Leave a legacy.

Pending ideas in Labs

By: cps15966 | 04-01-2017 19:30

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


by: prescilla_g giffgaff Staffer
on: 24-07-2017 09:30

Morning folks,

We're in the process of testing ideas going in for review at the moment to see how this fares.

We've been testing ideas going in for review since the end of March and it's going pretty well so far. We will wrap up this test soon and share what we found with you all, and whether we will actually implement this on Labs permanently.



by: ataraxia
on: 29-06-2017 20:00

Remember seeing this in the discussion board and thinking something like this is what's needed to tackle the duplication issue.

Have to say, I'm bemused by the new practice of giffgaff staffers 'nice one-ing' ideas that are clearly duplicates. Seems to me to be encouraging them rather than an impetus to tackle them to make the section the innovative area it has the potential to be.

by: jv_19
on: 28-05-2017 09:45


by: richfc
on: 23-05-2017 09:53

gets my vote

by: hcs22
on: 03-05-2017 09:38

Like it.

by: sibtahmed
on: 29-03-2017 19:49

Good idea

by: srehman
on: 27-03-2017 20:40


by: bertiebat
on: 17-01-2017 14:34

Just noticed that this was originally on this discussion on contribute https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Labs-Discussion/Contribute-vs-Ideas-Boards/gpm-p/19469821

by: bertiebat
on: 17-01-2017 14:06

Reminds me of an idea going back many years now.   I have always wanted a 2 stage approach but feel this needs a bit more work to make this properly workable.   Here's my attempt back in the day when I was fairly new to the forums https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Archive-Ideas/2-stage-ideas-process-screening-for-duplicates/idi-p/827009

by: iiiqbal
on: 13-01-2017 02:31

This makes sense.