Showing 9 ideas for tag "vote"

Front End Improvements

Add "Abstain" to voting options instead of just up or down

Give users the ability to 'abstain' from voting on a particular idea but still show the idea as voted on.


With the vast number of ideas I try to not re-read them, but if there are some that I don't feel strongly about either way I won't vote. Then they still show the vote up or vote down buttons. If there was an option to abstain (think mark as read) that would help me manage Ideascale as a user.

Front End Improvements

Disable downvoting for selected campaigns or funnels

We've observed that our Community Members/Campaign Owners are divided over the value of downvotes. Some feel downvotes provide valuable data and added rigour to a discussion, others feel the potential for downvotes discourages participation.

One of our priorities as Administrators is providing a consistent and intuitive user interface. Perhaps if the potential to turn off downvotes could be decided at the campaign or... more »

Moderation & Administration

Ability to separate idea and voting phases of an event Implemented

After our recent internal employee idea gathering event, which was held for two weeks, several suggestions were made around increasing the duration of the event, but also having separate idea gathering and voting periods. They could overlap somewhat, or not.

I think there is some validity to this in that it could make things more fair for ideas that come in at or near the end of an event. If there was additional time... more »

Front End Improvements

Track personal voting Implemented

So let’s just say for example that I vote for 60 ideas during the year. I would the ability to keep track of the ideas I voted for. This would allow me and other users to personalize our experience within Idea Scale and record only those ideas relevant to me.

The only current method is through the Activity Stream which stops after 10 lines and doesn't quite help in creating a searchable record of past “agreed” ideas... more »

Moderation & Administration

Merged ideas should increment votes Implemented

An initial idea has a vote of 0 because it's like a ballad entry asking for votes. That makes sense. But.....

1. If 4 users have similar ideas that haven't been voted on and the moderator wants to merge 3 of them together into the 4th, that 4th should have a vote of 3 automatically after the merge is complete because the ballad entries for each of those 3 are now considered votes in the parent. Currently, the parent... more »

Front End Improvements

Additional Voting Schemes Implemented

An additional voting scheme might be very useful, especially for public challenges like ours: a basic "like" option, like Facebook, with no "dislike" to vote down. Turns out the "disagree" opportunity has gotten a little nasty in a few cases. Some people are very competitive.