The ideas board is getting clogged up with many duplicates which would/should never have been posted if the poster had simply done a search of ideas on the board. There a few suggestions on what to do about this that have been turned down so I'm initially
suggesting something very simple and easy to implement.
On the idea's post message screen include an additional box on the right with a simple tick that they agreed to this statement:
'Have you searched for this idea?'.
Make the acceptance of this statement mandatory in the same way as a Idea Label selection is.
Below this box should be the ideas search option box, so it makes it easy for the OP to see how.
Something needs to be done, as the boards are too full of ideas including a lot of duplicates (pushing new and original ideas off the radar).
Thanks for reading and I hope you support this idea.