I believe the Idea category needs to evolve.
The Idea category seems to be a junk drawer that will get attention based on random factors that are not known to us customers. I’ve seen great ideas be completely ignored and buried, while others that in my eyes will not make a difference get attention.
Bubble is community driven, that much is clear. Bubble team relies on the forum and its community to provide support to other users. While this is fine given they are a small team it doesn’t come without some caveats. Being the first one: what’s in it for me? And for me this is being able to suggest new features and getting an answer on them.
Coming from a company where first response time is critical I feel disappointed every time I ping any of the bubble team members for an idea and I get the silence treatment. And I do know they are understaffed for these type of things. But I believe it can’t be an excuse any more.
I can do with Bubble missing a feature or having bugs from time to time. But I can’t live without an answer. It’s just not good for anyone.
I’m not saying all my feature requests or ideas are top-class. Pretty sure I’ve said some dumb things or proposed stupid features that don’t have a public or are already being considered. I just want to know how stupid or brilliant my idea is and if it has space within Bubble. Because right now I only get a bunch of likes and no answer. So I really don’t know if I should keep bumping the post(which I don’t like) until I get an answer or just spend my time on other things. If someone spams an idea until it gets attention he risks getting muted or getting his idea ignored even if it’s a good one.
Can we implement a system that streamlines feature requests, adds further transparency and provides a better voice to the Bubble community?
So my “Idea”, hoping that this post doesn’t get yet again buried in this category, is to implement a system where users can vote on ideas and Bubble staff can let us know if they will implement(sponsored or not), they will think about it or they won’t build.
First software I though about was “Uservoice” as I’ve used it in the pass, but this would break a bit the community by adding an external service and it has a price tag attached. Bubble building this feature seems out of the question given that they have better things to do.
So I checked Discourse plugins and there is an official plugin for this.
Users can vote on ideas or feature requests and admins can tag the post as built, planned, not going to happen, thinking about it.
Can we get this?