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Some places on the Roll20 Community Forums use a voting system to help organize and measure support for topics. Each community member is given a limited number of votes based on their subscription level on the site, and they can use those votes to add their support to an existing topic, or to create a new topic of their own.
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Some places on the Roll20 Community Forums use a voting system to help organize and measure support for topics, including the [https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/385189 Suggestion Forum]. Each community member is given a certain number of votes based on their subscription level on the site, and they can use those votes to add their support to an existing topic, or to create a new topic of their own.
  
 
== How many votes will I get? ==
 
== How many votes will I get? ==
  
The number of votes you receive is based on your subscription level and how long you've been with the site.  
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The number of votes you receive is based on your subscription level and how long you've been with the site.
  
'''Mentors''' receive 10 votes
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'''Pro''' accounts receive 10 votes
  
'''Supporters''' receive 5 votes
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'''Plus''' accounts receive 5 votes
  
In addition to the above, you receive '''1 vote for each year''' you've been registered as a user with Roll20.
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In addition to the above, all users '''Pro, Plus, & Base (Free)''' receive '''1 vote for each year''' you've been registered as a user with Roll20.
  
For example, a Supporter who has been using Roll20 for two years would receive 7 votes. A Base (Free) user who has been on the site for a year will get one vote. A Base (Free) user who has just joined will not receive any votes.
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For example, a '''Plus''' account holder who has been using Roll20 for two years would receive 7 votes. A '''Base (Free)''' user who has just joined will not receive any votes, but will earn one vote after they have been on the site for a year. A '''Base (Free)''' user will also not be able to comment on a suggestion thread until they have have "earned" at least one vote.
  
 
== How do I add my support to an idea? ==
 
== How do I add my support to an idea? ==
  
There is a grey "up arrow" next to the topic name in the forum listing. Just click that arrow to "upvote" the idea. Likewise, click the green arrow for a suggestion you have already voted for, and it will remove your vote so you can place your support behind a different idea. You can change your votes at any time and as often as you'd like. You can only vote for each topic once.
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There is a grey "up arrow" next to the topic name in the forum listing. Just click that arrow to vote for the idea. Likewise, to remove your vote, click the green arrow next to a suggestion you've already voted for. You can change your votes at any time and as often as you'd like. You can add a maximum of one vote per suggestion.
  
== How do I submit a new idea? ==
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== I have an idea. How do I submit a new suggestion? ==
  
Just post a New Topic in the forum as usual. Note that this will use one of your votes. If you later remove your vote from your suggestion, and the suggestion falls to a score of 0, then that suggestion will be automatically removed from the list. So at least one person has to support an idea for it to appear.
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Just click the Post New Topic button in the forum as usual. Note that this will use one of your votes. If you later remove your vote from your suggestion, and the suggestion falls to a score of 0, then that suggestion will be automatically closed. So at least one person has to vote for an idea for it to stay active.
  
== How are the ideas sorted? ==
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Your suggestion has 30 days to get at least 10 votes. After day 30, suggestions with less than 10 votes will be closed, and the votes will be refunded. Suggestions that have 10 votes will stay open indefinitely, ready for additional comments,
  
Strictly by score. The higher the score of a vote, the higher it appears in the listing, even if its an old idea.
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== What happens next? ==
  
== What do these "In Development", "Long Term", and other status labels mean? ==
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Posts have 30 days to get at least 10 votes. Otherwise, they are closed and the votes are refunded.
  
'''In Development''': This feature is being actively worked on right now (as in, code is being written for it). This means it will most likely appear in the next update or two, depending on how "large" the feature ends up being. So think "short term, this is definitely coming". We won't label something as In Development unless we are really sure we can make it happen. It may not happen exactly as suggested, but we'll do our best to take the spirit of the suggestion and related comments into account as we build it. We may also ask questions in the suggestions thread itself to gather more feedback as we work on the suggestion.
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As suggestions near 200 votes, the Development Team will respond and categorize the post. You can expect that suggestions with updates will be posted about once per month.
  
