11-25-2009 05:01 PM
What's an idea exchange?
The ideas in an idea exchange are organized on three tabs:
Adding an idea is just like posting a message on a board, and voting for the ideas you like is as easy as giving kudos. You can post comments on ideas the same way you do on blog articles.
Your community may use labels to help organize related or similar ideas, and assign a status to each idea so you know which ideas might be considered or implemented.
How do I post an idea in an idea exchange?
It's easy. Posting an idea is just like posting a message on a board.
To post your idea:
How do I vote for an idea I like?
That's all there is to it.
How do I post a comment on an idea?
It's easy. Posting a comment on an idea is a lot like replying to a message on a board. If the idea is open for comments, you'll see a Post a Comment link or a Comment count link at the bottom of the idea.
To post your comment:
Can I edit or delete my ideas comments?
No, you can't. Be sure to check your spelling and preview your comment before you post it; you can't edit a comment once it's posted.
How do I share an idea with friends?
If you want to tell your friends about an idea, you can use any of dozens of shared bookmarking, social network, or other tracking services, such as Del.icio.us, Digg, Reddit, Facebook, MySpace, Google, StumbleUpon, Technorati, or Twitter. All you need is an account with the service and friends to share with.
To share an idea:
Just choose a service and go. That's all there is to it.
Can I subscribe to an idea?
Yes. You can subscribe directly to an idea or an idea exchange, or you can subscribe to their RSS feeds. If you subscribe to an RSS feed, you can use an RSS reader to view new content that's added to the idea exchange. If you subscribe directly to an idea or idea exchange, you receive an email alert when new ideas or comments are posted.
|Subscribe to an idea exchange||Go to the idea exchange page and choose Idea Exchange Options > Subscribe to this Idea Exchange.|
|Subscribe to an idea||Go to the idea and choose Idea Options > Subscribe to this Idea.|
|Subscribe to an RSS feed||Go to the idea exchange or idea and choose Idea Exchange Options > Subscribe to this Idea Exchange's RSS Feed or Idea Options > Subscribe to this Idea's RSS Feed.
Then, save the live bookmark or whatever you usually do to add an RSS feed.
What's a Permalink?
A permalink, short for permanent link, is the URL for a specific idea in an idea exchange. In an active idea exchange with lots of entries, a particular idea will only stay on the New Ideas tab for a short period of time. It becomes hard to bookmark a specific idea or to email a link when the idea you want is replaced with something new.
This is where permalinks come in handy. They take you directly to a specific idea, rather than to the idea exchange's front page.
To use a permalink:
That's all there is to it.