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The benefit is that then the text of the idea doesn't have to duplicate the same information as the custom fields contain. In our case, the custom fields provide additional categorization and specificity for the idea. It would help narrow down the areas the user wants to vote for so they don't have to read all the description text.
I have 2 custom fields that are visible to the idea portal users. That's great. I was hoping they would also show when searching through the ideas list on the portal. They don't.
Initially it would be great to have all the visible custom fields show below the details text. Perhaps a later enhancement could enable me to manage which show there.
Until this is implemented, the only recourse is to edit the ideas to include the text from the custom fields.