On Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:40:02 -0400, rconn <> wrote:
|This has already been discussed in detail, both here and on the private beta forum. The purpose of the feedback site is to both prevent a small number of users from hijacking the features list (as has been the practice in the past), and to generate some more interaction among the users about prospective new features. I think that so far it's been doing much better at both of those than the old suggestions forum.
|If you don't have enough interest in your own suggestions to invest your votes, IMO nobody else will either, and they don't merit implementation.
Are you saying that a suggestion which has all 10 of the votes of 3 persons will
be treated equally with a suggestion with 1 vote from each of 30 persons. That
doesn't seem right. Do we get to argue later that suggestion A, with N votes,
was implemented while suggestion B, with N+1 votes, wasn't? It all seems rather
artificial and in the end, I suppose you'll decide what gets implemented (using
your good judgement, as you've always done).
If you **must** have some sort of consensus, giving everyone an infinite supply
of votes, and allowing each person to cast 0 (don't care) or 1 (want it) vote
for a suggestion, seems a better idea. You could even have an organized
"election day" to call attention to the suggestions that have been made and get
a larger (though still self-selected) response group.
Besides it's navigation difficulties, I don't like the feedback site because it
doesn't promote discussion.