I have a question, to higher votes ideas ever get implemented?
I would like it if they werent to get re addressed. For example the top 3 voted on subjects in a certain period of time had the chance for a re vote between only those subjects making it possible for the change to happen.
Or is voting basically a way for EP to gauge the interests of the players and to make the changes accordingly? Just curious about what our votes count towards. Thank you again!
I’m just a player/moderator, with only slightly more insight tomthe creative process at SGG than any other player. My guess, based on the fact that Petri bothered to increase the cotes at all, is that they consider votes in some fashion.
Is this still accurate? Especially the last sentence.
I thought I was a regular but only have 20 votes so I guess I lost that, but 13 of my 20 are on threads that haven’t had a comment in over month yet remain open, with those votes still tied up - some haven’t had a comment in 6 months or more. I’ve had two votes returned for closed threads, only one was after 30 days without a comment (the other closed by a moderator).
What is the current state of the voting system?
Is the auto-close function still in use to return old votes?
Bumping this in case someone might know if we’re going to get votes returned or not. Examples are easy to find, but here’s a few from my own list of old votes, none of these have had a comment in 6 months or more yet remain open with the votes locked up - one was even merged with another topic but is still open.
@moderators - are you able to tell if auto-closing is working as intended or if there’s a new method at play? (apologies is this isn’t worthy of tagging you )
It feels weird that I can’t even get a response from a moderator, after two & half weeks and tagging them twice. Is something actually not working as advertised and nobody wants to admit it?
Not trying to be a jerk but would really like to know if I’ll be able to participate in the “Ideas & Feature Requests” category ever again. We were told it works a certain way, and it’s not working that way, can you clarify?
Thank you so much Zephyr. I’m talking about votes for individual Ideas & Feature Request threads, at the top left where we can vote for the idea, like this thread (not polls).
The original information above says threads will auto -close after 30 days of inactivity and we will get the votes back to reuse when that happens. But it doesn’t seem to be happening, see the threads I linked above - up to 6 months of inactivity and not auto-closed.
With a cap on our total available votes, and no votes returned, the only thing I can do is un-do my previous votes if I want to support a newly posted suggestion.
No, we discussed it a long time ago, and decided it didn’t make sense, since the time between initial request/suggestion and implementation is often long, and the Small Giant Staff routinely cull through the open threads looking for ideas, often thematically (e.g. they’ll pull all the quality of life ones, or all the ones for new pins, or all the ones for new languages, or all the ones for Hero rebalancing, etc.)
So leaving them open for discussion and voting seemed more prudent, given the actual usage by SG.
SG definitely makes a lot of use of these threads, though I don’t know how much they weigh the number of votes vs. their interest in the idea, or even just the discussion itself.
But suffice it to say, votes alone aren’t the only or main factor — otherwise we’d have trading (728 votes), practice battles between alliance mates (661 votes), Sif’s robe changed to red & white (284 votes), an “undo” for Hero ascension (271 votes), and alliance leadership control over War opt-ins (251 votes), at the least. Those are the 5 threads with the highest votes currently.