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140 VOTE
Status Future consideration
Categories Ideas
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 29, 2015

Link "ideas" portal comments to promoted "features"

When one promotes an "idea" to a "feature", the comments for the "idea" remain in the "idea" and don't move to the "feature".  It would be very helpful if the features from an "idea" would seamlessly be available in features (even if it were just a tab next to the existing tabs for public/private comments.  

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  • CJ Jacobs
    Aug 11, 2022

    We have a JIRA integration. Since the Idea comments can't carry through to promoted records (features / user stories), the comments similarly never make their way to JIRA where the teams actually do their work. Therefore, valuable context is continually missed unless someone thinks to go back to the original idea.

  • Jennifer Lange
    Jul 15, 2022

    This is a big roadblock for us. There are many ideas that we ask for clarification from the person that entered the idea or we get more use cases from additional people that vote on the idea. All of that is "lost" when the feature is created, if we don't remember to look at the comments of the idea to ensure we are not missing any pertinent information.

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2021

    Please! Idea comments can add so much color to the request. By the time a feature gets to DevOps through the integration, they do not know that they can or should go all the way back to the Idea to look for additional context. Pulling the comments through at the beginning could save change requests later!

  • Carolee Snarr
    Jun 18, 2021

    This would be a HUGE win! We recently had some key information added to an Idea after the Feature card was already promoted and it was missed as it is not on our radar to go back and search for documents/comments on Ideas when working the Feature card.

  • Dave Tucker
    Jun 16, 2020

    Definitely helpful. In fact more than helpful. We have had developers start work on features without understanding the whole context of the requirements that are often still in the idea as comments.

  • Guest
    May 7, 2020

    That would make our life also so much easier! It would avoid all our ping pong emails between the idea creator and our development team (which are working on feature only). Please consider doing it soon :)

  • Guest
    Mar 23, 2020

    It would be great if the sync between an Idea and a Feature was just one time upon idea promotion. If the idea content is edited by the idea owner or a comment was added to the idea a synchronization request to update the feature should be triggered. That way admin can determine if the updated idea information should be synced/updated to the feature as well.

    Currently if any changes or comments are made to the idea after it was promoted to a feature, someone would have to manually copy it over to the feature so that it doesn't get forgotten or not visible by development.

  • Mindy Chan
    Mar 10, 2020

    Not only the comments, all the fields from Aha portal should carry over to into Aha Feature and to JIRA. JIRA currently has no content other than the single Idea name being transferred as its epic/story name.

  • Guest
    Feb 6, 2020

    That would be a fantastic feature and make our life much easier!

  • Mat Wood
    Jun 5, 2019

    After 4 years and 86 votes, surely it's time to get this implemented!  The comments on ideas often provide useful extra information for developers but are difficult to reach from (say) JIRA.

  • Guest
    May 20, 2019

    I'm new to and am currently evaluating Aha! for our needs, and I'd consider this feature a basic, core functionality. I'd hate to have to be manually syncing the comments from the idea over to the feature.

  • Guest
    Apr 3, 2018

    Any update on this please ? 

  • Rebecca Shepherd
    May 15, 2017

    This is very important to the Charter team.  We have many ideas that have attachments.  We use AHA to enhance our website.  So we get design specifications which are needed by the developers who are in JIRA.  We also get bug tickets which have screen shots of issues that need to go to the developers.

    I have voted for this issue.  I hope you consider moving it up in priority to help remove the manual task of moving the attachments to features.

  • Guest
    Jul 26, 2016

    I just came to request the same thing. Please do this!

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2015

    I agree - I'd love to see comments carry over. I'm gathering quite a bit of useful information when assessing the idea and it's annoying that the comments only stay with the Idea. Ideally, they would simply carry over with the feature and somehow be flagged or marked as commentary that took place while the feature was an idea. Perhaps a "show idea comments" that you could check or uncheck. In short, yes... please implement. I know it's flagged as "likely to implement", but the sooner the better. :)

  • Ross Reynolds (External)
    Oct 21, 2015

    This has been a major blocker for us as well.  It's more than just comments.

    We ask idea submitters to prioritize their features and let us know how we rank against the competition, plus who the originator was.  None of this info transfers over to the feature list when an idea is promoted to feature.

    This definitely gets my upvote.  I'm hopeful our friends at Aha can sync the rest of the idea fields too.  

  • Guest
    Aug 10, 2015

    Hi Aha group - this seems fairly popular.  Any thoughts here?

  • Guest
    Jun 11, 2015

    I'd like to add a nudge to this one as the segregation of idea and feature comments is definitely a challenge.  Thanks!

  • Guest
    Apr 30, 2015

    Thanks for all of the upvotes, all.  We're using the Jira integration so it would be an added bonus having the initial "idea" comments also sync to "features" where they'd ultimately make their way to Jira.

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19 MERGED

As a user, I would like to carry over the Aha Comments when I Promote and idea to a feature

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As a Product Owner, I am using the comments fields to capture things like why we want to make an idea a feature, who it is relevant to, what it solves or adds. Basically the conversation around the scoring and qualitative reasoning as to why an Id...
Guest about 7 years ago in Ideas 0 Future consideration
15 MERGED

Ability for Comments From Features to Be Posted to Their Source Idea

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Today, when an idea is "promoted" to a feature, there is no way for comments posted in the feature to automatically be posted back to the Idea. While it is true that we generally would not want some of the comments and dialogue on the Feature to b...
Guest over 4 years ago in Ideas 0 Future consideration
16 MERGED

Ability to have linked Features updates as the Idea has comments added (vice versa)

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Once linked, the features and ideas should update continuously as the other is updated. Support said this wasnt currently possible.
Guest over 4 years ago in Ideas 0 Future consideration
4 MERGED

Option to update Feature content from update on associated Idea

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If someone edits the content on the idea have an option to also update the feature or visa versa. Also if someone comments on the idea after it was promoted to a a feature that comment may get forgotten by development if someone doesn't manually c...
Guest over 2 years ago in Features 1 Future consideration
8 MERGED

Optionally push Feature comments back to promoted Idea

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It would be useful to be able to comment on a feature and have that comment copy down to the linked idea(s) so that product owners can manage conversation about a proposed feature in a single place. For internal portals, it would be nice to have t...
Mat Sev over 3 years ago in Features 0 Future consideration
7 MERGED

Transfer all comments when promoting idea to feature

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We have to manually copy everything over as we are then taking the feature and sending it to Jira. The comments of a feature get transferred to Jira, but when promoting an idea to a feature, they don't. This should be a system wide setting to tran...
Guest about 3 years ago in Ideas 0 Future consideration