Or people could join the conversation here-
I am just trying to find where Fadlur said he would post in contribute? I know there were suggestions from us to do so but no promises.
In my view in all honesty before the review process I would have said yea it needs to go to contribute but now we have a review process, I think contribute has become a place where an idea can be enhanced and feedback can be gained but if someone wants to not post the thread in contribute, I would have to agree with @fadlur_f on this occasion a person comes on to submit an idea only to be told they have to go through a longer process. If a person does take the effort to submit an idea it should be given that respect of so.
It honestly true giffgaff did mark it as future thinking, I do think giffgaff does take ideas very seriously -
if you want to view other futuristic ideas here they are
I don’t have a problem with people posting their ideas directly in Labs necessarily, and some are no-brainers which need little or no development beforehand. But we can’t ignore the fact that the majority of ideas will never see the light of day, and it doesn’t help anyone if a perfectly sensible suggestion is overlooked because of the sheer volume of submissions that are being handled.
@as7861 said "I am just trying to find where Fadlur said he would post in contribute? I know there were suggestions from us to do so but no promises. "
You will not find were @fadlur_f said he would make a post, because he has not.
He did pose a question though that some of us think should be opened up to the whole community rather than just the few of us who are still active in the labs Group, and we have already offered our input.
In this case, it is a topic that should have much a wider audience than it is likely to receive in the Labs group and should be initiated by a staffer.
giffgaff is after all run by us all - not just a few.
But then of course Labs is also spammed with ideas such as starting GG airlines for the sake of payback presumably.
as daft as that might seem this idea wasn`t discarded out of hand
I used to enjoy reading some of the wackier proposals, and this community would be a dull place if we couldn’t lighten the mood every now and again. This idea always made me smile
But if giffgaff are serious about sticking to a mantra of “quality rather than quantity”, then they need to stop incentivising people to post ideas. If someone has thought up a good idea they’d naturally want to share it, but it’s no surprise with the current system that people aren’t properly motivated to think up something that’s original, and if an idea seems obvious, then it’s almost certainly been suggested before.
This blog from 2013 was written by Timo when he was still involved with the ideas process, and I’ll leave it to you guys to decide how much of that article is still relevant today. But I disagree with the thinking that we need to encourage people to post ideas, because I don’t see a quiet month for new submissions as being a cause for concern. There’s an old proverb “necessity is the mother of invention”, and the ideas will come, but we don’t need to see hundreds of them every month.
it takes ages to get ideas published
That's because 3 or 400 submissions have to be manually checked each month, first to see it it is actually and idea and not a request for help or should be in one of the other parts of the forum, like GD.
Then assuming the OP does not require "educating", there are 5,016 (and counting) ideas to be searched looking for possible
duplicated already suggested ideas.
Yes, this does take time and yes, if the suggestions from the Labs group were to be implemented there would be a much smaller number of "new" ideas that need to go through the validation process. Then the wait-time would be reduced - thus less frustration for those members who submit a idea and become frustrated because they think that they are being ignored.