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Created on Mar 25, 2015

Allow portal users to edit their own ideas

Usefulness:

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.

Benefit:

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.

How: 

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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  • Guest
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    Feb 25, 2016

    yes please add

  • Guest
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    Dec 23, 2015

    Would be extremely useful

  • Jake Spirek
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    Oct 8, 2015

    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.

  • Jason Novek
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    Sep 16, 2015

    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.

  • Guest
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    Aug 10, 2015

    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.

  • Jamie Burr
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    Jun 8, 2015

    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.

  • Guest
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    Apr 15, 2015

    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!

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A portal user should be able to edit their own ideas. After posting an idea, a user can't edit the information which often lead to completions. A user should also be able to save the idea before posting it.
Marcus Gadré almost 9 years ago in Ideas 0 Shipped