Ability to request a merge between two or more ideas
There are too many of the same ideas that are only getting a few votes each and moderators of the feedback site are only merging ideas with more votes. We should be able to bring attention to these, such as flag them if you have seen a very similar idea or actually an area to point out two ideas.
While they have been merging ideas, it would be nice to see a flag option for some of these beyond "Flag idea as inappropriate"
If this does happen hopefully it will be done right, I have posted the link for this idea in the ambassador lounge, so that other ambassadors can check it out and share their thoughts and post links to any duplicate ideas they find, like Misses Joust has suggested.
Not sure it's all for the good. I've seen how moderators go about merging on other forums - and just failed to read what is the core idea - and merge and sabotage the idea. Then thinking that anybody suggest such things - it could end up making things worse.
If search and sorting options were better here at uservoice, like AND option to narrow down - you will be able to find things similar to your idea much better. Now as you write more words, you get more and more hits - which is opposite of what you want. Much more to browse through.
eBay comes to mind, you write several alternate wordings in parenthesis and every parenthesis is ANDed with other words written outside.
Darkhawk Ninja commented
Maybe even if the Ambassadors (who are on quite often) could help with merging similar ideas, it would be better.
I know that there are admins that will merge duplicate ideas and I agree that some are similar, but different enough that they should not be merged; I would like to see this feature implemented in a way that we can flag the ideas and provide a link to the one we believe to be a duplicate, so that we can bring it to the attention of the busy moderators who may not have seen it yet.
@XboxAdmins No I proposed something entirely different. Because I don't want ideas to be merged. I’d like that you can post single aspects of an idea separately - as most admins demand btw - and then link them together in a common circle (like you can organize contacts in Google+ via circles) So please don't arbitrarily merge ideas...
Maybe you could provide us with the possibility of creating "circles" - similarly to Google+
"This idea is part of the circle [ADD CIRCLE NAME HERE]"
Allow us to tag ideas on Xbox Feedback and thereby linking them.
=> I am currently proposing a mature change across several plattforms that links different ideas to a common solution.
Right now the only option to link all ideas is by commenting on each post and include links to all the other ideas proposed ...
OrangeGrn Troll commented
easier update access the xbox feedback website threads/ideas!
More examples of duplicates:
*NOTE* Comment flagged for reason admin "Misses Joust" mentions below (site doesn't allow flagging your own comments)
Mass Effect Trilogy Collection/Remaster:
Dead Space Collection:
Star Wars 1313:
Rare Studios (bringing Rare back, revive IPs):
Recently I've seen a lot more duplicate threads appearing; it doesn't seem like threads are being merged very often anymore (compared with when this site opened). People seem to be posting feedback without checking if there's existing ideas (nothing can really be done to change peoples behaviors), it just requires extra moderating.
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Just a few examples:
MS Buy Sega:
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR):
Mass Effect remaster:
This is needed. I hate seeing great ideas not get all the votes it should!
Thanks for listening! I will try this.
AdminMisses Joust (Staff, Xbox) commented
Thanks for the idea! For now, please comment in the thread with a link to the duplicate thread, and then flag your own comment as inappropriate.
I have seen people manually adding links in the comments between similar ideas.