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Add vote limits to idea portal Merged

Currently, a user can vote for any number of ideas. This may lead to an attitude of  'I may as well vote for this' and therefore we would get a skewed view of the actual importance of the ideas.

If a vote limit (or think of it another way, a vote pool) could be set, then  the user has a limited number of votes so must make them count. Users should be able to remove a vote from an idea if another idea  comes up they like more, and have a vote returned to their 'pool' when an idea is accepted or rejected.

The limit should be able to be set globally, and a nice to have would be the ability to give different users different vote limits.

  • Guest
  • Mar 10 2015
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    Chris Waters commented
    March 10, 2015 15:01

    Thanks for the suggestion. When we first planned voting for the idea portal we spent a lot of time considering the different ways that we could support voting. We decided to start the simplest voting scheme because it wasn't clear that more complex schemes would actually work better. The potential to abuse unlimited votes seems obvious, but I am interested to know if it is actually being abused. Have you seen a problem where your users are voting indiscriminately?

  • Guest commented
    March 11, 2015 07:39

    No - I'm just considering using ideas and running through some scenarios in my head :)


  • Liora Simozar commented
    March 31, 2015 01:02

    Hi Chris,

    I don't think my users are voting indiscriminately but we certainly see vote inflation when people send out an idea and tell everyone on their team to vote for it.