehouse include creation date on their video content?

$25 a month for a mountain of outdated video.

Sure you can look at "teachers notes" but a two hour video that's nearly four years old is still not worth the price of admission if I have to go to an external site to do my own research to fill in the parts that do not match the video.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

Age isn't always an indication of "outdated". For example, the material presented in the course Callback Functions in JavaScript isn't any less valid today than it was 4 years ago. It's also no less important for a developer to understand now.

If you know of any other vendors who produce consistently high-quality training material and are able to keep up with all of the latest emerging technology, do let us know! :wink:

Gary M.
Gary M.
14,193 Points

Age may not = outdated. But not including the video date = misleading me, the PAYING customer, in my opinion.

for example; I'm going through the Bootstrap vids now, all seem to be from 2019. Bootstrap site isn't even set up the same so the calls for C/p of code are hit and miss.

It DOES matter, to me, especially at the $25/month price point. And I can go to Youtube and get recent videos at zero cost video, with similar quality (minus the workspaces) for 0.0/month.

right or wrong, my point is valid.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

If your point is that an earnest student should make full use of all available resources for learning, I'm in complete agreement.

And while YouTube will often have some of the very freshest material, the quality will vary greatly and sometimes needs to be taken with touch of skepticism. Definitely cross-check anything you learn there for the first time.

Bella Bradbury
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Bella Bradbury
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 32,790 Points

Hi Gary!

That's a great suggestion to help add transparency. You could email treehouse (help@teamtreehouse.com) to suggest implementing this feature, I'll also pass it along! Treehouse is constantly updating their material, the entire react library is currently being overhauled to reflect the new version, but it can definitely be frustrating and make it harder to follow along. From what I've noticed, it seems that if something no longer functions in the same way then it gets re-done but if a change is purely cosmetic it's usually just referenced in the teacher's notes of the video. If you feel like a lesson is completely out of date it would also be a good idea to email treehouse (help@teamtreehouse.com) and let them know.

You definitely want to make sure you feel as though you're getting your monies worth. Treehouse is built to be an ever-growing community and that means that when we see something that's not functioning as expected, it's super helpful to send an email directly letting treehouse know so they can work quickly to fix the issue!