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Status Future consideration
Categories Ideas
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 20, 2017

While merging ideas, do not show already show already merged ideas in the search

When I am using the search to find an idea to merge the current idea to, it is showing me both merged and unmerged ideas.

The whole point of merging is to combine all the similar ideas to see it in one place. If i'm merging to something that is already merged to something else, then i'm essentially making a tree of ideas which I don't want, and then cannot see the full list of duplicate ideas from the single parent idea.

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  • Teresa Bever
    May 14, 2024

    I would like the option to filter out ideas that were merged into other ideas when doing a general search (whether merging to another idea or just searching for an idea).

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  • Denise Bachleda
    Apr 23, 2024

    Even if it doesn't hide merged ideas in an idea lookup, but provide some type of visual that identifies it has already been merged and the "parent" Idea number. I find myself constantly jotting down numbers to verify they have been merged because I can't tell from the lookup what's been merged, and which was the "parent".

  • Brian Trombley
    Apr 21, 2021

    If I’m merging an idea, please make it easier for me to find the likely parent. Some ideas:

    • As I type to find the target idea to merge into, show me the ones

      • With the most votes

      • That are at some stage past "open for voting"

      • That I recently had open

    • Don't show me ideas that have been merged themselves.

  • Martin Feeney
    Oct 8, 2020

    Would also be useful on the related ideas, it makes sense to relate to the merged idea that you would be tracking and assessing to implement, rather than to the ideas merged into it.


Idea Merging Simplification

It would be helpful when merging ideas to remove previously merged ideas from the dropdown. If i merge idea 2 into idea 1, then when i merge idea 3, i should only see 1 option to merge into and not both. This would just help keep the merged ideas ...
Guest about 3 years ago in Ideas 0 Future consideration