'''Long-Term''': This is a feature we are definitely planning on doing, but it's a pretty big one or it just doesn't quite fit with what we're currently working on. However, it will happen in the future. Most like this means 2 - 3 updates out. We can't give a specific date on this because no code has actually been written for it yet (except the most basic exploratory "is this even possible" code). But things that are "Long-Term" have priority over us starting on new suggestions.
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The best suggestions typically describe the problem you are having as a user, and offer the way you would solve the problem. Tell us how you would use this in your game and with your group. The best suggestion makers are also open to alternative solutions and try to build off of the crowdsourced intelligence.
  
'''On Dev''': This feature is currently on the Dev server for testing. It will definitely be a part of the next update as either a free or paid feature.
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The Suggestions Forum is a place for conversation with the Roll20 team. We love hearing your suggestions, and that's why the forum exists. However, we aren't promising to do all, some, or any of the suggestions. Sometimes the team will ask questions about potential uses for the suggestion. The team might include surveys. We might explain why we aren't going to put that suggestion into development right away or ever.
  
'''Completed''': We'll label something Completed when it has been deployed to Roll20 as either a free or paid feature.
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== What do these labels mean? ==
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'''Feedback''': This is the community's opportunity to add votes, description, needs, and requirements. Tell us how you would use this feature in your game and with your group.
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'''Researching''': We’re looking at what it will take to complete, might include a user survey to gather as many use cases as possible.
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'''Obstructed''': There are some things that need to be done before we can tackle this idea.
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'''Not Now''': Good idea, but it’s not on our radar right now for a few reasons.
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'''Queued''': We're on it. the Dev Team is making plans, pulling the levers, writing the code. We have a rough timeline for its expected release. At this point comments and voting may be closed. It may not happen exactly as suggested, but we'll do our best to take the spirit of the suggestion and related comments into account. We may also ask questions in the suggestions thread itself to gather more feedback as we work on the suggestion.
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'''On Dev''': This feature is in Beta Testing on the [[Dev Server|Development Server]]. It is ready for Pro users to test on the Dev Server, and comments and voting are closed.
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'''Completed''': This idea has planned, developed, tested, and launched. You can see it working on the service, and availalb e  to the public.
  
 
== Does this mean you'll finally implement <Feature I Really Want> since it has the most votes?! ==
 
== Does this mean you'll finally implement <Feature I Really Want> since it has the most votes?! ==
  
Unfortunately, no. However, we will endeavor to either implement the top features, or if we can't implement them for some reason, we'll give an explanation as to why that is, and if possible provide a timeline for when it might be implemented in the future. But at the end of the day, we're always balancing the wants and desires of the community as a whole with our own internal metrics and vision for what Roll20 should be, and as such we won't just be going down the list one-by-one and implementing each top feature. But you can rest assured if a feature is at the top of the list, we're definitely listening and considering it strongly for inclusion.
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Unfortunately, no. We can't promise that a suggestion is even possible. Also, suggestions are just one aspect that we take into account. Vote counts are balanced with several other metrics, including:
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- Internal data we gather about how people use Roll20.
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- Support requests and account administration statistics.
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- Our overall plan for how to enhance Roll20.
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While we can't promise your suggestion will be developed next, as we go through the process outlined above, we should be more clear about which features are coming. Rest assured if a feature is at the top of the list, we're definitely listening and doing what we can to bring it to your game.
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If that makes you glum, remember this means that even if a suggestion you like isn't at the very top of the list, or even if it's not listed at all, we may still develop it!
  
The other side of this is that even if a suggestion isn't at the very top of the list, or even if it's not listed at all, we may still implement it!
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Latest revision as of 16:44, 12 February 2019

Some places on the Roll20 Community Forums use a voting system to help organize and measure support for topics, including the Suggestion Forum. Each community member is given a certain number of votes based on their subscription level on the site, and they can use those votes to add their support to an existing topic, or to create a new topic of their own.

