Creating ideas

When you've got an idea to share with the community, you create it the same way you create other content.

To create an idea:

  1. Click the Create menu icon > Idea.
  2. In Idea title, specify the title of your idea.
    When you're typing, you might get a list of ideas with similar titles. This is a chance for you to avoid posting an idea that's already in the community. If you see something that looks similar, you should take a look at it before you save your idea.
  3. Type your idea into the area under the title.
    You can use formatting just as you would for other content.
  4. To attach the files you need, click Attach, select the file, and then click Open for each file you want to attach.
  5. Enter any special information that may be required in your community.
  6. Choose the location in the community where you want to put your idea.
    For example, you could put it in a space, group, or project related to the idea. Note that some places might not have the idea feature enabled.
  7. If your community allows it, you can create your idea anonymously by select the Create idea as guest user check box.
    This is used to ensure that your name isn't associated with the idea in the community and don't affect other user voting.
  8. Under Tags, specify the tags to make searching for the idea easier.
  9. Under Categories, apply categories to make searching and keeping track of the idea easier.
  10. If required, add more authors to the idea. Select Advanced Options > Add authors > Allow specific people to edit this idea, then select one or more users to be added as authors.
  11. Click Publish.

The idea is created in the place you selected.