So..... there I was involved in a thread/discussion about Labs and it was suggested in that discussion that I stick this idea up in here. I've had a quick look and can't see anything the same but if it's there already I'm sure someone will point it out. Anyhow.... onto the idea which is just a rough one but might work
We see many many duplication ideas cluttering up the Labs, which in turn hinders things, frustrates people and many many other things.
The thought is to have somewhere where any new ideas go for say 48 hours, almost like a 'Labs Pending' set of pages separate to the Labs section. The idea would be that duplicates are spotted in the same way as normal (mainly by members) and linked to original ideas of they're out there, but these don't make it to the main Labs ideas board as they're already there by someone else.
Ones which don't have duplicates linked automatically transfer after the 48 hours to the main Labs ideas board.
I know there will be logistics with it and it won't capture everything or there would need to be some vetting in places and decisions to make, but duplicates has been a big problem in both Labs and it's previous version and the hope is that this could greatly reduce duplicates and make Labs more of what it should be.
Anyhow there's the idea, hopefully it will develop some drive/thought or even other ideas. Thanks