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[edit] How many votes will I get?

The number of votes you receive is based on your subscription level and how long you've been with the site.

Pro accounts receive 10 votes

Plus accounts receive 5 votes

In addition to the above, all users Pro, Plus, & Base (Free) receive 1 vote for each year you've been registered as a user with Roll20.

For example, a Plus account holder who has been using Roll20 for two years would receive 7 votes. A Base (Free) user who has just joined will not receive any votes, but will earn one vote after they have been on the site for a year. A Base (Free) user will also not be able to comment on a suggestion thread until they have have "earned" at least one vote.

[edit] How do I add my support to an idea?

There is a grey "up arrow" next to the topic name in the forum listing. Just click that arrow to vote for the idea. Likewise, to remove your vote, click the green arrow next to a suggestion you've already voted for. You can change your votes at any time and as often as you'd like. You can add a maximum of one vote per suggestion.

[edit] I have an idea. How do I submit a new suggestion?

Just click the Post New Topic button in the forum as usual. Note that this will use one of your votes. If you later remove your vote from your suggestion, and the suggestion falls to a score of 0, then that suggestion will be automatically closed. So at least one person has to vote for an idea for it to stay active.

Your suggestion has 30 days to get at least 10 votes. After day 30, suggestions with less than 10 votes will be closed, and the votes will be refunded. Suggestions that have 10 votes will stay open indefinitely, ready for additional comments,

[edit] What happens next?

Posts have 30 days to get at least 10 votes. Otherwise, they are closed and the votes are refunded.

As suggestions near 200 votes, the Development Team will respond and categorize the post. You can expect that suggestions with updates will be posted about once per month.

The best suggestions typically describe the problem you are having as a user, and offer the way you would solve the problem. Tell us how you would use this in your game and with your group. The best suggestion makers are also open to alternative solutions and try to build off of the crowdsourced intelligence.

The Suggestions Forum is a place for conversation with the Roll20 team. We love hearing your suggestions, and that's why the forum exists. However, we aren't promising to do all, some, or any of the suggestions. Sometimes the team will ask questions about potential uses for the suggestion. The team might include surveys. We might explain why we aren't going to put that suggestion into development right away or ever.

[edit] What do these labels mean?

Feedback: This is the community's opportunity to add votes, description, needs, and requirements. Tell us how you would use this feature in your game and with your group.

Researching: We’re looking at what it will take to complete, might include a user survey to gather as many use cases as possible.

Obstructed: There are some things that need to be done before we can tackle this idea.

Not Now: Good idea, but it’s not on our radar right now for a few reasons.

Queued: We're on it. the Dev Team is making plans, pulling the levers, writing the code. We have a rough timeline for its expected release. At this point comments and voting may be closed. It may not happen exactly as suggested, but we'll do our best to take the spirit of the suggestion and related comments into account. We may also ask questions in the suggestions thread itself to gather more feedback as we work on the suggestion.

On Dev: This feature is in Beta Testing on the Development Server. It is ready for Pro users to test on the Dev Server, and comments and voting are closed.

Completed: This idea has planned, developed, tested, and launched. You can see it working on the service, and availalb e to the public.

[edit] Does this mean you'll finally implement <Feature I Really Want> since it has the most votes?!

Unfortunately, no. We can't promise that a suggestion is even possible. Also, suggestions are just one aspect that we take into account. Vote counts are balanced with several other metrics, including:

- Internal data we gather about how people use Roll20. - Support requests and account administration statistics. - Our overall plan for how to enhance Roll20.

While we can't promise your suggestion will be developed next, as we go through the process outlined above, we should be more clear about which features are coming. Rest assured if a feature is at the top of the list, we're definitely listening and doing what we can to bring it to your game.

If that makes you glum, remember this means that even if a suggestion you like isn't at the very top of the list, or even if it's not listed at all, we may still develop it!