7 years ago
Under dev. review
from my perspective, I wouldn't be too excited as a new user when I saw that graph.
however, after getting to know what kind of ideas are shared here, then I grew more confident in sharing ideas.
this is not about hiding, rejecting, ... facts.
what the chart is for in the first place, as a user I would look at the chart and see what, as a user what would the chart tell me, as a new user who have an idea and like to share it with the community what should I conclude from looking at the chart ?!?
I believe most of the rejected ideas are actually duplicates. If you ask me, if the website was to be redesigned to find/merge/display duplicates there would be no need to remove the chart. Maybe just provide an option to hide it for those people with slower connections.
I promoted it, not because the statistics are discouraging, but because the charts on the community pages generally load slowly and clutter the page layout.
Taking both views into consideration,I think it is better to leave the graph in its place.Honesty helps to contain expectations.It can be a source of comfort to those whose idea/s has been rejected and feel stupid about it.It helps to show that there are limitations on what the developers can do with their time and they have to pick and choose the best among the many ideas submitted.Hmmm,I have to point out that I am someone who can put a positive spin on anything so YMMV :)
their is noting wrong with facts, in the same way their is nothing wrong with truth. They are only showing the reality of mint idea out comes as they are.
I don't really agree with you on this chart. Showing that most ideas are rejected may also encourage people to think twice before posting an idea, checking if it's understandable and if has not been already submitted.
I agree the number of ideas is not important but by showing this graph you show the percentage of good ideas witch is great. So sorry I demote.
wow iv never thought about this before.