Allow portal users to edit their own ideas


As we rollout Aha! Ideas to replace an internal Trello board of 100s of ideas across 100+ person company, we're looking to ensure our new solution offered the flexibility of the old one. We're rolling out our Idea portal in April and as it reaches scale (due to a cut over) we don't want to be stuck by regressing the capabilities we offer our clients.


In order to scale, we need to ensure ideas are formatted as the arrive in for review. We have a simple format we would like our internal portal users to follow. While it is simple, it often requires a portal user to look-up information and or take time to iterate on their submission. By allowing them to edit their own submissions, we can avoid unwieldy comment strings replicating the description and/or duplicate ideas.


Allow a user to click on the description on an idea detail page and edit it inline, only if they submitted the idea

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  • Jeremy Naiden commented
    April 15, 2015 19:27

    Upvoted, especially for private Ideas portal users.  Given that private users are already logging in, it would seem completely reasonable that they would be able to edit their ideas.  FWIW, I'm in a similar situation.  Would love to see this in weeks, if possible!

  • Jamie Burr commented
    June 08, 2015 20:10

    This ability should be controlled by Idea status (ie it is editable up to a point in the workflow). Once the idea has been considered or pushed through for further investigation, you don't want to have the description change on you.

  • Jeremy Naiden commented
    August 10, 2015 12:15

    Yes! Jamie Burr.   I was pondering this too and this makes perfect sense.  Unpromoted ideas should be fully editable by the original submitter within the portal.

  • Jason Novek commented
    September 16, 2015 14:56

    A thousand times this!  We user our portal internally and I have a portal user walk up to me almost every single day and say something like, "Hey, can you make a quick change to a feature I submitted?"

    In particular, we have custom fields for examples and steps to reproduce and it really defeats the purpose of those custom fields if they have to add all additions as comments.

    I could also see an option to lock an idea as soon as it's been reviewed, that way ensuring that once an idea has been engaged it won't be changed.

  • Jake Spirek commented
    October 08, 2015 17:16

    Yeah I just got asked by a customer why he can't edit the typo in his idea he posted. This would be helpful for our end-users.

  • Andrei commented
    December 23, 2015 20:39

    Would be extremely useful

  • Jenny Curren commented
    February 25, 2016 16:04

    yes please add