I like Confluence Questions. It's pretty close to an idea gathering system. If I could change just a few things, it would work great in my workplace for gathering product ideas. I'm using OnDemand. Can I customize it, mostly textually?
I'd like to change the button text to "submit an idea", the URL from /questios to /ideas, the text of the question prompt, the labels for "answers" to "comments" etc.
Thank you David! Your point illustrates well why such a system should be customizable. If we have to tell people the most basic use of the system then it's not a good one. If the system were configurable, even if we couldn't find a fundamentally clearer UX, we could add curation features. The same effort you used to point out the other user's misunderstanding of the system, could have been used instead to move his input to a more appropriate context. This would be better value, from a volunteer curation perspective, than admin topic dilution.
That's a great idea. I'd like to be able to expand the voting concept too. Beyond just up/down, I'd like to see multiple parameters, a set of predefined fixed criteria for every topic/question/idea. Basically I'd like to be able to abstract the platform for idea management (stakeholder voting and prioritizing) and other forms of crowd input beyond simple Q+A.
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