IdeaScale allows private idea submissions when only the administrator, moderator, or authorized groups can access these ideas. This setting is a campaign feature and therefore, can vary between campaigns.
What is a Private Idea?
An idea where only administrators, moderators, or specifically authorized groups of members can access that idea.
How can I enable and submit private ideas in a campaign?
Community Settings >> Campaign >> Manage Campaign >> Edit >>Basic Information >> Select Allow submissions to be 'private', only viewable to admins, moderators, and authorized groups / Force submissions to be 'private', only viewable to admins, moderators, and authorized groups
After enabling the switch, please drag & drop the field in the idea submission tool to avail this option in the idea submission form.
Private ideas can be submitted in two ways:
By User Choice: When the setting 'Allow submissions to be 'private, only viewable to admins, moderators, and authorized groups' switch is enabled, the idea submitter, will have the option to select private submission in the idea submission form.
By Force Submission: When the setting 'Force submissions to be 'private, only viewable to admins, moderators, and authorized groups' switch is enabled, all ideas will be submitted privately without giving any choice to the idea submitter in the idea submission form.
Who can submit private ideas?
Community members can submit private ideas if private idea submission is enabled in the campaign (both public and private campaigns).
Who can access and view private idea submissions?
Community Administrators, Global moderators, Campaign Moderators, and specifically authorized group members can view and access private ideas.
How can I find private ideas in the community?
Community administrators, Global moderators, Campaign moderators, and specifically authorized group members can find out their private ideas from the sub-tab Private Ideas under My Ideas tab.
Idea submitter also can see their own private ideas under My Ideas on their Profile Page.
Private ideas will always have the label Private.
Ideas submitted in this way will be excluded from any leaderboard points.
Once submitted in this fashion ideas may not be made public.