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- Click Create Your First Idea to add an idea to the blog.
Click Vote to vote for an idea you support. If you change your mind about an idea you voted for, click Voted to cancel your vote.
Note: The number of votes each participant can cast is configurable from the Settings page for the blog. Participants can cast unlimited votes or be limited to a specified number. Status messages track the number of votes used and the number of votes available.
- Click Add a Comment to comment on an idea.
- Click to send a link to the idea to people you specify.
- When you decide that an idea has enough support from the community, click Graduate. Once an idea is graduated, the default behavior is to freeze all voting on the idea. You have the option to create an activity to further develop the idea. If you change your mind about a graduated idea, open the idea and select Cancel Graduation. A blog owner can change the default setting to allow voting and commenting on a graduated idea.
To review activity in the Ideation Blog, choose one of the following views from the navigation pane:
- All Ideas shows all ideas that have been contributed to the Ideation Blog, including graduated ideas.
- Open Ideas shows just the ideas still available for an action, such as voting, commenting, or graduating.
- Graduated Ideas to view ideas you have graduated.
- My Votes shows the ideas you have voted for.
What to do next
To search for an idea or a comment in an Ideation Blog, choose one of the following search scopes in the search bar:
- This Ideation Blog to search for a string in the Ideation Blog that is currently open.
- Public Ideation blogs to search for a string in an Ideation Blog in public communities.
- Public Ideas to search for a string in an idea in public communities.
- My Ideas to search for a string in ideas you have contributed.
- This Ideation Blog's Comments to search for a string in the comments in the Ideation Blog that is currently open.
What are tags and how do I use them?
Tags let you assign keywords to your blog entries that are meaningful to you. Tags provide a useful way to categorize your blog or blog entries and search for blogs or blog entries that are of interest to you. Use the tag cloud to view all tags assigned to blog entries in the list, to determine the popularity of a tag, and to access blog entries associated with a tag.
Before you begin
Tags provide a means of classifying and retrieving content in a way that is meaningful to you. Tags are single words, or multiple words connected with hyphens or underscores. For example, social-bookmarking, status_reports, and payroll are all valid tags.
You can choose how the tags in a tag collection are displayed – either in a list or in a cloud. A tag list displays the tags in a list starting with the most popular tags at the beginning. A tag cloud visualizes the popularity of the tags in the collection by grouping the tags together and displaying the most frequently used tags in larger, darker text and less often used tags in smaller, lighter text. The tag list displays the ten most popular tags only. The tag cloud displays a larger set of the most popular tags, but is limited in the number of tags it can display.
If you are looking for a tag that is not displayed in the collection, search for it by clicking Find a Tag, entering the tag name in the search field, and then clicking the search icon. To find a blog or entry by tag, click a tag from the tag collection. This limits the number of blogs or entries that are displayed to include only those that have the selected tag associated with them. To narrow down the list even further, click another tag. This action filters the list of activities or entries that are displayed to include only those that have both tags associated with them.
You can view tags in a list or in a cloud. Click List or Cloud at the end of the tag area to switch the display. When you view a tag cloud, note that tags are presented in various sizes and colors. The most popular tags are darker and larger than other tags. The slider controls whether all tags display in the cloud or just the more frequently used tags.