A way to merge similar ideas

  9 years ago
  Under dev. review

If the site becomes popular there is a pretty good chance the same ideas could be posted a number of times. This would then skew the perceived popularity of the actual idea because people would be voting for the same thing with different headings.

It might be useful to have a merge functionality available to moderators allowing them to merge the ideas, votes, and comments of ideas that are in essence the same, and a link from the old (dead) ideas to the new merged idea for clarity.
Latest comments
fausto 7 years ago

Great idea!

kazztan0325 8 years ago

I hope this idea will be implemented as soon as possible.

remoulder 9 years ago

This would be achieved with edit groups, see http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/89

Craig 9 years ago

Really good idea, promoted.

Rovanion 9 years ago

Oh and when you try to submit a new idea the site should search for ideas like the one you are trying to post, so that you can realise that you are trying to post a duplicate.

squishy 9 years ago

a superb idea

HANAX 9 years ago

yes, even now you can find duplicate ideas, so this is a MUST

beefstu 9 years ago

I agree, I already managed to submit a duplicate idea, would be good to mark it as so, instead of just writing it in a comment.

heltonbiker 9 years ago

THIS one is a very well put idea!