|Administering Jive Ideation / Configuring Jive Ideas|
Stages let users know where an idea is in its development lifecycle. A brand new idea might be "Active," for example, while an idea that turned into something just released could be "Delivered." You can customize the stages for what works best for your community and its ideas. You can remove or rename the stages included by default, and configure how they appear to people in the community. You can also add your own stages.
In the community, administrators set stages by setting an idea's stage while editing the idea. You manage the available stage choices available from the admin console.
You can rename, delete, and reconfigure the default stages. For information on adding your stages, see Adding an Idea Stage.
You can define what a stage is called and how it appears to people in the community. You can also set which of the available stages should be the default, and which stages allow voting for ideas on which the stage is set.
Choosing the right background and text color for stage name display can help people in the community more easily scan lists of ideas to find the ideas they're looking for.
The Sample Text value shows what the stage name will look like in the community.
You can enable a stage when the community is ready to use it. Disable a stage when it shouldn't be visible to people in the community, or delete it when you know the community won't need it again.
Note that you can't disable or delete a stage that is currently in use by an idea. Before disabling or deleting the stage, you'll need to edit each of the ideas on which it's currently applied, selecting another stage for the idea. To see whether a stage is currently in use by ideas, take a look at the Ideas column on the Manage Stages page of the admin console. The value there tells how many ideas have that stage currently applied.
If you're an administrator, you can set an idea's stage when you're editing the idea.