The idea content type can help you innovate with your user base. Ideas will have a score of support and the higher the score, the more your user base wants the idea to be implemented. In addition to the score, each idea can have a set stage that communicates back to the user base the current status of the idea.
Create a new idea
Click the pencil icon on the top menu and select Idea or if you're on a space, group or project, select Idea from the Actions menu.
Enter the title for your idea in the top field.
The community will try to locate any similar ideas based on the subject you enter to help cut down duplications.
Enter the description of your idea in the content section below.
You can attach supporting files to the Idea using the Attach link in the bottom left corner of the text editor.
Publish your idea
Choose where you'd like to publish the idea. For maximum visibility, the idea should be posted in a place that tailors to either ideas or ideas about the topic in question.
Enter tags to enhance search's ability to find your idea, thus making it more powerful.
In the Advanced Options, you can choose to add authors to your idea if you're working on it as a team.
Click the Create Idea button to finalize the idea.
Note: The idea will start out with a base status (default = Active) and if you edit the idea the status can be changed.