Think it is mostly just getting lost with the general noise here...I wonder whether it's really a lack of interest or if it just got lost in a massive pile of suggestions.
The developers can hardly be blamed for that.The whole like/post to support a suggestion only works if people are pro-active and only for larger more mainstream suggestions. Suggestions that are expansions, or refinement of existing features generally go ignored and rarely see the same amount of support which leads to them being being shrugged off as not popular.
Before the purge, there were many thousands more threads in both the small and large suggestions forums, so it was even more work to look through them.45 pages currently in Small Tweaks and Features and 9 pages in Bigger Features, it's a lot to trawl through to see if there are suggestions you agree with.
All members have already "liked" the first posts of all suggestions during the last 3 years.It is up to the members to look through the suggestions and support the ones they are interested in.
A member here runs a forum that I used to frequent and it had been years since I logged in and couldn't remember the email address that I used or the login info and had I not run into them here they would have no way to rationalize that I was legit and not trying to phish out someones account.
Had a system like this suggestion existed and been implemented on that forum, that event of pure chance would not have been the only chance of getting my account back.
Yeah I totally didn't mean to undermine your work or anything, and I know it's impossible to see every suggestion. It just feels that there are many good suggestions that get ignored because they're too niche, or because they get lost in comparison to other more mainstream suggestions.I have split these posts off so the discussion can be had.
The developers can hardly be blamed for that.
It is up to the members to look through the suggestions and support the ones they are interested in.
Before the purge, there were many thousands more threads in both the small and large suggestions forums, so it was even more work to look through them.
I personally have spent hundreds of hours going through both forums merging duplicates, moving out non-suggestions, etc.
Ultimately though it is up to the members to put some effort in by liking the first post and adding their comments to the thread to let the developers know which are the most popular suggestions.
which is why I have made this suggestion, which I think is more intuitive..... as not everybody knows about our "internal system" here to "like the first post".As there is always new members joining the community there will constantly be the need for reminders of liking the first post.
That's funny, I don't quite recall making this thread.Ditto...don't remember seeing this thread
So what happens in the off chance that a closed suggestion which previously had no interest suddenly picks up steam?Personally that's just extra work I don't have time for and from experience I know that most people would ignore it.