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Status Future consideration
Categories Ideas
Created by Tom Beck
Created on May 29, 2018

Restrict Ability to Submit Ideas for a Product

As a Product Manager, I would like to control which products can have ideas. There are a couple of way to provide this capability: disable ideas on a product-by-product basis, restrict ability to create ideas within the portal by user or role, remove ideas from the ADD menu.  We can suppress Ideas from navigation but a user can create an idea by clicking the "+" (ADD) menu in the upper, right-hand corner.  This is particularly problematic because it seems to default to whichever product a user is viewing and if they don't choose another product when submitting the idea, it may definitely end up in the wrong place and they won't see any of the custom fields intended for all ideas.

Users don't always understand which products an idea fits into.  When an idea is created, the reference ID contains the code for the product and if the idea is created in the wrong product, the reference ID forever indicates something that's not true.  I created a product specifically for ideas (having a prefix of IDEA) and the ideas remain there until they are promoted to features.

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  • Cody Mathis
    Mar 30, 2022

    It would be great to be able to restrict the creation of ideas for a workspace. I can see scenarios where we want customers to vote and comment, but not create ideas.

  • Alex G
    Jul 24, 2019


    Plus, users can choose any Product from the drop-down "For Product" field on add ideas form. Enabling "For Product" to be invisible (or read-only state) in a custom layout would be good